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Ministry of Treasury
General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses

Republic of Paraguay
National Census of Population and Housing
1972

Geographic code:

____ Department

____ Municipality

____ Sector

____ A.E.

____ Block

____ Form number

I. Geographic location

1. ____ Department:

2. ____ Municipality

Urban area:

3. ____ Name of the street or avenue:

4. ____ House number

Rural area:

5. Name of the Colony [Colonia]: ____

6. Name of the Company [Compañia]: ____

7. Other type of locality:
____ a) Name:
____ b) Category:


8. ____ House number:

II. Dwelling information

1. Occupancy status

The dwelling is:

[] 1 Occupied with inhabitants present
[] 2 Occupied with inhabitants absent
[] 3 Unoccupied

2. Dwelling type

A. Private dwellings

[] 1 Independent [detached] house or rancho [poor shack or hut]
[] 2 Apartment or floor of a building
[] 3 Rented room(s)
[] 4 Improvised dwelling
[] 5 Others (specify) ____

B. Collective dwellings (group quarters)

[] 1 Hotel, inn, hostel, etc.
[] 2 Barracks, military or police post
[] 3 Boarding school
[] 4 Hospital, sanatorium, old-age home, etc.
[] 5 Others (specify) ____

[Questions 3 to 10 were asked of private households]

3. Predominant material

A. Exterior walls

[] 1 Brick
[] 2 Adobe
[] 3 Wattle [estaqueo]
[] 4 Planks or boards
[] 5 Sheet (fibrocement, zinc, etc.)
[] 6 Stone
[] 7 Others (specify) ____

B. Roof

[] 1 Tile
[] 2 Straw
[] 3 Wood
[] 4 Fibrocement or similar sheet
[] 5 Metal sheet (zinc, aluminum)
[] 6 Concrete ceilings (horizontal roofs)
[] 7 Other (specify) ____

C. Floor

[] 1 Brick
[] 2 Floor tile
[] 3 Cement
[] 4 Wood
[] 5 Earth

4. Water supply

A. Source

[] 1 Well, cistern (aljibe) or spring
[] 2 River, stream
[] 3 Public system
[] 4 Other (specify) ____

B. Location

[] 1 Inside the dwelling
[] 2 Outside of the dwelling but on the property
[] 3 Off of the property

III. Household information

5. Rooms in the household

How many rooms does this household have? ____

Of these, how many are used for sleeping? ____

Are there rooms designated as:

Kitchen:

[] 1 Exclusive use by this household
[] 2 Shared with another household
[] 3 Doesn’t have

Bath:

[] 1 Exclusive use by this household
[] 2 Shared with another household
[] 3 Doesn’t have

6. Ownership

[] 1 Owned
[] 2 Rented
[] 3 Other form (specify) ____

7. Toilet facilities

A. Type of facility

[] 1 W.C. connected to public network
[] 2 W.C. with another system of wastewater removal
[] 3 Municipal-type toilet
[] 4 Common latrine, etc.
[] 5 Doesn’t have

B. Use

[] 1 Exclusive to this household
[] 2 Shared with another household

8. Lighting

Does this dwelling have electric lighting?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

9. Garbage removal

[] 1 Public collection
[] 2 Incineration or burial in pits
[] 3 Other system

10. Domestic appliances

Radio

[] 1 Has
[] 2 Doesn’t have

Television

[] 1 Has
[] 2 Doesn’t have

Refrigerator

[] 1 Has
[] 2 Doesn’t have

Sewing machine

[] 1 Has
[] 2 Doesn’t have

Comments: [3 blank lines]

Summary

____ Males
____ Females
____ Total

____ Date
____ Enumerator’s signature
____ Date
____ Sector supervisor’s signature

For office use [blank box]

IV. Population information

First write the name and surname of each person who slept in this dwelling the night of the 8th to the 9th of July, and those people who were elsewhere, but who did not sleep in other dwellings. Then ask the other questions about each person.

[Questions 1 - 18 of this section consist of a table, with spaces for the data of up to three individuals. Unless otherwise noted, the questions and response options for all three individuals are identical.]

A. Personal characteristics

1. What is your name and surname? ____

2. What is your relationship to the head of the household?

First person
[] 0 Head
Second, third person
[] 1 Spouse or partner
[] 2 Child
[] 3 Other relative
[] 4 Domestic employee
[] 5 Other non-relative

3. Are you a man or a woman?

[] 1 Man
[] 2 Woman

4. How old are you in years completed?

(For those under one year write 00)

____ Years old

5. Only for women fifteen years of age and older:

How many children born alive have you had?

____ Total
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown

Of these,

How many live in this house?

____ In this house
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown

How many live elsewhere?

____ Elsewhere
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown

How many have died?

____ Deceased
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown

When was your last child born?

____ Month
____ Year

Is this child alive?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

6. Is your mother alive?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

7. What is your current marital status?

Only for those 12 years of age and older:

[] 1 Married
[] 2 Consensual union
[] 3 Widowed
[] 4 Separated or divorced
[] 5 Single

8. Where were you born?

If born in this municipality (district), mark "here." If born in another place, write the municipality where born; if unknown, write the department. If born outside of Paraguay, write the country.

[] Here
____ Other municipality
____ Department
____ Country

[] [a blank box appears in corner of response area for this question]

9. Where is your current habitual residence?

If residing in this municipality (district), mark "here." If in another place, write the municipality where residing, (or department); or the name of the foreign country.

[] Here
____ Other municipality
____ Department
____ Country

[] [a blank box appears in corner of response area for this question]

Only for those persons 5 years of age and older:

10. Where did you habitually reside in July of 1967?

If in this municipality (district), mark "here." If in another place, write the municipality where residing, (or department); or the name of the foreign country.

[] Here
____ Other municipality
____ Department
____ Country

[] [a blank box appears in corner of response area for this question]

B. Educational characteristics

Only for those persons 7 years of age and older
[Questions 11 to 14 were asked of persons age 7 and older]

11. What is your highest grade or course completed in an institution of regular schooling?

Write the grade or course on the appropriate line. Also indicate the degrees obtained (regular and other schooling).

[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown
[] 1 ____ Primary
[] 2 ____ Basic
[] 3 ____ Humanities secondary
[] 4 ____ High school
[] 5 ____ Teacher-training
[] 6 ____ University

____ Degrees obtained (specify)

12. Can you read and write?

If "only able to read" or "only write," mark "no."

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

13. Do you currently attend an institution of regular schooling (primary - secondary - university)?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

14. What is the reason for not attending school?

Only for those between the ages of 7 and 14 who are not currently attending.

[] 1 There is no school near home
[] 2 There are no higher grades
[] 3 Works
[] 4 Without economic resources
[] 5 Physical disability ____ (specify)

C. Economic characteristics

Only for persons 12 years of age and older
[Questions 15 to 18 were asked of persons age 12 and older]

15. What did you do during the greater part of last week?

Ask each of the questions in the order given, until receiving an affirmative response.

[] 1 Worked?
[] 2 Did not work but had a job?
[] 3 Looked for work having worked before?
[] 4 Looked for work for the first time?
[] 5 Lived off pension or investment income?
[] 6 Studied?
[] 7 Took care of your home?
[] 8 Disabled?
[] 9 ____ Other (specify)

Ask the questions on lines 16 through 18 only if you marked boxes 1, 2 or 3.
[Questions 16 to 18 were asked of persons who have a job or who had it in the past]

16. What occupation, position, or profession did you hold during the last week (or in the last job you had)? ____

Examples: Driver, dressmaker, farmer, etc. If you had more than one occupation, write the one that provided the greatest income.

17. What does the establishment, business, or institution primarily do? ____

(Examples: oil manufacture, clothing manufacture, agriculture, etc.)

18. What is the category or position you held in the performance of your work?

[] 1 Employer or boss
[] 2 Own-account worker
[] 3 (White-collar) Employee
[] 4 Manual laborer or day laborer
[] 5 Unpaid family worker