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CENSUS OF POPULATION OF IRELAND, 1986

Census day - Sunday 13 April, 1986
Central Statistics Office
Strictly confidential

Form A: for official use only

A.
County or County Borough____
D.E.D or Ward___
Enumeration Area No.___
Townland___
Town___
Street, etc. number/name of house___

B.
Schedule No. ____

C.
[] 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 ____

D.
Form D Serial No. ____

E.
Number of persons in the household
Persons___

Males___
Females___

F.
Date of collection of form ___

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.

Q.1 Name and surname

Particulars in respect of 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 according as the household members consider appropriate.

Q.2 Sex

Please check the appropriate box:

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

Q.3 Relationship to the person listed on line 1 ___

Write as appropriate "Husband", "Wife", "Son", "Daughter", "Visitor", "Patient", "Employee", etc. Write "Visitor" for a son, daughter, etc who usually lives elsewhere.

Q.4 Date of birth

Use numbers: e.g., enter 14 February 1956 as 14/2/56

Day ___
Month ___
Year___

Q.5 Was the person ever married?

[Marital status - for persons born on or before 13 April, 1971]

Please check the appropriate box:

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Q.6 What is the marital status of persons who were ever married?

[If answered "Yes" to Q.5]

Indicate the present actual marital status irrespective of the legal status.

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

Q.7 Place of birth ___

If born in Ireland, state the county. If born elsewhere, state the country

Q.8 Ability to speak the Irish language ___

Write "Irish Only", "Irish and English", "Read but cannot speak Irish", or leave blank as appropriate.

Q.9 Usual residence now ___

If the person usually lives at this address, write "Here". If not, write the usual address in full. For homeless persons, write "No head abode".

Q.10 Usual residence one year ago ___

If the person's usual address one year ago was the same as that given at Q.9, write "Same". If not, write in full the usual address, at that time. For children now under one year old, write "Under 1". If the person lived outside Ireland (Republic) for a period of one year or more, please indicate

Q.11 (a) The year of taking up residence in Ireland (Republic) ___

Q.12 (b) Country of last previous residence____

Q.13 Means of travel to work, school or college

Indicate the usual means of travel to work or school by inserting a check mark in the appropriate box. If the person works at home (e.g. farmer, shopkeeper living on the premises, etc.) please insert a check mark in box 11.

[] 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

Q.14 State to the nearest mile the distance travelled from residence to place of work, school or college_____

[Questions 15-22 relate to persons aged 15 years or over]

Q.15 Present status

Indicate by inserting a check mark in the appropriate box, the person's present principal status. Self-employed persons should insert check mark in box 1. Persons temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays, etc. should insert a check mark in box 1.

[] 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 ____)

Q.16 Occupation___

If at work, state here the usual principal occupation, giving a full description. In unemployed or retired, describe the principal occupation previously held. For students or persons at school, state the type (secondary, community, vocational, university, etc)

Q.17 Employment status

If at work, please check the appropriate box to indicate the person's present employment status. If unemployed or retired, indicate the person's previous employment status

[] 1 Self-employed, with paid employees
[] 2 Self-employed, without paid employees
[] 3 Employee
[] 4 Assisting relative (not receiving a fixed wage or salary)

Q.18 If an employer (i.e. box 1 of the previous question), please indicate the number of paid employees being employed at present. ______

Q.19 Employer and employer's business _____

For persons at work, if an employee, state the name of the employer (person, firm, company or public body) and nature of the business carried on by the employer. If self-employed, state the nature of the business carried on. A farmer or farm worker should also state the area of the land farmed. If unemployed, state the name and nature of the business of last employer.

Q.20 Address of place of work, school or college____

Give full and exact address [where the person] actually works or attends school or college. If working from a fixed centre or depot, give that address. If working at home (e.g. farmer, shopkeeper living on premises), write "At home". For persons with no fixed place of work (e.g. commercial traveler), write "None".

