Cen­sus pilot sur­vey be­ing col­lected from 1,500 lo­cal homes

Bray People - - NEWS -

OVER 1,500 homes in Wick­low are tak­ing part in the first Cen­sus Pilot Sur­vey since 2009.

The Cen­sus Pilot Sur­vey, which is a trial mini cen­sus, is in the col­lec­tion phase in Wick­low. The sur­vey is run by the Cen­tral Sta­tis­tics Of­fice (CSO) to test new ques­tions for the next full cen­sus in 2021. Child­care, home­work­ing, re­new­able en­ergy sources, smok­ing, smoke alarms, cit­i­zen­ship and vol­un­teer­ing are among the top­ics in the test.

Cen­sus Pilot Sur­vey enu­mer­a­tors are cur­rently busy re­turn­ing to homes to col­lect the pre­vi­ously de­liv­ered Cen­sus Pilot Sur­vey forms. They will col­lect forms un­til Oc­to­ber 23. Over 1,500 homes are tak­ing part in Wick­low and each enu­mer­a­tor is re­spon­si­ble for between 400 to 450 homes. The ar­eas in­clude town­lands near Bless­ing­ton, part of Ark­low town, Aughrim and Round­wood.

While Cen­sus Pilot Sur­vey date was set at Septem­ber 23, there is still time to com­plete the form. If the enu­mer­a­tor has left their con­tact de­tails, it is pos­si­ble to agree a suit­able time for the form to be col­lected. The helpline 1850 201 604 can also be used to ar­range for the form to be col­lected or an­swer any Cen­sus Pilot Sur­vey queries.

In the coun­try as a whole, seven coun­ties in­volv­ing 15,000 homes have been se­lected to take part - Wick­low, Cork, Gal­way, Dublin, Of­faly, Louth and Tip­per­ary.

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