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Census Regulations 1911

Authoritative Version
SR 1911 No. 4 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 21 Jan 1911
Date of repeal 28 Jul 1920
Repealed by Census Regulations 1920

STATUTORY RULES.

1911. No. 4.

 

REGULATIONS UNDER THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ACT 1905.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do hereby make the following Regulations under the Census and Statistics Act 1905 to come into operation forthwith.

Dated the 16th day of January, One thousand nine hundred and eleven.

DUDLEY,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

KING O’MALLEY,

Minister of State for Home Affairs.

 

CENSUS REGULATIONS.

short title.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Census Regulations 1911.

state supervisors.

2.—(1.) For each State there shall be an officer called the State Supervisor who shall, subject to the directions of the Commonwealth Statistician, be charged with the duty of taking all necessary steps for the taking and collection of the Census in the State in which he acts.

(2.) The State Supervisor shall be appointed by the Minister on the recommendation of the Commonwealth Statistician, and shall hold office during the pleasure of the Minister.

census districts.

3.—(1.) The Commonwealth Statistician shall divide each State into as many Census Districts as he thinks necessary.

(2.) It shall not be necessary to define specifically the boundaries of any Census District, but a general indication of the locality intended to be included in a Census District shall be sufficient.

enumerators.

4.—(1.) For each Census District there shall be an officer called an Enumerator who shall, in relation to that District, carry out such duties in connexion with the taking and collection of the Census as are imposed on him by the Census and Statistics Act 1905 or these regulations, or as are assigned to him by his instructions, or by the State Supervisor.

(2.) Each Enumerator shall be appointed by the State Supervisor for the State, but his appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the Minister.

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(3.) Each Enumerator shall hold office during the pleasure of the Minister, but not for longer than is necessary to finish the work for which he is appointed.

(4.) Each Enumerator shall be paid such remuneration as the Minister approves.

undertaking by enumerator.

5. Each Enumerator shall, before his appointment, or before he commences duty, sign, in the presence of a witness, an undertaking In accordance with the following form:—

Commonwealth of Australia.

The Census and Statistics Act 1905.

undertaking by enumerator.

I,                                                   of                                             , undertake, in connection with the taking of the Census in the year 1911, that I will faithfully perform the duties of Enumerator under the Census Regulations within the Census District                               in the State of                          , and will carry out, in every particular, all instructions supplied to me by the Commonwealth Statistician or by the State Supervisor for the said State, and that I will not desert from my duty, and will not refuse or neglect, without just excuse, to perform the duties of the office of Enumerator.*

Signature.................................................................

Date.........................................................................

Witness....................................................

Address of witness.......................................................................

……………………………………………

*Note.—Under section 22 of the Census and Statistics Act 1905, an officer who, after having taken the prescribed declaration, deserts from his duty or refuses or wilfully neglects, without just excuse, to perform the duties of his office, is liable to a penalty not exceeding Twenty pounds.

collectors.

6.—(1.) For each Census District there shall be so many Collectors as the Commonwealth Statistician thinks necessary.

(2.) Each Collector shall be appointed by the Enumerator for the Census District, subject to the approval of the Commonwealth Statistician.

(3.) Each Collector shall hold office during the pleasure of the Commonwealth Statistician, but not longer than is necessary to finish the work for which, he is appointed.

(4.) Each Collector shall be paid such remuneration as the Minister approves.

(5.) If in an emergency an Enumerator appoints any person to act as a Collector, such person shall be deemed a Collector if the appointment is ratified by the Commonwealth Statistician.

(6.) Each Collector shall act under the directions of the Enumerator for the Census District, and shall carry out such duties as are imposed on him by the Census and Statistics Act 1905 and the Regulations thereunder, and shall obey all lawful directions and instructions given him by or through such Enumerator.


 

UNDERTAKING BY COLLECTOR.

7. Each Collector shall, before his appointment or before he commences duty, sign, in the presence of a witness, an undertaking in accordance with the following form:—

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA,
The Census and Statistics Act 1905.
UNDERTAKING BY COLLECTOR.

I,                                                          of                                    , undertake, in con-

nection with the taking of the Census in the year 1911, that I will faithfully perform the duties of Collector under the Census Regulations within the Census District                                        in the State of                           ,

and will carry out, in every particular, 01 instructions supplied to me by the Commonwealth Statistician, or by the State Supervisor for the said State, or by the Enumerator for the Census District, and that I will not desert from my duty, and will not refuse or neglect, without just excuse, to perform the duties of the office of Collector.*

Signature………………………………..

Date…………………………………..

Witness……………………………

Address of witness………………………………………..

*NOTE.—Under section 22 of the Census and Statistics Act 1905, an officer who, after having taken the prescribed declaration, deserts from his duty or refuses or wilfully neglects, without just excuse, to perform the duties of his office, is liable to a penalty not exceeding Twenty pounds.

 

HOUSEHOLDER’S SCHEDULE.

                                                                                …………………………………………

8.—(1.) The Householder's Schedule shall consist of a Householder’s Card, and a Personal Card for each person of the household.

