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French Republic
General Population Census 1982
Dwelling form
Form number 1

This form will be filled out for all dwelling accommodations, occupied or not

Section to be filled out by the census agent
_ _ _ _ _ Census district number
_ _ _ Building order number
_ _ Dwelling number (or mobile home)

Why the census?

The general population census is a procedure in which all countries regularly participate. The purpose is to determine the number of inhabitants in each city, to know the demographics of the population according to age, profession, kind of activity, from the analysis of migrations, the composition and make-up of buildings and dwellings, etc. This information will be invaluable to the study of all demographic, economic and social problems at the national, regional, or local level.

Required by the mandate from April 28th, 1981 (Journal Official from April 30th, 1981), the general census from 1982, the 31st since 1801 is obligatory for all people residing in France.

The law on the privacy of statistics guarantees that the individual information appearing on the questionnaires of the census will be used only for statistical ends. These questionnaires belong to the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (I.N.S.E.E.). It is forbidden to make copies under penalty of the sanctions laid out in article 44 of mandate 78-17 from January 6th, 1978 (see the explanatory notice).

How to fill out forms

You will first fill out the present form by beginning with pages 2 and 3 (list of people living in the dwelling), then by continuing on page 4 (composition and make-up of the dwelling). Then, for each of the people recorded in list A on page 2, you will fill out an individual form (form number 2).

Before answering a question, read the instructions appearing on the forms. When these instructions are not sufficient in order to answer a particular situation, refer to the explicative note. In case of difficulty, ask the census agent.

By following these recommendations and by following the instructions which will be provided for you by the census agent, you will facilitate the work of the I.N.S.E.E. who thanks you.

Section to fill out by the census agent
Number of number 2 forms gathered (list A only)
(box to fill out after checking collected forms)

___ Dwelling occupied by Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last name in capital letters) and first name
Full address:
___ Number
___ Street (or place name)
___ City (for Paris, Lyon, Marseille, specify the neighborhood district)
___ County

___Specify the location of the dwelling in the building (stairs, floor, situation on the stairway landing, apartment or bedroom number, etc.)

Dwelling category

[] 1 Typical dwelling
[] 2 Dwelling for elderly person(s).
[] 3 Independent rooms (example: maid's room) rented, sublet or leased to individuals.
___ Indicate the main dwelling to which it is connected:
[] 4 Furnished bedroom in a hotel, a boarding school, a furnished room, etc.
[] 5 Make-shift residence or temporary construction for use as a residence.
___ Specify.
No individual forms, fill out page 4 of the present form except for questions 4, 5 and 12.
[] 6 Vacant dwelling (without occupants, available or not for sale or for rent)
[] 7 Secondary residence or rented residence (or for rent) for tourist vacations
[] 8 Trailer, gypsy wagon, mobile home (do not fill in page 4, do not make housing forms, keep separate

___ If you are facing a situation which you cannot classify in the list above, describe it.

In the case of a collective housing unit, make a collective housing form (form number 1bis)

Visa number 82011 of the Ministry of Economy and Finances. Required statistical investigation (mandate 51-711 modified from June 7th, 1961).

List of people living in the dwelling

Each person normally living in the dwelling, even if he/she is absent at the time of the census, must be recorded in list A or list B below. Don't forget young infants.

Note. If you have a secondary residence (for example a country house or vacation house), you shouldn't fill out lists A or B below except for your main residence.

List A

Record below the people living in the dwelling including people traveling on business or for pleasure, sick people staying in the hospital or a clinic, fishermen at sea, people navigating planes and ships.

Do not include people listed in the heading of list B on the opposite side of the page. (Read this heading before filling out list A)

If you are housing housekeepers, apprentices or salaried workers who are in your service at your house, record them below (list A).

If you have boarders (or children) living in your home, record them under your subletters (or people whom you are hosting). Always, if these subletters (or hosted people) are living in totally independent rooms, meaning that there is access to the exterior, either directly or through shared spaces in the building (stairway, vestibule, etc.), for example, a maid's bedroom entirely separated from the main dwelling. You must conside these independent rooms as forming a distinct dwelling, for which a distinct dwelling form must be made. In this case, do not record the subletters in the list below and do not count the rooms they occupy in the make-up of the dwelling (page 4).

