National Statistics System
National Institute of Statistics
ISTAT 14th General Population Census and General Housing Census
21 October 2001
Question 1.1Cross answer 1 if the dwelling is the exclusive or shared property of at least one member of the household. Also cross answer 1 if you are living in the dwelling in fulfillment life tenancy rights, or other rights (e.g. use, accommodation), or when subject dwelling is being redeemed, or because of bare ownership, and also if the owner rents part of the dwelling while still living there.
Cross box 2 or 3, if the dwelling is not the property of any of the persons residing there, but is rented (box 2) or occupied in some other way (box 3), that is, free of charge or in exchange for services.
Question 1.2Regardless of the answer provided for question 1 indicate who, amongst those listed, is the owner of the dwelling. If none of these is the owner, cross box 8. If ownership is shared amongst various persons (private persons, companies, etc.) indicate the owner with the largest percentage of ownership. In case of bare ownership, refer to the owner of the bare property.
2. Dwelling structure
Question 2.1Specify the total number of rooms in the dwelling, including those with an independent entrance that are functionally part of the main building.
Do not count bathrooms, kitchens, kitchenettes, service areas and accessories. When counting, remember that a large room, divided into various functions, or separated into two or more areas by arches or dividing furniture, must not be counted as one room but as various rooms.
Rooms with a kitchen area used for various purposes must also be counted.
The term room refers to an area that receives direct light from the outside, with space for one bed and for a person to move in. For example, bedrooms and living rooms that meet these characteristics are rooms. Kitchens, kitchenettes service areas and bathrooms are not to be counted as rooms, even if they meet these characteristics.
The term rooms with external entrance refer to those rooms that have a separate entrance from the others, but are still part of the main house even if physically separated from it. However, these rooms are a complementary part of the house and are used by the same persons that live therein.
The term accessories refers to cellars, attics, garages, etc., in other words, premises that are actually used on a permanent basis to service the house (even if they do not belong to the same building).
The term service area refers to the area for entering rooms, toilets, bathrooms, as well as storerooms and such. Therefore, entrances, internal stairways, corridors, bathrooms, locker rooms, storerooms etc, are considered service areas.
The term kitchen refers to a room (or part thereof) equipped with a system for cooking food and a place in which to wash dishes, that is used for this purpose regardless of the fact that it is also used to eat in, sleep in, or other activities. There are three types of kitchens, depending on the size and the use made of the room where the cooking is done:
b) kitchenette: this is a small kitchen, smaller than the minimum the surface of the floors not counting the walls and excluding the service areas. If the dwelling spreads on various levels, or also includes an external entrance, count the surface of all parts.
c) kitchen corner in a room that serves various purposes: in large rooms this arrange is usually used as an eating area or small dining room, there is an area in which to install kitchen equipment. The main characteristic of a room arranged in this manner is not that of a kitchen, but that of a room used for various purposes.
Question 2.2Specify how many of the rooms indicated in the previous question are for professional use (such as professional studio, office of a self-employed worker, artisan's laboratory, or any type of room that is used exclusively as a place in which to practice a profession or job).
Question 2.3If the dwelling, or room with an independent entrance, does not have any type of kitchen facilities then answer questions a), b), and c) by indicating "0" (zero) or "No." Point c) asks whether the house has a kitchen corner, obviously this will have been already counted as part of the rooms under question 2.1.
Question 2.4When counting levels do not include any house accessories (like cellars, garages and attics) and rooms with an independent entrance. However, intermediate levels and similar, built inside the dwelling, constitute a separate level and must be counted as such. The number of levels must not be confused with the number of floors for the building in which the dwelling is located. Place a cross in box 1 when the dwelling only spreads out horizontally; cross the other boxes when the dwelling reaches up vertically (as in the case of "tower" like dwellings that are typical in some historic centers, or dwellings where intermediate floors have been built.
Question 2.5Indicate the number of square meters (rounded and without decimals) of the internal surface of the dwelling, in other words, the surface of floors not counting the walls and excluding the service areas. If the dwelling spreads on various levels, or also includes an external entrance, count the surface of all parts.
3. Potable water and sanitary equipment
Question 3.1 (more than one answer is possible)Specify the source of the potable water in the dwelling, both inside and in rooms with a separate entrance, or whether only non-potable water is available. If the dwelling has more than one water source, list them all.
If the water comes from a source other than an aqueduct or well: for example, an indirect source such as a regularly filled tank, then place a cross in box 3;
If the dwelling only has non-potable water, place a cross in box 4.
Question 3.2The term bathtub and shower refers to those systems that are permanently connected to both a plumbing and a drainage system, located inside the house or in the rooms with a separate entrance. When answering, please note that a bathtub and shower that are located in the same room but are independent, must be considered as two systems and that a bathtub with an incorporated shower must be considered as one system.
Question 3.3The term toilet refers to a WC permanently connected to a plumbing and a drainage system located in the house or in the rooms with separate entrance.
Question 3.4Available hot water (for bathroom and kitchen use) refers to water heated by a fixed system and not by burners or other heating systems.
Question 3.5Answer "Yes" if the hot water is supplied by the same system used to heat the house. Answer "No" if the hot water is provided by a separate system, such as a gas or electric water heater.
Question 3.6 (more than one answer is possible)Answer only if the system that produces hot water is separate from the heating system.
4. Heating system
Question 4.1 (more than one answer is possible)A centralized system refers to a system that heats all the apartments in the same building, but is located outside the premises like, for example in one of the service areas of the building (cellar, basement, etc.). A system connected to a remote city heating system is also considered centralized.
A fixed independent system refers to a system that heats a single house and is normally located inside or nearby the house (for example, the boiler could be located in a special internal area or on the balcony/terrace; solar panels could be located on the roof, and so forth), and is independently operated.
A fixed individual system refers to a system that is not connected to the centralized system or regular independent system, and which cannot be moved like, for example, fireplaces, individual gas heaters, heat pumps, electrical plates, coal, kerosene, wood and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) heaters.
If there is no heating system, or there are mobile heaters like electric, gas or other types, place a cross in box 5 ("Does not have ...").
Question 4.2 (more than one answer is possible)Specify the type of fuel or energy used to operate the heating system when the system is on. If the house is heated by remote heating or heat pumps, place a cross in box 9.
5. Work/interventions carried out on systems and structural and non-structural elements in the dwelling
This point deals with the maintenance, repair, restoration, and restructuring carried out on the dwelling over the past 10 years by both current and past residents. Small repairs and work carried out on the building that houses the apartment, must not be taken into consideration.
Question 5.1Work and/or interventions on systems means the work carried out to maintain system efficiency (plumbing, bathroom, heating, electrical, etc.), to renew systems, change them and so forth. Small repairs must not be taken into consideration.
Question 5.2Work and/or interventions of structural elements means the work carried out to consolidate, restore or renew vertical structures, substitute floors an so forth, expand or reduce volumes, etc. ? If the answer to question 5.2 is yes, specify (in question 5.3) the year in which this work was carried out. If the work is still underway then indicate "2001".
Question 5.4Work or interventions carried out on non-structural elements refers to the work carried out to fully or partially substitute floors, restore plaster, substitute internal partitions, and so forth.
6. Car Park
Question 6.1,6.2,6.3Indicate whether there is at least one personal and guaranteed parking area available for persons living in the house, either inside the building or nearby. Availability means that the parking area can be used (at any time) because it is owned, rented, provided free of charge, etc.
Private box refers to a closed premises suitable for storing an automobile and used for this purpose.
Covered parking area refers to a personal reserved area situated in a covered area used to house various automobiles and used for this purpose. For example, condominium garages located underneath the building, garages situated in appropriate buildings, guarded public garages, and so forth.
Open parking refers to a personal and reserved parking space located externally; for example, inside a courtyard, under a pilot is floor of a building, on the last uncovered floor of a building constructed for parking purposes, and so forth.
Question 1.1This question must not be answered by the Holder of the Household Form, or reference person (person 1 on List A).
Children are considered as such if acknowledged by the Holder and/or spouse or partner.
Those who are children of the Holder's spouse or partner only must place a cross in box 06 ("Son/daughter of spouse/partner only"), even if the parent is deceased or does not currently live in the accommodation. Other persons who are relatives of the Holder's spouse or partner only must place a cross in the box that corresponds to their level of kinship, even if the Holder's spouse/partner no longer lives in that house.
