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Commonwealth Caribbean Population and Housing Census
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
May 15, 1990
Central Statistical Office

County/Ward _ _
Enumeration district number _ _ _ _ _
Household number _ _ _

Name of respondent ____
Telephone number _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Address of household____
Ward ____
County/Parish ____
Building _ _ _
Dwelling unit number _ _ _
Household number _ _ _

Number of persons in household _ _
Total number of questionnaires_ _
Questionnaire number _ _
Selected household number (Office use) _ _ _
Scrutinized by ____ Date ____

Result codes:

[] 1 Completed
[] 2 Not at home
[] 3 Refused
[] 4 Vacant dwelling
[] 5 Closed dwelling
[] 6 Other, specify____

Supervisor's name ____ Number ____ Date ____
Interviewer's name ____ Number ____ Date ____
Field editor's name ____ Number ____ Date ____

Editor's number (1st) ____ Signature/Initials ____ Date ____
Coder's number ____ Signature/Initials ____ Date ____
Editor's number (2nd) ____ Signature/Initials ____ Date ____

Section 1. Characteristics -- For all persons

Boxes are precoded, tick the appropriate box please.

1. Name of residents

Interviewer: Remember to probe for elderly folk, infants, new born babies and persons who are temporarily resident and expected to be members of the household at midnight on the 15th May (Census day).

What are the names of the persons who live in this household and share at least one daily meal? ____

2. What is the relationship of [the respondent] to head of the household?

[] 1 Head (H)
[] 2 Spouse/partner of head (S/PH)
[] 3 Child of head/spouse (CH/S)
[] 4 Spouse/partner of child (S/PC)
[] 5 Grandchild of head/spouse (GH/S)
[] 6 Other relative of head (ORH)
[] 7 Domestic employee (DE)
[] 8 Other non-relative (ONR)
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

3. What is [the respondent's] sex?

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

4. What is [the respondent's] date of birth in completed years?

Day ____ Month ____ Year ____

What is [the respondent's] date of age in completed years?

Age _ _

5. To which ethnic group does [the respondent] belong?

[] 1 African
[] 2 Indian
[] 3 Chinese
[] 4 Syrian/Lebanese (S/L)
[] 5 White/Caucasian
[] 6 Mixed
[] 7 Other ethnic group (OEG)
[] 9 Not stated

6. To which religion does [the respondent] belong?

[] 1 Anglican (EC)
[] 2 Baptist (Orthodox)
[] 3 Hinduism (specify) ____
[] 4 Jehovah Witness
[] 5 Methodist
[] 6 Islam (specify) ____
[] 7 Pentecostal
[] 8 Presbyterian/Congregational
[] 9 Roman Catholic (RC)
[] 10 Seventh Day Adventist
[] 98 None
[] 11 Other (specify) __
[] 99 Not stated

Section 2. Migration--For all persons

7(a). Where was [the respondent's] place of birth?

[] 1 Trinidad and Tobago [Go to Q.7(b)]
[] 2 Foreign/Abroad [Skip to Q.7(c) and 7(d)]
[] 9 Not stated (NS) [Skip to Q.8(a)]

Trinidad and Tobago born only

7(b). What was the usual address of [the respondent's] mother when [the respondent] was born?

Interviewer: Skip to Q.8(a) after writing the address

____ Town/Village
____ Ward/County

Foreign born only

7(c). In which country was [the respondent] born?

[] 11 Barbados
[] 12 Grenada
[] 13 Guyana
[] 14 St. Lucia
[] 15 St. Vincent
[] 16 Other Commonwealth Caribbean
[] 20 India
[] 30 Venezuela
[] 40 UK
[] 50 USA
[] 98 Other (specify) ____
[] 99 Not stated

7(d). How many years has [the respondent] been living in Trinidad and Tobago?

_ _ Years

8(a). Usual residence
For both local and foreign born
Where do you usually live?

[] 1 This address [Skip to Q.9.]
[] 2 Elsewhere in Trinidad and Tobago [Skip to Q.8(b).]
[] 3 Abroad (A) [Skip to Q.9.]
[] 4 Not stated (NS) [Skip to Q.9.]

8(b). Address of place of usual residence
What is [the respondent's] place of usual residence?