Fill a number 2 individual form for each person in list A
___1 Last name (for a woman, add the maiden name)
___2 First name
___3 Relationship with the person recorded on the first line (for example, write: wife (or husband), son, daughter, grandson, mother, daughter-in-law, nephew, etc., or, friend, boarder, subletter, salaried employee, etc.

Record on the first line one of the spouses of the couple (and, on the second line, the other spouse) or, as the case may be, one of the adults living in the dwelling.


If there are more than 14 people to record, use an additional dwelling form.

List B
Record below the people who are part of your household and who are currently in one of the following situations.

-Drafted servicemen;
-Career military serving outside mainland France;
-Children placed in a boarding school. Students living elsewhere during the academic year (except for children and students placed in an institution outside of mainland France, who should be recorded in list A);
-Children placed with a nanny somewhere else;
-Sick people in a sanatorium, preventorium;
-Elderly or handicapped placed in a retirement home or specialized institution, people undergoing treatment in a psychiatric hospital;
-Other people being absent for a long time (more than 6 months).

Do not fill out any individual form for people on list B (their forms will be made in the place where they are currently living)
___ 1 First and last name
___ 2 Relationship with the person recorded on the first line of list A
___ 3 Date and place of birth
___ Born on
___ City
___ County
___ 4 Name and address of the institution (or dwelling) where the person in question is currently staying

C Case of people passing through at your home at the time of the census but having their usual residence somewhere else (parents, friends, travelers, etc.)

Do not, in any case, record these people in lists A or B above;
Do not record the individual form for them.

Always, if they are absent from their usual residence during the entire duration of the census operations and if there is no one in this residence to answer in their place:
1. Make their individual form (without recording them in lists A and B) while mentioning their usual address in the section reserved for that purpose at the bottom of the form;
2. Give these forms separately to the census agent: they will be sent to the city hall of their usual residence.

D If you have any hesitations about the situation of a person (if you are asking yourself if it is necessary record them in list A or list B) please indicate what the situation is).
___ Last name
___ First name
___ Born on
___ City
___ County

___ Indicate the situation this person is in:

Composition and set-up of the dwelling

1 Do you have a kitchen?

___ Yes - What is its surface area?
[] 1 Less than 7 square meters
[] 2 From 7 to 12 square meters
[] 3 More than 12 square meters
___ No - However, do you have an installation for preparing food in your dwelling?
[] 5 Yes
[] 6 No
Do not answer "yes" except if this installation consists of a sink with a drain.

2. ___ Write down, if there is space, the number of rooms in the dwelling exclusively for professional use. (for example: businessman's office, doctor's or lawyer's office, apartment workshop, etc.)

3. ___ Number of living spaces resided in not including the kitchen or rooms exclusively for professional use.

Count as living spaces rooms such as: bedroom, dining room, living room, etc. whatever their surface area, as well as maids' rooms and attic garrets.

Do not count as living spaces rooms such as: kitchen, hall, bathroom, alcove, laundry room, etc.

Special case of independent rooms (for example: maid's rooms separated from the dwelling):

Count these rooms among your living spaces if you use them yourself (either for housing a member of your household: a child, a servant, etc.; or as a storage space, etc.).

Do not count them if they are rented, sublet or leased to other people. In this case, they constitute, in the definition of the census, a distinct dwelling and their occupants will fill out a distinct dwelling form.

4. Are you:

Owner of your residence or the house where your dwelling is found? (including the various forms of access to the property including rent or sale and location-attribution.

Housed by your employer (for free or for a fee) for the duration of your function or your work contract?

Housed for free, for example by parents? (including the situation of people occupying a dwelling that they have sold for life annuity or in which they have life interest by enjoyment)?

Renter or subletter of an unfurnished rented place?

Renter or subletter of a furnished rented place, of a hotel room?

___ If you are in a situation different than those above, describe it:

5. If you are owner of your dwelling (answer questions 1 to 4)
For the purchase of this dwelling, did you borrow money which you have not yet paid off?

[] 1 Yes
[] 0 No
Answer "yes" in the case of rent or sale or location-attribution.

6. Water source

Running water in the dwelling
[] 1 Hot water through individual installation (only for that dwelling)
[] 2 Hot water through collective installation
[] 3 Cold water only
[] 4 No running water in the dwelling.

7. Sanitary installations

Do you have a bathtub or a shower installed with running water and a drain?
[] 1 Bathtub
[] 2 Shower
[] 3 Neither bathtub nor shower

8. Toilets (W.-C.)

[] 1 Situated inside the dwelling
[] 2 Situated outside of dwelling but reserved for the occupants (with flush)
[] 3 Situated outside of dwelling but reserved for the occupants (without flush)
[] 4 Other situations

9. Mode of heating

For individual houses using central heating, check box 1.
[] 1 Individual central heating with a furnace for that dwelling only (including integrated electric heat and heating by hot air heating).
[] 2 Collective central heating (shared by all or part of the dwellings in the building)
[] 3 Other kinds of heating (wood-burning stove, stove, electric radiator, etc.) whatever fuel is used.

10. Fuel used for heating

What is the fuel (or the source of energy) used for heating of your dwelling?
[] 1 Coal
[] 2 Wood
[] 3 Oil
[] 4 Gas
[] 5 Electricity
[] 6 Others
___ Specify

11. Telephone: Is it installed in the dwelling?

[] 1 Yes
[] 0 No

12. Do the inhabitants of the dwelling use one or more personal vehicles?

[] Yes
How many?
[] 1 1
[] 2 2 or more
[] 0 No

Individual Form
French Republic
General Population Census of 1982

[Top left]

Form number 2

[Second box from left]

To be filled out after the housing form (form number 1)
This form should be filled out by all persons written down on list A of the housing form.

[Third box from left]

Box to be filled out by the enumerator
-Census District Number
-Building order number
-Dwelling number (either of mobile homes or a collective household)

[Top right]

City Hall Stamp

[Questions 1 - 6 apply to all persons]

1. Last name and first names

Write the last name in capital letters. Women should add their maiden name (example: MAURIN, born ALLARD, Marie, Lucie)


2. Address


3. Sex

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

4. Marital Status

Mark an X in only one of the boxes that corresponds to your present status. Thus, a widower (or divorced man) who has remarried should mark the 2nd box.

[] 1 Single
[] 2 Married
[] 3 Widowed
[] 4 Divorced

5. Date and Place of Birth

Born on (day, month, year) ____

In town or city of (For Paris, Lyon and Marseille, indicate the district within the city [arrondissement]) ____

State [département] (Country for aliens, or Overseas Territory for those from an overseas territory) ____

6. Nationality

[] 1 French by birth (including by reinstatement)
[] 2 Became French by naturalization, marriage, declaration or choice

Indicate your previous nationality: ____

[] 3 Foreigner

Indicate your nationality: ____

7. Where were you living on January 1, 1975?

(For all persons born before January 1, 1975)

If you were in the armed forces or a boarding-school, or receiving treatment in a health care facility on January 1, 1975, indicate the address of your personal residence on that date, and not the address of the establishment (barracks, boarding school, sanitarium, etc.)

[] 1 In the same dwelling as now
[] 2 In the same city or town (For Paris, Lyon and Marseille, indicate the district within the city [arrondissement])
[] 3 In a different city or town (For Paris, Lyon and Marseille, indicate the district within the city) [arrondissement]).

Indicate the other town or city:
Town or city: ____
(For Paris, Lyon and Marseille, indicate the district within the city [arrondissement])
State [département]: ____
(Country for aliens, or Overseas Territory for those from an overseas territory)

8. For all children between the ages of 2 and 14

Does the child attend school (including kindergarten or pre-school?)

