CENSUS OF POPULATION OF IRELAND, 1986
 1 Private household in a conventional house
 2 Private household in a flat, bedsitter, etc
 3 Travelling people
 4 Private household in a caravan or mobile home
 5 Private household in other temporary dwelling
 6 Homeless person(s) living rough on census night
 7 Institutions for the care of the homeless
 8 Other non-private household
Name, if any ____
Part A - Details of individuals
Include every person, whether a member of the family, visitor, patient, employee, or other occupant who passes the night of Sunday 13 April, 1986, in the household, institution or vessel or who arrives on the morning of Monday 14 April, 1986 not having been enumerated elsewhere.
Persons normally resident in the household, institution or vessel but absent on the night of Sunday 13 April, 1986 should not be included.
Any adult member of a private household present on Census night, can be returned as the head according as the household members consider appropriate.
 1 Male
 2 Female
[Marital status - for persons born on or before 13 April, 1971]
 1 Yes
 2 No
Q.6 What is the marital status of persons who were ever married?
[If answered "Yes" to Q.5]
Please check the appropriate box.
 1 Widowed
 2 Remarried following widowhood
 3 Remarried following dissolution of previous marriage (annulment or divorced)
 4 Married
 5 Married but separated or deserted
 6 Marriage annulled
 7 Legally separated
 8 Other separated
 9 Divorced in another country
 1 On foot
 2 Bicycle
 3 School bus
 4 Other bus
 5 Train
 6 Motorcycle
 7 Motor car (driver)
 8 Motor car (passenger)
 9 Lorry, van
 10 Other means
 11 None
 1 At work
 2 Seeking regular work for first time
 3 Unemployed
 4 At school, student
 5 Home (i.e. domestic) duties
 6 Retired
 7 Unable to work owing to permanent sickness or disability
 8 Other (specify ____)
 1 Self-employed, with paid employees
 2 Self-employed, without paid employees
 3 Employee
 4 Assisting relative (not receiving a fixed wage or salary)
Question 1: Name and surname
(ii) Particulars in respect to the head of the household should be inserted on the first line. Any adult member of a private household present on Census night can be returned as the head as the household members consider appropriate. Particulars for one person only should be entered on each line.
(iii) Persons normally resident in the household or institution but absent on the night of Sunday 13 April, 1986 should not be included.
(iv) Babies born after midnight on 13 April, 1986 should not be included. If a baby born before midnight on that night has not yet been given a name, it will be sufficient to write "Baby".
(ii) For persons in hotels, hospitals or other institutions, write "Employee", "Guest", "Patient", "Inmate", etc. as appropriate.
(ii) If born in any part of Ireland (including Northern Ireland), give the name of the county of birth.
(iii) If born outside Ireland, whether now resident in or visiting Ireland, state the country of birth.
(i) Write "Irish only" for persons who can speak only Irish.
(ii) Write "Irish and English" for those who can speak Irish and English.
(iii) For persons who can read but cannot speak Irish, write "Read but cannot speak Irish".
(iv) Do not write anything opposite names of persons who can neither read nor speak Irish.
(ii) If the address is outside Ireland, state the country of usual residence. For an address in Great Britain, state the county or shire also.
(iii) For school children who are away from home during term-time, the home address [rather than] the term-time address should be regarded as the usual residence.
(iv) For students at university, etc., who are away from home during term-time, the term-time address should be regarded as the usual residence.
(v) For persons temporarily in hospitals and other institutions, give the home address. Homeless persons should be shown as having "No fixed abode".
(vi) For persons with no settled address (e.g. travelling people), write "None".
(ii) On Question 12, please distinguish Northern Ireland separately.
(i) If the person regularly uses some means of transport to a fixed place of work or to school, the principal means of transport (e.g., bus, train, motor car, motor cycle, bicycle, lorry, van, etc.) should be indicated.
(ii) If the person walks to work or school, indicate "On foot".
(iii) If the person uses more than one means of transport to work or school, indicate only the means by which the longest distance is travelled.
(iv) If the person uses different means of transport on different days, indicate the means used most often.
(v) For persons working mainly at home (e.g., farmers, shopkeepers living on premises, staff living in, etc.), indicate "None".
(vi) For persons working daily from a fixed centre or depot, such as certain transport workers, indicate the means of transport to this centre or depot.
(vii) For school children, etc., resident in schools and colleges, indicate "None".
