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[Questions P00-P20 were asked for persons in both the household and non-household populations.]

Economic activity -- P13-P17: Should be related to the past 7 days preceding census night
[P13 to P17 were asked of all persons age 5 years or older.]

[Questions P14-P17 were asked of persons age 5 or older who were engaged in an activity for pay in the 7 days prior to the census (per question P13a) or had worked before and were seeking work or had been engaged in voluntary work without pay in the 7 days prior to the census (per question P13b).]

P15a. Industry.

What is the main product or service of the establishment where [the respondent] works/worked?
Main product or service ________
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Economic activity (P13 - P17)

Economic activity questions cover P13a, P13b, P13c, P14, P15, P15a, P16 and P17. All these questions should be related to the period of 7 days preceding Census Night. They should be asked only for persons aged 5 years and older.


P15. and P15a.
These should be asked of persons who answered:

a. Yes in P13a,
b. Did not work, but had job to go back to (P13b = 1) and,
c. Worked before, seeking for work and available for work (P13b = 2).
d. Did voluntary work without pay (P13b = 4).
P15a. Industry: What is the main product or service of the establishment where (name) works/worked?

Industry in P15a refers to the main industrial activity i.e. the main products made or service rendered by the establishment where the respondent works; or if unemployed his/her last place of work. Establishment applies not only to big enterprises such as a biscuit factory, meat factory, financial institutions, etc. but also to the small ones, e.g. hairdressing saloon, roast plantain joint, beer bar, street hawking, etc.

The guiding principle for recording industrial activity is that the main product or service must be the same for all persons employed directly by the same establishment even though they may be doing different type of jobs.

The following examples may help you understand what industrial activity is and what you are required to write down.

a) All persons (lecturers, professors, hall porters, registrar, vice-chancellor, research assistants, gardeners, cleaners, etc.) employed by University of Cape Coast should have university education as their industry.

b) The industrial activity of a self-employed brick layer is brick making. However, the industrial activity of a brick layer employed by a building construction company is construction of houses.

c) For a carpenter who makes window frames and is employed by a firm which builds houses, the major industrial activity you must write down is construction of houses, not window frames, since houses are built by the establishment where the construction carpenter works. If a hotel contracts a building construction company to build some chalets for them, the main product or service of the employees of the building construction company is building of houses and not hotel services.

d) In the same way, if a carpenter is employed by a building construction company which is undertaking a contract for a secondary school, you must write down building construction and not secondary education.

e) For a construction carpenter who is employed directly by a hotel, you must write hotel services as the major industrial activity of the establishment.

f) The major industrial activity of educational institutions, both public and private, are as follows [table]:

[Column headings:]
(A) Institution
(B) Industrial activity

Institution: Pre-primary / primary schools
Industrial activity: Pre-primary and primary education

Institution: Junior secondary school, junior high school, senior secondary school, senior high school
Industrial activity: General secondary education

Institution: Technical school, vocational school
Industrial activity: Technical and vocational secondary education

Institution: University, polytechnics, colleges, teacher training colleges, nursing training colleges
Industrial activity: Higher education

This means that when recording main service for persons employed in educational institutions, you should indicate precisely whether respondents work in primary schools, secondary schools, polytechnics, universities, etc.

g) Human health activities
In the same way, a more detailed description of the service offered is required for those employed by health institutions (i.e. hospitals, clinics, etc.). You should differentiate between health facilities which offer both in-patient and out-patient services and those which offer only out-patient services. For health institutions like the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ridge Hospital, Kaneshie Polyclinic, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital which have both in-patient and out-patient facilities, the main service will be "hospital activities". For those clinics which have only out-patient facilities, the main service is medical and dental activities.

h) Insurance
You should also make a clear distinction between respondents who work in insurance companies which deal with life insurance and those who cover non-life insurance e.g. marine, fire, aviation, property, health, etc.

i) Wholesale trade
In wholesale trade, distinction should be made between trading in specialized and non-specialized goods. This means dealing in one type of goods e.g. textile clothing and footwear; electronic and telecommunication equipment and parts or dealing in a variety of goods without any particular specialization.

[Below the text there is a graph showing the types of wholesale trade and the correspondent codes.]

j) Retail trade
Similarly, for retail trade, distinction is required first by type of sale outlet i.e. retail trade in stores and retail trade not in stores. For retail trade in stores, further distinction is required between specialized (i.e. range of items sold) and non-specialized retail trade.

Retail trade not in stores is classified by forms of trade e.g. retail sale in stalls and markets, door to door, mail order, by vending machines, on the street, in front of houses, etc.

[Below the text there is a graph showing the types of retail trade and the correspondent codes.]

k) At the market place, different economic activities are carried out. For example, cloth selling, food selling, dressmaking/tailoring/embroidery, corn milling, chop bar activities, hairdressing/barbering, etc. You must specify the actual economic activity of the respondent in the market. Do not record vague terms like 'market activities.'

These distinctions are necessary because they are classified under different industrial groups.