The father/mother (or their spouse) of the Holder partner must place a cross in box 08 ("Holder's mother/father-in-law")
Relatives of the Holder, the spouse or the partner that are not mentioned in any of the answers (uncle of the Holder or spouse or partner, grandfather of the Holder or spouse or partner, cousin of the Holder or spouse or partner, etc.), who usually live in the accommodation must place a cross in box 15 ("Other relative of the Holder and/or spouse/partner").
Those persons who usually live in the accommodation and have no bonds of kinship with the Holder, the spouse or the partner, must place a cross in box 16 ("Other partner"). If these persons form a separate household, they must fill out another Household Form.
Anyone working for the household (servants, domestic help) and who usually lives in the accommodation must, if they form a separate household, fill in a Household form.
Question 1.3The date of birth must be written in numbers and not in letters. For example: 06/02/1954.
Question 1.4Anyone born in another Italian Municipality must indicate the current name of the Municipality where the person was born. Indicate the name of the Municipality and not that of the place (fraction, inhabited area, etc.)
Anyone born abroad must indicate the current name of the foreign country where the place of birth is currently located.
The foreign country of birth must be written in Latin letters and in Italian language.
Question 2.1Foreign citizens must cross box 2 and indicate the name of the foreign country of citizenship in Latin letters and in the Italian language.
Foreign citizens with more than one citizenship (except for Italian) can only select one foreign country of citizenship.
Persons without citizenship must declare themselves a stateless person (cross box 3). The category of stateless people also includes those people whose citizenship status has not been clarified following the dissolution, separation or unification of Countries.
Question 2.2Those who are Italian citizens from birth must cross box 1 ("From birth"), even if born in a foreign country. An Italian citizen from birth is one:
b) Who is born in Italy from a stateless mother and father, or a child who does not keep his father's or mother's citizenship, in
accordance with the laws of the country to which these belong.
c) Who is the child of unknown parents who was found in Italy and for whom there is no proof of other citizenship.
Anyone who made a special request to became an Italian citizen, and this request was approved by the appropriate Authorities, must cross box 2 ("Acquired, for example, through marriage, naturalization"). Box 2 must also be crossed by anyone who has "automatically" become an Italian citizen. For example, box 2 must be crossed by:
b) A live-in minor who acquired Italian citizenship;
c) Anyone who acquired Italian citizenship by marriage, ordinary or special naturalization, by birth in Italy where he/she uninterruptedly resided until the age of 18.
Anyone who crosses box 2 must also specify the previous foreign country of citizenship, in Latin letters and in Italian.
Question 2.3Specify the year in which you transferred to Italy.
Question 2.4Indicate the reason why your transferred your home to Italy (even if it differs from the reason for your current presence)
Box 2 ("Study") must be crossed by those who came to Italy to attend a course of studies and have remained to work here after qualification.
Box 3 ("Presence of relatives") must only be crossed by those came to Italy to be reunited with their relatives. This box must not be crossed by those who came searching for a job and chose to remain in Italy because here they have a relative who can help them.
3. Marital Status and Marriage
Question 3.1Those who are married but no longer live with their spouse because the couple is in crises must cross box 3 ("Separated by fact") and not box 2 ("Married").
Married persons who live separated from their spouse due to contingencies or other needs must cross box 2 ("Married") and not box 3 ("Separated by fact").
"Once married" persons (that is, those who have obtained an annulment or civil separation in accordance with law No. 898 of 1 December 1970) must cross box 5 ("Divorced").
Question 3.2Apart from married people, this question must also be answered by those who a separated by fact or legally, divorced or widowed.
The date when the marriage was celebrated must be indicated in numbers and not letters (in case of more than one marriage, indicate the date of the last).
Question 4.1Cross the box that corresponds to the place where the person is located on the day of the Census (21 October 2001).
Cross box 1 ("In the accommodation") or box 2 ("In this Municipality, but in other accommodation or institutional household") even if the person was out of this Municipality on 21 October 2001 but will re-enter on 22 October 2001 and has not been counted anywhere else.
Question 4.2Box 1 ("Yes") must be crossed if the person was absent from the accommodation over the past twelve months, either at intervals (returning once a week, once a month, etc.) or for a definite period of time, living in other accommodation or institutional household (e.g. in the house of relatives or friends, hostel, student home, hotels, barracks, clinic, hospital). For example, box 1 ("Yes") must be crossed if over the past twelve months the person was absent from this house for one of the following reasons:
b) to reach the Municipality where the person goes to university;
c) because hospitalized;
d) to reach another Municipality where the person has other accommodation, possess real estate to be administered or has interests to be safeguarded.;
Question 4.3Anyone who has left the house and returned periodically must indicate the total number of days absent (in other words, calculate the total number of days absent over the past twelve months).
