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Census Regulations

SR 1979 No. 246 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Census Regulations.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate20-Nov-1979
Gazetted 20 Nov 1979
Date of repeal 25 Feb 1985
Repealed by Census Regulations

1979 No. 246*1* CENSUS REGULATIONS

*1* Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 20 November 1979.

1979 No. 246 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 1
Citation

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

1979 No. 246 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 2
Repeal

2. Statutory Rules 1975 No. 28 and 1976 No. 89 are repealed.

1979 No. 246 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 3
Interpretation

3. In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears-
" Census day " means the day in the year 1981 that is appointed under sub-section 8 (2) of the Act;
" ship " includes any vessel used in navigation by water;
" the Act " means the Census and Statistics Act 1905.

1979 No. 246 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 4
Prescribed matters in respect of Householder's Schedule

4. (1) For the purposes of section 12 of the Act, each of the following matters is a prescribed matter in relation to a person abiding in the dwelling referred to in that section during the night of Census day:

(a) in the case of a person who is ordinarily resident in Australia-the address of the usual place of residence of the person;
(b) in the case of a person who is not ordinarily resident in Australia-the name of the country where the person ordinarily resides;
(c) in the case of a person who was ordinarily resident in Australia on 30 June 1980-the address of the place that was on that date the usual place of residence of the person;
(d) in the case of a person who was not ordinarily resident in Australia on 30 June 1980-a statement that the person was resident overseas on that date;
(e) in the case of a person who was ordinarily resident in Australia on 30 June 1976-the address of the place that was on that date the usual place of residence of the person;
(f) in the case of a person who was not ordinarily resident in Australia on 30 June 1976-a statement that the person was resident overseas on that date;
(g) in the case of a person who is married-whether the person has married more than once;
(h) in the case of a female person of not less than 15 years of age-whether the person has given birth to any child or children and, if the person has given birth to any child or children, the number of children born of that person;
(j) in the case of a person who is a descendant of an aboriginal inhabitant of Australia or the Torres Strait Islands-whether the person considers himself to be an Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander;
(k) the birth-place of each parent of the person;
(l) whether the person speaks a language other than the English language at home and, if the person speaks such a language at home, the degree of competency of that person in speaking the English language;
(m) whether the person is undertaking, either on a full-time or a part-time basis, any course of education, study or training at or with an educational institution;
(n) in the case of a person who is not undertaking a full-time course of primary or secondary education at a school-whether the person did, at any time, attend school for the purposes of such a course of education and, if the person did so attend school, the age attained by the person when the person last attended school for the purposes of such a course;
(o) whether the person has obtained any degree, diploma or other qualification from a university, college or institute of advanced education, college or institute of technology or any other institution providing advanced education or technical and further education and, if the person has obtained any such degree, diploma or other qualification, the particulars of the degree, diploma or other qualification, or the highest degree, diploma or other qualification, so obtained by the person;
(p) in the case of a person in receipt of an income (whether earned or unearned)-the range within which the gross income of the person falls;
(q) whether the person performed any work during the week immediately preceding the Census day and, if the person performed any work during that week, whether the person received any remuneration for the work so performed;
(r) in the case of a person other than a person who has received, or is entitled to receive, remuneration for work performed during the week immediately preceding the Census day-whether during that week-
(i) the person was self-employed or the employee of another person but did not perform any work on his own account or that of the other person;
(ii) the person worked without remuneration in a business conducted by a member of his family;
(iii) the person worked without remuneration in circumstances other than those referred to in sub-paragraph (ii); or
(iv) the person was not employed in any occupation;
(s) in the case of a person other than a person who has received, or is entitled to receive, remuneration for work performed during the week immediately preceding the Census day-whether the person made any attempt to find employment during that week;
(t) in the case of a person other than a person who, during the week immediately preceding the Census day, worked without remuneration in circumstances other than those referred to in sub-paragraph (r) (ii) or was not employed in any occupation-
(i) whether the person received, or is entitled to receive, or would, if he had performed work, be entitled to receive, any salary or wages in respect of work performed by him during that week;
(ii) in the case of a self-employed person-whether for the purposes of his trade, business or profession, the person employed any other person;
(iii) the business, industry, service or government Department in which the person was employed;
(iv) where applicable, the business name, trading name, or other description, relevant to the employment of the person and the address of the place of work of the person; and
(v) the number of hours during which the person performed work during that week;
(u) whether the person travelled to his place of work on the day immediately preceding the Census day and, if the person did so travel, the mode of travel used by the person to reach his place of work on that day.

(2) For the purposes of section 12 of the Act, each of the following matters is a prescribed matter in relation to the dwelling referred to in that section:

(a) the right, title or interest of the occupier of the dwelling in relation to the dwelling;
(b) in the case of a dwelling that has been mortgaged, or is being purchased under an instalment contract, by the occupier of the dwelling or a member of his household-the monthly rate of the payments being made by the occupier or member, as the case may be, as mortgagor of the dwelling or under the contract of sale;
(c) in the case of a dwelling that is rented by the occupier of the dwelling or a member of his household-
(i) whether the lessor is the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory or an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;
(ii) whether the dwelling is rented furnished or unfurnished; and
(iii) the weekly rate of the rent payable by the occupier or member, as the case may be, in respect of the dwelling;
(d) the number of registered motor vehicles (other than a motor cycle or a motor tractor) owned or used by the occupier of the dwelling or any member of his household that are garaged or parked at, or in the vicinity of, the dwelling on the night of the Census day.