The Central Statistics Office (CSO ) says thank you to the people of Mayo who participated in the census last Sunday.
“We are very grateful for the support of everyone in Mayo,” said Deirdre Cullen, senior statistician at the CSO. “Your participation is vital in making Census 2011 a success.
“The reason why we need everyone to be counted is because the information gathered through the Census influences important policy decisions, like where new schools and new hospitals are needed,” she explained. “The first detailed results will be available within a year of Census Day for every town and district in Ireland, and will be used by a wide range of people and organisations from local community groups and small start-up businesses right up to local and central government. If the census does not count everyone then important decisions will be made without a true understanding of what Ireland needs.”
Enumerators will be collecting forms in the next three to four weeks and will be wearing clearly marked reflective jackets and carrying ID.
If you did not receive a census form or for any reason were not included on a census form on census night then LoCall 1890 20 11 11 for assistance.
Further information about Census 2011 is available on www.census.ie or LoCall 1890 20 11 11.