Question 4.7Anyone who, one year ago, lived in another Italian Municipality must indicate the current name of the Municipality where they lived. Indicate the name of the Municipality and not that of the place (fraction, inhabited area, etc.).
Anyone who, one year ago, lived abroad, must indicate the current name of the foreign country (in Latin alphabet and in Italian) where their place of residence is located at today's borders.
5. Educational Degree and training
Question 5.1Children who attend day nurseries or nursery school (for whom boxes 1 or 2 have been crossed), go to 8.
Children who are less than 6 years old and do not go to day nurseries nor to nursery school, but are already in first grade of primary school (for example, children born between 22 October and 31 December 1995), answer question 5.2 (cross box 02).
Children who are less than 6 years old and do not attend day nurseries, nor nursery school, nor the first grade of primary school, the questionnaire terminates here.
Questions 5.2 and 5.3Question 5.2 must be answered by those who are over 6 years of age, and those who are less than 6 years old and are in first grade of elementary school (for example children born between 22 October and 31 December 1995).
Only those who crossed one of the boxes from 09 to 11 of Question 5.2 must answer Question 5.3.
Educational degree refers to the official title attributed after successfully completing an educational course.
In order to properly answer questions 5.2 and 5.3, the following instructions must be observed:
Any person with two or more educational degrees at the same level, must indicate only the one considered to be the most important, in relationship with the profession practiced.
Students in first grade of primary school must cross box 02.
Any person with a discharge certificate (3rd grade primary school) must cross: box 01 if they cannot read nor write ("No educational degree and cannot read nor write"); box 02 if they can read and write ("No educational degree but can read and write");
Any person (in particular foreign citizens) who obtained their highest degree abroad must cross the box relative to the corresponding Italian educational degree
Foreign citizens who have not obtained any type of educational degree must chose between 01 ("No educational degree and cannot read nor write") and 02 ("No educational degree but can read and write") with reference to their mother tongue.
Primary school certificate: corresponds to completion of the first level of basic education.
Lower Secondary School Certificate: corresponds to the completion of second level basic education. A primary school diploma is required in order to be admitted to these courses.
Secondary school certificate obtained from a Classics, Scientific, Linguistic or Artistic Secondary school: obtained upon completion of a 4 or 5 years secondary school course and needed to enroll in University. A Lower Secondary School Certificate is required in order to be admitted to this course. At question 5.2, those whose highest level of education is the School Leaving Certificate (or state exams) held at a Classics, Scientific, Linguistic or Artistic Secondary School, must cross one of the boxes between 05 and 08.
Secondary school certificate obtained from a Professional Institute, a Teaching School, a Fine Arts Institute, a Technical Institute or a Teachers College. It is broken down into:
b) School Leaving Certificate (State exams): obtained after completing secondary school studies with a duration of 4 or 5 years and enables enrollment into University. A Lower Secondary School Certificate is required to be admitted to these courses. Those whose highest degree of education is a secondary school certificate (or state exam) obtained from a Professional Institute, Teaching School, Fine Arts Institute, Technical Institute or Teaching College must cross one of the boxes between 09 and 13 in question 5.2. If the secondary school certificate (or state exam) was obtained from a Professional Institute, Teaching School, Fine Arts Institute cross box 2 in question 5.3;
University certificate (Special direct or para-university schools, and short degrees): obtained after completing a university certificate or special direct school course. This certificate is obtained after attending a course of no less than 2 years and no more than 3 (statistics diploma, elementary school surveillance, ISEF diploma, diploma in paleography and musical philology, etc.). The University certificate or short degree internationally corresponds to the first step of the first series of university studies (e.g. bachelor's degree - or first degree - English). A secondary school certificate (4-5 year course) is needed in order to be admitted to these courses.
Degree: obtained after having completed a university course of studies with a duration of no less than 4 years and no more than 6. A degree course aimed at providing students with adequate knowledge on cultural, scientific and professional methods and contents at a higher level. A secondary school certificate (4-5 year course) is needed in order to be admitted to these courses. Internationally, a degree corresponds to the second step of the first series of university studies (e.g. French maitrise).