(ii) For persons working daily from a fixed centre or depot, indicate the distance travelled from residence to this centre or depot.
(iii) For persons with no regular place of work such as sales representatives, road workers and others who do not work at or from a fixed centre or depot, write "None".
(ii) Persons temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays, etc., should insert [a check mark in] in Box 1.
(iii) Apprentices who are in employment and also attend technical schools or colleges of technology should insert [a check mark in] in Box 1.
(iv) Full-time students who are in part-time employment should insert [a check mark in] in Box 4.
(ii) If unemployed or retired, describe the principal occupation previously held.
(iii) In all cases describe the occupation fully and precisely, using any special name by which the job is known and stating the type of work done. The following are examples of the types of occupational descriptions which should be used: "Hosiery machine operator", "Dock laborer", "Gas fitter", "Ticket checker", "Woodworking machinist", "Builder's laborer", "Electrical fitter", "Goods checker", "Sound technician", "Civil engineer", "Garage foreman", "Radio mechanic", "Laboratory technician", "Electrical engineer", "Site foreman", "Motor mechanic". General terms such as "Machine operator", "Technician", "Laborer", "Engineer", "Fitter", "Foreman", "Checker", or "Mechanic" should not be used alone.
(iv) For civil servants and local government employees, the grade should be stated. For Army or Garda personnel, the rank should be stated.
(v) For teachers, the branch of teaching should be stated (e.g., "Primary teacher", "Vocational teacher", etc.)
(vi) For clergy and members of religious orders engaged in teaching or other service, a full description should be given, such as "Christian Brother, primary teacher", "Nun, general hospital nurse", etc.
(vii) For students or persons in school, state the type of school or institution (e.g. "Secondary", "Community", "Vocational", "University", etc.)
(ii) The number of paid employees should include full-time and part-time workers, as well as any occasional workers currently on the payroll. Do not include any employees of a sub-contractor who may be employed.
(a) For a person at work:
(ii) If self-employed, state the nature of the business carried on.
(iii) If a farmer or a farm worker, state also the area (in statute acres) of the land farmed (i.e. including land taken and excluding land let).
The nature of business carried on should be described fully indicating the type of goods made or dealt with, or type of service rendered; for example, use descriptions such as "Shirt factory worker", "Shoe manufacturer", "Cattle dealer", "Wholesale tea merchant", "Import agent (textiles)", etc.
Descriptions such as "Factory worker", "Manufacturer", "Dealer", "Merchant", "Agent", should not be used alone.
(i) For persons who work from a fixed centre or depot, give that address.
(ii) For persons who work mainly at home (e.g. farmer, shopkeeper living on premises, etc.) write "At home".
(iii) For persons with no fixed place of work (such as sales representatives, road workers and others who do not work at or from a fixed centre or depot), write "None".
(a) Qualifications: the qualification(s) held should be stated at (a). See examples below:
Certificate, diploma, associateship or degree awarded by an educational institution (e.g. university, National Council for Educational Awards, City and Guilds, Department of Education, etc.) following at least one year's full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) after the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent, Graduate or Corporate Membership of a professional institution.
Examples of entries at (a):
National Certificate (NCEA); City and Guilds Technician Certificate; National Diploma (NCEA); College Technician Diploma; A.R.C.Sc.1.; A.I.M.L.S.; Grad.1.E.E.; Grad.1.Mech.E.; B.Sc.; B.E.; M.E.; Ph.D.; B.A. (Mathematics); B. Soc. Sc.; M.B.; B.Ch.; B.A.O.; M. Econ. Sc.; M.I.E.I.; M.I.C.I.; M.R.I.C.; M.1.Mech.E.; A.1nst.P.; F.I.M.L.S.; M. I. Biol.
The main branch of science or technology in which the qualification(s) are held should be stated at (b): e.g., agriculture; horticulture; veterinary science; physics; medicine; dentistry; pharmacy; biochemistry; mathematical physics; architecture; mechanical engineering; applied biology; applied chemistry; electronics; sociology; economics, etc. B.A. (Mathematics); B. Soc. Sc.; M.B.; B.Ch.; B.A.O.; M. Econ. Sc.; M.I.E.I.; M.I.C.I.; M.R.I.C.; M.1.Mech.E.; A. 1nst. P.; F.I.M.L.S.; M. I. Biol.