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Census 2016 - any new questions ?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,905 ✭✭✭Aard


    Mahogany wrote: »
    Is it even planned for 2016?

    Could've sworn it's been delayed until 17 at least. It's not every five years, it's 2 per decade.
    It's every 5 years. The 2001 census was rescheduled due to the foot and mouth outbreak.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,584 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Mahogany wrote: »
    Is it even planned for 2016?

    Could've sworn it's been delayed until 17 at least. It's not every five years, it's 2 per decade.

    Only delayed census in recent years was 2001 in to 2002. Next years is as planned


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 19,131 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sam Russell


    The 1916 census was delayed until 1926!


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,182 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    The 1916 census was delayed until 1926!

    Why? Did something happen in 1916?

    :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,268 ✭✭✭✭ Emmanuel Fat Tenderfoot


    endacl wrote: »
    Why? Did something happen in 1916?

    :pac:
    Nothing of importance.. It not like it was a foot and mouth outbreak .
    :)
    Did the last one. Was hard work but made easier by a nice summer.


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 19,131 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sam Russell


    endacl wrote: »
    Why? Did something happen in 1916?

    :pac:

    More importantly, did something happen in 1921?

    It would be great if they could release the 1926 census in time for 1916. It would be of great interest to anyone who would like to trace their heritage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭number10a


    Mahogany wrote: »
    Is it even planned for 2016?

    Could've sworn it's been delayed until 17 at least. It's not every five years, it's 2 per decade.

    It's scheduled for the 24 April 2016, the 100th anniversary of the Rising. Not sure if that is a coincidence or not. But that's when it's been pencilled in.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/when-is-the-next-census-1441703-Apr2014/

    As regards the religion question, I believe it should be phrased like so:

    35. Do you have a religion? [ ] Yes [ ] No
    If no, proceed to question 36.

    If yes, what is your religion?
    [ ] Roman Catholic
    [ ] Church of Ireland
    [ ] Islam
    [ ] Judaism
    etc., etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,636 ✭✭✭feargale


    The 1916 census was delayed until 1926!

    Censuses were held every ten years from 1821 to 1911. The 1921 census was not held in Ireland because of political turmoil. Instead a census was taken in 1926, and again in 1936 and 1946. From 1951 inclusive the census was taken every five years, except for the postponement of the 2001 census due to foot and mouth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,196 ✭✭✭✭Victor


    number10a wrote: »
    It's scheduled for the 24 April 2016, the 100th anniversary of the Rising. Not sure if that is a coincidence or not.
    It's always the last Sunday of April.


  • Registered Users Posts: 893 ✭✭✭PLL


    Some kind of question about failing exams in college / dropping out / re-sitting a year. To find out how much money is wasted on 17/18 year olds who don't take a degree seriously because it's free (not always, I know) and they don't have to pay 9K a year like in the UK.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 78,196 ✭✭✭✭Victor


    PLL wrote: »
    Some kind of question about failing exams in college / dropping out / re-sitting a year. To find out how much money is wasted on 17/18 year olds who don't take a degree seriously because it's free (not always, I know) and they don't have to pay 9K a year like in the UK.
    You would get much more accurate numbers from colleges.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 343 ✭✭Mahogany


    PLL wrote: »
    Some kind of question about failing exams in college / dropping out / re-sitting a year. To find out how much money is wasted on 17/18 year olds who don't take a degree seriously because it's free (not always, I know) and they don't have to pay 9K a year like in the UK.

    Why does this bother you?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,180 ✭✭✭hfallada


    Maybe ask people when did they move to Cities, if they are from outside them to monitor rural to Urban migration trends. In the household questions ask people they have a TV, to monitor the fact TV ownership is dropping.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 156 ✭✭Mr Sea Wolf


    No new questions this year


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,091 ✭✭✭marmurr1916


    PLL wrote: »
    Some kind of question about failing exams in college / dropping out / re-sitting a year. To find out how much money is wasted on 17/18 year olds who don't take a degree seriously because it's free (not always, I know) and they don't have to pay 9K a year like in the UK.

