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For all persons born in 1981 or before
[Questions D14-D17 were asked of persons born in 1981 or before.]

D16. Industry
State activities, services, product of your place of work. Who does the person work for? Section if large company or government department

If self-employed, what is person's trade or business?

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Economic activity last week

For all persons born in 1981 or before
138. The next set of questions, D14 to D17, apply to all persons born in 1981 or before. Look back at the year of birth you have entered for each person. For those born 1982-1996 write 'N/A' for question D14[a] and leave the rest of the column [D14-D17] blank.

139. Questions D14-D17 are concerned with how people provide for themselves, how they make their living. It is restricted to persons 15 years of age and over.

140. In the week before census night, almost everyone in Fiji will have done something to provide for himself or herself. It is your job to discover and record what each person did.

141. Ask the questions as they are set out here and on the questionnaire and talk about each member of the household until you understand what he or she did in the way of making a living last week. Make entries on the questionnaire only when you have the picture clear in your mind.

Question D14 - Type of activity last week

142. Question 14[a]
Did this person do any work for money last week?

Money work here means:
A wage and salary job.
Business, shop, taxi/carrier business, repair shop
Grow things for sale
Raise animals for sale
Catch fish, collect shells for sale


Provide services for money

You should write 'M' against money work. Include also persons who had a job but were either sick or on leave or did not attend work for some other reason.

For persons who did not work for money last week write 'NO' in this box.

145. For those persons responding with 'M' in D14[a], you should also complete

D14[b] Number of days worked last week.
D14[c] Did the person do any subsistence work as well
D15 Describe the task performed last week.
D16 The type of activity, service or product produced at place of work.
D17 How was the person paid

weekly wages
fortnightly/monthly salary
by sale of crops, livestock
for job done
unpaid family worker

Question D16 - Industry

156. You have described the person's own job, which is his occupation. We have next to consider the kind of business, product or service produced by the worker and his/her fellow workers. For example, a person may be a typist working for

a mining company
in a building contractors office
in a hotel
for a bus company
in a department store
for the government


for a firm of lawyers.

The person's occupation is 'typist' but the product, business or service is different in each case.

157. Ask,
'Who does this person work for?'
or 'Where does this person work?'

Enter the name of the company, firm or organization for which he or she works.

Some large companies make, produce or sell more than one kind of product and the same is true of large departments of government. In such cases state the branch or section for which the person works.

For example, a large company like Carpenters engages in many kinds of activity and you should distinguish the branch for which the person works by writing - 'Carpenters Shipping', - Carpenters Travel', - or as the case may be.

Similarly, large government departments such as the PWD engage in different kinds of work and you should distinguish this by writing - 'PWD roads', - 'PWD mechanical workshops', 'PWD Water' or -as the case may be, but not just 'PWD'.


158. If the person is self-employed, or works in a family business.
'What is this person's trade or business?'

159. Write in two or three words what kind of business or activity is carried on:

what is made or produced
what services are provided
what goods are sold
what crops are grown.

160. Be precise. Avoid vague answers.
For example:

Good Answers--Bad Answers
'shoe repair'--'repair'
'making furniture'--'factory'
'bus company'--'business'
'retail store'--'private enterprise'
'car repairs'--'self-employed'

We must know what is repaired, what the factory makes, what kind of business, what sort of private enterprise, what the self-employed person makes or sells.