Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Dublin: 9°C Monday 8 August 2022

Registration for census jobs closes after just four hours due to demand

By 1pm today the number had already reached 16,000.

Image: Conor McCabe

WHEN WE SAID yesterday demand was expected to be ‘high’ for positions as a census enumerator, we may have been under-selling it.

It turns out an unprecedented number of people want to help the CSO distribute and collect this year’s census, though they may mainly be thinking of the €2,400 they’ll earn in that ten week period.

Applications were being accepted from 9am this morning. Yesterday the CSO had said it would take applications until this Friday – or until the number of applicants reached 15,000.

By 1pm today the number had already reached 16,000 and the CSO decided it had to close registration after just four hours. Those who had already started the process at that stage were allowed to finish their applications.

This year’s census takes place on Sunday 24 April and some 4,660 enumerators will be recruited to carry out the task.

Read: High demand expected for census jobs – get your application in early>

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Read next: