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VII. Activity of persons age 10 or older
Household members age 10 or older
[Questions 24-38.]

24. The main activity done during previous week

[] 1 Working
[] 2 Attending school
[] 3 Housekeeping
[] 4 Other

25. Besides [answers] 2, 3, and 4 [in question 24], also worked at least 1 hour during the previous week

[Question 25 was asked of persons age 10 or older who did not work last week, as per question 24.]

[] 1 Yes (go to question 28)
[] 2 No

26. Having a job/business but temporarily not working during previous week

[Question 26 was asked of persons age 10 or older who did not work at least one hour last week, as per questions 24 and 25.]

[] 1 Yes (go to question 30)
[] 2 No

31. Field of main work during previous week (write down completely)

[Question 31 was asked of persons age 10 or older who worked at least one hour last week or had a job/business to return to, as per questions 24, 25 and 26.]


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D. Block VII. Activities of persons age 10 or older

1. Purpose
The purpose of the questions in this block is to collect characteristics on the economic activities of every household member age 10 or older, such as field of work, type of work, work status and number of working days/hours during the past week. The work force of the community age 10 or older is divided into two categories: labor force and not in labor force. The population age 10 or older included in the labor force are those who had a job in the past week, those who are working or temporarily not working due to a certain cause such as waiting for harvesting time, or is on leave, etc. Also included in this group are those who do not have a job but are seeking one, hopefully to obtain a job. Populations that are not in the labor force are those who in the [previous] week only attended school, took care of a household, or others who did not do any activities that could be categorized as working, temporarily not working, or seeking work. There are several questions that are specifically asked to people who are either working or seeking a job. Also there are some [questions] for the non-working force that attends school, takes care of a household or elderly people, or [performs] other activities. In order to gain confirmation of the total population that is or is not included in the labor force, several questions will be asked in this block. Pay attention to the arrows and instructions that arrange the sequence of questions.

Question 24: Most frequent activity conducted during the past week

A week ago is a time period of 7 consecutive days that ends a day before the date of the enumeration. For example, if the enumeration was conducted on October 14, the week before began from October 7 until October 13.

Activity covers the activity of working, attending school, a homemaking and others (for example, actively seeking a job, join courses, sports, or recreation). Those who are incapable of working are categorized as "Other".

Most frequent activity is the most time consuming activity compared to the others.

The most time consuming activity is calculated by comparing the time used for work, school, household work and others (actively seeking a job, incapable of conducting an activity, courses or sports). Leisure time used for relaxing, resting, sleeping and planting for working people, attending school, or taking care of a household are not used as a comparison.

Working is an activity of conducting work in order to obtain income or profits at least for one hour during the previous week. Working for an hour has to be conducted consecutively and continuously, including those who have a job but is temporarily not working. Earnings or profits cover salary/wages including all allowances, bonus and earnings from leasing, interests and profits in the form of cash or goods.


a. A person who conducts activities that produce grain (paddy, maize, sorghum) or palawija = second crop (cassava, sweet potato, potato) for self-consumption and mainly for fundamental needs, not as a hobby, is considered to be working.
b. A person who conducts activities that produce goods (not rice or a second crop) for self-consumption such as sewing one's own clothes, painting for a private collection, cooking for one's own family and fishing for pleasure, is not considered to be working.
c. Household members who help the work of the household head or that of other members, for example in the rice field, stall/shop, etc. are considered to be working, although they do not receive salary/wages ("Unpaid worker")
d. A person who hires machines/farm machinery, industrial machines, party equipments, transportation vehicle or others is categorized as "Working".
e. Housemaid/servant is categorized as "Working", whether or not they are a member of their employer's household.
f. A prisoner who conducts activities such as planting, making furniture or other is not considered to be working.
g. A person who rents his farm to another person and shares the products is categorized as "Working" if he/she is responsible or is managing the farm.

Attending school is attending classes in a formal school at the primary level or other levels (secondary and high), including those on vacation. For those who also go to school and work, the activity during the past week is the one which is the most time consuming.

Taking care of the household is the activity of doing household work/helping without receiving salary/wages.

