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Census Regulations

SR 1989 No. 71 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Census Regulations.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-May-1989
Tabled Senate02-May-1989
Gazetted 28 Apr 1989
Date of repeal 06 Sep 1994
Repealed by Census Regulations

1989 No. 71*1* CENSUS REGULATIONS

*1* Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 28 April 1989.

1989 No. 71 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 1
Citation

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

1989 No. 71 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 2
Interpretation

2. (1) In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:
"Census day" means the day in the year 1991 that is appointed under subsection 8 (2) of the Act;
"Census night" means the night of the Census day;
"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.

(2) In subparagraph 4 (a) (xx), a reference to a person's employer is, in the case of a self-employed person, a reference to a business carried on by the person.

1989 No. 71 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 3
Prescribed external Territories for the purposes of section 2 of the Act

3. For the purposes of section 2 of the Act, each of the following external Territories is prescribed:
(a) Christmas Island;
(b) Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

1989 No. 71 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 4
Prescribed matters for the purposes of section 8 of the Act

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

(a) in relation to a person:
(i) name;
(ii) age;
(iii) gender;
(iv) address at which Census night was spent;
(v) present marital status;
(vi) in the case of a person who spends Census night in a private
dwelling-relationship to the other persons, if any, who spend Census night in that dwelling;
(vii) in the case of a person who is usually a member of a household but
who does not spend Census night with the other members of that household:
(A) name;
(B) age;
(C) gender;
(D) relationship to other members of that household;
(E) present marital status;
(F) student status;
(viii) in the case of a person who spends Census night on a train or bus
or at a dwelling other than a private dwelling-reason for presence on the train or bus or at the dwelling;
(ix) usual residence:
(A) on the Census day;
(B) one year before the Census day;
(C) 5 years before the Census day;
(x) birthplace;
(xi) birthplace of parents;
(xii) in the case of a person not born in Australia-year of first arrival
in Australia;
(xiii) citizenship;
(xiv) Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin;
(xv) languages spoken at home;
(xvi) proficiency in speaking English;
(xvii) religious denomination;
(xviii) present attendance at an educational institution;
(xix) in the case of a person who is not less than 15 years of age:
(A) age of leaving school;
(B) education qualifications;
(C) income;
who was self-employed during the week immediately preceding the Census day:
(A) the name of the business conducted by that person;
(B) location of the business;
(C) the main activity carried on by that business;
(D) other persons employed in the business;
(xxii) in the case of a person (other than a self-employed person), being
not less than 15 years of age, who was employed during the week immediately preceding the Census day:
(A) the name of the employer or, where the person had more than one
employer, the main employer of the person;
(B) that employers's address;
(C) the hours worked by the person during that week for that employer;
(D) the main activity carried on by that employer;
(E) the kind of work performed by the person;
(F) receipt of wage or salary;
(xx) in the case of a person, being not less than 15 years of age, who was
employed or self-employed during the week immediately preceding the Census day:
(A) receipt of wages or salary during that week;
(B) where the person was self-employed-other persons employed by that
person during that week;
(C) the name and address of the person's employer during that week;
(D) the main kind of business or industry carried on, or service
provided, by the person's employer during that week;
(E) the hours worked by the person during that week;
(F) the kind of work performed during that week by the person;
(xxi) in the case of an employed or self-employed person-mode of transport or other means of getting to the workplace;
(xxii) in the case of an unemployed person or a person engaged in
unremunerated employment (other than in a family business):
(A) attempts to find employment, or other employment, as the case may
be, during the 4 weeks immediately preceding the Census day;
(B) availability to commence employment;
(b) in relation to a private dwelling:
(i) the structure;
(ii) the number of bedrooms;
(iii) the number of registered motor vehicles garaged or parked at the
dwelling on Census night;
(iv) the right, title or interest of the occupier in relation to the
dwelling;
(v) the monthly mortgage or loan repayments;
(vi) in the case of a rented dwelling:
(A) the weekly rent;
(B) the Government agency, if any, to which rent is paid;
(C) provision of furniture;
(c) in relation to a dwelling other than a private dwelling-classification of the dwelling by reference to its purpose.

1989 No. 71 CENSUS REGULATIONS - REG 5
Repeal

5. Statutory Rules 1985 No. 18 and 1986 No. 30 are repealed.