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Federal Population Census 1980

Individual questionnaire

Municipality____

Household number____

Census Zone____

Questionnaire number____

A. Questions to all persons

1. Surname and Christian name(s)____

Street and number of hamlet, farmhouse_____

2. Date of birth

Day____
Month____
Year____
Century/Decade
[] 187
[] 188
[] 189
[] 190
[] 191
[] 192
[] 193
[] 194
[] 195
[] 196
[] 197
[] 198
Single year
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[]9

3. Sex

[] Male
[] Female

4. Marital status

[] Single
[] Married, including separated
[] Divorced
[] Widowed
If widowed since which year? ____

5. Position in the household

[] Head of household
[] Spouse (partner) married/unmarried
[] Son, daughter, or step-child of head and respective partner
[] Father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law
[] Other relatives
[] Other persons in the household
[] Personnel
[] Retirees
[] Other persons

6. Mother-tongue (language in which you think and that you know best)

[] German
[] French
[] Italian
[] Romansch
[] Others, i.e. ____

7. Religion

[] Protestant
[] Roman Catholic
[] Others (please indicate in additional field)
[] None
If others, which? ____

8. Place of birth
Persons born in hospital indicate the parents' or the mother's residence at that time

[] Above-listed census municipality
[] Other municipality of this Canton
[] Other Canton
[] Abroad
[] Switzerland, no other information

9. Nationality
Swiss/foreign dual nationalities should only indicate their Swiss citizenship

For Swiss: only indicate the last acquired citizenship
[] Citizen of census municipality
[] Citizen of another municipality, i.e. ________ Canton
For foreigners: refugees, stateless persons and those without papers indicate their former native country
Country____
If you are without papers, stateless or a refugee, please mark with a cross [_]

10. Residence 5 years ago: (2.12.75)

[For individuals over 5 years of age]

[] At the same address as today
[] Same municipality but at another address
[] Other municipality, same canton
[] Other municipality, other canton
[] Swiss municipality or foreign country

B. Questions to employed, students and school-children from 1st primary class upwards
[Drivers, railway employees, building workers, etc., indicate their place or work]

[Commercial travelers write 'traveling']

11. Where do you work? (full or part-time) / Where do you go to school?

[] In census municipality
[] Same Canton
[] Other Canton
[] Swiss municipality or foreign country

Exact address of your place of work, school ____
Canton____

12. Duration of one journey to work or to school:

[] None (I go to work or school in the building I live)
[] Up to 15 minutes
[] 16 to 30 minutes
[] 31 to 45 minutes
[] 46 minutes to 1 hour
[] Over 1 hour

13. Do you usually make the journey between your residence and place of work (school) once or twice daily? (journey there and back together = once)

[] Once
[] Twice

14. Means of transport used

a. Which means of transport do you generally use for one journey to work or school?
[] None, I always go on foot
[] Train
[] Tram, bus, post-office bus
[] Firm bus, school-bus
[] Private car
[] Driver
[] Passenger
[] Motorcycle, scooter
[] Bicycle, moped
[] Others, e.g. funicular, ship ____

b. With which means of transport do you travel the greatest part of the way?
[] None, I always go on foot
[] Train
[] Tram, bus, post-office bus
[] Firm bus, school-bus
[] Private car
[] Driver
[] Passenger
[] Motorcycle, scooter
[] Bicycle, moped
[] Others, e.g. funicular, ship ____

C. Questions to persons aged 15 and over

15. Completed stages of education (training):
[Please indicate all completed stages]

[] None
[] Primary school
[] Secondary or grammar school
[] Basic professional training
[] Apprenticeship (1)
[] Full-time training college (2)
[] Grammar school (6th form), teachers' training college
[] Other schools of general education (3)
[] School for higher professional training (4)
[] College, university
1. Apprenticeship: e.g. training at trade, art and commercial schools, nursing colleges; agricultural apprenticeship.

2. Full-time training colleges: e.g. secretarial and commercial colleges (with state-recognized diplomas, as well as private commercial schools), schools for medical secretaries, agricultural colleges.

3. Schools of general education: e.g. boarding school, finishing school, school for civil or public servants (G.P.O., etc.).

4. Schools for higher professional training (entry condition: completed basic professional training or general education): e.g. school for technicians, polytechnic, school for engineering, higher commercial and management school, school for social work, schools for interpreters and librarians.

16. Learnt or acquired professions and completed studies as well as final certificates and length of training:

First profession learnt:
Profession studied____
Final certificates (diplomas, degrees)____
[] Less than 1 year
[] 1 to less than 2 years
[] 2 to less than 3 years
[] 3 to less than 4 years
[] 4 years or longer
Profession learnt later on:
Profession studied____
Final certificates (diplomas, degrees)____
[] Less than 1 year
[] 1 to less than 2 years
[] 2 to less than 3 years
[] 3 to less than 4 years
[] 4 years or longer

17. Present activities and sources of income
Please mark every applicable square, e.g. if you run the household and are employed; if you work and are a student; if you draw a pension and work. The monthly allowances of the Old Age Pension and Invalid Insurance are regarded as pensions. Do not take into consideration any interruptions of work caused by illness, holidays, military service, etc.
Partially employed = working fewer hours than is usual in the branch or firm concerned, e.g. half-days or only on single days a week.
Housewives, pensioners and students who work part-time should enter themselves as 'partially employed' and not under 'additional occupation'.