A housewife, or her children who help with household activities, is categorized as "Taking care of a household". A helper who does the same activities but receives salary/wages is not categorized as "Taking care of a household", but rather is categorized as "Working".

"Other" are activities besides working, such as attending school, household work, those who are incapable of conducting activities, such as elderly people, handicapped or those who obtain pension and do not work anymore.

Circle one of the appropriate codes based on the respondent's answer; if the answer is Code 1 continue the interview to Question 28.

Question 25: Did you work at least one hour during the past week?
Circle code 1 if the answer is "Yes" then continue to Question 28. Circle code 2 if the answer is "No" then continue to Question 26.

Question 26: Employed but temporarily not working during the past week?
Circle code 1 if the answer is "Yes" then continue to Question 30. Circle code 2 if the answer is "No" then continue to Question 27.

Those who are categorized as employed but are temporarily not working are those who have a job but during the past week did not work because of several causes such as illness, waiting for harvest, or on strike. Also [include] those who had a job but did not start work in the previous week.


a. A freelance professional worker who is not working because he/she is sick or waiting for the next job, such as a puppeteer, masseur, native healer and singer.
b. A civil worker or a private worker who is not working because on leave, sick, on strike, or is temporarily relieved because the establishment has stopped its activities due to for example: machinery problems, lack of raw material, etc.
c. A farmer who is not working because he/she is sick or waiting for a next job, such as waiting for harvest or the rainy season to work at the rice field.
d. A person who is in the process of waiting to be selected as a worker or has received a letter from the company (although has not started working).

Question 31: Field of main work during the past week
Please write down the field of the main work during the past week.

Field of work is the activity undertook by the establishment/institution where a person works.

Field of work in the agriculture sector covers food crop agriculture, field, forestry, livestock, fishery and hunting, including agriculture services.

1. Food crop agriculture is an undertaking of the preparation/planting, cultivation of seedlings, seedbed, maintenance and harvesting food crop which covers:
Grain: rice, corn, wheat, and other grains.
Tuber: cassava, sweet potato, potato and other tuber
Beans: peanut, soybean, mung bean, and other beans
Vegetables: spinach, swamp cabbage, cabbage, pumpkin, carrot, spring onion, celery, cucumber, eggplant, etc.
Fruits banana, papaya, mango, rambutan, oranges, avocado, durian, snake fruit, mangosteen, apple, pineapple, etc.

2. Other agricultural products is the undertaking of the preparation/planting, cultivation of seedlings, seedbed, maintenance and harvesting food crop. Other agriculture products are categorized into plantation crops and other plants besides plantation crops.
Plantation crops such as: tobacco, tea, eucalyptus, coffee, cocoa, coconut, pepper, nutmeg, vanilla, kapok, quinine, clove, sugar cane, agave and rubber.
Other plantation crop products such as: orchid, jasmine, rose, bougainvillea and other garden plants.

3. Husbandry is the undertaking of raising large livestock, small livestock, poultry, bees, silk worms, including the breeding of livestock.
Large livestock such as: cow, milking cow, buffalo and horses.
Small livestock such as: goat, lamb, pig and rabbit.
Poultry such as: chicken, broiler chicken, duck, manila duck, swan, quail, doves and turkey.

4. Farming and husbandry services is undertaking the development of soil, fertilizing, seed planting, harvesting, pruning, sorting and gradation of farming products. Also including skinning, grinding, packaging, irrigation, farming machines rental with operator, health services for husbandry, fur/wool shearing, services on grass for feed and the development of husbandry that is conducted based on fringe benefits or contract.

5. Forestry and timber industry is undertaking the plantation of forest wood, collecting forest products and forest wood. Also includes activities to fulfill forestry needs and based on fringe benefits or contract.
Plantation of forest wood covers the activities that include replanting, also relocating various plants such as teak, pine, mahogany, sonokeling, jeunjing, sandalwood, etc.
Collecting forest products is an activity that includes seeking damar, forest rubber, rattan, bark, leaves, flowers, roots, honey, seagull nests and charcoal production in the forest.
Timber industry is an activity that includes wood chopping, which produces logs or rough wood such as meranti, meramin, pulai, keruing, iron wood, and black wood including bamboo.

