Don't forget to fill out your census forms
Created Saturday, 9th April 2011, 09:27 by Whykay
Ireland is going to major milestone, with the financial fiasco the current coalition government is still trying to get to grips with, what does it mean for the Chinese/Asian community?
Will stay as some still have businesses of their own, but I've seen businesses close down or will be in the near future because of slow business, high rents, etc.?
What about the IBCs? I, myself, will be sticking around, I've no intentions of moving to another country or back to Hong Kong.
The form now includes "Asian or Asian Irish" option in the the ethnic or cultural background. If memory serves me right, I picked other and and wrote "Irish Chinese" in the last census.
According to the 2006 census:
"There are some questions about the accuracy of some of the data obtained by the CSO for the Census. For example, it shows the Chinese population in Ireland standing at just over 11,000 while NGOs and Chinese associations in Ireland estimate it as being anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000."
So remember to fill out those census forms, I'll be looking forward to the results regarding how big the Chinese community has gotten since last census.