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Census Regulations

SR 1985 No. 18 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Census Regulations.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Feb-1985
Tabled Senate25-Feb-1985
Gazetted 25 Feb 1985
Date of repeal 28 Apr 1989
Repealed by Census Regulations

1985 No. 18*1* CENSUS REGULATIONS

*1* Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 25 February 1985.

1985 No. 18 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 1
Citation

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

1985 No. 18 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 2
Interpretation

2. In these Regulations-
"Census day" means the day in the year 1986 that is appointed under sub-section 8 (2) of the Act;
"private dwelling" means a dwelling other than-
(a) a hotel, motel, hostel or boarding house;
(b) a dwelling used solely or principally as sleeping accommodation by members of a group of persons who share common living or dining areas or other common amenities;
(c) a religious institution;
(d) a hospital, school, university, orphanage, house of refuge, prison or any other health, educational, welfare, penal or corrective institution; or
(e) any vessel, not being a houseboat, used in navigation by water;
"the Act" means the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


1985 No. 18 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 3
Prescribed matters for the purposes of section 8 of the Act

3. Each of the following matters is prescribed for the purposes of section 8 of the Act:


(a) in relation to a person-
(i) identity;
(ii) age;
(iii) present and past marital status;
(iv) in the case of a woman of not less than 15 years of age-children born of the woman;
(v) in the case of a person who is a member of a household or spends the night of the Census day as a visitor with the members of a household-relationship to the other members, or members, as the case may be, of the household;
(vi) in the case of a person who spends the night of the Census day on a train or in a dwelling other than a private dwelling-qualification for presence on the train or at the dwelling;
(vii) past and present residence;
(viii) birth-place;
(ix) birth-place of parents;
(x) in the case of a person not born in Australia-first arrival in Australia;
(xi) citizenship;
(xii) ethnic origin;
(xiii) languages used as a medium of communication;
(xiv) religion;
(xv) educational history;
(xvi) in the case of a person of not less than 15 years-
(A) income;
(B) employment during the week immediately preceding the Census day;
(xvii) in the case of a person other than an unemployed person-mode of transport to the work-place;
(xviii) in the case of an unemployed person or a person engaged in unremunerated employment-attempts to find employment, or other employment, as the case may be, during the four weeks immediately preceding the Census day;
(xix) ownership and use of motor vehicles;
(b) in relation to a private dwelling-
(i) the structure;
(ii) the rooms;
(iii) the right, title or interest of the occupier in relation to the dwelling and the furniture in the dwelling;
(iv) the rent payments;
(v) the mortgage or loan repayments;
(vi) in the case of an unoccupied dwelling-the apparent reason why the dwelling is unoccupied;
(c) in relation to a dwelling other than a private dwelling-classification of the dwelling by reference to its purpose.


1985 No. 18 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 4
Repeal

4. Statutory Rules 1979 No. 246 and 1980 No. 332 are repealed.