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Federal Population Census 2000
[Switzerland]

Building questionnaire
December 5, 2000

This questionnaire is to be completed by the owners or their representatives.

Address of the community or service center (to which this questionnaire has to be returned) ________

Name and address of the owner or his/her representative ________

Address of the building ________

Cadastre number ________

Introductions and general explanations

The census will be conducted on December 5 throughout Switzerland. Information is to be collected about all persons, their dwellings and residential buildings. With this building questionnaire basic data will be gathered about every building and its dwellings/apartments. All data have to reflect the status as of December 5.

If you need more questionnaires, please contact the service centre at the above address.

If you think you received this questionnaire by mistake because your building does not match the definition (see below) or the building does not belong to you anymore or you are not its representative anymore or for any other reason, please return this questionnaire to the census service centre with a short explanation.

Definition of a building:
A building for purpose of the census is a free standing building, or is separated by a fire wall from other adjoining buildings, which was occupied on December 5 or could have been occupied for residential purposes. For duplexes and row houses, each part counts as one building if it is separated by a fire wall.

I return the building questionnaire unfilled, because (if necessary provide name and address of new owner or representative) ________

Name of the person who can be contacted for possible follow-up:

Name ____
Telephone number ____

Fields be completed by community:

BFS # of community____
Ref. code ____
Building number ____

1. Is the building

[] Principally used for other than residential purposes?
(Hotels, hospitals, homes to be included here)
[] A pure residential building?
[] Principally used for residential purposes?
(Includes farm houses)
[] A mobile accommodation (e.g. motor home, trailer) or a temporary accommodation (e.g. barrack)?
In this case, only complete question 12.

[Questions 2-11 are asked about buildings, not mobile accommodations.]

2. How many floors does this building have, including ground floor?

(Attics and basements are only to be counted if they are used at least partly for residential purposes.)

Number of floors: _ _

3. Are the dwellings in this building condominiums?

[] Yes
[] No

4. Who is the owner?

(In the case of condominiums, mark the type of owner of the majority of the units.)

[] Private person (incl. joint heirs)
[] Housing cooperative whose members occupy the majority of units
[] Other housing cooperative
[] Real estate fund
[] Other real estate company
[] Construction company, architect office
[] Insurance
[] Pension fund/endowment
[] Other endowment
[] Association/club
[] Other society
[] Community (including church, school, citizen association), Canton, state
[] Any other, please specify ____

5. When was the building constructed?

[] Before 1919
[] 1919-1945
[] 1946-1960
[] 1961-1970
[] 1971-1980
[] 1981-1990
[] 1991-1995
[] After 1995

6. Has the value of the building increased significantly through renovations or additions since 1971?

[] No
[] Yes

If yes, please specify the year in which the work was completed:
[] 1971-1980
[] 1981-1990
[] 1991-1995
[] After 1995

7. Which predominant type of heating does the building have?

[] Single stoves heating
[] Floor central heating
[] Building central heating
[] Public distant heat service
[] Central heating for several buildings
[] No heating

8. Do the majority of dwellings/apartments in the building have hot water?

(Central supply or standalone boilers)

[] Yes
[] No

9. Type of energy used for hot water supply?

Main heating
[] Oil
[] Wood
[] Heat pump
[] Electricity
[] Gas
[] Distant heat (hot water or steam)
[] Coal
[] Solar water heaters
[] Other, specify ____
Additional heating
[] Oil
[] Wood
[] Heat pump
[] Electricity
[] Gas
[] Distant heat (hot water or steam)
[] Coal
[] Solar water heaters
[] Other, specify ____
Warm water summer
[] Oil
[] Wood
[] Heat pump
[] Electricity
[] Gas
[] Distant heat (hot water or steam)
[] Coal
[] Solar water heaters
[] Other, specify ____
Warm water winter
[] Oil
[] Wood
[] Heat pump
[] Electricity
[] Gas
[] Distant heat (hot water or steam)
[] Coal
[] Solar water heaters
[] Other, specify ____

Questions on dwellings

To be completed for apartments and detached houses (single family homes).
Only to be completed for residential dwellings! Not to be completed for offices, commercially used rooms as well as dwellings which are not used for residential purposes.

