March 5, 2024
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Kilkenny by numbers: CSO hiring local supervisors for Census 2022

Are you interested in helping to coordinate the first draft of your local area’s history? The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is seeking staff to supervise the next census in Kilkenny.

The State agency has re-opened the Census Field Supervisor competition due to a shortage of applicants in a limited number of areas, including Kilkenny.

Applications will be accepted on the CSO website until 2pm on Tuesday.

CSO Head of Census Administration Eileen Murphy said: “There are a number of census areas around the country where there is a shortage of applicants. Census Field Supervisors will work near their own locality, so it is important to have applicants from local areas. In Gaeltacht areas, we need people with a good command of the Irish language. The locations for which we will accept applications are listed on the CSO website.”

The next census will take place on April 3 next year. Each supervisor will be based in their homes and will manage a team of 10 to 13 census enumerators.

Ms Murphy said the advertised roles are “home-based” and field supervisors will earn €564 per week plus allowances.

She added: “The contract will begin in January 2022 and conclude in early May of that year.  Field Supervisors will have responsibility for interviewing and training their team as well as ensuring that their team of enumerators are successful in delivering and collecting census forms to and from every home and communal establishment in Ireland.”

Next year’s census will be the 27th census taken in Ireland and is the biggest survey undertaken in the history of the State. The census provides invaluable information on a range of topics and is used by every government department and local authority in the country to help plan for our future. Census data feeds into the planning stages of most aspects of Irish life, such as schools and hospitals, transport and community services.

“We are looking for people who have team management experience, good communication skills and are computer literate. Successful candidates will receive training.”  Ms Murphy added.

If you wish to apply for a position, applications must be completed by 2pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021 on the CSO website at


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