Irish Census 2011- Are You Ready to Make Your Mark in History?
Unless you have been living under a rock over the last few weeks you will know that today is Irelands census day 2011.
What is the Census?
The aim of the census is to gather as much accurate information on who we are & how we, the people of Ireland, are living our lives on April 10th 2011.
Why is this Important?
Because it will count everyone in the country tonight & record lots of rich data on social issues such as our education, employment, how we get to work, school or whether we speak Irish. From an insurance point of view this is vital for Risk Accessors as it will help them plan for the future & work out the costs of our insurance premiums.
How long will it take to fill out the form?
Not long at all. They reckon the average household will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the questions on the form. There are 12 general household questions, as well as 35 mostly multiple choice questions for each person in the household tonight. It might be fun to do with your children if they are old enough. You never know they could end up on the front page of the Irish Times in a hundred years just like Eileen Teresa Corr, whose details were entered on the 1911 census when she was just 1 years of age.
A step by step guide to filling in the Census 2011 can be viewed at www.census.ie. Also on the back of the census form itself you will find some further explanations to some of the questions.
And don’t forget you can visit FirstQuote.ie for all your insurance needs.