Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Population and Housing Census 2001
In most of the countries all over the world, a population and housing census is conducted. International organizations as well as individual countries consider the census very important. For the Slovak Republic, it is more significant, since it is the first census in the independent Slovak Republic.
This statistical action will enable the collection of information regarding the socio-economic and demographic development of our society and at the same time, we will build a database for the prediction of the economic and social development in future.
Census in the Slovak Republic will be conducted according to the Act on Population and Housing Census 2001 165/1998. The decisive moment of the Census is the midnight from Friday May 25th to Saturday May 26th 2001.
The enumeration period was stated by the government of the Slovak Republic for the period of May 19th to June 10th 2001. During this time, an enumerator will visit you and he will ask you to fill the Census forms.
In order to ensure the objective of the Census we would like to ask for you to complete, correct, and true filling in the Census forms according to the explanations and passing them to enumerator in the agreed upon term. The obligation of filling in the Census forms is stipulated by line 4, section 1 of the Act on Population and Housing Census 2001 165/1998.
Individual data are protected by law and will be used strictly for the needs of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.
Thank you for providing the data and looking forward to the further collaboration.
1. Personal form
In case of doubt in filling in the census forms, please ask your enumerator for an explanation.
[Specific enumeration regarding the filing of instructions and forms is omitted.]
Nationality of children up to 15 will be given by the parents. In the case the parents have different nationality, it will be given according to one of them (their mutual decision).
In the alternative "other", write down the concrete nationality.
In the alternative "other", write down the concrete mother language.
In the alternative "other" write down the concrete religion.
13. Educational attainment - name of the school
Highest educational attainment should be filled in. Write down the name of the school at the time of completing studies. The name of the school should not be completed for children up to age 16, by persons with elementary education, and by persons without any education.
To be filled in also by persons with incomplete elementary education i.e. persons who finished the compulsory schooling without completing all grades and they are older than 16.
University doctorand: To be filled in by graduates of the former scientific training or the current doctorand program.
14. Economic activity
Economic activity is information on economic status of the person on the labor market at the decisive moment of the Census.
Economically active population comprises persons being at the time of the Census at work, in membership, on duty, or in a similar relation to any organization, to a cooperative, to private persons, or to other legal subjects, employers, helpers, unemployed, self-employed, irrespective of time usually worked.
Apprentice: Comprises persons learning on daily base at apprenticeship institution.
Secondary school student: Comprises persons studying on daily base at high school.
University student: Comprises persons studying on daily base at high school.
Person on maternity leave (including further maternity leave): Comprises persons on maternity (parental) leave if their work relation still exists.
Homekeeping: Comprises persons 16 years and older dependents by the livelihood on another household member and persons out of the working relation. There are for example persons caring for a child, external university students, and unemployed graduates of universities.
Pensioner: Comprises all pensioners (working and non-working).
Unemployed: Comprises all persons 16 years and older without a job actively seeking work.
Other: Comprises persons who are not dependent on another household member, do not have an income from employment, and have another financial sources of livelihood. In addition, persons at military service, persons in a prison without existing work relation.
15. Social group
To be filled in by the category working and by working pensioners according to the current job.
Non-working pensioners, unemployed, persons at military service, persons in a prison, persons on maternity (parental) leave according to the last job. Should not be filled in by children up to age 16, apprentices, secondary school students, and university students.
Comprises persons with the work relation, for certain, as well as for uncertain time [period], employees appointed or voted in service relation (i.e. armed forces, police, including persons at military services). Also persons employed on the base of agreement upon working activity and of agreement upon carrying out work.
Comprises the members of production, agricultural, or other production cooperatives. Employees of these cooperatives and members of consumer cooperatives.
Entrepreneur (partner, tradesman) with employees entrepreneur (partner, tradesman, own account agricultural worker, liberal profession) without employees:
Comprises persons with or without employees according to their entrepreneur activities. These are persons recorded in business register, in tradesmen register, persons conducting their entrepreneur activities on the base of special regulations (doctors, lawyers, experts, auditors, actors, self-employed farmers, etc.)