Main profession, source of income
[] Fully employed
[] Partially employed at one or more jobs
[] At present unemployed
[] Looking for a permanent job
[] Future job assured
[] Housework (in own household)
[] Pensioner, retired
[] Schoolchild, student
[] Other sources of income

[1. Unemployed indicate under Questions 19a and b their last activity and position.]
Additional occupation (besides full or part-time activity)
[] Additional occupation in agriculture
[] Additional occupation in another branch

D. Questions to persons who carry out a profession (Numbers 18-20) and housewives (only Number 18c)

18. How long do you usually work a week? (in hours)

a. In main profession or part-time activity?
[] Under 6
[] 6 to under 15
[] 15 to under 25
[] 25 to under 30
[] 30 to under 40
[] 40 to under 43
[] 43 to under 45
[] 45 to under 47
[] 47 and more
b. In additional occupation
[] Under 6
[] 6 to under 15
[] 15 to under 25
[] 25 to under 30
[] 30 to under 40
[] 40 to under 43
[] 43 to under 45
[] 45 to under 47
[] 47 and more
c. In own household
[] Under 6
[] 6 to under 15
[] 15 to under 25
[] 25 to under 30
[] 30 to under 40
[] 40 to under 43
[] 43 to under 45
[] 45 to under 47
[] 47 and more

19. Main profession or part-time activity:

a. What is your present activity? Please specify, possibly in note form, e.g. not just factory worker, but e.g. metal polisher, electrical winding-machine operator; not just "employee" but e.g. sales-assistant, punch card operator, general office-work.____

b. Occupational status, hierarchical grade: e.g. apprentice, laborer, unskilled worker, home-worker, skilled worker, foreman, chief clerk, shop-foreman, senior bank employee, works manager, tenant-farmer, proprietor, relative employed in family business.____

c. Name of employer, firm ____
[Persons who work for several employers, e.g. home-workers, cleaners, should write 'several' only.]

d. Branch, line of business: please specify as accurately as possible, e.g. not just "furniture" but "furniture factory" or "furniture dealer" ____

20. How many people work in your firm or business, including the proprietor as well as members of the family and part-time employees with 15 or more hours per week?
[Questions to self employed (proprietors, farmers, etc.)]

[] Only the proprietor
[] 2-9 persons
[] 10-19 persons
[] 20 or more persons

E. Questions to pensioners and retired persons

21. What was your profession before your retirement?____
Examples: see Question 19a

22. Professional status, hierarchical grade____
Examples: see Question 19b

F. Questions to married women

23. Is the present marriage your first one?

[] Yes
[] No

When did your present marriage take place?

Month____
Year____

24. Were any children born alive of the present marriage?

0
[] Yes
[] No

If yes, how many? Adult sons or daughters and deceased children are to be included ____

Dates of birth of these children:

[Only to be answered by women who were born in 1916 and later, and only details for the first six children.]

1st child
Month____
Year____
2nd child
Month____
Year____
3rd child
Month____
Year____
4th child
Month____
Year____
5th child
Month____
Year____
6th child
Month____
Year____

[Questions A-D: to be filled in by the head of household]

Address of the household; street and number ____

Town, quarter, hamlet, farmhouse____

Has your household have a telephone connection of its own?

[] Yes
[] No
If yes: telephone number (for enquiries)____

How many cars are there at the disposal of your household?

[] None
[] One
[] Two
[] Three and more

Approximate average yearly distance travelled by the car in kilometers

First car____
Second car____
Third car____

[Please mention below all the persons, head of household included, who spend the night of Census day at your house as well as those who belong to your household, even if they are temporarily absent. Do not forget new-born children! If one list is not sufficient please ask for a second Envelope for Private Households and mark it "Continuation".]

A completed Individual Questionnaire is required from each of the persons named under a, b, c and d.

a. List of persons who live with you and are here at present

1.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
2.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
3.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
4.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
5.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
6.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
7.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____

[Who belongs to a private household?

- Members of a family that live together and other persons living with them (domestic servants, foster children, lodgers).

- Single persons with a flat of their own. Unrelated persons living together in a flat of their own.

- Persons who as sub-tenants have rented single rooms that are part of a flat or separate rooms.

- Persons who are at present in the municipality but not at their usual address, (e.g. in hospital, on a visit), are also regarded as temporarily absent (letter b).

- Persons who have been absent from their usual residence and present here for more than

6 months are regarded as residing here (letter a or b)]

b. List of the persons who live with you but are temporarily absent

1.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address at present place of residence (in Switzerland: municipality, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____
2.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address at present place of residence (in Switzerland: municipality, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____
3.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address at present place of residence (in Switzerland: municipality, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____

c. List of the family members who are registered at the local registration office, but live away from home and only return at weekends, at the end of the season, quarter or term

1.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address away from home (in Switzerland: community, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____
2.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address away from home (in Switzerland: community, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____
3.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address away from home (in Switzerland: community, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____

d. List of the persons who are staying with you at present but live elsewhere

1.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address away from home (in Switzerland: community, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____
2.
Surname____
Christian name(s)____
Year of birth____
Address away from home (in Switzerland: community, canton, street and number; abroad: country)____