[There is space for 5 dwellings for each question.]

Should the building have more than 5 dwellings, please request additional questionnaires and complete in them only the dwelling part.

10. On which floor is the dwelling located? Please enter EH for detached houses (single family home).

____

11. Has the dwelling more than one floor?

[] Yes
[] No

12. Who lives in the dwelling?
Enter

[] Name of a person living in the dwelling, if the dwelling is occupied permanently ____
[] ZW, if the dwelling is only occupied occasionally (e.g. vacation home)
[] NB, if the dwelling is not occupied
[] Short description, if none of the above

13. Kitchen
The dwelling has a

[] Kitchen
[] Kitchenette
[] Neither

14. Number of rooms (not counting kitchen, half rooms, additional rooms, and separate rooms)

_ _

15. Number of additional rooms such as rooms in attic, if any

_ _

16. Floor space in square meters

____

17. The dwelling is occupied permanently by

[] Tenants
[] Members of cooperative
[] Owner of floor or dwelling
[] Owner of building
[] Tenant of a company flat/official residence
[] Tenant of a free dwelling
[] Lessee

18. Net rent per month, if applicable ____

19. If the dwelling is not occupied: why?

[] It is not occupied because it is unsuitable for occupation.
[] It is not occupied because it is slated for demolition
[] It is not occupied because it is offered for permanent rent (more than 3 months) or for sale.
[] It is not occupied for other reasons.

Explanations to [selected] questions:

1. Mark the first category, please, if the building is a factory, a school, an administrative building or an office building but contains at least one dwelling suitable for residential purposes (presently occupied or not occupied). Also mark here hotels, institutional homes, hospitals etc.

Mark the second category, please, if the building is a detached single family house or a building which contains only residential dwellings/apartments (even if the building is only occupied occasionally). If the building contains rooms for doctor offices, shops etc, then mark category 3, please.

Mark the third category, please, if the building contains several dwellings but also commercial space such as shops, ateliers, doctor- , professional- or other offices. This category includes also farm houses located on farms.

Category four is for temporary accommodations such as wagons, mobile homes, house boats, barracks, alms [mountain] houses, buildings ready for demolition. Mark this category only if the buildings are occupied on December 5.

10. Enter
"EH" if the dwelling is a detached single family home.
"1" if the dwelling is located on the 1st floor
"2" if the dwelling is located on the 2nd floor
etc
"P" if the dwelling is on the ground floor level
"H" if the dwelling is on the mezzanine level
"UG1" if the dwelling is located on the 1st level below ground floor
"UG2" if the dwelling is located on the 2nd level below ground floor
etc
If the dwelling spreads over several floors, please answer question 11.

12. Please enter the first and family name or the acronyms "ZW" or "NB" in capital letters.
"ZW" if the dwelling or building is not used permanently for residential purposes. For example

-vacation or weekend house or dwelling which is being used by the owner or rented out for shorter or longer periods.
-apartment in an apartment hotel as long as hotel like services are not offered
-diplomatic accommodations
-dwelling made available by a company to employees for limited periods.

Please enter "NB" if the dwelling is used seasonally and is not occupied on December 5, 2009.

13. Please mark only if the kitchen is more than 4 square meters large. A kitchenette has less than 4 square meters and has permanently installed appliances for preparing meals and washing dishes.
14. As rooms count living rooms, bed rooms, children rooms etc., but not kitchens, kitchenettes, bathrooms, toilettes, storage rooms, hall ways, verandas etc. Do not count half rooms (3 ½ is 3). Include only rooms which form a contiguous dwelling. Additional, external rooms (e.g. attic rooms) are not to be counted here, but in question 15.