Question 5.5The Certificate of Specialization (master degree) is obtained after the degree, upon completion, at specialization schools, of no less than 2 years of studies aimed at producing specialists in certain professional fields.
A Doctorate in Research is obtained after the degree, upon completion of no less than 3 years of studies and personal research aimed at elaborating scientific investigations and methods of research in the respective fields.
Internationally, the specialization certificate and doctorate are post-graduate courses that equate to completing a second series of university studies (e.g. Ph.D.).
Anyone with a "Special Degree" (second graduate certificate upon completing studies), in other words obtained following a graduate course of no less than 4 years (e.g. Space Engineering), must cross box 1.
Question 5.7For example, to obtain an American or British bachelor's degree requires an overall 16 years of schooling; 17 years to obtain a British masters degree, while an American masters degree requires 17 or 18 years of schooling.
Question 5.8Question 5.8 must be answered by anyone over the age of 6 and children under the age of 6 who attend first grade primary school (for example, children born between 22 October and 31 December 1995).
Secondary school includes Institutes/Schools/Secondary Schools where it is possible to obtain a school certificate for a professional, artistic or teaching profession or a school leaving certificate (State exam).
Enrolment in university includes courses to obtain a university certificate, a university degree, a post graduate training, or Ph.D. or specialization course (Special direct schools are also included).
Post graduate university courses include courses at the Academy of Fine Arts, School of Artistic Industries, National Dramatics Academy, National Dance Academy (specialization certificate - 3 year course), Music Academy or Recognized School of Music (specialization certificate, 2-3 year course), School of Interpreters and Translators, School for Archiving, Paleography and Diplomacy.
Question 5.10Foreign language courses, basic computer training and training on machinery, for example, come under professional training/updating courses organized and/or financed by companies, organizations, administrations where one works
Courses for computer programmers, hairdressers, beauticians, bakers, goldsmiths, and courses for assistants to handicapped persons are amongst the professional training courses offered by the region, province, etc.
Private professional training courses include, for example, foreign languages, computers, typing, shorthand, and does not include recreational-type courses.
anyone collaborating with a household member who runs his own business, without a regular work contract or retribution (contributing family worker).
Any type of nominate work, with or without contract, is sufficient to be considered employed, just as long as the hours worked are paid for with money or in kind. The following persons must also be considered employed:
b) anyone who worked as a paid apprentice or trainee;
c) anyone hired with a specific work contract;
d) anyone participating in work stages as a paid intern.
anyone who is serving in the national military service or civil service, including those who maintain the right to their work place or are looking for employment, regardless of previous or future work status.
b) anyone who has never worked or has terminated self-employment;
c) anyone who has "voluntarily" stopped working for a certain period of time (at least 1 year); and is actually looking for a job and will accept one if offered.
Waiting to begin a job already obtained: anyone who has already found employment, or has made necessary preparations for self employment and will begin working within the next few weeks.
Student: anyone who dedicates their time mainly to study.
Looking after home/household: anyone whose main occupation is taking care of his/her household and home.
Retired: anyone who has stopped working because of age limitations, invalidity or other causes. A retired is not necessarily a pensioner because those who retire from work do not necessarily receive pension benefits.
On military service or substitute civil service: this category includes all those persons who, during the week preceding the Census (from 14 to 20 October 2001), were under military service or substitute civil service, regardless of previous or future work status or whether they maintained the right to their work place or are looking for employment.
Disabled to work: anyone whose level of physical or mental invalidity make it impossible for them to hold a job.
Other conditions: anyone in conditions other than those listed above (for example, wealthy, retired from work for other reasons, Holder of a social pension or invalidity pension).
Question 6.2The term work refers to any activity carried out with the scope of obtaining retribution, salary, wages, profits, etc.
Box 1 must be crossed by those who:
during the week preceding the Census (from 14 to 20 October, 2001) have worked one or more hours helping a household member or relative with their independent activity, company or firm, even without pay (contributing family worker).
A contributing family worker is a someone who collaborates with a household member in their private business, without a regular work contract (for example, a wife who helps her husband in the shop, a son who help his father on the farm).
Box 2 must be crossed by those who:
are seasonal workers who have not worked any hours during referenced week.
Furthermore, hours worked at house chores, small domestic maintenance or repairs, hobbies or similar, must not be considered.
