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State of Israel
Central Bureau of Statistics
Census of Population and Housing 1983

The legal basis for conducting the census
[Description of legal bases; omitted]

Who should be included in this questionnaire?
[Instructions with examples; omitted]

How to fill out the questionnaire?
[Instructions with examples; omitted]

Part A: Questions for all individuals
[Questions 1-10 were asked of all individuals]

____ Family name
____ First name
____ Father's name

1. Relation to family head:

[] 1 Family head
[] 2 Wife/husband of family head
[] 3 Son/daughter
[] 4 Son-in-law/daughter-in-law of family head or of his/her wife/husband
[] 5 Grandson/granddaughter of family head or of his/her wife/husband
[] 6 Parent of family head or of his/her wife/husband
[] 7 Other relative of family head or of his/her wife/husband [specify:] ____
[] 8 No relation

2. Do you have an additional non-military address where you slept most of the nights in the past month -- for study or for work purpose?

[] 1 No
[] 2 Yes: Circle and write down the additional address:
____ Street
____ No. of house
____ Locality

3. Year of birth: _ _ _ _

4. Month of birth:

[] 1 January through May
[] 2 June through December

5. Sex:

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

6. Family Status:

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

7. Are you:

[] 1 Jewish
[] 2 Moslem
[] 3 Greek Orthodox
[] 4 Greek Catholic
[] 5 Latin (Catholic)
[] 6 Other Christian: ____
[] 7 Druze
[] 8 Other: ____

8. Country of birth (according to present boundaries):

[] 1 Israel: Circle and skip to 10
[] 2 Abroad: Circle and write name of country: ____

9. Year of immigration: 19_ _

For persons born abroad.

[Respond and] Go to next person.
[Skip question 10]

10. Father's country of birth (according to present boundaries):

For persons born in Israel.

[] 1 Israel
[] 2 Abroad: Circle and write name of country: ____

Part B: Questions of household members aged 15 years or older

[Questions 1-28 were asked of household members aged 15 years or older]

Place of residence
[Questions 1-2]

1. In what year did you begin living in this locality?

[] 00 Has lived since birth in this locality.
[] If not since birth, enter year moved into locality 19_ _

2. What was your permanent address 5 years ago, i.e. in June 1978?

[] 1 Same address as today
[] 2 Abroad
[] 3 Other address in Israel (in the same or in another locality): circle and write down address:
____ Locality
____ Street/Neighborhood
____ No. of house

Marriage and births
[Questions 3-7]

3. Did you ever marry?

[] 1 No: Circle and skip to 8
[] 2 Yes, once: Circle and skip to 4
[] 3 Yes, more than once: Circle and skip to 5

4. In what year did you get married? 19_ _

For those who married only once.
Enter the year and skip to 7.

For those who married more than once:
[Questions 5 and 6 asked only of persons married more than once.]

5. What was the year of your last marriage? 19_ _

6. What was the year of your first marriage? 19_ _

7. How many children have you had?

For every woman who is married, divorced or widowed (all men and unmarried women, skip to 8)

All children who were born alive should be included, even if they are no longer living.

[] 00 Had no children
[] Number of children born _ _

Education
[Question 8-12]

8. Did you attend school in the past, or are you attending now?

"School" also includes: evening school, Yeshiva, University, etc.
"School" does not include: Kindergarten; a course which lasts less than a year; correspondence courses, language courses, etc.

[] 1 Did not attend school at all: circle and skip to 13
[] 2 Attended school in the past and does not attend school now
[] 3 Attend school now

[Questions 9-12 are asked only of persons age 15+ who ever attended school, per question 8]

9. How many years of schooling have you had? _ _

[Specify] number of years you studied.
If you are studying now -- include current year.
Do not include: a year of studies which you did not complete in the past or courses lasting less than a year.

10. What type of school did you last attend, or are you now attending?

Circle and skip to 12 [all choices, except for choice 4]

[] 1 Elementary school/Cheder/Kutab
[] 2 Junior high school (between elementary school and high school)
[] 3 Yehiva (not including Yeshiva (high school))
[] 4 Vocational or agricultural high school (including Yehiva, high school -- vocational trend in comprehensive school, industrial school or school for apprentices) -- Circle and go to 11
[] 5 Academic high school (including academic yeshiva, high school or studies in comprehensive high school)
[] 6 Post-secondary teacher-training college and kindergarten teacher-training college
[] 7 Other post-secondary school (for registered nurses, for practical engineers, for other technicians, etc.)
[] 8 University, Technion
[] 9 Other school: ____

11. What was your major field of study at the vocational or agricultural school which you attended, or which you now attend?

