For all persons
[Questions 1-13 were asked of all persons]
To head of household
Spouse of child
Grandchild or great-grand child
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Questions 1 and 2 - Name and relationship
69. Ask, "Who stayed here on census night?"
70. It is important that you list the names in a set order so that you have a clear picture of the household from the very beginning.
71. List members of the household by family. Start with the head and his wife and unmarried children, beginning with the eldest and working down to the youngest. Then enter married children and their spouses and children. Then list other relatives and their wives and children who were in the household on census night. Finally list those who are not related to the head or anyone else in the household.
72. Very young children are sometimes forgotten, so pay particular attention to getting all babies counted. If the infant has no name, write "Baby of ____" and enter the mother's person number.
73. Remember to enquire about and to include night workers.
74. When you have written the names of all who were in the household on census night read over the list and ask, "Is that correct?" If not, correct the list. Then ask, "Was there anyone else here on census night?" If there was, include them.
Then look about you. If you see infants or children whose mothers are included, or very old or infirm people, ask further questions, "What about that child? Is he or she listed? Was that old man here on census night? Are there any night workers?" You must be sure that everyone who was present on census night is included.
75. We do not require the person's full name. It will be enough for the purposes of the census to record the name by which the person is known so that he or she may be identified by supervisors and superintendents checking your work.
76. At the same time as you write names on line 1, enter the relationship on line 2.
77. Write "Head" under the name of the head of household. Then write the relationship of each person to the head or to his/her parents if they are present, or show the relationship to the husband/wife.
78. Relate children to their parents, if present, and husbands and wives, if present. In other cases relate persons to the head of the household.
79. Since every person will be entered under the number at the top of the column, his/her relationship may easily be written as "Wife of 1", "Son of 1 and 2", "Daughter of 4", and so on.
80. Describe the relationships accurately. Be particularly careful to distinguish between children born of the parents and adopted or step children.
81. Where a man and woman live together, although not married, you should treat them as man and wife if they regard themselves as such. The census is not concerned with the form of marriage.
82. The following relationships will cover all the cases with which the census is concerned: Head, Wife, Husband, Son (S), Daughter (D), Adopted Son (AS), Adopted Daughter (AD), Grandson (GS), Granddaughter (GD), Mother, and Father.
For all other relatives write "Relative". If the persons is in none of these categories write "Other". For persons in institutions it will be sufficient to write "Patient", "Prisoner", or as the case may be.
83. Where several persons who are not related are living in a household, name one as head and describe the rest as "Partner".
This variable indicates the person's relationship to the head of household.
Demographic Variables -- PERSON