Q.21 State [the person's] age at which full-time education ceased____

Q.22 Scientific or technological qualifications

If the person has such qualifications, state at (a) the qualifications held and at (b) the main subject(s) in which it was held.

(a) ___
(b) ___

Part B - Household questions
The following questions (23-24) should be answered with respect to each private household. These questions need not be answered with respect to institutions.

Q.23 Rooms ___

State the number of rooms occupied by the household (including kitchen but excluding kitchenette, scullery, bathroom, toilet, consulting room, office, or shop).

Q.24 Motor cars ___

State how many motor cars are used exclusively by persons usually resident in the household (include company cars kept at home). If none, insert "None".

Explanatory notes

Question 1: Name and surname

(i) 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 or institution or who arrives on the morning of Monday 14 April, 1986 not having, been enumerated elsewhere.
(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".

Question 3: Relationship to the head of household

(i) Anyone in a private household whose usual residence is elsewhere should be described as "Visitor", whether related to the person listen on Line 1 or not.
(ii) For persons in hotels, hospitals or other institutions, write "Employee", "Guest", "Patient", "Inmate", etc. as appropriate.

Question 7: Place of birth

(i) Give the usual residence of [the child's] mother at time of birth, not the location of the hospital or nursing home where [the child was] born.
(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.

Question 8: Ability to speak the Irish language

This question should be answered for persons aged three years or over. Leave blank for children under three years of age.

(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.

Questions 9 and 10: Usual residence now; usual residence one year ago

(i) If an address in any part of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) is being given, make sure that the county of residence is stated. In addition, if the address is in a town, the name of the town should be given. If it is in a rural area, the townland name should be given. In every case, the full address should be given.
(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".

Questions 11 and 12: Previous residence in another country

(i) These questions should be answered for all persons who are now usually resident in Ireland (Republic) and who previously lived elsewhere for a continuous period of 12 months or more; or who were brought to live here before their first birthday.
(ii) On Question 12, please distinguish Northern Ireland separately.

Question 13: Means of travel to work, school or college

This question and Question 14 should be answered with respect to any person who is at work or who is attending school, university, etc. full-time. Leave blank for other persons (e.g. those engaged in home duties, retired persons, or children not yet in school, etc.). The particulars given should relate to the outward journey.

(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".

Question 14: Distance traveled to work, school or college

(i) State to the nearest mile the total distance travelled from residence to place of work, school or college.
(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".

[Questions 15-22 relate to persons aged 15 years or over]

Question 15: Present status

(i) Self-employed persons should insert [a check mark in] Box 1.
(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.

Question 16: Occupation

(i) If working, state the usual principal occupation (i.e., the one by which living is mainly earned).
(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.)

Question 18: Paid employees

(i) This question does not apply to unemployed or retired persons who were formerly employers.
(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.

Question 19: Employer and employer's business

This question should be answered in respect of each person aged 15 years or over who is at work or unemployed.

(a) For a person at work:
(i) If an employee, state the name of the employer (whether person, firm, company or public body) and the nature of the business carried on by the employer.
(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).
(b) For an unemployed person, state the name and nature of business of the last employer.
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.

Question 20: Address of place of work, school or college

This question should be answered in respect of each person aged 15 years and over who is at work, at school or at college. Give full and exact address [where the person is] actually working or attending school or college. The address [where the person is] working is required, not the headquarters or head office of the employer, if this is different.

(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".

Question 21: Age at which full-time education ceased

This question should be completed for each person aged 15 years or over who is no longer receiving full-time education. No entry should be made in respect of part-time education received. Do not complete for persons still receiving full-time education.

Question 22: Scientific or technological qualifications

This question should be answered for persons who hold one or more qualifications of the type listed below in a branch of science or technology, including natural sciences, engineering, medical sciences, agricultural sciences and social sciences, but excluding commerce, geography, domestic science and nursing.

(a) Qualifications: the qualification(s) held should be stated at (a). See examples below:
Qualifications
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.
(b) Main branch:
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.