[Question 11 is asked only of persons age 15+ who last attended vocational or agricultural high school, per question 10]

[] 1 Agriculture
[] 2 Electricity
[] 3 Electronics
[] 4 Metalworking, mechanics
[] 5 Motor mechanics
[] 6 Clerical, secretarial, book-keeping
[] 7 Sewing, fashion
[] 8 Hotel trades, home economics, nursing
[] 9 Other: ____

12. What is the highest certificate (degree) you received in your studies?

If you received both an academic degree and an academic certificate, circle the academic degree and not the certificate.

[] 1 Certificate of graduation from primary school or junior high school (between primary and high school)
[] 2 Certificate of graduation from high school (other than matriculation)
[] 3 Matriculation (or other certificate entitling the holder to continue to a university)
[] 4 Non-academic certificate of graduation from a post-secondary school (such as: teaching certificate, practical engineering certificate, etc.)
[] 5 First academic degree (e.g. B.A.)
[] 6 Higher academic degree (such as: M.A., Ph.D., MD)
[] 7 Other certificate: ____
[] 8 Did not receive any certificate

Languages spoken
[Question 13]

13. What language(s) do you speak daily?

Do not report a language you know, if you do not speak it daily

____ Principal or sole language
____ Second language (if any)

[Work]
[Questions 14-23]

14. Did you work at least one hour last week (the week which ended last Saturday)?

Include any full or part-time work for wages, profit or other remuneration and work without pay of a family member in a family business or farm.
A housewife or somebody who worked as a volunteer should circle category 4.

[] 1 Served in the professional army: Circle and skip to 24
[] 2 Was in compulsory army service (not including army reserves): Circle and skip to 17
[] 3 Worked: Circle and skip to 17
[] 4 Did not work and was neither in professional army, nor in compulsory army service: Circle and go to 15.

[Questions 15-16 were asked of persons age 15+ who did not work or serve last week, per question 14]

15. Did you actively look for work last week?

For example, applied to a labor exchange, enquired at various places of work, attempted to set up a business, etc.

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

16. Do you have a job, a business or farm from which you were absent all last week?

(Because of illness, vacation, army reserve duty or other reason)

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

[Questions 17-23 were asked of persons age 15+ who did not serve in professional army last week, per question 14]

17. How many weeks did you work in Israel in all your places of employment during the last 12 months (not including professional or compulsory army service)?

A work week is a week during which you worked even one day, or during which you worked part-time. Include also those weeks during which you were absent with pay because of vacation, sick leave, maternity leave and army reserve duty.

[] 00 Did not work at all in Israel during the previous 12 months: Circle and skip to 24
[] 52 Worked in Israel during all of the past 12 months
[] If worked in Israel less than all of the past 12 months, report number of weeks worked in Israel _ _

[Questions 18-23 were asked of persons age 15+ who did not serve in professional army last week, per question 14, but worked in Israel during the previous 12 months, per question 17]

18. During the weeks you worked in Israel in the past 12 months, how many hours per week did you generally work (in all places of work)? _ _

[Specify] number of hours worked per week

19. Place of work:

If you worked last week -- describe your main work (where you worked most hours of the week)

If you did not work last week but you did work during the past 12 months -- describe your last work.
A. Name of work place (Establishment, business, institution or employer): ____
Examples: "Kor-Oz" factory, "Ha-Shalom" Falafel Stand, seamstress working at home, Tel Aviv Municipality
B. Address of work place:
____ Locality
____ Street
____ House number (or nearby landmark)
C. Describe the main activity of your work place (a description of the activity, products or services): ____
Examples: Manufacture of electrical products, primary school, wholesale trade in building materials.
D. Department or division (if any) in which you work: ____
Examples: Refrigerator, division, family health clinic, water dept.

20. What was your main occupation at your place of work?

A. Describe your work: ____
Do not give a general description such as: laborer, clerk, doctor.
Write: laborer in cosmetics production, personnel clerk, eye doctor, bus driver.
B. Title (if any) of position: ____
Examples: chief engineer, director of finance division, shift foreman, deputy manager.