Question 6.3Box 1 (Yes") must be crossed by those who sometime during the last 4 weeks (from 21 September to 20 October, 2001) responded to a job announcement published in a local newspaper, presented a request to participate in a job competition, sent a personal curriculum to a company, etc.
Question 6.5All types of activities must be considered, whether dependent or independent, temporary or seasonal, regardless of whether it is continuous or has a regular work contract. Worked hours must be paid. All types of payments must be considered: salaries, wages, profit, reimbursement of expenses, payment in kind, food, accommodation or others. Work carried out as contributing family worker must also be taken into consideration.
7. Work activityAnswer question 7.1 and question 7.12 by referring to the main job carried out during the week preceding the date of the Census (from 14 to 20 October, 2001).
The term main work activities refers to the job where the greatest number of working hours was employed.
Employed persons who, during the week preceding the date of the Census (from 14 to 20 October, 2001), did not work because they were on vacation, illness, on income support, on leave of absence etc., must refer to the main job usually performed.
Persons who, during the week preceding the date of the Census (from 14 to 20 October, 2001), changed job must refer to their new job carried out at the end of that week.
Question 7.2The justification "Maternity leave" (box 3) also includes the absence of the father, as foreseen by current regulations on "parental leave of absence").
The justification "Other" (box 7) includes, for example, vertical part time contracts that foresee absence from the work place for a certain number of days, weeks or months each year.
Question 7.3Indicate the number of hours actually worked during the week preceding the Census (from 14 to 20 October, 2001), regardless of any employee work agreements (contract, agreements, etc.) or the hours normally or usually worked.
Any paid or unpaid hours of overtime must be included.
The time it takes to get from the home to the work place and to eat a meal during work breaks must not be included.
Persons who are attending professional training courses, including apprentices and trainees, must not include the hours during which they are at school or at the training center, if outside the company.
The actual (or presumable) number of hours worked by persons who are absent for work purposes or business, and members of a crew in navigation must be indicated by another household member.
Question 7.4Part time: a work relationship, with or without contract, in which the number of hours worked is less than that normally worked by other employees in the same category. It can either be:
b) vertical: when the work is performed on certain days of the week, certain weeks or certain months of the year.
For employees, part time is established based on a formal agreement between the employer and the worker.
Self-employed persons can also work part time (for example, a storekeeper who only works mornings or afternoons works part time).
Question 7.5Employee or other subordinate position: anyone working, with or without a contract, for a public or private employer, and receives compensation under the form of wages, salary, reimbursement of expenses, payment in kind, food, accommodation, etc.
Entrepreneur: anyone who manages their own business (agriculture, industry, commerce, services, etc.) and hires employees.
Professional: anyone who practices a profession or liberal arts (notary public, lawyer, dentist, building engineer, etc.).
Own-account worker: anyone who runs a farm, a small industrial or commercial firm, an artisans shop, a store or public service, in which he participates manually. This category also includes farmers, sharecroppers, etc., anyone working from the home directly for the consumer and not on commission to any company.
Member of a producer and/or services cooperative: anyone who is a member of a cooperative that produced goods and/or provides services, regardless of the field in which the cooperative operates, in other words, he who does not receive remuneration based on a work contract, but payment in proportion to the service provided and/or share of company profits.
Contributing family worker: anyone who helps a household member with their independent activity, without a regular work agreement or contract (for example, a wife who help her storekeeper husband in the shop, a son who helps his father on the farmer).
Question 7.7Indefinite: refers to job without an expiration date or an established termination date.
Definite: refers to a job that terminated under pre-established conditions or when certain objective are met (for example, expiration of terms, completion of tasks, fulfillment of a purpose, the return of an employee temporarily substituted).
Question 7.8Work and training contract: a subordinate work agreement, entered into for an established period of time, that provides a mixture or training and work and where the employer must professionally train the persons hired. The duration may vary from 12 to 36 months.
Apprentice contract: a work agreement that entails a mixture of training and work, where the employer must transmit to the apprentice his knowledge and sufficient technical/manual capability to enable him to become a qualified worker. The duration of an apprentice contract may vary from a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 4 years (5 years for artisans).
Interim: a contract by which a company that provides temporary work, makes one or more workers available to a certain company who utilizes their services to satisfy temporary requirements. This is trilateral relationship between the worker, the temporary work agency and the company utilizing the services.
