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Section 6. Economic activity - For all persons fifteen (15) years old and over

This section deals with the economic activity of all who are 15 years old and over. Questions 23 to 24 apply to those answering [30] in Question 22.

27(a). Industry

What is the name of the business/firm/establishment/ government department in which (N) [the respondent] worked/had a job? e.g. Ministry of Health (St. Ann's Hospital), Pete's Advertising Agency?

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Section 6 - Economic activity

The main purpose of this section is to determine which individuals have been engaged in economic activity, that is, the production of goods and services during the week preceding enumeration and at any time during the past 12 months and those who were not so engaged. It is essential that the enumerator understands the concept of the term work as given in question (22) and makes use of it in his interviews.

Question 27 - Industry or type of business

The industry or type of business describes the nature of economic activity or the establishment in which the economically active person worked during the past week or if unemployed, last worked or applied for work. Obtain the name of the firm.

In the case of persons employed by the local or central government, write the office or department in which they worked or were employed, whilst for self-employed persons with no fixed place of work or no business name, write "self" for name of establishment.

For domestic employees or other personal service workers who worked as paid employees in private homes, write in the space reserved for industry - private horne.

The following are some examples of inadequate and adequate entries for type of business:

[Business examples omitted]

Classifying the unemployed by industry

For persons "seeking first job", and those ticking boxes 1 and 5 obtain the name of the firm and kind of business to which an application was sent or employment sought. In the case of all other unemployed obtain the information on industry for the last place of employment.