Do I have to fill out the census Northern Ireland?

Everyone in Northern Ireland must complete their census or be included on a census for the place where they’re living or staying. You must complete the census by law. You can be prosecuted if you don’t complete the census.

When was the last Northern Irish census?

27 March 2011
The last census was held on 27 March 2011. You can access the results of the 2011 Census on the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS) website.

Does everyone get a census form Northern Ireland?

Everyone in Northern Ireland is being encouraged to go online to complete this year’s census rather than fill in a paper form. Census Day is 21 March but households will start receiving information this week about how to complete the survey.

How often is the census Northern Ireland?

once every 10 years
The census happens only once every 10 years. It gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in Northern Ireland. The information you give us helps decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes.

What happens if I don’t fill in the census?

You must complete the census by law. You could be prosecuted if you don’t fill in your census. You will get a criminal record and you could be fined up to £1,000. Providing false information in the Census is also a criminal offence that could result in prosecution, a criminal record and a fine of up to £1,000.

What does DED mean on census?

District Electoral Division
The 1901 and 1911 censuses were organised by District Electoral Division (DED), which can make it difficult to limit the search to a particular parish.

What if I did not receive a census form?

Households that have not yet received one, or who have not been contacted by an enumerator, are urged to contact the CSO by visiting or calling 0818 2022 04 to request a form. The helpdesk will operate between 11am and 6pm this Saturday and Sunday.

What if you haven’t received a census?

It is against the law to ignore a census, and you can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not participate, or give false information. In late March and early April, census field officers may visit your household if you don’t submit a form.