15. Additional, separate rooms are rooms which are located externally to the dwelling (e.g. attic rooms). They are not to be counted as rooms in question 14.

16. The total floor space is to be entered including kitchen, kitchenette, bathroom, toilette storage, hall ways, veranda. If the measurements cannot be done precisely, estimate the floor space (length x width of dwelling). Not to be included are terraces and open balconies, unoccupied basement and attic rooms, nor separate rooms counted in question 15.

17. Members of cooperatives are persons who belong to a housing cooperative and live in a dwelling belonging to that cooperative.

Tenants of a company flat/official residence are persons who are obliged or privileged to occupy a dwelling made available to them by the employer.

Tenants of a free dwelling are persons occupying a dwelling made available to them for free by somebody other the employer (e.g. relatives).

18. Please enter the net rent per month, i.e. excluding heating, hot water, garage etc. Please round up to whole Franks. Not to be entered are rents for dwellings or detached homes which are rented out fully furnished or which are part of commercial or agricultural facilities.
In case of separate rooms counted in question 15, rent for those are not to be included.

19. Please mark the 1st category "It is not occupied because it is unsuitable for occupation" if one of the following conditions apply:

-the dwelling has no electricity.
-the dwelling has no water supply (piping or cistern)
-the dwelling has no heating
-all rooms are under construction or renovation

Please mark the last category "It is not occupied for other reasons" for the following conditions:

-the dwelling is already rented out or sold but not yet occupied on census day.
-the inhabitants are absent for a longer period (e.g. in hospital or abroad).
-the inhabitants have died
-the dwelling is kept vacant because the owner has claimed the dwelling for personal use (either by the owner himself, or relatives, or acquaintances, or employees of the employer who is the owner of the building).
-the dwelling is being used temporarily by persons whose own dwelling is being renovated.
-the dwelling is a seasonal dwelling and the owners/tenants have already departed on census day.

Question 19 is used by the federal statistical office to validate data. No statistics will be published on its individual categories, only about the total number of unoccupied dwellings.

Personal Questionnaire
December 5, 2000

To be completed by the commune

Commune: ________
SFSO No. : _ _ _ _
Register No. : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Building No.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _- _ _
Dom.: _
Commune of registration: ________
Census District No.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Household No. 1: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _- _
Household No. 2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _- _

Residence A
A. Name and address

Name: ____
First name (s): ____
(If subtenant) landlord/lady: C/O ____
Floor: _ _ _
Street: _ _ _
No.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Locality: ____

B. Do you have a second place of residence?

[] No (just residence A)
[] Yes (specify):

Residence B
(If subtenant) landlord/lady: C/O
Floor: _ _ _
Street: _ _ _
No.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Locality: ____
Canton: _ _ or foreign country: ____
Where do you mainly reside (4 or more days a week)?
[] Residence A
[] Residence B

1. Date of birth

Day: _ _
Month: _ _
Year: _ _ _ _

2. Gender

[] Female
[] Male

3. Marital status

Married persons should state the year when they married their present partner. Legally separated persons should mark 'married'

[] Single
[] Married, since _ _ _ _ (year)
[] Widowed, since _ _ _ _ (year)
[] Divorced, since _ _ _ _ (year)

4. Nationality

Dual nationals of Switzerland and some other country should mark 'Swiss' and name their second nationality.

[] Swiss

a. How long have you had Swiss nationality?
[] From birth, or
[] Since _ _ _ _ (year)
b. Do you have another nationality besides Swiss nationality?
[] No
[] Yes
Of which country? ____

[] Foreigner

a. Of what country are you a national?
Persons with several nationalities should indicate the country which last granted them citizenship. Stateless persons and refugees should indicate their country of origin.

[] Italy
[] France
[] Portugal
[] Turkey
[] Croatia
[] Germany
[] Austria
[] Spain
[] Rep. Yugoslavia
[] Rep. Macedonia
[] Of another country, namely: ____

b. Type of foreigner's residence permit/residence status
The letter indicating the type of permit (A,B, C, F, L, N,S) appears in capitals on the permit.

