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The Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics
13th General Population Census
31st of May 1960

Municipality: ____
Province: ____
Number of territorial sub-division of municipality: ____
Number of enumeration register: ____
Number of questionnaire: ____

Questionnaire A for a household

This questionnaire contains:

Questionnaire B1 for men having an occupation
Questionnaire B2 for women having an occupation

A Questionnaire A must be filled out for one-person households as well as for multi-person households.

The head of the household is responsible for:

The questions on the inside pages of this questionnaire being answered for each member of the household; a questionnaire B being filled out for each member of the household having an occupation; a questionnaire C being filled out for each person staying with the household at the moment of the Census, but not belonging to the resident population of the municipality.

The questions A up to and including H are filled out by the enumerator.

A. Address: ________

Telephone:
[] No
[] Yes, number: ____

B. The housing unit is:

[] a. A conventional dwelling, without business premises
[] b. A conventional dwelling, with business premises
[] c. A farm or a market gardener's house
[] d. A temporary dwelling of the municipality or the State
[] e. A houseboat
[] f. Another housing unit: ____
(Write e.g.: condemned dwelling, summer house, hotel, boarding-house, office, improvised housing unit or the like.)

C. The conventional dwelling meant under a. of question B forms part of a block of at least 4 dwellings intended for the housing of aged people, working single women or the like:

[] No
[] Yes, intended for: ____

D. The housing unit was built:

[] a. Before 1946
[] b. In the period 1946-1956
[] c. In 1957 or later

E. The housing unit is a so called "conventional dwelling without a private entrance" (yes or no) ____

See instruction for the enumerator.

F. The household:

Remark: A lodger should be regarded as a sub-tenant.

[] a. Lives alone in the housing unit;
[] b. Is main-tenant of the housing unit;
[] c. Is sub-tenant owing to the housing-shortage;
[] d. Is sub-tenant for other reasons.

G(a). The household has at its disposal for housing purposes:

Include as room kitchens, alcoves, bedrooms, garrets and when living together with another household in one housing unit, rooms that are used in common.

Exclude as room bath rooms, auxiliary kitchens, verandahs, halls, attics and rooms used only for business purpose.

____ rooms (kitchen included)

G(b). Of these rooms, the number used in common with other households:

____ rooms (included kitchen used in common)

H. The head (or a member) of the household:

[] a. Is owner of the housing unit
[] b. Has rented the housing unit or a part thereof from the owner or lives in an official residence or in a charity-dwelling
[] c. Has rented one or more rooms from the main-tenant, who is not at the same time owner of the housing unit

[p. 2]

Answer the following questions for all members of the household.

Consider as a household each person living alone and each group of persons living together and sharing their meals (over having a common budget).

Exclude from the household persons who are only temporarily staying with the household.

Include members of the household who are at the moment of the enumeration only temporarily absent (e.g. on holiday, on a business trip, in hospital, for military service or the like).

Remark: Each person living alone should fill out the first column of a separate questionnaire A. This also applies for a lodger.
If the household consists of more than 6 persons, continue on the back page.

Fill out per column according to the situation as at 31st of May, at midnight.

Use a separate column for each of the other members of the household. Do not forget little children and members of the household temporarily absent.

[There is space for nine individual responses to the following questions, which are not shown here. The first space is marked for the head of the household. See the original document for details.]

1(a). Family name ____

Married, widowed and divorced women mention also maiden name

1(b). Christian names (initials) ____

2. Sex (man or woman) ____

3. Date and year of birth ____

4. Municipality and province of birth ____

If born outside the Netherlands, also state country to which place of birth belongs at the present time.

5. Relation to head of household ____

See separate explanation.

Write e.g.: wife, son, foster daughter, father, sister in law, granddaughter, maid-servant, housekeeper, aunt, friend, boarder or the like.

6. Marital status ____

Write: single, married, widowed, divorced or judicially separated

[Questions 7a-7c were asked only of persons who were married.]

7. For married persons only

a. Year of contracting existing marriage ____
b. First marriages (yes or no) ____
c. Number of live-born children from existing marriage ____
Include deceased children.

8. Nationality ____

If more than one nationality, give all nationalities concerned. If without nationality, write "stateless".

9. Religious denomination ____

See separate explanation.

For explanation and abbreviations to be used, see separate explanation.

10. Has lived in this municipality since: ____

See separate explanation.

Write year of (latest) taking up residence.

If having lived in municipality since birth, write year of birth.

11. Reason for being temporarily absent ____

For persons being temporarily absent from their municipality of residence on 31st of May at midnight, write e.g. on holiday, on business trip, in hospital, in compulsory military service or the like.

12. Is attending school (yes or no) ____
See separate explanation.

13. Has an occupation (yes or no) ____

See separate explanation.