21. What is your employment status at this work place?

[] 1 Salaried or wage-earning employee
[] 2 Self-employed, employing no workers
[] 3 Self-employed, employing 1-2 workers
[] 4 Self-employed, employing 3 or more workers
[] 5 Member of cooperative
[] 6 Member of Kibbutz (not a wage worker or salaried employee)
[] 7 Family member working without pay in family business or farm

22. How did you get to your place of work most days last week (or during last week in which you worked)?

[] 0 Worked at home: Circle and skip to 24
[] 1 Walked, rode bicycle
[] 2 Bus -- without transferring
[] 3 Bus -- transferring at least once
[] 4 Sherut taxi
[] 5 Transportation organized by place of work
[] 6 Private or commercial car up to 1 ton -- as driver
[] 7 Private or commercial car up to 1 ton -- as passenger
[] 8 Motorcycle, motor scooter, motorbike, moped
[] 9 Other vehicle ____

23. What time did you usually leave home to get to your place of work last week (or during the last week you worked)?

[Question 23 was asked of persons age 15+ who did not serve in professional army last week, per question 14, but worked in Israel during the previous 12 months, per question 17, and did the work outside of their home, per question 22]

Report hour and minutes: ____
Circle:

[] 1 AM
[] 2 PM

Work five years ago
[Questions 24-26]

24. Did you work in Israel or abroad 5 years ago, i.e. in June 1978?

[] 1 Was in obligatory army service or in professional army: Circle and skip to 27
[] 2 Worked in Israel at the same place of work where works today: Circle and skip to 26
[] 3 Worked in Israel at another place of work: Circle and skip to 25
[] 4 Worked in Israel 5 years ago but does not work today: Circle and go to 25
[] 5 Worked abroad: Circle and skip to 26
[] 6 Did not work: circle and skip to 27

25. Where did you work 5 years ago?

[Question 25 was asked of persons age 15+ who worked in Israel at another place of work then the current one or worked in Israel 5 years ago but does not currently work, per question 24]

A. Name of work place (enterprise, establishment, institution or employer): ____
Examples: "Bigdi" factory, Dr. Tal"s dental clinic, "Hadar" Hotel
B. Describe the main activity of your work place: ____
Examples: manufacture of women's clothes, sale of groceries, dental care
C. Department or division (if any) in which you worked: ____
Examples: weaving division, customs department, welfare bureau

26. What was your main occupation at your place of work 5 years ago? ____

[Question 26 was asked of persons age 15+ who worked 5 years ago anywhere except being in obligatory army service or in professional army, per question 24]

Do not give a general description, such as: doctor, worker, clerk, driver.

Examples: Eye doctor, worker in cheese production, bus driver

Income
[Questions 27-28]

Income from salaried employment, from membership in a cooperative or as a soldier in the professional army:

27. What was your gross income (before deductions) from wages or salary, from all the work places in which you were employed in Israel, for each of the three months: April, March and February 1983.

Copy your gross salary from your pay slip.
Round off the amount to the nearest shekel.
If you had no income in a given month, write "0".
Indicate for each month whether the amount you reported is gross or net.

Gross income also includes:
Overtime pay, car allowance, refund of expenses, premiums, bonuses, 13th salary and back pay;
Payment for army reserve duty, sick leave, and maternity allowance;
Other additions to wages or salary.

If gross income is not known, report net income. Net income includes the take-home pay, plus amounts deducted for sick-fund dues, deposits in saving schemes, repayment of loans, etc.

A. April 1983 _ _ _ _ _ _
Is the amount you reported gross or net?

[] 1 Gross
[] 2 Net
B. March 1983 _ _ _ _ _ _
Is the amount you reported gross or net?

[] 1 Gross
[] 2 Net
C. February 1983 _ _ _ _ _ _
Is the amount you reported gross or net?

[] 1 Gross
[] 2 Net

Income from self-employed work or from a business partnership:

28. What was your annual gross income from self-employed work or the net profit from your business or farm in the fiscal year 1981/82?

Report income from self-employment even if you only had such an income during part of the year.
A partner in a business should include only his share of the income.
Include in reported income withdrawals from the business for private purposes and personal taxes such as Income Tax and National Insurance payments. Include also payments received from army reserve duty, sick leave and maternity allowance.
Round off the amount to the nearest shekel.
If there was no such income, write "0".

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Gross income in the fiscal year 1981/82.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ If you do not know your gross income for the fiscal year 1981/82, report gross income in the fiscal year 1980/81.

