4. Age: State age in years at last birthday. For babies under one year, write “0”………………………………
2. Instructions for the filling in of Part A:
(a) Persons to be enumerated in Part A. - Each individual, including children, babies, adults,
visitors and servants present on these premises at midnight between 6 and 7 May 1980 must be
enumerated in Part A. It should, however be borne in mind that:
(i) Shift workers and other persons working at midnight between 6 and 7 May 1980 must be enumerated at their dwellings as if they spent the night there.
(ii) Each family must be enumerated on a separate questionnaire. A person who is not a member of a family may, however, be enumerated with the family on one questionnaire.
See (iii) below.
For census purposes a family is defined as:
· A husband and wife (including a couple living together as husband and wife without
being lawfully married); or
· A father and mother with one or more unmarried children; or
· A father with one or more unmarried children; or
· A mother with one or more unmarried children.
The expression "children" includes stepchildren and adopted children. However, as far as Parts C and D are concerned, foster-children must not be regarded as family members.
Married children constitute separate families and even if such married children are living with their parents, they must be enumerated on a separate questionnaire.
(iii) A person who is not a member of a family (including a relative of the head or wife, such as a widowed mother, a divorced father, a brother, an uncle, etc.) and does not wish to be enumerated with the family, must obtain and fill in a separate questionnaire.
(iv) It is the responsibility of persons TRAVELLING in the Republic of South Africa on the night of the census to ensure that they are enumerated in Part A of a questionnaire on arrival at their destination. Persons travelling abroad will, on their return to the Republic of South Africa, be enumerated at the port or place of arrival.
This variable records the age of the individual household member.
Answer this part in respect of every person at midnight between 6 and 7 May 1980. (Only one person per column.)