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Welcome to CensusAtSchool Ireland

An International Children’s Census collecting and disseminating real data for use by teachers and pupils in data-handling, ICT and across the curriculum for teaching and learning.

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How to take part

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I’m a student

Please make sure you have your teacher’s username and your school roll number in order to use the online questionnaire.

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Census questionnaires

Decide which year of the project is most suitable by browsing the questionnaires for each of the years listed.

Current
2019/2020

CensusAtSchool 19

Has the way we view the world changed? Is our worldview fact-based or based on preconceptions? Think about how you view the world and why your perspectives matter with the 2019-2020 CensusAtSchool questionnaire. This census will provide your class with the opportunity to collect and examine data on global perspectives as well as pressing issues such…

2018/2019

CensusAtSchool 18

The United Nations has declared 2019 to be the Year of Indigenous Languages. It is through language that we communicate with the world, define our identity, express our history and culture and learn. With this in mind, CensusAtSchool included a number of questions on learning a new language and preserving the Irish language. The census…

2017/2018

CensusAtSchool 17

Have your vote, what country do you predict to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup? 100 years ago, women were not allowed to vote, 2018 marks the centenary of the first time women voted in an election. As a result, CensusAtSchool has featured questions directly linking to these events such as questions on fitness, health and important dates in…

2016/2017

CensusAtSchool 16

The United Nations has declared 2017 to be the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. CensusAtSchool is therefore including a number of questions that relate to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and covers topics like recycling, climate change, renewable energy and holiday destinations. The census will provide your class with an opportunity to collect and…

2015/2016

CensusAtSchool 15

As we enter the centenary year of the 1916 Easter Rising we have decided to include a few questions for the 2015/16 Questionnaire on history. Have you ever visited a historical site relating to Irish events for the period 1912-1922? Can you identify some of the signatories of the Proclamation of Independence? But we’re not…

2014/2015

CensusAtSchool 14

As it is the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, we’ve included a few questions about families in this year’s questionnaire. How often do you eat your main meal together, are you a sporty or musical or political family? We’ve also got some unusual questions such as how much you paid for…

2013/2014

CensusAtSchool 13

The 2013/2014 questionnaire covers topics such as pairs of shoes and takeaway foods. How many pairs of the former and what’s your favourite of the latter. Have you read a book in the last month (other than a school book)? Do you borrow from your local library? So, as you can see there are plenty…

2012/2013

CensusAtSchool 12

The 2012/2013 online questionnaire is shorter than previous years so it won’t take so long to complete! It contains some questions about schoolbags — how you carry them and what they weigh. There is also a question about your last haircut and how much it cost. There might be some differences between boys and girls…

2011/2012

CensusAtSchool 11

In this questionnaire, there are some questions that focus on sport as the theme this year, to coincide with the Olympic Games being hosted in London in 2012, is Sport.  CensusAtSchool 11 also includes some extra questions to help you benchmark your health with questions on resting: pulse rate, exercise and eating, and sleeping habits.…

2010/2011

CensusAtSchool 10

The CensusAtSchool 10 questionnaire is now live! A National Census of Population will be held in Ireland on 10 April 2011. In the CensusAtSchool 10 questionnaire, there are some questions that are similar to those that will be asked in the national census. The questionnaire also includes some extra ones in connection with the news, how learners communicate with their friends,…

CSO end-of-year reports

Results are available for all CensusAtSchool questionnaires, except the one currently running.

Latest
2018/2019

CensusAtSchool 18 Results

From an estimated 362,000 secondary school students, 1,417 (0.4%) students completed the Phase 18 questionnaire of the CensusAtSchool survey. It was available between September 2018 and August 2019. The Phase 18 questionnaire covered a variety of topics including:

  • immersion and interest in languages
2017/2018

CensusAtSchool 17 Results

From an estimated 357,000 secondary school students, 2,253 (0.6%) students completed the Phase 17 questionnaire of the CensusAtSchool survey. It was available between September 2017 and August 2018. The questionnaire covered a variety of topics ranging from FIFA World Cup, students' trust in the media to dietary habits

2016/2017

CensusAtSchool 16 Results

From an estimated 352,000 secondary school students, 3,471 (1.0%) students completed the Phase 16 questionnaire of the CensusAtSchool survey. It was available between September 2016 and August 2017. The Phase 16 questionnaire covered a variety of topics including:

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
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2015/2016

CensusAtSchool 15 Results

4,199 (1.1%) from an estimated 380,000 secondary school students completed the Phase 15 questionnaire of the CensusAtSchool survey between September 2015 and August 2016. The questionnaire covered a variety of topics ranging from 1916 related topics, the level of Irish speaking to the type of school transport used.

2014/2015

CensusAtSchool 14 Results

5,348 (1.5%) from an estimated 368,000 secondary school students completed the Phase 14 questionnaire of the CensusAtSchool survey between September 2014 and August 2015. The questionnaire covered a variety of topics ranging from how often students participated in family activities each week to the number of text messa

2013/2014

CensusAtSchool 13 Results

4,906 (1.3%) from an estimated 368,000 secondary school students completed the Phase 13 questionnaire of the CensusAtSchool survey between September 2013 and August 2014. The questionnaire covered a variety of topics ranging from how much students earned each week to their favourite takeaway food and their resting hear

2012/2013

CensusAtSchool 12 Results

8,610 secondary school students from 243 schools completed the Phase 12 questionnaire of the CensusAtSchool survey between August 2012 and August 2013. The questionnaire covered a variety of topics ranging from how students travelled to school to how much they use the internet and what types of musical instruments they

2011/2012

CensusAtSchool 11 Results

Did you know that 30% of the students who did our survey last year sleep with their phone under their pillow? It's true! Have a look at the published findings  and you'll see some interesting data. In total 7,150 secondary school students from 216 s

2010/2011

CensusAtSchool 10 Results

Results from 2010/2011 survey are now available and they’re fascinating. Over 10,000 young people in Irish schools completed the CensusAtSchool 10 questionnaire between September 2010 and June 2011. 7,211 Secondary School attendees completed the CensusAtSchool 10 questionnaire between August 2010 and June 2011.This

2008/2010

CensusAtSchool 9 Results

Results from last year's survey are now available and they’re fascinating. 863 young people in Irish schools completed the Phase 9 questionnaire between September 2009 and May 2010. Here are some things we found by having a look at their data.