The "Other" category includes all definite work contracts not specified above like, for example: socially useful work/work of public utility, work scholarships, professional introduction plans, stages or paid apprenticeship, paid traineeship, work at home for firms (paid by job), intermittent services, occasional services (laborers, day workers, etc.), other definite work contracts (e.g. seasonal workers, as per article 23 of the Decree of the President of the Republic No. 171 /91).
Question 7.9In order to properly answer this question, refer to the following definitions. Work as laborer or provide unspecialized service. This refers to work that requires competence and experience in carrying out simple tasks, in some cases requiring considerable physical effort. Usually no certificate is required for these jobs.
Work on fixed manufacturing systems, machinery, assembly lines or drives vehicles. This refers to those jobs that require sufficient competence and experience to run and supervise production systems, equipment, automated assembly line, drive vehicles and assemble products. A mandatory level of schooling is usually sufficient for these jobs.
Work as specialized laborer. This refers to those jobs that require sufficient competence and experience to perform qualified manual work and knowledge of the materials and instruments to be used in the productive process, as well as knowledge of the various phases of the process up to the final product. This class also includes those who work to extract raw materials and in building constructions, and those who produce goods including artisans. A mandatory level of schooling is usually sufficient for these jobs.
Grow plants and/or raise animals. This refers to those jobs that require sufficient competence and experience to cultivate plants, breed animals, utilize forest products and fishing. A mandatory level of schooling is usually sufficient for these jobs.
Sale to the public or provide services to people. This refers to those jobs that require sufficient competence and experience to provide services to people, protection services and services relative to selling goods in shops or markets. This class must also include workers who provide service in the field of tourism, provide room service in hotels, table and kitchen services in restaurants, beauty treatments, protection services to individuals and property. Also included are those professions bent on maintaining law and order, and displaying and selling goods. A mandatory level of schooling is usually sufficient for these jobs.
Work as non technical office worker. This refers to those jobs that require the knowledge and experience necessary to organize, file and process information. This class must also include those jobs that require the use of word processors and other office machinery, jobs that require recording and calculating numbers, providing information to the public, effecting cashier operations, and making appointments. A mandatory level of schooling is usually sufficient for these jobs.
Work in a technical, administrative, sporting or artistic field requiring an average level of qualification. This refers to those jobs that require technical knowledge and experience in the field of physical, natural, life, social, economic-organizational and human sciences. This class must also include those jobs that consist in setting up and carrying out technical jobs that require the application of concepts, methods and procedures in referenced scientific field. A secondary school diploma (4-5 year course) or equivalent, is usually required for these jobs.
Work in an organizational technical, intellectual, scientific or artistic field requiring a high level of qualification. This refers to those jobs that require professional knowledge and experience in the field of physical, natural, life, social, economic-organizational and human sciences. This class must also include those jobs that require the application of scientific or artistic concepts to resolve problems and in the field of education and training. A university degree, or similar, is usually required for these jobs.
Direct a business or manage the work of complex organizational structures. This refers to those jobs that implicate directing and coordinating the activities of a company, organization or organizational structure. These jobs require decision making ability and responsibility for business strategies. This class must include business and management professions, regardless of the size of the company or organization, or the legislators and elective members of the board.
Work as officer, non-commissioned officer, cadet or volunteer in the Armed Forces. This refers to all those jobs carried out by members of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Carabinieri) at all levels. For example, with regards to the Army, this refers to all activities carried out by:
b) Senior Officers (Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel or corresponding rank in other sectors of the Armed Forces);
c) Junior Officers (Second Lieutenant, Captain or corresponding rank in other sectors of the Armed Forces);
d) Non-commissioned officers (Sargent list and Warrant Officer list or corresponding rank in other sectors of the Armed Forces);
e) Cadets (Military schools, Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academies);
f) Volunteers (on annual service, brief service and permanent service).
It is necessary to indicate the type of work carried out (manual or intellectual) avoiding terms that a too generic, such as "laborer" or "clerk" and choosing instead terms that describe your profession in detail. For example: pediatrician, lawyer, counter clerk, typist, farmer, locksmith, decorator, welder, tailor, carpenter, mason, plumber, security guard, shopkeeper, sales clerk, sales representative, truck driver, barber, hotel porter.
