Secretary of Industry and Commerce
General Department of Statistics
8th General Census of Population
8 June 1960
Federal Entity ___
Name of the locality, population center or colony ___
Official category of the locality, population center, or colony ___
Center number ___ Section Number ___ Block number ___
Address of the census taker ___
Name of the block leader ___
Name of the section leader ___
[The questionnaire has 18 rows for data on 18 persons.]
Number of the house or home
List each and every one of the persons who live or regularly reside in the house or home.
Always start with the name of the head of household.
Be careful to include all of the persons who live in the house or home, those present and those who are not present at the time.
All children should be included, whatever their ages.
Do not forget the newborns.
5. The name of the head of household should be identified with an (X)
11. Place of birth
If the person was born in the United States of Mexico, write in which state. For example: Coahuila, Quintana Roo, Federal District, etc.
If the person was born in another country, write the name of the country. For example: France, Spain, United States, etc.
 16. Spanish or Castilian
17. Language or indigenous dialect that the person speaks as a native tongue. Examples: Nahuatl, Otomi, Zapotec, etc. If the person is or was a foreigner write down his/her native tongue, this is, the language he/she spoke during his/her childhood at home. Examples: English, French, Chinese, etc.
21. Years of education completed and passed higher than elementary education (add up all years of education except elementary education)
22. Type and grade of education that he/she is receiving at the time of the census.
Examples: Sixth grade elementary, 1st grade secondary, 1st grade preparatory, 2nd grade pre-vocational, 1st grade vocational, 2nd grade civil engineering. 3rd grade law, 1st grade business, 4th grade medicine, mechanics via correspondence school, etc.
 30. Housework in her own home is her only activity (do not include the household servants).
 31. Own account land owner [Ejidatario]
 32. Rural laborer
33. Write the principal occupation of the person. For example: farmer, cowboy, carpenter, well digger, retail worker, driver, professor, doctor, typist, etc.
45. Do you eat one or more of these foods? Meat, eggs, milk, fish. Write yes or no.
52. Is there piped water outside the dwelling, but inside the building? Yes or no
53. No water service
55. Does the dwelling have running water in the bathroom? Yes or no
[Avenue Hidalgo; 15; 8; a head of household, his wife, two sons and one daughter; all of the spaces have been filled by hand]
Mister Census Taker: Read the instructions carefully and the instructions in the special pamphlet. Ask the questions clearly to the person answering the census and write the answers correctly. The success of the General Population Census depends on this.
Column 4: Be careful to list all of the members of the family, including newborns, commonly called 'cradled'
Columns 9 and 10: Insist that the person answering the census provide the correct age of all the persons, writing the age for persons over one year. In column 10, for persons less than one year old, write the months completed. For those under one month old, write 0 in the column 10.
Columns 12 and 13: If the person is not a native of this place or of a place within the same state, ask how long he/she has lived here, and write this number in column 12. Pay attention that column 13 is for the persons who are not native of this state. In column 13, write the name of the state where the person lived before living here. If the person lived in a foreign country before living here, write the name of the foreign country in column 13. In the case of persons who lived in another country temporarily for a period of less than six months, do not count the country where he/she lived, but count the state of the Republic where he/she lived before the temporary stay in another country, when it is not the same one where he/she lives now.
Column 20: Pay attention that in this column you should note the number of years passed only in elementary school and this can only be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 years, whether in official [public] or private schools.
Column 21: When the person has additional years of education completed and passed any type of education higher than elementary education, in this column you should write the total number of years completed and passed, without including the elementary years.
Column 22: This column will only be used for persons who are currently enrolled in any school at the time of the census. Write the type of education and the year. For example: third grade elementary, 1st grade secondary, 2nd grade preparatory, 5th grade medicine, etc.
Columns 31 and 32: if the person has access to an ejido (common lands) and works on the ejido to earn most or all of his/her income, make an X in column 31, and also make an X in column 37. When the person works as a laborer or day-laborer for pay on an agricultural or cattle farm, aviary production or forestry, you should make an X in column 32 and in column 34.
Column 33: You should be very careful in completing column 33. To complete the column, you should as the person for his/her principal occupation, which is the job he/she has and from which he/she derives most or all of his/her income, or the principal occupation that he/she had the last time he/she was employed. This principal occupation will be written clearly, not writing general or vague names, but specific occupations such as: carpenter, civil engineer, typist, etc.
Columns 34, 35, 36, 37, and 38: If the person is a laborer, for example, cowboy, mechanic, driver, etc, you should make an X in column 34. If the person is an employee, for example, a typist, retail worker, archivist, etc., you should make an X in column 35. If the person is the owner of a store, factory, farm, etc, which means that he/she employees workers, laborers, or both, this means that he/she is the employer and you should make an X in column 36. When the person does not employee any workers, nor work for someone else, he/she is a self-employed or 'own worker' and you should make an X in the column 37. For example, land owner (ejido), traveling salesperson, shoe repair worker, etc. In column 38, only make an X when the person provides work or services without payment, which means that he/she does not receive any pay, salary, etc. for helping the head of household in the business or work that he/she does. For example, the child of the owner of an ejido that helps his father with the work in the business.
Column 39: This column is closely related to column 33, which means that the notes in column 39 refer to the type of business or activity in which the person works, and should refer to the occupation that he/she has. For example, if you have written 'farmer' in column 33, in column 33 you should write, for agricultural farm.
Column 41: Write only the amount that the person received in the past month (May 1960) as payment for his/her work, occupation, or profession. If, for example, he/she is a doctor, write the amount received as payments; if he/she is a laborer, write the amount received as salaries for the month, for an employee, write the amount of salaries, etc. In the case of various incomes, you should write the total of all income.
Column 43: If there is an X in column 42 because the person is unemployed, you should ask two things: first if he/she has had previous work, and second, if he/she is looking for paid employment. If he/she has never had work and is looking for the first time, write 1 in column 43. If he/she has never worked before, write 2 in column 43.
Column 45: You should ask about eating habits, if he/she eats one or any of several foods as a daily habit: meat of any type, eggs, milk, or fish. If one or any of these foods are part of the diet, write 'yes,' if not, write 'no.'
Column 46: If the person does not wear shoes, write 0 in this column. If he/she wears huaraches or sandals, write 1, and 2 if he/she wears shoes.
Column 47: If the family that lives in the dwelling is the homeowner, make an X. If not, leave the column blank.
In addition to these instructions, the census taker should read the instructions in the pamphlet that is with this form.