Census of Population of Ireland, 1991
Number of persons in the household
Include every person, whether a family member, visitor, patient, employee, or other person, who passes the night of Sunday 21 April, 1991 in the household, institution or vessel or who arrives on the morning of Monday 22 April, 1991 not having been enumerated elsewhere.
Persons normally resident in the household, institution or vessel but absent on the night of Sunday 21 April, 1991 should not be included.
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.
 1 Male
 2 Female
 1 Yes
 2 No
 1 Widowed
 2 Widowhood
 3 Dissolution of previous marriage (annulment or divorce)
 4 Married
Married but separated:
 5 Deserted
 6 Marriage annulled
 7 Legally separated
 8 Other separated
 9 Divorced in another country
Q.13 (b) Country of previous residence___
 1 On foot
 2 Bicycle
 3 School bus
 4 Other bus
 5 Train
 6 Motor cycle
 7 Motor car (driver)
 8 Motor car (passenger)
 9 Lorry, van
 10 Other means
 11 None
 1 No formal education
 2 Primary education
 3 Lower secondary (intermediate certificate, group certificate, "O" levels)
 4 Technical or vocational
 5 Leaving certificate
 6 Both technical/vocational course and leaving certificate
 7 Sub-degree qualification
 8 Primary university degree
 9 Professional qualification (of degree status at least)
 10 Both a degree and a professional qualification
 11 Post-graduate degree
 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)
 1 Yes, principal activity
 2 Yes, part-time/subsidiary activity
 3 No
[Questions 25-33 should be answered with respect to each private household. These questions need not be answered with respect to institutions or private households living in caravans or other mobile dwellings.]
 1 Rented from local authority (corporation, county or urban district council)
 2 Rented unfurnished, other than from local authority
 3 Rented furnished or part furnished
 4 Being acquired from local authority under a purchase or vested cottage scheme
 5 Owner occupied where loan or mortgage repayments are being made
 6 Owner occupied where no loan or mortgage repayments are being made
 7 Occupied free of rent (caretaker, company official, etc.)
 1 Week
 2 Two weeks
 3 Four weeks
 4 Month
 5 Two months
 6 Three months
 7 Six months
 8 Year
 1 Before 1919
 2 Between 1919 and 1940 inclusive
 3 Between 1941 and 1960 inclusive
 4 Between 1961 and 1970 inclusive
 5 Between 1971 and 1980 inclusive
 6 Between 1981 and 1985 inclusive
 7 1986 or later
Piped water supply:
 1 Connected to public main
 2 Connected to a group water scheme with a local authority source of supply
 3 Connected to a group water scheme with a private source of supply (e.g., borehole, lake, etc.)
 4 Connected to other private source (e.g., well, lake, rain-water tank, etc.)
 5 No piped water supply
Is there a water tap inside the building?
 2 No
 1 Yes
 2 No
 1 Flush toilet connected to public sewer
 2 Flush toilet connected to septic tank
 3 Chemical closet
 4 Dry closet
 5 No toilet or closet
Is the toilet or closet inside the building?
 2 No
 2 No
Principal method of heating:
 1 Open fire only
 2 Open fire with water heating back boiler
 3 Open fire with back boiler central heating
Closed solid fuel appliances:
 4 Room heating only
 5 Room and water heating
 6 Central heating
 7 Electric central heating
 8 Oil fired central heating
 9 Gas fired central heating
 10 Dual system central heating
 11 Portable heaters
 12 Other
Principal type of fuel:
 1 Smokeless fuel (e.g., briquettes, anthracite/extracite)
 2 House (bituminous) coal
 3 Other solid fuel (e.g. turf, wood)
 4 Electricity
 5 Oil, including kerosene
 6 Natural gas
 7 Bottled gas, including bulk LPG
 8 Other
I declare that this return is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
 1 Conventional house, containing one dwelling
 2 One dwelling building, partly non-residential
 3 Multi-dwelling building
 4 Caravan or other type of temporary dwelling
 5 Hospital, county home or geriatric centre
 6 Religious institution
 7 Boarding school
 8 Other residential institution: e.g., nurses' home, students' hostel
 9 Hotel, guesthouse, boarding house
 0 All other types of institutions and non-private households
I hereby certify that this return is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
(ii) Persons normally resident in the household or institution but absent on the night of Sunday 21 April, 1991 should not be included.