Teachers must specify the type of school in which they teach, for example: elementary school teacher, grade school teacher, secondary school professor, university professor in juridical subjects (university professors must also indicate the subject they teach), teacher at the academy of music, academy teacher;
Ecclesiastics (secular clergy and clergymen) must indicate, for example, bishop, episcopal, parish vicar, parish priest, chaplain;
Career military must indicate the rank they hold in the military force in which they serve (for example: lance-corporal of the Carabinieri, army colonel, artillery captain).
Question 7.11Cross the box that corresponds to the business field in which you believe your factory, farm, shop, professional studio, office or organization classifies itself. In particular:
Condition 05: This category includes the fur industry, manufacture of travel accessories, bags, harnesses, saddles and shoes;
Condition 06: This category also includes industries that produce cork and straw products and weaving materials;
Condition 09: This category also includes manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical machinery and equipment and repair of railroad carriage materials;
Condition 10: This category also includes the manufacture of jewelry, musical instruments, games, etc.;
Condition 13: Trade includes both retail and wholesale;
Condition 17: This category includes, telephones, Internet providers, etc.;
Condition 19: Includes computer repairs; 23
Condition 20: This category also includes services to companies, call centers, advertising, etc.;
Condition 21: This category also includes INPS (National Institute for Social Security);
Condition 24: Also includes religious organizations;
Condition 25: Entertainment and shows, press offices, libraries, zoos, etc. all come under recreational, cultural and sports activities.
Specify the main or only activity carried out at the plant (not the entire business, which could have more than one plant), farm, workshop, quarry, mine, yard, shop, store, agency, organizations, institute, office, association, etc., where the person works. The answer must be precise and detailed. For example, indicate: vegetable farming, cattle breeding, cement manufacture, manufacture of wooden doors and windows, vehicle repairs, car electrical repair shop, building construction, production and distribution of electric power, wholesale fabrics, retail fruit and vegetables, bar, restaurant, herbalist's shop, department store, private doctor's studio, dry cleaners.
It should be noted that:
Teaching and non-teaching staff must indicate the type of school and not the name (for example: nursery school, elementary school, grade school, high school, university for seniors);
Employees of autonomous State-owned companies must indicate, for example, ANAS (National Autonomous Roads Company), Administration of Government monopoly;
Other Public Administration employees must indicate the name of the Ministry, Administration, Office, Organization, etc. where they work (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry for the Interior, Municipal Administration, Administration of Military Tribunals, Customs);
Professionals and independent workers must specify the type of activity (for example: architects studio, work consultant, project manager in the construction field, installation of bathroom plumbing, installation of heating systems, project management in the field of air conditioning).
8. Place of study or work
Question 8.1Cross box 1 ("Yes, goes to place of study") also for children who go to kindergarten, nursery school, etc.
Cross box 6 ("No, does not study nor work or attend a professional training course) even if the person accompanies the children each day to school but subsequently does not go to place of work or study).
Question 8.2This question must only be answered by those who go to the place or study or work on a daily basis, in other words, those who crossed box 1 ("Yes, goes to place of study") or box 2 ("Yes, goes to place of work") in question 8.1.
Question 8.4It is possible that there is no relationship between the place of work and the answer provided for question 7.12: for example, an employee for a contract firm performing maintenance at a steelworks must indicate the address of the steelworks and not that of the firm for which he works.
For firms name of which coincides with the owner name, the words "individual firm" are sufficient.
In case of professionals, indicate "professionals".
After having indicated the name and address of the current place of study or work, indicate also if the place is situated in the Municipality of residence, in another municipality or overseas, by crossing the relative box.
Questions 8.5,8.6 and 8.7These questions must only be answered by those who went to their usual place of study or work last Wednesday.
If the person went to a place of study or work that is different from the usual one indicated previously, do not answer these questions.
b) box 2 ("Study") must be crossed by those who came to Italy to attend a course of study which they have not yet completed, even if this does not exclude that they will remain to work once they complete these studies;
c) box 3 ("Presence of relatives") must be crossed only by those who came to Italy to be reunited with their relatives (e.g. a wife who reunites with her husband who is working in Italy). This box must not be crossed by those who are looking for a job and have chosen Italy because they have a relative here who can help them.
b) Unemployed persons looking for a new job;
c) Persons waiting to begin a job they have already obtained.
For all procedures, see the instructions for question 6.1 in Section II.