[] Permanent residence permit (C permit)
[] Annual residence permit (B permit)
[] Seasonal permit (A permit)
[] Applicant for asylum (N permit)
[] Person in need of protection (S permit)
[] Temporarily admitted foreigner (F permit)
[] Short-stay permit (L permit)
[] Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs permit
[] Other status

5. Place of residence 5 years ago: where were you living on December 5, 1995?

[] At the same address as now (residence A)
[] In the same commune (as residence A) but at another address
[] In another commune (specify):
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Locality:
Canton: _ _
Abroad
Country: ____

6. Commune of residence at time of birth: where was your mother resident when you were born?

[] In the same commune as residence A
[] In another commune (specify) ____
Canton _ _
[] Abroad
Country: ____

7. To what church or religious community do you belong?

[] Roman Catholic Church
[] Protestant (Reformed) Church
[] Old Catholic Church (altkatholisch)
[] A Jewish community
[] No affiliation
[] A Muslim community
[] An Orthodox community (Russian, Greek, Serb)
[] Other church or religious community, namely: ________

8. Language

For infants who cannot speak yet, indicate the mother's language.
Persons speaking Friulian or Ladin should not indicate 'Italian' but 'Rhaeto-Romansch'.

a. What language do you think in and how best?
(Select just one reply)

[] German
[] French
[] Italian
[] Rhaeto-Romansch
[] Other language, namely: ____

b. What language do you speak regularly?
(Several answers possible)

Schoolchildren and students should not list the languages they are studying but only those they speak regularly at school.

At school, at work
[] Swiss German dialect
[] High German
[] Swiss French patois
[] French
[] Ticino or Grisons Italian dialect
[] Italian
[] Rhaeto-Romansch
[] English
[] Other language(s)
At home with your family
[] Swiss German dialect
[] High German
[] Swiss French patois
[] French
[] Ticino or Grisons Italian dialect
[] Italian
[] Rhaeto-Romansch
[] English
[] Other language(s)

9. Are you the father or mother of one or more children? (Including adult or deceased children)

[] No
[] Yes

[If yes]

a. How many children? _ _

b. Year of birth of your child/children?
Child 1: _ _ _ _
Child 2: _ _ _ _
Child 3: _ _ _ _
Child 4: _ _ _ _

If you have more than 4 children, please add the year of birth of your youngest child:
_ _ _ _

10. What is your position in the household?

(Select only one reply)

All persons living in the same dwelling make up a single household.
Heads of households are persons socially and economically responsible for the household.
If households consisting of a couple (with or without children), both partners are regarded as heads of households.

[] Head of household
[] Living alone
[] Husband/wife
[] Common-law husband/wife
[] Single parent
[] Other head of household
[] Relative of a head of household
[] Son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law
[] Father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, father-in-law, mother-in-law
[] Brother, sister
[] Other relative of a head of household
[] Other position in household
[] Flat-mate/commune member, non-related co-dweller
[] Domestic employee, au pair
[] Lodger, subtenant
[] Other ember of household (e.g. foster child, boarder)

11. Education
Tick all education/training you have completed in column a) and present education/training in column b).

a. Completed education/training
Mark all completed courses

[] None
[] Compulsory education (primary, junior secondary/high, assessment school, preparatory senior-secondary school, special school)
[] Certified college (up to 2 years), administrative/transport college, social work, introductory course for nursing professions (1 or 2 years), preparatory vocational courses, basic vocational training (with contract)
[] Apprenticeship or full-time vocational college (e.g., commercial college, training in manual skills)
[] High-school certificate college, vocational high-school diploma, certificated college (3 years)
[] Teacher-training college (e.g. nursery, primary school), music, gymnastics and sports
[] Advanced technical and professional training (e.g. federal certificate of proficiency, diploma, master-craftsman certificate, higher commercial management college [HKG], technical college)
[] Higher college of technology (e.g. HTL, HWV, HFG, HFS) with full-time education lasting a minimum of 3 years (including post-graduate degree)
[] Specialized university (including post-graduate degree)
[] University, institute of technology (including post-graduate degree)

b. Ongoing education/training
(Select only one reply)