Part C: Questions for the family
[Questions 1-14]

Housing
[Questions 1-11]

1. In how many rooms does your family live? ____

[Specify] number of rooms.
Report half-rooms also (e.g. 2.5 rooms).
Do not include: kitchen, bathrooms or rooms which are used only for business purposes.

2. In what year did the head of the family move into this apartment?

[] 00. Lived since birth in this apartment
[] If he did not live since birth in this apartment, report the year he moved into apartment: 19_ _

3. When was this apartment build? (not including additions, enclosing terraces, etc.)

[] 1 1981-1985
[] 2 1975-1980
[] 3 1966-1974
[] 4 1955-1965
[] 5 1948-1954
[] 6 1947 or earlier

4. How is the apartment heated in winter?

[] 1 Central or apartment heating (with fixed system of pipes and radiators)
[] 2 Immovable stove using kerosene, solar oil or gas (installation with chimney and without radiator)
[] 3 Reverse cycle, air conditioner
[] 4 Electric storage heater ("oger hom" )
[] 5 Movable stove or radiator (kerosene, gas or electricity)
[] 6 Other arrangement for heating apartment: ____
[] 7 No arrangement for heating apartment: circle and skip to 6

5. What is the main fuel used to heat the apartment in winter?

[Question 5 was asked in case of a heated apartment, per question 4]

[] 1 Electricity
[] 2 Kerosene/paraffin
[] 3 Solar oil
[] 4 Gas
[] 5 Other: ____

6. Does this apartment have a bath or a shower?

[] 1 It has a bath (with or without shower).
[] 2 It only has a shower.
[] 3 It has neither a bath nor a shower. Circle and skip to 8.

7. How is the water for the bath or shower heated?

[Question 7 was asked in case of an apartment that has a bath or a shower, per question 6]

[] 1 Solar water heater
[] 2 Electric boiler (without solar heater)
[] 3 Central or apartment heating
[] 4 Gas
[] 5 Kerosene/paraffin
[] 6 By means of another arrangement for heating the apartment [specify:] ____
[] 7 No arrangement for heating water

8. Are there one or more bathrooms in this apartment?

[] 1 One bathroom
[] 2 More than one bathroom
[] 3 No bathroom

9. Does this apartment have the following items? Circle for each item:

Telephone:
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Baking oven (electric and/or gas):
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Electric mixer:
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Dishwasher:
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Vacuum cleaner:
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Black and white television set:
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Color television set:
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

10. Do you own this apartment, or do you rent it?

[] 1 The apartment is owned by the family. Circle and skip to 12.
[] 2 The apartment is rented, with right to receive key money. Circle and continue to 11.
[] 3 The apartment is rented without right to receive key money. Circle and continue to 11.
[] 4 The apartment is neither owned by the family, nor rented: Specify: ____
Circle and skip to 12.

11. From whom did you rent the apartment?

For those living in a rented apartment.

[] 1 From a company, such as: Amidar, Amigur, Prazot, Halamish, Shishmona, Rasco, or a private building company.
[] 2 From a private landlord
[] 3 Other: ____

Automobile
[Questions 12-13]

12. Do the family members who live in this apartment have the use of an automobile? (Private or commercial vehicle up to 1 ton load capacity)

[] 1 No. Circle and skip to 14
[] 2 One automobile
[] 3 More than one automobiles

13. Who owns the automobile (automobiles) used by the family members who live in this apartment?

[Question 13 was asked of families with members who live in this apartment and have a use of an automobile, per question 12]

[] 1 Owned by the family
[] 2 Owned by the employer or by the company
[] 3 One of the automobiles is owned by the family and another is owned by the employer or by the company.
[] 4 Other: ____

Income from sources other than work
[Questions 14]

14. What was the income of family members in April 1983 from the following sources?

Report income from each of the sources listed below.
[All numbers are given in shekels]
Round off the amount to the nearest shekel.
If there is no income from a given source, write "0".

A. Children's allowance from the National Insurance Institute: ____
B. Old age pension from the National Insurance Institute: ____
C. Income from pension from a place of work in Israel or from a pension fund (Kupat Tagmulim): ____
D. Income from pension or reparations from abroad: ____
E. Other income received in April, 1983, from sources other than work, which was not included above (Such as: other income from the National Insurance Institute, income from Government sources or public institutions, income of a soldier in regular army service, income from property): ____