6. Hunting/catching wild animals, hunting with traps, breeding animals is an activity that includes hunting/catching wild animals with traps and breeding animals such as snakes, crocodile etc.

7. Sea fishery is an effort on cultivation, catching and taking sea products such as fish, shrimp, crab, shell fish, pearl, seaweed, reefs, jelly fish etc, including the services of sea fishery conducted based on fringe benefits or contract, such as sorting, gradation and preparation of fish auction.

8. Freshwater fishery is an effort on the cultivation, seedling fish/shrimp, fishing in salty water or fresh water, including the effort on services of freshwater fishery based on fringe benefits or contract such as sorting, grading the freshwater fishery products. Also [includes] the maintenance and reparation of fish ponds, pest control, fertilizing and the implementation of the watering system for fishponds.

9. Mining and quarrying is undertaking the field of mining and quarrying such as coal mining, oil and natural gas, iron ore, stone mining, clay, sand, mining and quarrying of salt, mineral mining, chemical materials and fertilizer materials also the mining of gypsum, asphalt and limestone.

10. Handicraft industry (including industrial services) is undertaking the conversion of basic materials into ready-made commodities or half made commodities, or of commodities with less value into commodities with a higher value.

Electricity, gas and water
1. Electricity is an activity of electric generation and distribution, which is sold to households, industries or others for commercial use.
2. Gas is an activity on the production and distribution of natural gas, to be sold to households, industries and others for commercial use.
3. Water purification, provision and water distribution is an activity pertaining to the reservoir, purification and distribution of water to household industries and others for commercial use.

Construction is undertaking works of construction, repairs, building demolition, roads and bridges, roads and train bridges, tunnels, airplane runway, dock building, parking lot, sport field, electric power plants, transmission and distribution network, and network communication. Included in this category is the installation of water pumps, digging water well/WC, rental of machinery/construction equipment including the operator, etc.

Trading is undertaking activities of selling/ purchasing goods or services, including restaurants, diners/bar, caterer, restaurant on trains, cafeteria, stalls, an accommodation (hotels, motels, hostels and inns).

Transportation, storage and communication
1. Transportation is undertaking the transportation of commodities or people by land, sea, river, lake and canal also air transport. Also includes transportation, expedition, travel bureau/agents.
2. Storage is the undertaking of storage of commodities in a warehouse with its facilities, also the storage of commodities in a cold storage and a warehouse for commodities in a certain area.
3. Communication is the undertaking of communication services for the public through postal, telephone, telegram/telex or a pager device.

Finance, insurance, included the undertaking of the rental of buildings, land and establishment services.
1. Financial institution is the undertaking of banking business organized by the government/private companies such as commercial banks, savings banks, credit banks also banks that offer services transferring reserve funds with stock, bonds (deposits, checks, giro, etc). Also includes the business of mortgage, stock exchange, and other financial services such as moneychanger, lender and thrifts.
2. Insurance is the undertaking of insurance, such as life insurance, services, accidents, health, and commodities including insurance services, insurance agencies, and consultant for insurance and pension funds.
3. Lease/sell and purchase land, building, and establishment services are undertaking the lease/selling and purchasing of real estate, real estate agency, broker and manager who organize the rent, transportation rental business on land/water/air without the operator, purchase, selling and property/building valuation based on fringe benefits or contract. This also includes legal services, accounting services and book keeping architectural services and techniques, advertising service, data processing services and tabulation, building services, marketing research and machinery rental services. The rental of machinery/agriculture instruments and construction including the operator is categorized in the agriculture and building sector.

Community, social and individual services is the undertaking of a legislative institution, highest state institution, defense and security, international corporation and other extra territorial corporation including education services, health, sanitary, entertainment and culture, social welfare organized by the government or private. Also individual services and households such as private tutors, native healer, laundry, barber, repairmen, doctor who has private practice, midwife, welder, beauty salon, photo studio, masseur, helper, etc.

Other is undertaking of an individual or institution not included in one of the sectors mentioned above or is not clearly defined, such as scavengers and beggars.

Please write clearly and complete the field of work/establishment/office of the main work to ease the coding by the BPS-Statistics. Do not use the local language such as mracang, warung sampah if there are no terms in the Indonesian language to define the field of work.