[] None
[] Compulsory education (primary, junior secondary/high, assessment school, preparatory senior-secondary school, special school)
[] Certified college (up to 2 years), administrative/transport college, social work, introductory course for nursing professions (1 or 2 years), preparatory vocational courses, basic vocational training (with contract)
[] Apprenticeship or full-time vocational college (e.g. commercial college, training in manual skills)
[] High-school certificate college, vocational high-school diploma, certificated college ( 3 years)
[] Teacher-training college (e.g. nursery, primary school), music, gymnastics and sports
[] Advanced technical and professional training (e.g. federal certificate of proficiency, diploma, master-craftsman certificate, higher commercial management college [HKG], technical college)
[] Higher college of technology (e.g. HTL, HWV, HFG, HFS) with full-time education lasting a minimum of 3 years (including post-graduate degree)
[] Specialized university (including post-graduate degree)
[] University, institute of technology (including post-graduate degree)

Questions 12, 13 and 14 are intended for those aged 15 and over

12. Profession studied, highest qualification obtained (e.g. clerk, electric mechanic, nurse (SRN), LL.B., MD)

If possible, the official designation of the qualification/degree obtained should be entered. ________

13. Occupation: present situation

Please tick everything that applies.

'In employment' means persons:
Who work one hour or more a week against payment
Who work in a family business without payment
Who are currently ill, on paid maternity leave or military service but are otherwise in employment.
Casual jobs should also be counted.

Apprentices should select both 'In employment' and 'Undergoing training'. The appropriate number of hours must be given for both categories.

[] In (full-time) employment
Average number of hours a week: _ _ hours
[] In (part-time) employment (at least one hour a week)
Average number of hours a week: _ _ hours
[] Several (part-time) jobs
Average number of hours a week: _ _ hours
[] Unemployed
[] Not in employment but seeking a job
[] Not in employment but future job guaranteed
[] Not employed and not looking for a job
[] Undergoing training (school, studies, apprenticeship) _ _ hours
[] Retired, pension, beneficiary (old-age, disability, etc.)

14. Work in home/family, voluntary work (several replies possible)

Including child care, nursing relatives and disabled persons in the same household

[] Work in own household
Average number of hours a week: _ _ hours
[] Voluntary works

'Voluntary' means unpaid or only partly reimbursed work, e.g.:
Caring for/nursing persons outside one's own household
With charitable or church organizations, youth and environmental-protection organizations, interest groups, sport or cultural clubs, political parties, public office, etc.
Average number of hours a week: _ _ hours
[] No such activity

Questions 15 and 16 are intended for people in employment and apprentices

15. What is your current professional status?

[] Self-employed without employees (own business, free-lance)
[] Self-employed with employees (own business, free-lance)
[] Relative employed in family business

Employed as:
Indicate your main job (select just one reply)

[] Apprenticeship (indentured or not)
[] Employee in own corporation (e.g. stock corporation, plc)
[] Manager, executive employee, senior civil servant
[] Middle or junior level, e.g. office manager, section head, branch manager, group manager, workshop foreman, foreman
[] White-collar worker, blue-collar worker, trainee
[] Other position, namely: ________

16. What is your present occupation?

Wherever possible, indicate the exact title of your job. Your reply should clearly indicate the precise nature of your work, e.g. 'metal grinder' (instead of just 'grinder'), 'shop assistant, shoes' (instead of 'shop assistant'), 'clerk' (instead of 'employee'), manager, financial services (instead of 'manager'), 'clerk of court' (instead of 'LL.B.'), 'artist/painter' (instead of 'painter/decorator'), 'primary teacher' (instead of 'teaching')

Indicate your main occupation (select just one reply). ________

Questions 17 to 21 are intended for employed persons, apprentices, schoolchildren and students.
If you are both employed and in education/training, answer both columns

Employed persons

If you work in several places, mention your main job base.
If you move around in your job (e.g. driver, railway employee or construction-site worker), indicate where you usually start work.
If you work from home, give your employer's address.

