The next census in Ireland will have an online option for people to fill out the form.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) says preparations are already underway to make this a possibility in 2027.
The current census will take place on Sunday April 3rd.
Carried out by the CSO, it provides a complete picture of the social and living conditions in Ireland.
It is taking place one year after its initial date, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everybody present in the country on Census Night must be included - it's the law.
Eileen Murphy is the head of Census Administration. She told Lunchtime Live the census will move online next time.
"We only have a five-year cycle between each census - a lot of countries that have moved online have done it over a 10-year cycle.
"But a decision has been taken that we will be moving online for the next census.
"And we have actually already started trying to look at the planning as to what would be required for that.
"To be ready for the next one, we have to start even before we do this Census.
"So watch this space - we will have an online option in the next census".
And she says the census is important for a number of reasons.
"The census is really important because it provides a complete picture of the country - of our social and our living conditions - at a particular point in time.
"That's vital for planning for lots of public services - such as healthcare, education, housing etc.
"But not just for Government, for businesses to know where the best place for them to set up a particular business is.
"And even for all of the members of the public: the results of the census are available to everyone on our website".