Duration: 6th February to 6th March 

CSO is now accepting submissions from data users on data outputs from Census 2021.

Public consultation for Census 2021 has two distinct elements.  The first of these was the public consultation on form content which has already been completed. Steps in the process included acceptance of submissions from the public, convening a Census Advisory Group (CAG) of expert users, a Census Pilot Survey, data analysis and user agreement. Census 2021 content was signed off by Government in July 2019.  A full report on is available on the CSO website here.

The second part of CSO’s public consultation process seeks the views of the census data users on the outputs that will be produced from Census 2021.

CSO is inviting all data users, both individuals and organisations, to indicate their data requirements and suggestions for Census 2021 outputs by responding to the five questions in the survey at the link below. The public consultation will be open from the 6th of February to the 6th of March. CSO will examine all submissions received and use them to inform the Census 2021 Dissemination Strategy, which will be published on www.cso.ie later this year. A list of statistical products with an associated timetable will be published in the first half of 2021.

To participate in the consultation process, please click here.

You may also email submissions to census2021outputs@cso.ie.  Please add ‘Census 2021 Consultation” in the subject line.

Written submissions are also welcome.  They should be sent to

Census 2021 Consultation,

CSO Swords,

Swords Business Campus,

Balheary Road,



K67 D2X4

The closing date for responses, both online and written, is 6th March 2020.

It should be noted that information you provide as part of this consultation may be subject to Freedom of Information requests.  This does not however apply to personal data, which will remain confidential and will not be shared.

Suggestions for changes to questions or new questions for Census 2021 cannot be considered in this part of the consultation.

Thank you for your interest in Census 2021.