Unemployed persons, persons on half-pay, working student, persons in compulsory military service for initial training, and workers in the family business should also answer this question with "yes."

For persons who answered question 13 with "yes" a separate Questionnaire B has to be filled out. The persons should not answer the following question. Questions 14 up to and including 17 to be answered exclusively for persons not having an occupation, i.e. for persons for whom question 13 has been answered with no.

14. Does he/she meet the necessaries of living fully or for the greater part with an income of his/her own? (yes or no) ____

Also persons with a pension, an annuity, a state-pension or the like should also write "yes."

15(a). Did h/she formerly have an occupation? (yes or no) ____

15(b). If yes, what sort of occupation was this? ____

16. Does he/she possess:

See separate explanation.

a. A secondary modern school leaving certificate? (yes or no) ____
b. A grammar school leaving certificate? (yes or no) ____
c. An elementary-school teacher's certificate or one of the secondary school teacher's certificates; if so, which one(s)? ____

17. If he/she studied at a University, School of advanced studies, Theological College or Senior Seminary:

See separate explanation.

a. Which university, etc. did he/she attend? ____
b. What studies did he/she undertake and what was the main subject? ____
c. Which is the most advanced examination passed? ____

[Page 3 skipped because it is just spaces for answers from household members 3 to 6 regarding the questions asked above.]

[p. 4]

Everybody is obliged to answer the questions put on the questionnaires of the 1960 population census.

Not meeting this obligation renders a person liable to detention for not more than 14 days or a fine not exceeding 100 guilders (article 20 of the law of April 15th, 1886).

The enumerators and those in charge of the statistical processing of the questionnaires are obliged to preserve the confidentiality of everything that comes to their knowledge in performing their task.

If you meet with difficulties when answering the questions, please ask the enumerator for assistance.

[Pages 5 through 8 show all the text and questions in their original language from Questionnaire A.]

[p. 9]

Questionnaire C for a person staying temporarily in the municipality

Municipality of enumeration: ________
Province: ________

Please fill out according to the situation as at 31st of May, 1960, at midnight.

1(a). Name and initials: ____

For married, widowed and divorced women, mention also maiden name.

1(b). Sex (man or woman) ____

1(c). Date and year of birth ____

1(d). Address where you are staying temporarily on 31st of may

If staying in a hotel, an institution or the like, mention also the name of the hotel, the institution etc.

Street and number of the house: ________

1(e). Address in the municipality of residence

Mention address and municipality where entered in the civil register.

If entered in the Central population records, please write C.B.R..

If residing abroad, please mention name of the country.

Municipality: ____
Province: ____
Street and number of the house: ________

1(f). Do you live alone at your residence-address, are you a lodger, or are you a member of a household (head, wife, child, relative, boarder or the like)?

Please mention which you are.

Schools attend and certificates held.
Mark (x) where applicable

2(a). Primary school (continued primary school and special schools included)

[] a. Attended

2(b). Other full-time schools (university education excluded)

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Type of school attended:
Mark (x) if you hold a certificate
____ 1.
[] Holds (leaving) certificate
____ 2.
[] Holds (leaving) certificate
____ 3.
[] Holds (leaving) certificate
____ 4.
[] Holds (leaving) certificate

3(a). If holding one or more secondary-school teacher's certificates, please state clearly which one(s) ____

E.g. English, mathematics, bookkeeping, designing, etc.

3(b). If holding other diplomas, e.g. diploma in accountancy, civil service examination schemes, shopkeeper's commercial diploma, apprenticeship schemes or the like, please state which one(s) ____

4(a). Did you study in the Netherlands or in another country at a university, a school of advanced studies, a theological college or a senior seminary? (yes or no) ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

4(b). If yes, which university, etc. did you attend? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

If two or more are involved, fill in the one longest attended.

4(c). What studies did you undertake and what was the main subject? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

4(d). Which is the most advanced examination passed? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

For persons without an occupation; for persons who are unemployed and for persons on half-pay

5(a). If without an occupation (and not unemployed or on half-pay).

1. Are you still attending day-school full-time? (yes or no) ____
2. Do you meet your living expenses fully or for the greater part with an income of your own? (yes or no) ____
For persons with a pension, an annuity, a state-pension or the like, write "Yes."
3. Did you formerly have an occupation and, if yes, what kind of occupation? ____

5(b). If unemployed or on half-pay

1.What kind of job are you looking for? ____
If looking for work via a labor exchange office, fill in the occupation for which you are enrolled at this office.
2. If not looking for a job, fill in the occupation you lastly performed ____
Remark: Unemployed and persons on half-pay who are assigned to works for complementary employment or are employed in another way, fill out the back of this questionnaire too.

