Updated questions in Census 2016


This question has been updated from 2011 to take account of the availability of civil partnerships in Ireland .Those in same sex civil partnerships should select category 4.

Under the Marriage Act 2015 the previous prohibition on same sex couples being allowed to marry was removed, thus making same-sex marriage legal in Ireland.  Persons in same-sex marriages should tick ‘married’ on the census form.

This question should only be answered by those aged 15 or over.


This question has been reworded and now reads as above.


This question has been reworded slightly to capture houses, flats or apartment built since Census 2011.