____ Town/Village
____ Ward/County

9. Address one year ago
What was [the respondent] address one (1) years ago?

____ Town/Village
____ Ward/County

10. Address five years ago
What was [the respondent] address five (5) years ago?

____ Town/Village
____ Ward/County

11. Address last census
What was [the respondent] address last census?

____ Town/Village
____ Ward/County

Section 3. Education--For all persons

12. Attendance at school/university/adult classes
12(a). Is [the respondent] attending school/adult classes?

[] 1 Yes [Go to Q.12(b).]
[] 2 No [Skip to Q.14(a).]
[] 3 Not stated [Skip to Q.14(a).]

12. Attendance at school/university/adult classes
12(b). Is [the respondent] attendance?

[Question 12(b) was asked of those who are attending school/adult classes, per question 12(a)]

[] 1 Full-time (FT)
[] 2 Part-time (PT)
[] 3 Not stated (NS)

[Question 13 was asked of those who are attending school/adult classes, per question 12. a.]

13(a). Type of school now being attended
What type of school is [the respondent] attending?

[] 01 Nursery/Kindergarten school (N/K)
[] 10 Private primary (PP)
[] 11 Government and assisted primary (G/AP)
[] 20 Junior secondary (JS)
[] 21 Trade/Vocational (T/V)
[] 22 Youth camp (YC)
[] 30 Senior comprehensive (SC)
[] 31 Private secondary (PS)
[] 32 Government and assisted secondary (G/AS)
[] 33 Composite (C)
[] 34 Technical institute (TI)
[] 40 Adult/Extra mural classes (A/EM)
[] 60 University (U)
[] 90 Special school (SS)
[] 98 Other
[] 99 Not stated (NS)

13(b). What is the address of [the respondent's] school?

Town/Village ____
Ward/County ____

14(a). Highest level of (non-vocational) educational attainment
What is [the respondent's] highest level of educational attainment?

[] 1 None [Skip to Q.15.]
[] 2 Nursery/Kindergarten (N/K)
[] 3 Primary (P)
[] 4 Secondary (S)
[] 5 University (U)
[] 6 Other
[] 8 Not applicable (NA) [Skip to Q.33.]
[] 9 Not stated (NS) [Skip to Q.15.]

14(b). How many years of schooling (at the highest level of educational attainment) did [the respondent] have?

[] 0 Less than a year
[] 1 1 year
[] 2 2 years
[] 3 3 years
[] 4 4 years
[] 5 5 years
[] 6 6 years
[] 7 7 years or more
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

14(c). What is the highest exam [the respondent] has ever passed?

Interviewer: Exclude Common entrance and 14+ exams

[] 01 None
[] 02 School leaving
[] 03 CXC Basic
[] 04 G.C.E. 'O'/CXC Gen. Prof. 1 or 2
[] 05 G.C.E. 'O'/CXC Gen. Prof. 3 or 4; S.C. Grade III
[] 06 G.C.E. 'O'/CXC Gen. Prof. 5 or over; S.C. Grades I, II
[] 07 G.C.E. 'A'/HSC 1 or 2
[] 08 G.C.E. 'A'/HSC 3 and over
[] 09 Diploma/or equivalent Certificate of Achievement
[] 10 Degree
[] 98 Other
[] 99 Not stated

Section 4. Economic activity - For all persons 15 years old and over

This section deals with the economic activity of all who are 15 years old and over. It relates to the past week as well as the past 12 months. Questions 16 to 18 apply to those answering from 10 to 30 in Question 15.

Interviewer: Job seekers and persons wanting work must have responses to Questions 16-18

15. Economic activity past week
What did [the respondent] do during the past week?

Interviewer: For persons who are ticked for 40-99, skip to Q.21

[] 10 Had a job, worked (HJ/W)
[] 11 Had a job, did not work (HJNW)
[] 20 Seeking first job (SFJ)
[] 21 Others seeking work (OSW)
[] 30 Wanted work and available past three months (WW)
[] 40 Student (S)
[] 41 Home duties (HD)
[] 42 Retired (R)
[] 43 Disabled (D)
[] 44 Old age pensioner (OAP)
[] 45 Did not want work (DNWW)
[] 98 Other
[] 99 Not stated (NS)

[Questions 16-18 apply to those who had a job during the past week or were looking for job, per question 15]

16. What type of worker status applies to [the respondent]?

Interviewer: For persons who are ticked 20 in question 15, tick 7. For persons who ticking 21 and 30, classify by last status held.

Worked for others
[] 0 Government - Public service (GPS)
[] 1 Government - Public Enterprise (GPE)
[] 2 Non-government (NG)
[] 3 Unpaid (U)
[] 4 Learner (L)
Has own business/farm
[] 5 No paid help (NPH)
[] 6 With paid help (WPH)
Other
[] 7 Never worked (NW)
[] 8 Not stated (NS)

17(a). What kind of work was [the respondent] doing (job held) during the past week, e.g. secondary school teacher, account clerk, automobile mechanic?

Occupation____

17(b). What was [the respondent's] job title, e.g. teacher II, accounts clerk I, automobile mechanic grade A?

Interviewer: For persons who are ticked 20 in question 15, classify by the kind of job last applied for and those ticking 21 and 30, classify by last job held.

Job title____

18(a). What is the name of the establishment or government department in which [the respondent] worked/had a job, e.g. Ministry of Health (St. Ann's Hospital), Pete's Advertising Agency?

Name of establishment ____

18(b). What kind of business is carried on there, e.g. Psychiatric Hospital, creative designs of advertisement for media?

Interviewer: For persons who were seeking first job, classify by industry of last application and those who were "others seeking work" or "wanted work and available past three months", classify by industry of last place of employment.

Type of business____

19. Address of place of work
What is the address of the department or establishment where [the respondent] worked?

____ Town/Village
____ Ward/County

[Question 20 was asked of those who had a job and worked the past week, per question 15.]

20. How many hours did [the respondent] work during the past week, including overtime?

Interviewer: Applicable only to those ticking 10 in Q.15

[] 0 Less than 1 hour
[] 1 1 - 8 hours
[] 2 9 - 16 hours
[] 3 17 - 24 hours
[] 4 25 - 32 hours
[] 5 33 - 40 hours
[] 6 41 hours and over
[] 9 Not stated

21. Main activity during the past twelve months
What did [the respondent] do most during the past twelve months?

[] 10 Had a job, worked (HJ/W)
[] 11 Had a job, did not work (HJNW)
[] 20 Seeking first job (SFJ)
[] 21 Others seeking work (OSW)
[] 30 Wanted work and available past three months (WW)
[] 40 Student (S)
[] 41 Home duties (HD)
[] 42 Retired (R)
[] 43 Disabled (D)
[] 44 Old age pensioner (OAP)
[] 45 Did not want work (DNWW)
[] 98 Other
[] 99 Not stated (NS)

Section 5. Highest level of training - For all persons 15 years old and over

22(a). Has [the respondent] ever received/attempted any special training to fit him/her for employment?

Interviewer: Probe for on-the-job training, apprenticeship, youth camps, commercial schools, correspondence courses, university, etc.

[] 1 Yes [Go to Q.22(b).]
[] 2 No [Go to Q.27.]
[] 7 Don't know (DK) [Go to Q.27.]
[] 9 Not stated (NS) [Go to Q.27.]

22(b). Highest level of training status
Which category of response applies to [the respondent]?

Interviewer: Option 3 applies only to those persons who started training but did not complete the entire course of study.

[] 1 Completed training (CT)
[] 2 Undergoing training (UT)
[] 3 Attempted but not completed (AT)
[] 7 Don't know (DK)
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

23. Field of highest level of training
What is the field for which the highest level of training was completed/ attempted or is undergoing?

Interviewer: Please probe respondent to give a detailed description of the field of study, e.g. teacher training for pre-school and kindergarten; cookery and food preparation; chemical engineering, graphic art, auto and diesel mechanics, agricultural extension etc.

Field________

24. Main educational method/type of institution of highest level of training
In [the respondent's] field of highest level of training, what was the main educational method/type of schooling used?

[] 01 On the job (J)
[] 02 Private study (PS)
[] 03 Secondary school (SS)
[] 04 Y.T.E.P.P (Youth Training and Employment Partnership Program)
[] 05 Vocational/Trade/Commercial school (VTCS)
[] 06 Technical institute (TI)
[] 07 Other institutional training (OIT)
[] 08 University (U)
[] 10 Other
[] 99 Not stated (NS)

25. How much time did [the respondent] spend being trained for his/her field of highest level of training which he/she completed/attempted or is undergoing?

[] 0 Under 3 months (MTHS)
[] 1 3 to less than 6 months (MTHS)
[] 2 6 months to less than 1 year (YR)
[] 3 1 year to less than 1.5 years
[] 4. 1.5 years to less than 2 years
[] 5 2 years to less than 3 years
[] 6 3 years to less than 4 years
[] 7 4 years and over
[] 9 Not stated

[Question 26 was only asked only for persons who completed training, per question 22]

26. What qualification/certification did (N) [the respondent] obtain on completion of training at the highest level?

[] 1 None
[] 2 Certificate with examination (CWE)
[] 3 Certificate without examination (CNE)
[] 4 Diploma (DIP)
[] 5 Degree (DEG)
[] 6 Other
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

Section 6. Marital status -- For all persons 14 years old and over

[Question 27 applies only to persons who are 14 years old or over and not attending primary or secondary school full-time]

27. What is [the respondent's] marital status?

[] 1 Never married (NM)
[] 2 Married (M)
[] 3. Widowed (W)
[] 4 Legally separated (LS)
[] 5 Divorced (D)
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

Section 7. Fertility -- For female 14 years old and over and not attending primary or secondary school full--time

28. How many live births has [the respondent] ever had?

Interviewer:
(a) Discreetly probe to include all births ever had that showed some sign of life at birth. Probe respondent for any child, likely to be omitted, who is not a current member of the household.
(b) If none, skip to Q.30(b)

Number of live births_ _

[Questions 29 and 30(a) were asked of those who had at least one live birth]

29. What was [the respondent's] age when she had her first live born child?

Age at first live birth_ _

30. How many live births/still births did [the respondent] have during the past twelve months?

30(a). Live births
[] 0 None
[] 1 One
[] 2 Two
[] 3 Twin (TW)
[] 4 Three and over (THR+)
[] 9 Not stated (NS)
30(b). Still births
[] 0 None
[] 1 One
[] 2 Two and over (TWO+)
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

31. What is [the respondent's] union status, or what was [the respondent's] union status when she was 45?

[] 1 Married (M)
[] 2 Common-law (CL)
[] 3 Visiting (V)
[] 4 No longer living with husband (NLH)
[] 5 No longer living with common-law partner (NLCP)
[] 6 Never had a husband nor common-law partner (NH/P)
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

Section 8. Income -- For all persons 15 years old and over

32(a). What was [the respondent's] last pay/income period?

[] 1 Weekly (W)
[] 2 Fortnightly (F)
[] 3 Monthly (M)
[] 4 Quarterly (Q)
[] 6 Other, specify____
[] 7 None [Skip to Q.33.]
[] 8 Not applicable (NA) [Skip to Q.33.]
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

32(b). What was [the respondent's] gross income from all sources during the last pay/income period?

Interviewer:
(a) For self-employed persons obtain "net income", i.e. receipts less business expenses
(b) Enter income

Gross income (nearest dollar) _ _ _ _ _

Section 9. Census Night -- For all persons

33. Where did [the respondent] spend Census Night?

[] 1 This household (H)
[] 2 Elsewhere in Trinidad and Tobago (ET and T)
[] 3 Institution (INST)
[] 4 Abroad
[] 5 Other
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

Section 10. Housing occupied by household - Head of household only

Instructions

County/Ward _ _
E.D. Number _ _ _ _ _
Building number _ _ _
Dwelling Unit number _ _ _
Household number _ _ _
S.H. _
R _
Household size _ _
Name of head of household ____
Name of respondent ____

Characteristics of occupied building

34. What category of the type of buildings listed applies to the building your household occupies?

[] 1 Mainly residential
[] 2 Residential and commercial
[] 3 Commercial
[] 4 Industrial
[] 5 Community service or Private/Government
[] 6 Other
[] 9 Not stated

35. Material of outer walls

[] 1 Brick (plastered or unplastered)
[] 2 Concrete
[] 3 Wood and concrete
[] 4 Wood and brick
[] 5 Wood
[] 6 Wattle/Adobe/Tapia
[] 7 Other
[] 9 Not stated

36. Year when building was built

[] 1 1990
[] 2 1989
[] 3 1988
[] 4 1987 - 1980
[] 5 1979 - 1971
[] 6 1970 or earlier
[] 7 Don't know
[] 9 Not stated

Characteristics of the dwelling unit occupied by household
Interviewer: A dwelling unit must have a separate entrance and not be accessed or entered through someone else's living arrangements.

37. Tenancy
37(a). What type of tenancy do you hold in respect of dwelling unit?

[] 1 Owned
[] 2 Rented private
[] 3 Rented government
[] 4 Leased
[] 5 Rent free
[] 6 Squatted
[] 7 Other
[] 9 Not stated

37(b). Land on which dwelling unit stands:

[] 1 Owned
[] 2 Rented private
[] 3 Rented government
[] 4 Leased
[] 5 Rent free
[] 6 Squatted
[] 7 Other
[] 9 Not stated

38. How would you describe the type of dwelling unit that your household occupies?

[] 1 Separate house
[] 2 Flat/apartment
[] 3 Town house/WAFDA
[] 4 Double house/duplex
[] 5 Part of commercial/industrial building
[] 6 Barracks
[] 7 Out-room
[] 8 Other private dwelling
[] 9 Group dwelling
[] 10 Other
[] 11 No fixed abode
[] 99 Not stated

39. Single or multiple occupancy of dwelling unit
39(a). Is any part of the dwelling unit in which you live occupied by another or other households either for a rent, rent-free, or by some other arrangement?

[] 1. Yes [Go to Q.39.]
[] 2. No [Skip to Q.40.]
[] 3. Not stated [Skip to Q.40.]

39(b). How many other households occupy this dwelling unit with your household?

Number of other households in this dwelling unit

[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4 and over
[] 9 Not stated

40. What is your water supply?

[] 1 Public piped into dwelling
[] 2 Public piped into yard
[] 3 Private piped into dwelling
[] 4 Private catchment not piped
[] 5 Public standpipe
[] 6 Truck borne (and not piped into dwelling)
[] 7 Spring/river
[] 8 Other
[] 9 Not stated

41. Toilet facilities
41(a). What type of toilet facilities does the household have?

[] 1 Pit
[] 2 WC linked to sewer
[] 3 WC not linked to sewer
[] 4 Other
[] 5 None
[] 6 Not stated

41(b). Are these facilities?

[] 1 Shared
[] 2 Not shared
[] 3 Not applicable
[] 4 Not stated

42. Number of bedrooms
42(a). How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?

Count all bedrooms including spares not occupied. Bedrooms are rooms mainly used for sleeping and exclude makeshift and temporary sleeping quarters.

[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5 and more
[] 9 Not stated

42(b). How many bedrooms are occupied /available for use by your household?

[Question 42. b. applies only heads of households living in dwelling units occupied by more than one household.]

[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5 and more
[] 9 Not stated

43. Number of rooms
How many rooms are there in your dwelling unit?

(Do not count bathrooms, porches, kitchens, etc.)

[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8 and more
[] 9 Not stated

44. Household facilities available
Does your household have any of the following items?

Electric lights

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Telephone

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Refrigerator

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Stereo/radiogram

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Television (color/black and white)

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Stove (electric/gas)

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Electric polisher

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Sewing machine (electric)

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Vacuum cleaner

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Washing machine

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Water heater

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Clothes dryer

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Video recorder

[] 1. Yes
[] 2. No
[] 9. Not stated

Lawn mower

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated

Section 10. a. International migration

In this section we wish to know how many persons have left the country to live abroad since the last Census.

45. Did any member of this household leave to live abroad during the past ten years, i.e. since 1980?

[] 1 Yes [Go to Q.46]
[] 2 No [End of interview]
[] 9 Not stated [End of interview]

[Questions 46 - 49 were asked of the households that had members who left to live abroad during the last ten years, per question 45]

46. Please give the number of males and/or females leaving your household.

____Male
____Female

47. How many persons from this household went to the following countries? (Please enter the number against the country shown)

____ USA
____ Canada
____ United Kingdom
____ Caribbean
____ Other Non-Caribbean
____ Don't know

48. Please give the number of persons within each age group shown, at time of leaving

____ Under 5 years
____ 5 to 24 years
____ 25 to 49 years
____ 50 years and over
____ Don't known

49. How many of those leaving have since returned to live here permanently? ____