[p. 10]

For wage-earners and salaried workers (incl. company directors, directors of co-operatives and the like) and for workers in a family business
Answer questions 6 up to and including 9 and, if applicable, also question 11. If in compulsory military service for initial training, answer question 6a only.

6(a). In what occupation are you employed? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Not to be answered with a general designation.

If in civil or military service besides occupation, give also rank.

If in compulsory military service for initial training, write "initial training" and rank.

6(b). Illustrate kind of occupation by a short description of the activities performed. ________

See separate explanatory leaflet.

6(c). Do you belong to the general management of the businesses or institution in which you are employed? (yes or no) ____

7(a). Where are you employed? ____

State name of the business or of the employer.

7(b). What kind of business, trade or institution is this? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Indicate clearly and completely. E.g. factory of woolen blankets, of steel frames, grocery, field crop farm, livestock farm, Government institution, provincial electricity works, municipal administration or the like.

7(c). In what department (branch) are you employed? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Fill in e.g.: spinning mill, assembly department; for a department store, e.g. photographic articles; for an office, e.g. bookkeeping department

7(d). Are you employed as wife or as an unmarried child in the family business? (yes or no) ____

8(a). How many hours a week are you engaged in the above-mentioned occupation?

Approximately ____ hours a week.

8(b). To which class do your wages or salary belong (gross amount without extra allowances or deductions)?

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Wife or unmarried children working in the family business need not answer this question.
Class A less than 72 glds. a week or less than 310 glds. a month;
Class B from 72 to 105 glds. a week or from 310 to 460 glds. a month;
Class C from 105 to 145 glds. a week or from 460 to 625 glds. a month;
Class D from 145 to 230 glds. a week or from 625 to 1000 glds. a month;
Class E 230 glds. or more a week or 1000 glds. or more a month.
____ in class

9(a). Do you have a fixed address where you are employed daily or arrive daily to start your work? (yes or no) ____

9(b). If yes, give the address ____

If not in municipality of residence, state also name of municipality.

For employers and other workers on own account, incl. liberal professions (excl. company directors, etc.)

Answer question 10 and, if applicable, also question 11.

10(a). What kind of business, trade or profession do you have? ____

Fill in, e.g., field-crop farm, livestock farm, plumber's business, bakery annex retail shop, medical practice. If trade business, fill in: wholesale business, retail trade in shop, retail trade without shop, as well as kind of articles dealt in.

10(b). What is the address of your business or practice? _____

If not in municipality of residence, state also name of municipality concerned.

10(c). How many persons are employed in your business or practice?

(Not including yourself, your wife and/or partners, but including your children, if any, employed in your business).

[] No persons
[] 1-4 persons
[] 5-9 persons
[] 10 persons or more

10(d). If you do not only have the management or the supervision of your business, but also work in your business yourself, what is your occupation? ____

For persons who in some way or other work outside their municipality of residence

11(a). Do you exercise your primary occupation exclusively or nearly exclusively outside your municipality of residence? (yes or no) ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

11(b). If yes, do you have one fixed municipality where you go daily to perform your work? (yes or no) ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

11(c). If you have one fixed municipality where you go daily to perform your work:

1. What is the name of that municipality? ____
If in Belgium or Germany, state also the name of the country.
2. How much time do you usually need for the journey from your place of residence to your place of work? ____
3. What means of conveyance do you generally use to cover (the greatest part of) the distance? ____

[Pages 11 through 12 show all the text and questions in their original language from Questionnaire C.]

[p. 13]

Questionnaire B1 for a man or boy having an occupation

This questionnaire must be filled out by a man or a boy who

works for wage, salary or any other financial reward or is in compulsory military service;
works on own account (including liberal professions);
is employed as a son in the family business;
is unemployed or on half-pay.

A questionnaire B1 must also to be filled out for men or boys who have in occupation and are temporarily absent at the moment of the census (e.g. on holiday, in a hospital, for compulsory military service or the like).

For men or boys temporarily present at the moment of the census a questionnaire C must be filled out.

Please fill out according to the situation as at 31st of May, 1960.

1(a). Name and initials: ________

1(b). Address (fill in street and number of the house): ________

2. Schools attended and certificates held

Mark (x) where applicable

a. Primary school (continued primary school and special schools included)
[] Attended
b. Secondary modern school
[] Attended
[] Holds leaving certificate
c. Grammar school, junior seminary
[] Did not attend the fourth form
[] Admitted into the fourth form
[] Holds leaving certificate
d. Teachers' training college
[] Attended
[] Holds teacher's certificate
[] Holds headmaster's certificate;
e. Other full-time education (university education excluded)
Fill in e.g., technical school (junior, senior or advanced level), agricultural school (junior, senior or advance level), nautical training school, military academy, physical education teachers' college or the like.
____ Type of school or course attended:
[] Holds (leaving) certificate

3(a). If holding one or more secondary-school teacher's certificates please state clearly which one(s) ____

E.g. English, mathematics, bookkeeping, designing, etc.

