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The Census Order, 1920

[21 December 1920]

1920. No. 2440

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of December, 1920

PRESENT,

The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by subsection (1) of Section one of the Census Act, 1920, it is provided that his Majesty may by Order in Council from time to time direct that a Census shall be taken for Great Britain, and any Order so made may prescribe the date of such Census, the persons by whom and in respect to whom the returns for the purpose of such Census are to be made and the particulars to be stated in the returns, subject in the case of the particulars aforesaid to the provisions of sub-section (2) of the said Section:
Now, therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, in pursuance of sub-section (1) of Section one of the Census Act, 1920, and of all other powers enabling Him in that behalf, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered as follows: —

1.— (1) This Order may be cited as the Census Order, 1920.
(2) The Interpretation Act, 1889 applies to the interpretation of this Order as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

2. A Census shall be taken on the 24th day of April, 1921 (hereinafter called "the Census Day"), in respect of all persons in Great Britain who are alive at midnight on that day.

3. The returns for the purpose of the Census shall be made with respect to the classes of persons mentioned in the first column of the First Schedule to this Order by the persons specified opposite each such class in the second column of that Schedule:
Provided nevertheless that any person claiming in the prescribed manner to make a confidential return shall, subject to the prescribed conditions, be deemed to be the person by whom the return is to be made with respect to himself.

4. The returns shall state —
(a) in the case of all persons with respect to whom returns are to be made in England and Wales, the particulars specified in Part I. of the Second Schedule to this Order;
(b) in the case of all persons with respect to whom returns are to be made in Scotland, the particulars specified in Part II. of that Schedule; and
(c) in case of all person with respect to whom returns are to be made in Wales (including Monmouth), the additional particulars specified in Part III, of that Schedule.

Almeric FitzRoy


FIRST SCHEDULE

Persons with respect to whom Returns are to be made.Persons by whom Returns are to be made.
1. Persons present at midnight on the Census day in a dwelling, lodgings or rooms, separately occupied by any private household of which they are members, guests (including paying guests or boarders), or employees. 1. The head, or person for the time being acting as the head, of the household.
2. Persons present at midnight on the Census day on the premises of any hotel, club, boarding-house, or common or other lodging house. 2. The manager or other person for the time being in charge of the premises.
3. Persons present at midnight on the Census day on the premises of any public or private hospital, sanatorium, convalescent or nursing home, work-house, poor-house, infirmary, asylum, religious or charitable community, residential school or college, or residential institution of any other kind. 3. The chief resident officer or other person for the time being in charge of the institution.
4. Persons belonging to the naval, military, or air forces of the Crown and any other persons, present at midnight on the Census day on any vessel, or in any barracks, station, or other premises under naval, military, or air force discipline. 4. The officer or other person appointed for the purpose in pursuance of arrangements made by the Admiralty, Army Council, or Air Council.
5. Persons present at midnight on the Census day in any ship, boat, barge or other vessel in any inland waters or engaged in any coast-wise or fishing voyage or lying moored or anchored in any place. 5. The captain, master, or other person for the time being in charge, of the vessel.
6. Persons present at midnight on the Census day on the premises of any civil prison, lock-up, or other place of detention. 6. The governor, or other person for the time being in charge, of the premises.
7. Persons who, not having being enumerated elsewhere for the purposes of the Census, arrive at any of the places or premises above mentioned after midnight on the Census day and before the returns in respect of persons present on or in such premises or places are required to be completed. 7. The person specified above as the person by whom the returns are to be made with respect to persons present at midnight on the Census day on or in such places or premises.
8. Persons not included among any of the classes of persons above-mentioned. 8. The person with respect to whom the return is to be made.

SECOND SCHEDULE

PART I.

Particulars to be stated in the Returns made in England and Wales.

1. Full name.

2. Relation to head of family.

3. Sex.

4. Age in years and months.

5. In respect of persons aged 15 years or over, whether single, married, widowed or divorced.

6. Profession, trade, manufacture, service or other occupation, stating precise branch, and whether still engaged therein or retired, and, if occupied in trade or manufacture the particular kind of work done, of material worked in, and of article, if any, made or dealt in.

7. Whether occupied in (a) full-time or in (b) part-time attendance at an educational institution.

8. Place of work, stating address or whether working at no regular address or at home.

9. Whether ordinarily occupied as an employer, employee, or on own account.

10. If ordinarily occupied as an employee, whether employed or unemployed, stating present or last employer, as the case may be, and employer's business.

11. Place of birth, stating —
(a) if born in the United Kingdom, the name of the county and town or parish:
(b) if born outside the United Kingdom, the name of the country and the state, province or district:
(c) Whether born at sea.

12. If not born in the United Kingdom, whether visitor or resident, and whether (a) natural born or (b) naturalised British subject, or (c) of foreign nationality, stating nationality.

13. Number of living rooms dwelt in by the persons in respect of whom particulars are included in any separate return.

14. *[In respect of married men, widowers, and widows, the number and ages of all living children and stepchildren under 16 years of age.

15. In respect of persons under 15 years of age, whether both parents alive, mother dead, father dead, or both parents dead.]


PART II.

Particulars to be stated in the Returns made in Scotland.

1. Full name.

2. Relation to head of family.

3. Sex.

4. Age in years and months.

5. In respect of persons aged 15 years or over, whether single, married, widowed or divorced.

6. Profession, trade, manufacture, service or other occupation, stating precise branch, and whether still engaged therein or retired, and, if occupied in trade or manufacture the particular kind of work done, of material worked in, and of article, if any, made or dealt in.

7. Whether ordinarily occupied as an employer, employee, or on own account.

8. If ordinarily occupied as an employee, whether employed or unemployed, stating present or last employer, as the case may be, and employer's business.

9. Place of birth, stating —
(a) if born in the United Kingdom, the name of the county and town or parish:
(b) if born outside the United Kingdom, the name of the country and the state, province or district:
(c) Whether born at sea.

10. If not born in the United Kingdom, whether visitor or resident and whether (a) natural born or (b) naturalised British subject, or (c) of foreign nationality, stating nationality.

11. Number of living rooms dwelt in by the persons in respect of whom particulars are included in any separate return.

12. In respect of persons aged three years or over, whether speaking Gaelic only or speaking both Gaelic and English.

*13. [In respect of married men, widowers, and widows, the number and ages of all living children and stepchildren under 16 years of age.

14. In respect of persons under 15 years of age, whether both parents alive, mother dead, father dead, or both parents dead.

15. Whether entitled to medical benefit under the National Insurance (Health) Acts.]


PART III.

Additional particulars to be stated in the Returns made in Wales (including Monmouth).

1. In respect of persons aged three years or over, whether able to speak English only, Welsh only or both.


Note.— In accordance with subsection (2) of Section one of the Census Act, 1920, no Order in Council can be made requiring the particulars enclosed in brackets to be stated in the Census returns unless both Houses of Parliament by resolution have approved their inclusion.


Note.— In accordance with subsection (2) of Section one of the Census Act, 1920, no Order in Council can be made requiring the particulars enclosed in brackets to be stated in the Census returns, unless both Houses of Parliament by resolution have approved their inclusion.