    Universities in Scotland don't have any tuition fees in for Scotland-domiciled students and EU students.

    Fees for Northern Ireland-domiciled and EU students at Northern Ireland's universities are £3805 for the 2015/2016 academic year.

    You're a poor student of the variable rates of UK university tuition fees. :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,454 ✭✭✭✭Cookie_Monster


    Aard wrote: »
    AFAIK the Census asks for your place of work. They then calculate the distance themselves and use it in their POWSCAR analysis. Unlike the other census answers, however, this is not released to the public.

    but that nots the same as commuting distance.
    you may be able to drive directly at 50km, or drive to the local station and get a train and then a luas which is 60km

    or maybe business address is actually other side of the country and you work for a sub office

    or maybe you cycle an extra 10km everyday just because etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ManAboutCouch


    but that nots the same as commuting distance.
    you may be able to drive directly at 50km, or drive to the local station and get a train and then a luas which is 60km

    or maybe business address is actually other side of the country and you work for a sub office

    or maybe you cycle an extra 10km everyday just because etc.

    There is a question on the form which asks for the mode of transport used to get to work. If more than one mode is used then you are to fill in the mode which you use for the greatest distance.

    They also ask for the address of your place of work, so if you work for a sub office then you put the address for that on the form.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 82 ✭✭I wear socks


    Can't believe they have kept the now hugely outdated question of Do you own a PC (Personal Computer) ?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    Can't believe they have kept the now hugely outdated question of Do you own a PC (Personal Computer) ?
    The question regarding broadband is also very ambigious. There is nothing differentiating 1Gbps FTTH from 3 'mobile broadband'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,409 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
    Unregistered Users


    Can't believe they have kept the now hugely outdated question of Do you own a PC (Personal Computer) ?
    IMO it's not so outdated as it looks like. Many people don't need a PC anymore - checking their emails, browsing interwebs and doing anything else on their mobiles or tablets. :)
    marno21 wrote: »
    The question regarding broadband is also very ambigious. There is nothing differentiating 1Gbps FTTH from 3 'mobile broadband'.
    3 mobile "broadband" is actually a dial-up, not a real broadband. ;)


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    joujoujou wrote: »
    IMO it's not so outdated as it looks like. Many people don't need a PC anymore - checking their emails, browsing interwebs and doing anything else on their mobiles or tablets. :)
    3 mobile "broadband" is actually a dial-up, not a real broadband. ;)

    Yep, hence my use of the inverted commas.. ;) but to the normal user they are both labelled as 'broadband'


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,246 ✭✭✭✭Dyr


    Please list any other services/facilities/hobbies that you avail of which may be of interest to revenue for future charges



    How likely to think it is the shady multinational we hired to scan you census forms is passing all this data onto their main client, the CIA?
    Very likely
    A certainty
    Not at all (sure didn't the CSO make them sign a waiver an all)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 148 ✭✭clewbays


    Bambi wrote: »
    How likely to think it is the shady multinational we hired to scan you census forms is passing all this data onto their main client, the CIA?
    Very likely
    A certainty
    Not at all (sure didn't the CSO make them sign a waiver an all)

    How would they access the forms given that they are collected by CSO enumerators and returned to the CSO for scanning by the CSO.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,993 ✭✭✭✭recedite


    atheist and agnostic as clear choices.
    But there is not a clear distinction in reality, ie the agnostic atheist is the most common form.

    But on that subject, rearrange the religion question more logically to;
    Part 1. Do you have a religion? If yes go to Part 2.
    Part 2. Tick one of the boxes...


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    The contract for processing the forms was awarded to http://www.caci.co.uk.

    It's upto you whether you want to believe there's a data collection conspiracy related.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,246 ✭✭✭✭Dyr


    marno21 wrote: »
    The contract for processing the forms was awarded to http://www.caci.co.uk.

    It's upto you whether you want to believe there's a data collection conspiracy related.

    5-10 years ago you'd be in tin foil hat territory to even suggest it.

    Now it's a given


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