2017 Population and Housing Census
Manual for census-takers
[This includes a thank you note from to national director of the National Institute of Statistics to all the participants in the census collection data process.]
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This manual has been designed for you, to make things easier for you during training and on the day of the census, as well.
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[Table of contents]
What is a population and housing census?
It is a count and characterization of all housing units, households and persons within a territory at a given point in time. We can compare it to taking a big snapshot of all of Chile on a single day.
Why is it important?
Because it provides us with up-to-date information about how many of us there are, what we are like, where we live and how we live.
Whom will we record for the census?
All persons inside national territory at 00:00 hours on April 19, including in this count all babies born before midnight, as well as those who passed away after midnight. We will record all of these persons in the places where they stayed the night. Remember that it will also be a census of housing units, so they will be accounted for and characterized on that day.
If someone stayed the night elsewhere for work reasons but does not return during the day of the census to the housing unit where he or she resides, he or she must be recorded for the census in that other place, considering the building as a privately-owned housing unit.
Remember that you must always check for persons who stayed the night before the day of the census in other spaces that are not necessarily housing units, e.g., business premises, factories, churches, etc.
Key concepts for census-taking
What is a housing unit?
A housing unit is anything that has been built, adapted, or made available for housing persons.
What is a privately-owned housing unit?
These are the housing units where most of us reside. They are within a clearly delimited physical space and are inhabited by persons who constitute one or more households. Furthermore, they are characterized by having direct access (i.e., to enter them, it is not necessary to pass through the inside of another housing unit).
What a collective unit?
These are housing unit used as a place of accommodation for a set of persons who are there for reasons of health, work, religion, study, discipline or another situation. Typical cases of collective units could be hospitals, convents, boarding schools, barracks, correctional facilities, hotels, hostels, bed-and-breakfasts, etc.
What is a household for purposes of the census?
A household is made up of one or more persons, with or without family ties, who stayed the night between April 18 and April 19 in a single housing unit or a part thereof and who benefit from a single food budget.
What does "benefit" mean?
It means that all persons, regardless of whether or not they contribute to the household's budget, can be fed thanks to it. For example, children do not contribute money to the household's food budget, but they do benefit from it. If visitors stayed the night in a privately-owned housing unit, you must consider them as part of the household
The questionnaire and the c2 or c3 summary sheet
Completing the questionnaire begins when you get to the first housing unit to be recorded for the census, according to your f1 map and address sheet. Part of the information that you write on the questionnaire must be transferred to the c2 summary sheet (if you are in an urban or village area) or c3 summary sheet (if you are in a rural area). The questionnaire and summary sheet are both used together.
The questionnaire is the tool where you will enter the information on the housing units, households and persons that you will record for the census on April 19. It consists of 10 pages:
Sections A and B: one page for identification and characteristics of the housing unit that you are recording.
[Figure omitted, figure shows page 1 from the questionnaire]
Section C: one page for listing the members of the household and accounting for them.
[Figure omitted, figure shows page 2 from the questionnaire]
Section D: contains eight pages for the household member's personal information
You must complete one "section D" page with the personal information of each member of the household that you are recording. If you encounter more than eight persons in a household, you must add another questionnaire.
Important: Babies, children, young people, adults and elderly adults of all ages and sexes must be recorded here.
General instructions for completing the questionnaire
[Figure omitted, figure shows the main instructions of how to fill the questionnaire.]
Never fold or separate the pages of the questionnaire. Avoid mistreating this instrument in any way. Do not write or draw any kind of mark other than as instructed above, since what you enter will be reviewed by optical readers that require as clean a questionnaire as possible.
Numbers must be right-aligned, and do not use zeros to the left unless the information provided merits it.
You must mark only one alternative per question.
In the questionnaire, there are questions for all persons and questions with a filter
- For all persons aged 15 years and over: This is a filter! It tells you that questions 17 and 18 must only be answered by persons aged 15 years and over.
- Only for women aged 15 years and over: This is a filter! It indicates that the last three questions must only be answered by women aged 15 years and over.
C2 or C3 summary sheet
The C2 or C3 summary sheet is just as important of a document as the questionnaire, since it summarizes the information on housing units, households and persons within your census tract, and it will be used to obtain the preliminary results of the census during the day. It will therefore be fundamental that you complete it properly and submit it in a timely fashion.
Before leaving the housing unit, don't forget to fill out the C2 or C3 with the information entered on question 6.d of the questionnaire. This way, you avoid mix-ups or forgetting anything!
General instructions for completing the C2 urban and village summary sheet
The C2 summary sheet is to be completed in the following manner:
[Figure omitted, image that reference the questionnaire]
In columns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, you must transfer what has been entered in section A of each questionnaire. In columns 8, 9 and 10, you must transfer the information from question 6.d of section C of each questionnaire.
What is marked in columns 11, 12 and 13 will depend on whether the housing unit is vacant, or you left a notice of visit (in cases where occupants are absent or no informant is present), or there was a refusal. Complete column 14 depending on what you entered in the previous columns.
General Instructions for completing the C3 rural summary sheet
The c3 summary sheet is to be completed in the following manner:
[Figure omitted, image that reference the questionnaire]
In columns 1, 2, 3 and 4, you must transfer what has been entered in section A of each questionnaire. In columns 5, 6 and 7, you must transfer the information from question 6.d of section C of each questionnaire.
What is marked in columns 8, 9 and 10 will depend on whether the housing unit is vacant, or you left a notice of visit (in cases where occupants are absent or no informant is present), or there was a refusal. Remember to complete column 11 depending on what you entered in the previous columns.
Parts of the questionnaire
Questionnaire section A: "Identification"
Enter the identifying information of the housing unit that you are going to record for the census. Don't forget to repeat this information on the C2 or C3 summary sheet.
1. Portfolio number and commune name:
This corresponds to a code that identifies the housing unit within a specific place inside national territory. Remember to affix the sticker containing this information in the assigned box before going out into the field.
2. Housing unit number:
This must follow the sequential order of the route in your census tract. Therefore, you must enter "1" for the first housing unit, "2" for the second, and so on.
3. Household number inside housing unit:
This must follow a sequential order within the housing unit, i.e., the first household recorded will be "1," the second, "2," and so on. When you move on to another housing unit with occupants present, you again begin by recording "household 1." In cases where housing units are vacant or the occupants are absent, no information should be entered in this box.
Enter it as indicated on the F1 map. Remember to always make entries using the required type of print and numbering.
5. Continuation mark:
This should only be marked in the event that a household has more than 8 members. We will explain to you how to use it further below.
Correspondence between section A of the questionnaire and the C2 or C3 summary sheet
The housing unit's identifying information gets transferred to the C2 or C3 summary sheet once the interviews in each housing unit have been completed. Don't forget to do this before beginning to record in another place.
[Figure omitted, figure of the first page of the questionnaire]
1. Portfolio number and commune name - a code that identifies the housing unit within a place inside national territory.
2. Housing unit number - must be sequential within your census tract or place of work (1, 2, 3, etc.).
3. Household number inside housing unit.
4. Write the address as you entered it on the questionnaire.
5. Continuation mark - should only be marked in the event that a household has more than 8 members. We will explain to you how you should use it further below.
Questionnaire section B: "housing unit characteristics"
[Questions 1 and 2, housing unit type]
In this part of the questionnaire, information about the housing unit that you are recording is entered. The first two questions are by observation; only in cases where there are no persons present in the housing unit should you check with neighbors as to whether it is occupied or vacant.
[Figure omitted, group of images to use as a reference for type of housing unit]
Remember that you can go back to review the definition of privately-owned housing unit and collective unit on pages 21 and 22.
2. Occupants absent: The persons who inhabit the housing unit are not at home at the time, e.g., because they went shopping, went to church or to visit other people.
4. Seasonal housing unit (vacation property or other): The housing unit is occupied at some times during the year (weekends or vacations), but at the time of the census, it is unoccupied.
Important: When no persons are found to be present, check with neighbors to see if the housing unit is vacant.
[Figure omitted, group of images to take as reference for whether the housing unit is occupied or vacant]
If I encounter a housing unit where the occupants are absent, how does it get entered on the questionnaire and on the C2 or C3 summary sheet?
If, when passing by a housing unit, there are no people in it and the neighbors state that people do live there but are not home at that time, fill out the information in section A, "Identification," of the questionnaire: housing unit number and address. You should not enter the household number inside housing unit because there are no occupants present. Then, complete questions 1 and 2, which are by observation, and transfer this information to the C2 or C3 summary sheet, entering "occupant absent" in the observations. Once you have finished your census tract route, you must return to this housing unit to retrieve information. (For more information, see page 58).
Important: You must record all the housing units in your census tract, both on questionnaires and on C2 or C3 summary sheets, regardless of whether they are occupied or vacant at the time you encounter them on your route.
[Figure omitted, figure of the urban census tract summary sheet]
If there are people in the housing unit, you must begin the census interview.
If there are people in the housing unit and they open the door for you, you must identify if the person who opened the door is an informant. In practice, anyone who is able to answer the questions from the questionnaire is an informant; however, there are people who, for various reasons, cannot provide their own information: very small children, people with health problems or cognitive impairment, etc.
If you encounter such a situation, you should ask for a member of the household who can provide the information for those who cannot do so. For example, if you arrive at a housing unit, and an 8-year-old boy opens the door, he is not qualified to provide information without being in the company of an adult
Conditions for providing information for other persons:
- Being aged 15 years or over
- Not being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Having no mental or cognitive impairment
An informant can give information on persons who stayed in the home the previous night and who are not present at the time of the census.
What should I do if I encounter someone who is not in condition to respond?
In the event that there are persons in the housing unit, but no one is in condition to respond (under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or with a clear mental or cognitive impairment), you must complete the identification information from the questionnaire, complete question 1, which is by observation, enter "occupant absent" on question 2 and transfer the information to the C2 or C3 summary sheet, entering "no one in condition to respond" in the observations. once you have finished your census tract route, you must return to this housing unit to try to retrieve information. (For more information, see page 58).
What if they refuse to give information?
If you encounter a person who refuses to answer the questionnaire, you should try to persuade him or her, mentioning that his or her information is protected by law (statistical secrecy), which is mentioned in section A of each questionnaire.
[Figure omitted] [Image that says "Data collected by INE are confidential and are subject statistical secrecy, as per Section 29 of Act No. 17,374]
If he or she nevertheless does not wish to respond, you must enter on the questionnaire the housing unit's identifying information, complete question 1, which is by observation, enter occupant present on question 2 and end the questionnaire. This information must be transferred to the C2 or C3 summary sheet, marking the refusal column with an X. Inform your supervisor, explain the situation and continue with the next housing unit.
Start of the interview
If the door is opened to you and you recognize a person who qualifies as an informant, you can begin the interview. You should introduce yourself as shown here:
[Figure omitted, image of an example of a conversation between the census-taker and a household member]
Some tips that may help you during the interview:
- Be kind and respectful.
- Keep your cellular phone on silent if you are conducting an interview.
- Read the questions exactly as they appear on the questionnaire.
- Do not act impatient or hurried.
- Invite all persons in the housing unit who must be recorded to participate in the interview. This way, it will be easier for you to complete the questionnaire, and you will have fewer omissions.
- If the person does not understand, read and explain the questions to him or her as many times as necessary.
- It is very important not to push the respondent to answer in a particular way and not to guess responses before they are given.
- Mark the option that the person indicates without questioning the information provided, even if it seems strange to you or different from what you observe.
Important: Always bear in mind that when you conduct the interview, you must record all persons who were in the housing unit at 00:00 hours on April 19, 2017, even if they are not present at the time of the interview, provided they have not been or are not going to be recorded elsewhere.
Continue filling out the questionnaire following each of the following instructions:
[Question 3, housing unit main construction materials]
On each question with a question mark (?), you must wait for a spontaneous response form the informant and then mark the alternative that the informant indicates to you.
[Figures omitted, the first figure shows question 3, and the second one is a visual help for the interviewer about the construction material of exterior walls, the roof, and the floor]
[Question 4, housing unit bedrooms]
A room used only as a bedroom must not also be used as a kitchen, dining room or living room.
[Figure omitted, image of question 4 from the questionnaire]
[Question 5, water supply]
On each question that ends with a colon (:) you must read the response options to the informant. This question is asking for the housing unit's main source of water for domestic use. Choose the source that contributes the greatest quantity of water. If the housing unit is temporarily without access to the public system due to delay in payment or because of repairs, mark option 1. If water is provided by a neighbor, select the response option corresponding to that neighboring housing unit's water source.
[Figure omitted, image of question 5 from the questionnaire]
The next questions are very important, since they will determine whom you must record for the census and the number of households in the housing unit.
Who can form part of a household for the census?
- A family made up of a man, a woman, a newborn baby and his paternal grandfather, wherein they all benefit from a single food budget.
- Two friends who rent an apartment, share food expenses and stayed the night before the census in the housing unit.
- A live-in domestic worker who stayed the night between April 18 and April 19 in the housing unit where she works, forms part of that household for purposes of the census.
Remember that the definition of household for the census is on page 22.
[Question 6, number of persons that stayed last night]
If only one person stayed the night before in the housing unit, mark "one" and do not write the number in the boxes to the right. You must also go to "section C" without asking questions 6.a and 6.b.
If more than one person stayed the night before in the housing unit, fill in the numeric boxes to the right with the corresponding number and continue with questions 6.a and 6.b.
If they all share food expenses, mark the corresponding alternative and go to section C. If the informant responds that they do not all share food expenses, mark the corresponding alternative and go to question 6.b.
Remember that if visitors stayed at the housing unit, they are considered to share food expenses.
The number of groups identified must be entered in the numeric boxes. Remember: Each identified group is a household for purposes of the census, and you must use different questionnaires for each household.
[Figure omitted, image of question 6, 6.a and 6.b from the questionnaire]
Case 1: Karen and José, along with their children, Ana and Ignacio, stayed in their home and share food expenses. In addition, Natalia, Karen's sister, visited them and also stayed in the home. The correct way to record this is as shown to the left.
Questionnaire section C: "household members who stayed last night"
Section C consists of two questions:
- Question 6.d, which asks for and records the total number of persons mentioned in 6.c, broken down by sex.
To list the members of the household, you must first ascertain who is the head of household.
Who is the head of household?
The head of household is a member of the household, aged 15 years or over, who is recognized as such by the rest of the members.
Careful! If the person considered to be the head of household did not stay the night before in the housing unit and was or will be recorded elsewhere, a head of household must be chosen from among the persons who actually stayed the night in the housing unit.
To complete the list of household members in section C, it is important to identify the head of household, since the order in which each of the members is listed in question 6.c is determined by their relationship to the head of household.
Important: If the members of the household do not recognize a head of household, the first informant will be the one who must designate the head of household, and the relationships must be established with respect to this person.
[Question 6.c, household roster]
This list will help you to organize the persons who you must record in order. Invite all persons in the housing unit who must be recorded to participate in the interview. This way, it will be easier for you to complete the questionnaire, and you will have fewer omissions.
Don't forget to include babies, girls, boys and elderly persons.
You must ask and write the full name, relationship with the head of household and sex of all members of the household. Always enter the head of household on the first line.
Remember that only one person can fill the role of head of household.
[Figure omitted, image of question 6.c from the questionnaire]
[Question 6.d, total number of persons]
Important: You must always ask the question and not perform the summation yourself, since this way we will corroborate whether all members of the household have been included.
Ask for and record the total number of persons who make up the household, the number of males, and the number of females. Remember to include babies, girls, boys, elderly persons and visitors who stayed at the housing unit the night before.
[Figure omitted, image of question 6.d from the questionnaire]
Important: The information that you enter on question 6.d must be transferred to the C2 or C3 summary sheet after conducting all the interviews in the housing unit.
[Figure omitted, image of questions 6.c and 6.d]
Housing unit with two or more households
In some cases, you may encounter housing units that contain more than one household. Look at the example below to see the proper way to formulate the questions.
[Figure omitted, image of an example of how properly formulate questions about other people living in the housing unit]
Once the two households in the housing unit have been identified, a questionnaire must be completed for each of them, as follows:
The first questionnaire must be completed with the information of Ms. Andrea Naranjo, member of household No. 1 inside the housing unit. To that end, enter the requested information in section A, "identification," and for questions 1 and 2 of section B, then begin the interview.
Once you have completed the interview of household No. 1, take a new questionnaire, repeat the housing unit number and write the corresponding household number (in this case, it is number 2). Leave blank section B, "housing unit characteristics," and begin the interview from section C of the second questionnaire to record the members of household No. 2.
Household with more than 8 members
In some cases, you may encounter households that have more than eight members.
1st Enter all persons on question 6.c of the questionnaire. This household is made up of 9 persons. The list must match what is entered on question 6.d.
2nd On a second questionnaire, verify that section A contains the portfolio number, repeat the housing unit number, the household number inside housing unit, and mark the "continuation" oval.
3rd Continue with the interview and record on the first questionnaire the first 8 persons entered on the list, using one sheet for each of them in section D, "personal information."
4th On the second questionnaire, go directly to section D, enter the name of person No. 9 and record him or her.
In case of encountering more than 16 persons, first make sure you are not dealing with a collective unit; if you have already done so, consider that person No. 17 will be entered in section C of the second questionnaire on line 2, but that you must record him or her in section D of a third questionnaire. Do not forget to mark the "continuation" oval on this third questionnaire.
Important: To make sure that you are recording all persons, check that question 6 matches the list of persons entered on question 6.c and that the total from question 6.d matches the number of pages used in section D, "personal information."
[Images of questions 6, 6.a, 6.b, 6.c, and 6.d]
Questionnaire section D: "Personal information"
Interview each member of the household using one page for each person. The order in which you must conduct the interviews is the same as you entered on question 6.c. Therefore, person No. 1 will correspond to the head of household, while person No. 2 will be the person you entered on the second row, and so forth.
It is very important that you follow the order as entered on question 6.c for conducting the interviews in section D. This way, you will avoid leaving someone out without being recorded for the census.
[Question 7, relationship to household head]
You must mark only one alternative per question. This refers to the relationship or family ties existing between the person who is being recorded and the head of household.
[Figure omitted, image of question 7 from the questionnaire]
[Question 8, sex]
There are responses that seem obvious; however, you must ask the question anyway and record what the informant says in response.
[Figure omitted, image of question 8 from the questionnaire]
[Question 9, age]
The age reached as of April 19 must be considered, and not an age that is about to be reached.
If you feel that the informant is upset by this or another question from the questionnaire, you should point out that, by protocol, you must ask each of them.
[Figure omitted, image of questions 9 and 9.a from the questionnaire]
[Questions 10-11, place of usual residence and place of residence in 2012]
You must bear in mind that questions 10, 11, 12 and 12a are open-ended. This means that you must wait for the response from the interviewee. Remember to use the stipulated type of print and numbering to complete the questionnaire.
A person is considered to be a habitual resident of a commune or country when the person has been residing in it at least 6 months in the last year or intends to remain for at least 6 months.
[Figure omitted, image of question 10 from the questionnaire]
Important: There are communes that are in different parts of the country and have a similar name. For example: San Pedro de Atacama (Antofagasta region), San Pedro de Melipilla (Metropolitan region), San Pedro de la Paz (Biobío region). For this reason, it is very important that you record the exact and complete name (without abbreviations) of the commune or country in the box that appears below the category.
Do not confuse region and province with commune. For example, if the response is "Santiago," remember to ask if it refers to the commune or to the city.
[Figure omitted, image of question 11 from the questionnaire]
[Questions 12-12a, place of birth and year of immigration]
This question seeks to identify the mother's residence at the time of the birth of the person you are recording.
In the case of persons who have entered the country more than once, consider only the year of the most recent permanent residence. In other words, if a person arrived in 2000 but has done some traveling between 2000 and 2016 that has not entailed changing habitual residence (less than six months abroad), you should take the year 2000 as a reference.
[Figure omitted, image of questions 12 and 12.a from the questionnaire]
[Questions 13, attending formal education]
Formal education refers to any accredited regular educational program, whether public or private, for instruction.
[Figure omitted, image of question 13 from questionnaire]
[Questions 14, highest educational level]
Mark the oval that corresponds to the highest educational level attained by the person you are recording. Remember that it is the highest level completed, not the level currently being pursued.
You should bear in mind that in cases like preschool, "0" should be marked. In cases of two-and-a-half-year technical programs, round up and mark "3rd."
[Figure omitted, image of question 14 from questionnaire]
[Questions 15, educational level]
Read the question and the categories printed in bold. Wait for the respondent to answer and then describe the alternatives within the declared level.
[Figure omitted, image of question 15 from questionnaire]
[Questions 15a, completed educational level]
This question is aimed at determining whether the recorded person completed elementary or secondary education, or received a diploma or degree for the final level completed.
If the diploma or degree is in process, the educational level is considered to have been completed.
[Figure omitted, image of question 15.a from questionnaire]
Special cases for questions about education
Courses passed by means of open exams and in adult education must also be considered and, therefore, recorded.
Persons who completed their education abroad must establish their equivalent educational level according to the current Chilean system and be classified in one of the indicated categories.
[Figure omitted, image with detailed information of the formal education levels in Chile]
Case 1: Person currently in first year of tertiary education
Camita is currently in her first year at the university. Therefore, her last completed educational level was the fourth year of secondary education at a scientific-humanist school. The correct way to record this is as shown to the left.
[Figure omitted, images of questions 13, 14, 15 and 15.a from the questionnaire. Question 13 has option 1.yes fill, question 14, has option 4th fill; question 15 has the option 1. from list D fill, and, question 15.a, has option yes fill]
Case 2: Person who made it to the eighth year of elementary education but did not complete it
Ana attended a rural school in her childhood. She reached the eighth year of elementary education but had to withdraw before completing the school year and did not return to formal education. Subsequently, she has only taken training courses. The correct way to record this is as shown to the right.
[Figure omitted, images of questions 13, 14, 15 and 15.a from the questionnaire. Question 13 has option 2. No at present fill, question 14, has option 7th fill; question 15 has the option elementary from list C fill, and, question 15.a, has option no fill]
This question has a go to and is a spontaneous-response question. If the person answers no, go to question 17 and do not ask question 16.a.
[Questions 16 and 16a, indigenous people]
What is a community of indigenous peoples?
In the case of Chile, this refers to peoples descended from human communities that have been present in America since pre-Columbian times, where their own particular ethnic and cultural manifestations have been preserved, the land being the main foundation of their existence and culture.
Bear in mind that the principle of each person's self-identification must be respected. This aspect is fundamental for determining whether a person belongs to a community of indigenous people, since, despite their shared characteristics, there is no single accepted definition that captures the diversity of the indigenous peoples.
[Figure omitted, image of question 16 from the questionnaire]
The principle of self-identification respects how an individual sees him or herself in this regard. Look at this example:
[Figure omitted, image of question 16 from the questionnaire. The image includes the option other (specify) fill with "African ancestry" as an answer]
[Questions 17, employment status]
Attention: this question has a filter and a go to (Only persons aged 15 years and over are to respond)
On this question, keep in mind that "last week" refers to the period between Monday, April 10, and Sunday, April 16.
- Working without remuneration, for a relative: A person who is currently working without remuneration for the business or enterprise of a member of the household or another relative.
- I had a job, but I was on vacation, on sick leave, in a non-working period, etc.: A person who, despite having a job, was absent from it the week prior to the interview for health reasons (sick leave), for vacation or leave, due to work scheduling (shifts), due to strike or labor conflict and/or any other reason, but he or she maintains an employment relationship with an employer.
- I was looking for a job: A person who states that he or she was not working but was looking for a job.
- I did not work because I was studying: A person who did not work and whose main activity is studying.
- I did not work because I was performing household chores: A person who states that he or she engages in various tasks associated with maintaining his or her household and does not receive payment for such work.
- I did not work because I am retired, or a pensioner or rentier: A person who receives remuneration by way of pension, retirement or investment income and who did not carry out any economic activity during the week in question.
[Figure omitted, image of question 17 from questionnaire]
[Question 18, industry]
This question relates to the activity carried out by the establishment or place where the employed person worked during the week prior to the census (Monday, April 10, to Sunday, April 16, 2017).
For example, when someone who works as a janitor in a supermarket is recorded for the census, he or she should say "supermarket retail sales." It is important for the activity to be detailed as specifically as possible, using at least three words.
[Figure omitted, image of question 18 from questionnaire]
Case 1: Imprecise response
Josefina works in a casino gaming hall in the city of Valdivia. When asked question 18, she responds: "Casino." Because the Spanish term "casino" can refer to a gaming hall or a canteen/cafeteria, this response is ambiguous.
As a census-taker, you must probe to clarify the information, using at least three words. In this sense, you should ask the following question: What type of "casino" do you work in?
Josefina says: "casino gaming hall" and it gets entered as shown to the right.
[Figure omitted, image of question 18 fill with the words: "casino gaming hall"]
Case 2: Self-employment
Pedro has had a shoe store for 20 years. On question 18, he responds: "self-employment with shoes." Given this response, we do not know if Pedro makes, sells or repairs shoes. As Pedro is self-employed, you must probe to get a more specific response.
For example: "About the shoes?do you sell, make or repair them?" Pedro responds: "I work in shoe repair." Therefore, you must enter the following on the questionnaire: "repair of shoes."
[Figure omitted, image of question 18 fill with the words: "repair of shoes"]
Important: In all cases where people respond "self-employed" without further specifying, you will need to probe to get more information.
[Question 19, live-born children]
Attention: this question has a filter and a go to. The question must be asked only to women aged 15 years and over.
Live-born child: All children who breathe or move at the time of birth are considered as such, regardless of whether the child later dies for any reason.
[Questions 20-21, children alive]
These questions address an especially sensitive topic, since they may bring up the death of a son or daughter. You must therefore be level-headed in waiting for the response.
In the event that the recorded woman indicates that she has a missing son or daughter and does not know the child's whereabouts, it is the informant herself who must provide the response as to whether or not the child is currently alive.
[Figure omitted, image of questions 20 and 21 from the questionnaire]
Now continue with the next person, according to the order from question 6.c. Remember that one sheet must be completed for each household member (who stayed at the housing unit the night before), regardless of their age or sex, even if the person is not present at that moment.
Verify that you have recorded everyone!
It is important that you make sure to have recorded all persons who stayed the night before in the housing units. To this end, you must check that question 6 matches the list of persons entered on question 6.c and that the total from question 6.d matches the number of pages used in section D, "personal information."
End of the interview
Upon concluding the interview and having filled out the questionnaire, you must confirm that all the information is complete. Once this is done, determine whether there is another housing unit on the same site.
Inside this site or housing unit, are there other dwelling places that have independent access and whose occupants we have not recorded for the census?
If the answer to this question is yes, then you must use a new questionnaire and record all persons in the household(s) within that housing unit. Remember that if there is more than one household, you will have to use different questionnaires for each of them.
If the answer to this question is no, then conclude the interview, kindly saying goodbye and offering thanks for the time given to you.
Important: Do not forget to always transfer all the information that you collected in the housing unit(s) to the c2 or c3 summary sheet. Enter the information before moving on to the next housing unit.
"Housing unit recorded" sticker
Once the interview has concluded and the c2 or c3 summary sheet has been filled out, affix the "housing unit recorded" sticker on the exterior part of the housing unit, in a visible place. The sticker must be placed on all occupied and vacant housing units that you visit, with the exception of those where you must leave a notice of visit because the occupants are absent or there is no informant present in condition to respond.
[Figure omitted, image of the sticker that identifies if a household has been interviewed or not]
Retrieving information in cases where occupants are absent or no one present is in condition to answer the questionnaire
Upon reaching the end of your census tract route, you must return to the housing units that were identified with occupants absent or no one in condition to answer the questionnaire. If, upon returning to a housing unit (initially recorded with one of those conditions), the occupants are present or there is a person who is able to respond, complete the information on the questionnaire where you previously only entered the information for section A, updating the information required in question 2 of section B. Once the interview has concluded, modify what was initially entered on your C2 or C3 summary sheet and affix the "housing unit recorded" sticker.
How to complete the C2 or C3 summary sheet in case of not finding occupants present in a housing unit upon returning to retrieve information
If, upon returning to retrieve information, you do not find occupants present or persons in condition to provide information, leave a notice of visit and mark the notice of visit column with an "x" on your C2 or C3 summary sheet.
How to complete the C2 or C3 summary sheet in case of finding a housing unit that was not initially identified upon returning to retrieve information
If, upon returning to retrieve information, you find a housing unit on site that was not initially identified, add it after your last record, assigning this housing unit the next sequential number, and complete all the necessary information.
How to complete the C2 or C3 summary sheet in case of finding a housing unit with two households upon returning to retrieve information
If, upon returning to retrieve information, you find a housing unit on site that has two households, add the second household after your last record, repeat the housing unit information and assign it the corresponding household number.
[Figure omitted, image of the urban census tract summary sheet]