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

For all person aged 14 or older

9. Are you currently:

[] 1 A student
[] 2 A paid intern (work-experience internship with a company, or vocational training internship, including A.F.P.A.)
[] 3 Other status (Including an apprentice under contract, employee training, taking evening classes or correspondence courses C.N.T.E)

10. Indicate which of the following degrees or certificates you hold:

a) General primary or secondary education:

[] 1 Certificate of primary studies [Certificat d'études primaires], (C.A.P.); Diploma indicating completion of required schooling [Diplôme de fin d'études obligatoires] (D.F.E.O).
[] 2 General Certificate of Secondary Education [Brevet d'études du 1er cycle], (B.E.P.C.); Elementary Certificate [Brevet élémentaire], (B.E.); or Certificate of Advanced Primary Education [Brevet d'enseignement primaire supérieur], (B.E.P.S.).
[] 3 Baccalaureate (1st part, preliminary or 2nd part), not including F, G, and H series; Advanced Certificate [Brevet supérieur]; Certificate of Advanced Secondary Studies [Certificat de fin d'études secondaires], (C.F.E.S.).

b) Technical and professional education at the secondary level:

[] 1 Vocational Training Certificate [Certificat d'aptitude professionnelle], (C.A.P.); Professional Training Certificate [Brevet d'enseignement professionnel], (B.E.P.), Exam indicating completion of craftsman apprenticeship [Examan de fin d'apprentissage artisanal], (E.F.A.A.); Agricultural Certificates [Brevet agricoles], (B.A.A., B.P.A.); Certificate of completion of first level F.P.A. [Certificat de fin de stage de la F.P.A. 1er degré].
[] 2 Professional Certificate [Brevet professionnel], (B.P.); Certificate of Mastery [Brevet de maîtrise], (B.M.); Certificate indicating completion of internship for advanced F.P.A.
[] 3 Certificate of Agricultural Education [Brevet d'enseignement agricole], (B.E.A.); of Commercial Education [d'enseignement commerial], (B.E.C.); of Hotelier Instruction [d'enseignement hôtelier], (B.E.H.); of Industrial Education [d'enseignement industriel], (B.E.I.); of Social Education [d'enseignement social], (B.E.S.); Certificate to be a Technical Agricultural Agent [Brevet d'agent technique agricole], (B.A.T.A.)
[] 4 Technician's Baccalaureate [Baccalauréat de technicien] (series F, G or H); Technician's Certificate [Brevet de technicien], (B.T., B.T.A.); Certified Student of E.N.P. or of a government technical high school [Élève breveté des E.N.P. ou d'un lycée technique d'État]; Advanced Certificate in Commercial Education [Brevet supérieur d'enseignement commercial], (B.S.E.C.); basic legal qualification [Capacité en droit].

c) Higher education

[] 1 Diplomas related to healthcare and social services: midwife, nurse, physical therapist, social worker, specialized teachers (special education teachers, teachers of adjudicated youth, etc) [éducateurs specialisés]
[] 2 Advanced Technician's Diploma [Brevet de technicien supérieur], (B.T.S.); Technical Diploma from a University Technology Institute [Diplôme universitaire de téchnologie], (D.U.T.); Technical Higher Education Diploma [Diplôme d'études supérieures techniques], (D.E.S.T.)
[] 3 Preliminary University Diploma (first-year course [propédeutique], D.U.E.L., D.U.E.S., D.E.U.G., P.C.E.M. excluding D.U.T.s); Degree indicating completion of studies to teach primary school [Certificat de fin d'études normales]; Pedagogical Training Degree [Certificat d'aptitude pédagogique]
[] 4 Advanced University Degrees [Diplôme universitaires du 2e ou 3e cycle] (B.A., master's, doctorate, etc.); C.A.P.E.S., C.A.P.E.T.
[] 5 Terminal degree [diplôme de sortie] from a highly competitive public or private college [grande école publique ou privée] or engineering college.
[] 6 Other diploma. Specify type: ____

11. At what age did you stop taking classes (including professional or technical classes) from a school or university?

____ years of age.

For all persons aged 14 or older

If have practice a professional activity, answer questions 12 through 15,
Including: If you help a family member at work, even if part time
If you are an apprentice under contract or a paid intern

If you are not currently practice a professional activity or if you are unemployed: answer question 16.


a. Indicate your current profession or trade.
Be specific. For example: electrical maintenance worker, over-the-road truck driver, draftsman in electrical studies, chemical engineer, household appliance salesman, bookkeeper, etc.

b. Do you help a member of your family in his or her work?
Farm work, work as a craftsman; business, liberal profession; etc.

