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A large force of temporary field personnel will be recruited to conduct the census enumeration.  For census purposes, the country will be divided into 46 designated regions each comprising between 10 to 12 field districts.  The field force structure and competition time lines are as follows:

  • 6 Census Liaison Officers - Competition closed
  • 46 Regional Supervisors – Competition closed
  • 466 Field Supervisors – September 2020
  • Approximately 5,100 Enumerators – December 2020 

The Senior Manager (6 Census Liaison Officers and 46 Regional Supervisors) competition is closed. Applicants will be notified when the results of shortlisting are available.  Interviews for applicants successful in the shortlisting process will take place in mid August.

In September, field force recruitment for 466 Field Supervisor posts is due to take place.  Applications will be accepted online on the CSO website. The duration of the contract for Census Field Supervisors will be approximately six months from January 2021 to June 2021.

In early December, the final stage of the Census 2021 Field Force recruitment is due to take place for approximately 5,100 Census Enumerator posts.  Applications will be accepted online on the CSO website.  The duration of the contract will be 10 weeks from mid- March 2021 to mid-May 2021.

For all census recruitment queries, contact us by email at censusrecruitment@cso.ie

Please note that the recruitment of future census positions will be subject to COVID-19 developments.