Helping (non-paid) household members in a family enterprise:
Comprises persons working on the other base as a legal working relation.
Comprises all persons not included in one of previous categories and persons not included in work relation (e.g. graduates) and homekeeping persons.
16. Periodicity of journey to work or to school
To be filled in by the category working, by working pensioners, pupils, apprentices, students. Journey to work means the place of work or school is different from the place of permanent residence.
Daily journey concerns everyday commuting to work or to school. Persons temporarily living at the place of work or school (lodging house as a subtenant college), should state the periodicity of commuting from the place of temporary residence to work or to school as daily.
Other than daily:
Irregular commuting to work or to school (e.g. guard service, liberal profession, university students, etc.)
Concerns persons with the same address of permanent residence and that of place of work or school.
17. Time spent by daily journey to work or school in minutes:
- To be filled in by the category working, by working pensioners, pupils, apprentices, students.
- It is the time spent by daily commuting to work or to school in minutes, from leaving the place of residence till registration at work or entering the school.
- One-way journey to work or to school should be written down.
- To be filled in by the category working, by working and non-working pensioners, unemployed and persons on maternity (parental) leave.
- Non-working pensioners, persons on maternity (paternal) leave, persons at military service, in prison and unemployed should write down the last occupation. Write down the kind of work, status, or type of activity.
- Persons not included in work relation until census date (e.g. homekeeping, graduates) should not complete this question.
19. Name and address of employer or school
- The categories working and working pensioners should write down the current name and address of current employer. Pupils, apprentices, students should write down the name and address of the school.
- Non-working pensioners, unemployed, persons at military service, in prison, persons on maternity (parental) leave should write down the current name and address of the last employer.
- In case the employer or the school is abroad, write down the name of the country in the district row.
20. Place of work
- Write down the complete address of the place of work, i.e. the location of the activities conducted, which may be different from the address of employer.
- Persons changing their place of work often (e.g. assemblers) should write down the address of their employer as their place of work.
- Transportation workers should write down the place they are starting their work.
- In the case of two occupations the place of the main occupation should be outlined.
- If the place of work is abroad, write down the name of the country in the district row.
- Children up to age 16, apprentices, high school students, university students, non-working pensioners and persons not included in work relation until census date should not fill in this question.
[A copy of the summary of persons from the form is outlined here.]
Explanatory notes for the completion of the apartment checklist
This list should be filled out by the apartment user. While filling out the details, please mark only one option available by making a cross inside the circle or write in capital letters in the pre-printed fields.
Accommodation outside the apartment: this is an accommodation in a mobile residence (for example a caravan, boat, or an RV); emergency accommodation near work and others (for example a garage, or a building without an assigned number).
If you chose this option, do not continue filling out the form.
Uninhabited, intended for recreation: this is an apartment not excluded from the housing fund, but intended for recreation purposes only.
Apartment lease: the apartment is used under a lease or a decree. This also applies to any former people?s housing co-operatives.
Housing association: the apartment belongs to a housing association.
Caretaker/employer?s apartment: this apartment is situated in a public or operational building, in medical, school and other facilities and is used to house workers only.
Any floor surface in the apartment used for work is included in the total floor space but is not included in the floor surface of living quarters or in the number of rooms of living quarters.
Floor surface of living quarters in meters squared: this is a total sum of living quarters larger than 8 square meters not including the floor surface of the kitchen. The kitchen floor surface is only counted towards the total floor surface if it exceeds 12 square meters.
If the kitchen is the only room in the apartment, the total floor space is counted fully.
Floor space of the kitchen in meters squared: space in the kitchen featuring equipment and internal arrangement which facilitates food preparation, and which is separated from other rooms by a wall (or by other means) so that it is not a part of a room.