[] 1 Yes
[] 0 No

13. Do you practice this profession as:

[] 1 An employer or independent worker (director or co-director of a farm, craftsman, shop keeper, industrialist, member of a liberal profession, etc.)

Do you employ paid workers? Do not count either apprentices or people who live with you as household help. In the agricultural sector, only count permanent paid employees.
[] Yes. How many?

[] 1 1 or 2
[] 2 3 to 5
[] 3 6 to 9
[] 4 10 or more

[] No. 0

[] 2 An unpaid mother's helper/household help (spouse, child or other family member of a farmer, a shop keeper, etc.)
[] 3 An apprentice under contract
[] 4 Paid employee

Are you an employee who works at home for one or more firms
[] 1 Yes
[] 0 No

14. Where do you work?

a. Work address:
Street Number ____
Street or place name [lieudit] ____
Town or city and state [département] ____
(For Paris, Lyon and Marseille, indicate the district within the city [arrondissement])

b. Name (or corporate name) of establishment (industrial, commercial, administrative, agricultural, etc.) which employs you or which you direct: ____

c. Activity of the business:
Be specific. Examples include: Wholesale wine dealer, metal framework manufacture, cotton spinning, supplier of overland transportation for travelers, etc.

d. Address of the business, if different than stated above in question 14a:
Street Number ____
Street or place name [lieudit] ____
Town or city and state [département] ____
(For Paris, Lyon and Marseille, indicate the district within the city [arrondissement])

15. For paid employees

a. Indicate the professional category of your present job:

[] 1 Unskilled laborer or specialized laborer [manoeuvre ou manoeuvre specialisé]
[] 2 Specialized worker (OS, O1, O2, O3 ...)
[] 3 Qualified worker (P1, P2, P3, TA, OP, OQ ...)

[] 4 Employee
[] 5 Technician or draftsman/designer [dessinateur]

[] 6 Who manages workers or employees
[] 7 Who manages supervisors or technicians

[] 8 Engineer or executive/manager (employees, technicians, supervisors not qualified as executives/managers should not be listed here, even if they contribute to an executive pension fund).

[] Other

Give complete additional information: hierarchical position, coefficient, level, grade, scale [echelon]. Examples: team leader, female machinist in production work [mécaniecienne en confection], category C, turner (on a lathe) coefficient 155, ranked class IV, etc.

b. If you are an official of the state, of a local community [collectivité localor of a public service company (electric company, railroad, etc.) or a career serviceman, indicate your rank. Examples: treasury controller, postmaster 4th class, hospitality services representative

c. If you are an engineer, executive/manager, supervisor or technician, specify your principal job within the company or organization which employs you:

[] 1 General Manager or one of his/her immediate assistants
[] 2 Administrative job, financial or accounting
[] 3 Commercial job or technical-commercial
[] 4 Production, manufacture, construction site
[] 5 Upkeep, new works, maintenance, repair
[] 6 Studies, tests, methods, research
[] Other job

16. If you do not actually practice any professional activity, or if you are unemployed:

a. Are you:

[] 1 A mother or housewife
[] 2 Retired (non age-related) from business (former shop keeper, former farmer, etc.)
If you checked box 1 or 2, indicate your previous professions: ____
[] 3 High school or college/university student
[] 4 Unemployed
[] 5 If other, please indicate: ____

b. Are you currently seeking work?

[] 1 Yes

Have you ever worked?
[] 1 Yes
[] 0 No

[] 0 No

In ____, on ____, 1982 Signature: