Column S15 and S16
Ask only for persons recorded occupation in column S14
Column S15: Type of work or type of business of the working place
[Table summarizing column S15 is not presented here]
Procedure for recording the form
The question asked [of respondent will be] "What is your type of work in your business?", or "What are you producing?", or "What is your business?"
In recording the type of work or the type of business of the working place, the following guidelines must be followed:
1) Specify the type of business in the working place of a person.
Record the type of business clearly (such as medical clinic for ear, nose and throat, X-ray, service company, radio television repair shop, etc.)
2) If it is a company or the department store engaged in trading:
The record must specify whether the business is retail, wholesale, or both (such as retail radio company, Thai goods wholesale and retail shop, dish wholesale and retail shop, coffee and beverage shop, retail drug store, gold and jewelry retail shop, etc.)
3) The working place that belong to the government or government enterprise
Record the type of work or responsibility for which the office is responsible, or name of the working place (such as Interior Trading Department, Telephone Authority of Thailand, hospital, primary school, Thai goods retail shop of the Industrial Support Department, etc.) For the governmental office at the province level, record the name, division or office (such as District Educational Division, District Revenue Office, etc.)
4) In the case that an office is engaged in more than one types of business:
4.1 If each type of business has a separate office, record the type of business where a person is working (such as in a beer factory). If there are wholesale offices located separately from the factory, and if the person is engaged in the wholesale office of beer, record "Wholesale office for the beer factory".
4.2 If the business is in the working place but it is separated into divisions or sections separated from each other, record the type of business that is the most important in that working place, and also the section where the respondent is working. For example, if a person is working in the cloth dying section of the cloth weaving factory, record the cloth weaving factory, section cloth dying. If a person is working in the mechanic shop of the automobile selling company, record the automobile selling company, section mechanic shop, etc.
Mr. A is working in the cloth printing section of the cloth weaving factory and Mr. B is working in the cloth dying section of the same factory. Record the type of business that is the working place of Mr. A as "Cloth weaving factory, section on cloth dying ". For Mr. B, record "Cloth weaving factory, cloth dying section".
4.3 If all the businesses are in the same office, have not been separated from each other into divisions or sections, and the person working at the office is not doing only one type of work, record the most important business. For example, [there is] a shoe producing shop where the activities of producing shoes involve retailing, wholesaling, and repairing, and are being done together. If the person selling the shoes is also the same person who makes and repairs the shoes, record the working place where the person is working as "Shoe producing shop" because the production of shoes is more important than the selling or repairing shoes.
5. Conducting business in a person's own house (such as tailor shop, lawyer's office, radio repair shop, laundry shop at one's own house).
In this case, count the house where a person lives as the business office. Record the job description or the type of business at the working place according to the kind of activity. For example, if Mr. B opened a radio repair shop at the house where he lives, record "Radio repair". Alternatively, if Miss A opened a laundry shop at her own house, record "Laundry service", etc.
6. In case a person does not have any specific office, or does not have a permanent office or working place for his business:
Record the type of business in which a person is engaged. For example, if Mr. A paints houses and buildings, record "House painting". Likewise, if Mr. B is a rice farmer, record "Subsistence rice farming" or "Commercial rice farming".
7. For a person driving a taxi, motor-tricycle or a bus - whether the taxi, bus or motor-tricycle belongs to him, is being rented, or is being used by [the respondent] as an employee of that business - the criteria for recording must be:
a) If it is a taxi, motor-tricycle or tricycle, record "Passenger transport"
b) If it is a bus, record "Bus service".
8. For a person who drives a freight truck - whether the vehicle belongs to him, is rented, or is being used by [the respondent] as an employee, record "Freight transport".
In case a person drives the freight truck of a canned goods wholesale shop, record "Canned goods wholesale shop".
9. The employee who works in a private house, such as a servant:
Record the job description or the type of business at the working place as "Private service". For example, if Miss E works at the house of Mrs. A for laundry, record "Employee in private household".
10. For the laborer:
Record the job description or the type of business at the working place that a person had last year. The record of the job description or the type of business of a working place where a person was last year, must be the same as the main occupation in which a person engaged in the previous year.
Things to avoid in recording the job description or the type of business at the working place
Do not record the name of the company, the name of the department store, or the name of the shop without showing the type of business of a working place (such as Disco, Taew Aiew Hong shop, Chareonphan shop, etc.)