(iii) Babies born after midnight on 21 April, 1991 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 [the child was] 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.
(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.
(vi) For persons with no settled address, write "None".
(ii) At question 13, 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) 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 daily from a fixed centre or depot, such as certain transport workers, indicate the means of transport to this centre or depot.
(vi) For school children, etc., resident in schools and colleges, indicate "None".
(ii) 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".
(i) Box 2 should be selected for a person who has attended some form of specialized education. Schooling for handicapped children should be taken as having the equivalent to Primary.
(ii) Box 2 should be selected for a person who has attended Primary level only. Moreover, without sitting for the Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate or '0', box 2 should be selected for a person who attended a second level school but dropped out Levels.
(iii) A person who sat for the Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate results achieved or '0' (but no higher level) should select box 3 irrespective of the Levels.
(iv) Completing an apprenticeship should be regarded as equivalent to completing a technical or vocational education at the second level, and box 4 should be selected. However, if the apprenticeship was completed in addition to the Leaving Certificate, then Box 6 should be selected.
(v) A person who sat for the Leaving Certificate (but who completed no further course) should select box 5 irrespective of the results achieved.
(vi) A person who attempted a third level course but did not obtain the certificate, diploma or degree in question should select the appropriate box for the upper secondary level.
(vii) A sub-degree qualification at the third level (i.e., box 7) should be selected for a person who obtained a certificate/diploma (not equivalent to a university degree) from a course for which the entry requirement was the completion of the upper secondary level to a certain minimum standard.
(viii) A post-graduate degree refers to a degree at the masters or higher level. A person with a post-graduate diploma such as the higher diploma in education (but without a masters or higher-level degree) should select box 8 for Census purposes.
(a) Qualifications: the qualification(s) held should be stated at (a). See examples below:
Examples of entry at (a):
National Certificate (NCEA); City and Guilds Technician Certificate; National Diploma (NCEA); College Technician Diploma; A. R. C. Sc. I.; A. I. M. L. S.; Grad. I. E. E.; Grade 1 Mech. E.; B. Sc.; B. E. ; M. E.; Ph.D.; B.A. (Mathematics); B. Soc. Sc.; M.S.; B.Ch.; B.A. 0.; M. Econ. Sc.; M.I.E.I.; M.I.C.I.; M.R.I.C.; M.I. Mech. E.; A. Inst. 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), i.e. Agriculture; Horticulture; Veterinary Science; Physics; Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy; Biochemistry; Mathematical Physics; Architecture; Mechanical Engineering; Applied Biology; Applied Chemistry; Electronics; Geography; Sociology; Economics; etc.
(ii) Persons temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays, etc. should insert a check mark in box 1.
(iii) Apprentices who are in employment and who also attend technical schools or colleges of technology should insert a check mark in box 1.
(iv) Full-time students who are in part-time employment should insert a check mark 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", "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: i.e., "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.
(a) For a person at work:
by the employer.
(ii) If self-employed, state the nature of the business carried on.
(i) For persons who work from a fixed centre or depot, give that address.
(ii) For persons who work mainly at home (i.e. 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".
(i) Box 1 should be chosen in all cases where the person's present status (Q.19) is "At work" and the principal occupation (Q.20) is "Farmer".
(ii) Box 2 should be chosen in all other cases, where the person is engaged in farming on [his/her] own account. It should include cases where farming is undertaken as a subsidiary occupation or part-time activity, even when the person's present status (Q.19) is other than "At work" (i.e. "Retired", "Home duties", etc.)
(iii) A person not engaged in farm work on [his/her] own-account should choose box 3. In particular, a person engaged in farming but only on behalf of others (i.e. working solely as an employee or assisting a relative), should choose this box.