(2.) The Householder's Card and the Personal Card shall be in accordance with such forms as the Commonwealth Statistician thinks fit.

(3.) The Householder’s Schedule shall, in addition to the particulars specified in section 12 of the Act, include the following:—

(a) in relation to buildings—the nature of the building, whether the occupier is the owner, tenant, or rent purchaser, the amount of weekly rent payable or rental value per week;

(b) in relation to persons—the race to which they belong, the num­ber of their children living or dead from any existing or previous marriage, the date of their arrivals in Australia.

LEAVING OF HOUSEHOLDER’S SCHEDULE.

9.—(1.) Each Collector shall, in accordance with his instructions, leave a Householder’s Schedule at each dwelling-house within the portion of the Census District for which he acts,

(2.) The Householder’s Schedule shall be left not earlier than seven days (except when in the discretion of the Enumerator for the Census District a longer period is required) and not later than two days before Census Day.

(3.) The Householder’s Schedule should be left with the occupier of the dwelling-house, but, if he or she is not in, with the person apparently in charge of the house. If no person is in, the Householder’s Schedule may be placed in a letter box, put under the door, or put in some other place where it is likely to come to the notice of the occupier.


 

duty of person (other than occupier) receiving householder’s schedule.

10. It shall be the duty of every person (other than the occupier) who receives a Householder’s Schedule, or to whose hands or notice a Householder’s Schedule has come, to deliver it or bring it to the notice of the occupier for whom it is intended.

Penalty: Five pounds.

dwelling-house let in separate parts.

11. Where a dwelling-house is let, sub-let, or held in different apartments, and occupied by different persons or families, a Householder’s Schedule shall be left for each occupier.

duty to fill in required particulars in the householder’s schedule.

12.—(1.) Under section 12 of the Act, it is the duty of the occupier of every dwelling to fill in the Householder’s Schedule, and to sign it, and deliver it to the Collector, and if he fails to carry out this duty he is liable to a penalty of Ten pounds.

(2.) It shall be the duty of each person who abides in a dwelling-house on the night of Census Day to fill in the particulars required on the Personal Card so far as relates to himself or herself, or to supply to the occupier all information necessary to enable him to fill in such particulars.

Penalty: Ten pounds.

householder’s schedules for ships.

13.—(1.) Householder’s Schedules in the case of ships shall be delivered to the Captain of the ship, who shall be deemed the occupier.

(2.) Where a ship is on a passage between any two Australian ports on Census Day, and no Householder’s Schedule was left with the Captain before Census Day, a Householder’s Schedule shall be left with the Captain forthwith after the arrival of the ship at a port.

(3.) The Captain shall, to the best of his knowledge, fill in the particulars required to be filled in in the Householder’s Schedule, and return it so filled in to the Collector or other person from whom he received it.

Penalty for breach of paragraph (3): Ten pounds.

(4.) It shall be the duty of each person who abides in a ship on the night of Census Day to fill in the particulars required on the Personal Card so far as relates to himself or herself, or to supply to the Captain of the ship all information necessary to enable him to fill in such particulars.

Penalty for breach of paragraph (4): Ten pounds.

householder’s schedules for persons not abiding in dwelling-houses.

14.—(1.) The Householder’s Schedule shall be left with each person who does not on the night of Census Day abide in any dwelling-house.

(2.) Every such person shall thereupon fill in in the Schedule such particulars as are applicable to him, and shall sign the Schedule, and deliver it to the Collector or other person from whom he received it.

Penalty for breach of paragraph (2): Ten pounds.


duty of persons not receiving a householder’s schedule to apply for it.

15. (1.) Every person, who does not abide in a dwelling-house on the night of Census Day, and who does not receive a Householder’s Schedule before that day, shall, within five days after Census Day, apply to the nearest Postmaster for a Householder’s Schedule.

(2.) If the Postmaster has a Householder’s Schedule, he shall deliver one to the applicant, and, if he has not, he shall take the name and postal address of the applicant, and forward it to the Enumerator for the District.

(3.) Every person who receives a Householder’s Schedule in pursuance of this regulation shall fill in in the Schedule such particulars as are applicable to him, and shall sign it and return it to the Postmaster or Enumerator, as the case requires.

Penalty: Five pounds.

collector to call for householder’s schedules.

16. A Collector shall, forthwith after Census Day, call at each dwelling-house in the portion of the Census District for which he acts, and ask for and obtain the Householder’s Schedule.

particulars under section 15 of the act.

17. The particulars required under section 15 of the Act shall be such of the particulars specified in the Householder’s Schedule (other than the particulars relating to the dwelling-house) as are applicable to the person from whom the information is required.

penalties.

18. The penalty at the foot of any regulation or paragraph indicates that any contravention of the regulation or paragraph is punishable upon conviction by a penalty not exceeding the penalty mentioned.

Repeal.

19. The Provisional Regulations known as Statutory Rules 1910, No. 96, are repealed.

 

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