3(b). If holding other diplomas, e.g. diploma in accountancy, civil service examination schemes, shopkeepers' commercial diploma, apprenticeship schemes or the like, please state which one(s) ____

4(a). Did he study in the Netherlands or in another country at a university, a school of advanced studies, a theological college or a senior seminary? (yes or no) ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

4(b). If yes, which university, etc. did you attend? ____

If two or more are involved fill in the one longest attended.

4(c). What studies did you undertake and what was the main subject? ____

4(d). Which is the most advanced examination passed? ____

For men or boys who are unemployed or on half-pay

5(a). What kind of job is he looking for? ____

If looking for work via a labor exchange office, fill in the occupation for which he is enrolled at this office.

5(b). If not looking for a job, fill in the occupation you lastly engaged in ____

Remark: Unemployed and persons on half-pay who are assigned to works for complementary employment or are employed in another way, fill out the back of this questionnaire too.

[p. 14]

For salaried workers (incl. company directors, directors of co-operatives and the like) and for workers in a family business

Answer questions 6 up to and including 9 and, if applicable, also question 11. If in compulsory military service, answer question 6a only.

6(a). In what occupation are you employed? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Not to be answered with a general designation.

If in civil or military service, besides occupation give also rank.

If in compulsory military service for initial training, write "initial training" and rank.

6(b). Illustrate kind of occupation by a short description of the activities performed. ____

6(c). Does he belong to the general management of the businesses or institution in which you are employed? (yes or no) ____

7(a). Where is he employed? ____

State name of the business or of the employer.

7(b). What kind of business, trade or institution is this? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Indicate clearly and completely. E.g. factory of woolen blankets, of steel windows, grocery, field crop farm, livestock farm, Government institution, provincial electricity works, town office or the like.

7(c). In what department (branch) is he employed? ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

Fill in e.g.: spinning mill, assembly department; for a department store, e.g. photographical articles; for an office, e.g. bookkeeping department.

7(d). Is he employed as a son in the family business? (yes or no) ____

8(a). How many hours a week are you engaged in the above-mentioned occupation?

Approximately ____ hours a week.

8(b). To which class do his wages or salary belong (gross amount without extra allowances or deductions)?

See separate explanatory leaflet.

An unmarried son working in the family business need not answer this question.
Class A less than 72 glds. a week or less than 310 glds. a month;
Class B from 72 to 105 glds. a week or from 310 to 460 glds. a month;
Class C from 105 to 145 glds. a week or from 460 to 625 glds. a month;
Class D from 145 to 230 glds. a week or from 625 to 1000 glds. a month;
Class E 230 glds. or more a week or 1000 glds. or more a month.
____ in class

9(a). Has he got a fixed address where he is daily employed or daily arrives to start his work? (yes or no) ____

9(b). If yes, give the address ____

If not in municipality of residence, state also name of municipality.

For employers and other workers on own account, (incl. liberal professions; excl. company directors, etc.).

Answer question 10 and, if applicable, also question 11.

10(a). What kind of business, trade or profession does he have? ____

Fill in, e.g., field-crop farm, livestock farm, plumber's business, bakery annex retail shop, medical practice.

If trade business, fill in: wholesale business, retail trade in shop, retail trade without shop, as well as kind of articles dealt in.

10(b). What is the address of your business or practice? ____

If not in municipality of residence, state also name of municipality concerned.

10(c). How many persons are employed in your business or practice?

Not including yourself, your wife and/or partners, but including your children, if any, employed in your business.

[] No persons
[] 1-4 persons
[] 5-9 persons
[] 10 persons or more

10(d). If he does not only have the management or the supervision of the business, but also works in his business himself, what is his occupation? ____

For men and boys who in some way or other work outside their municipality of residence

11(a). Do he exercise his primary occupation exclusively or nearly exclusively outside his municipality of residence? (yes or no) ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

11(b). If yes, does he have one fixed municipality where he goes daily to perform his work? (yes or no) ____

See separate explanatory leaflet.

11(c). If he has one fixed municipality where he goes daily to perform his work:

____ 1. What is the name of that municipality?
If in Belgium or Germany, state also the name of the country.
____ 2. How much time does he usually need for the journey from his place of residence to his place of work?
____ 3. What means of conveyance does he generally use to cover (the greatest part of) the distance?

[Pages 15 through 16 show all the text and questions in their original language from Questionnaire B1.]