It's been confirmed that 180 enumerators are to be employed in Donegal for next year's census, which will be taken up on April 24th.
The contract will be for 10 weeks, with potential earnings of just under €2,500.
The application process begins on January 5th, with anyone interested being urged to apply early.
Statement in full -
The Central Statistics Office has announced that the application process for census enumerators will open on 5th January at 9.00am. 180 enumerators will be recruited in Co. Donegal. Census 2016 takes place on Sunday, 24th April and a total of 4,660 enumerators will be recruited to deliver and collect more than 2.3 million forms across a ten week period.
Applications will be taken online between Tuesday 5th and Friday 8th January or when the number of applicants reaches 15,000.
CSO Director General Padraig Dalton explained how important the role of the enumerator is: “The census provides invaluable information on a range of topics and is used by every government department and local authority in the country. Census data feeds into the planning stages of most aspects of Irish life, such as schools, train lines and childcare facilities. It is the CSO’s largest and most challenging statistical undertaking and simply could not be completed without the diligence of the enumerators”.
According to Deirdre Cullen, Head Statistician at the CSO, “Demand for these posts is always incredibly high. If you are interested in becoming a census enumerator, you are strongly advised to apply early. Applications will be taken on census.iefrom Tuesday 5 January. ”.
Enumerators are paid a fixed fee for the delivery and collection of census forms in their area along with fixed allowances for training, home storage, Sunday working, terminal bonus and travel. Enumerators will earn approximately €2,400 for the ten week period. All enumerators are required to be signed up as Officers of Statistics which forbids them from divulging any information obtained as part of their official duties.
Census listicle – ten facts about Census 2016
- The next census will take place on the night of Sunday 24th April 2016.
- The last census was held on Sunday 10th April 2011.
- Census 2011 told us that the population of Ireland on that night was 4,588,252 persons.
- Census 2016 will be the 25th census taken in Ireland.
- More than 2.3 million census forms have been printed by the Central Statistics Office.
- 4,660 enumerators will be recruited. Each will earn approximately €2,400.
- The census forms will be delivered between 21st March and 24th April.
- For census purposes, the country is divided into 44 designated ‘regions’ each comprising 10 ‘field districts’.
- The census form contains 30 questions.
- The first results from Census 2016 will be published about 12 weeks after the field operation ends.