Number of rooms: Please note the number of rooms with floor space of 8 square meters or above. If the kitchen is the only room in the apartment, include it in the total floor space.
Basement (or a cellar): please note if the room is below ground level.
Own central heating: please mark if the hot water is delivered to the apartment from a central or floor heating.
Local central heating: heating provided by a source within the building, in a room designed for this purpose (for example a cellar), which can also heat several floors.
Individual heating: this heating is designed for one apartment only, it is connected to one source located within the apartment and it is maintained by the apartment user.
Question 19 looks at ownership or the use of work mobile telephone by the members of the household.
If the household uses a computer with internet connection, please mark question no.22 as "no."
Explanatory notes for the completion of residential checklist
Details of house occupancy is to be filled for all residential buildings (including unoccupied buildings) which are marked with a house number and other objects where someone has lived or stayed overnight at the time of the census. The residential checklist for houses in private ownership should be filled by the owner, for houses managed by a co-op the checklist should filled by a designated person or by the census commissioner.
While filling in the individual questions, please select only one option by putting a cross in the appropriate circle or write in capital letters in the pre-printed fields.
A family house may have a maximum of three separate apartments, two floors and an attic. Ownership is not crucial. This category also contains unallocated recreational houses used for recreation (mainly former agricultural farmhouses).
An apartment house may have four or more apartments, accessible from a common hall or a staircase and it cannot be a family house. It includes villas which do not comply with the description of a family house.
Describe the type of the house as per its function (for example a hotel, hospital, etc.) If the building is used for various functions, please note the most prevailing function.
The house is permanently occupied if there is at least one permanently occupied apartment or if it performs a function of a collective accommodation with at least one permanent person living outside of the apartment.
Accommodation facility without an apartment
This accommodation could for example be a hotel, a hospital, hall of residence; there is no actual apartment and no person is registered there for a permanent stay.
Owners of family houses, villas, and apartment houses.
Please note on the form if the housing association owns the building. This also applies to any former people?s housing co-operatives if the users were not converted into owners (they were not transferred into the ownership of natural persons).
National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic
If the property belongs to the National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic, this should be noted on the form.
If the house is managed by a corporation, this should be noted on the form. The land registry will list the name of the corporation rather than the individual apartment owners.
Combination of owners
This should be noted in case there are various ownerships within the building. For example, if some of the apartments are in personal ownership, some belong to the city, the housing association, the state, etc.
4. Number of apartments
Please write down the total number of apartments in the house. This will include all permanently occupied apartments and unoccupied apartments. Apartments temporarily used for other purposes should not be counted. Any living quarters that were removed from the housing fund should also not be counted.
5. The number of above-ground floors
Above-ground floor means any floor, including the ground floor, and every floor above. An attic is not considered as an above-ground floor and neither is the basement. Ground floor houses are one-floor houses. If the house is situated on a hill and has a different number of floors on each side, please note how many floors the house has on the side of the main entrance.
6. Construction period (or reconstruction)
Please note the period of construction (or reconstruction) of the house. The period of construction or reconstruction is the time when the house received final building approval. If the house was reconstructed and part of the supporting walls were replaced with new ones or the inside of the apartment was restructured, or the appearance of the house on the outside has changed (for example if an extension was added), please note the period of reconstruction.
7. Material of supporting walls
Please mark the type of material used for supporting walls, according to the options. Supporting walls are the walls bearing the weight of the ceiling and of the roof. Most of the time these are all outside walls and vertical parts of frame structures. If the supporting walls are made of various materials, please note the most prevailing material.
Water supply from a network is a water supply intended for the whole village/city or a part of it. It includes water supply from various services, agricultural companies etc.
Private home water supply
Private water supply is built just for one individual house or for a small group of houses.
Outside water supply from network
The water supply is from network but is not connected to the house.
Outside water supply, private
The water supply is private and is outside of the house.