17. Where do you work, where do you normally start work? Where do you normally go to school?

[Employed persons]
State your place of work with the exact address:
Name of company: ________
Street (or usually designation): ________
No. : _ _ _ _
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Locality (even if neighboring foreign country): ________
Canton: _ _
If abroad, indicate country: ____
[] Traveling (no fixed place of work)
Commercial travelers should enter 'traveling' as well as their employer's address.
[Schoolchildren, students]
State your place of education with the exact address:
Name of school: ________
Street (or usually designation): ________
No. : _ _ _ _
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Locality (even if neighboring foreign country): ________
Canton: _ _
If abroad, indicate country: ____

18. From which address do you normally leave for work/school?

[Employed persons]
[] Residence A (as given on page 1)
[] Residence B (as given on page 1)
[Schoolchildren, students]
[] Residence A (as given on page 1)
[] Residence B (as given on page 1)

19. How long does the trip to work/school usually take? (door-to-door)

[Employed persons]
[] I work in the building I live in
Hours _
Minutes _ _
[Schoolchildren, students]
[] I live in the school building
Hours _
Minutes _ _

20. How often do you commute to work/school (round trip)?

[Employed persons]
a. A day
[] Once
[] Twice
[] More than twice, namely _ times
b. On how many days a week?
_ days
[Schoolchildren, students]
a. A day
[] Once
[] Twice
[] More than twice, namely _ times
b. On how many days a week?
_ days

21. What means of transport do you usually use to go to work/school?

Mention all means of transport used on the same day for this journey.

[Employed persons]
[] None, I walk all the way
[] Bicycle
[] Moped
[] Motorcycle, scooter
[] Car (driver)
[] Car (passenger)
[] Factory bus
[] Train (SFR, private railway)
[] Tram, municipal bus, trolley bus
[] Postbus, coach
[] Other (e.g. boat, cable railway)
[Schoolchildren, students]
[] None, I walk all the way
[] Bicycle
[] Moped
[] Motorcycle, scooter
[] Car (driver)
[] Car (passenger)
[] School bus
[] Train (SFR, private railway)
[] Tram, municipal bus, trolley bus
[] Postbus, coach
[] Other (e.g. boat, cable railway)

Does your home have a telephone?

[] Permanently installed
[] Mobile (Natel)
[] No telephone

Contact for queries

Home phone number: _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Business phone number: _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Household questionnaire
December 5, 2000

Only one Household questionnaire should be completed for each dwelling.

1. Dwelling data

Street: ________
No.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Locality: ________
Dwelling phone number: _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

How many people live in the dwelling? _ _
How many rooms in the dwelling? _ _
Number of inhabitable rooms (excluding half rooms, kitchens, corridors, bathrooms, etc.)
On what floor is the dwelling? _ _ _

[A table is omitted.]

2. List of inhabitants

Please list the names and first names of all persons living in the same dwelling
'All persons' also covers people who rent rooms, subtenants, boarders, foster children, flat-share members, non-related apartment partners and further co-residents, as well as people living in separate areas (e.g. attics).
Include also in this list people who use the dwelling as their second residence (e.g. those who only reside there during the week).
A completed personal questionnaire should be enclosed with this household questionnaire for every person listed.

If the names of the inhabitants are preprinted on the questionnaire, please check whether all household members are actually listed:
If somebody is missing, please add them to the list
If a person has died or no longer lives in your household, please draw a line through this information (surname and first name)
If a name is written wrongly, please put a line through it and enter the correct name beside it.
Name ____
First name(s) ____

Name ____
First name(s) ____

Name ____
First name(s) ____