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The Census Order, 1931

[12 February 1931]

1931. No. 73

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of February, 1931.

PRESENT,

The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by subsection (1) of Section one of the Census Act, 1920,(d) it is provided that, subject to the provisions of that Act, 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 with respect to whom the returns for the purpose of such Census are to be made and the particulars to be stated in the returns:
Now, therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, in pursuance of subsection (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, 1931.
(2) The Interpretation Act 1889,(a) applies to the interpretation of this Order as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
(3) In this Order "prescribed" means prescribed by regulations made under the Census Act, 1920.

2. A Census shall be taken on the 26th day of April, 1931, (hereinafter called "the Census day"), with respect to all persons in Great Britain who are alive at midnight ending 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 the case of all persons with respect to whom returns are to be made in Wales (including Monmouth), the additional particulars specified in Part III of that Schedule.

M. P. A. Hankey


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 ending 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 ending 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 ending the Census day on the premises of any public or private hospital, sanatorium, convalescent or nursing home, workhouse, 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 ending the Census day on 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 ending 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 been enumerated elsewhere for the purpose of the Census, arrive at any of the places or premises above mentioned after midnight ending the Census day and before the returns in respect of persons present on or in such premises or places are required to be delivered up. 7. The person specified above as the person by whom the returns are to be made with respect to the persons present at midnight ending the Census day on or in any of the premises or places above mentioned.
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 or other person by whom the Return is to be made.

3. Sex.

4. Age in years and months.

5. In respect of persons aged 16 years or over, whether single, married, widowed or divorced.

6. Usual residence, stating address if enumerated elsewhere.

7. 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, or whether born at sea.

8. If born in a foreign country or at sea, whether:—
(a) natural born, or (b) naturalised, British subject, or (c) of foreign nationality, stating nationality.

9. In respect of persons aged 14 years or over:—
(a) Profession, trade, manufacture, service or other occupation, stating precise branch, and whether out of work 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.
(b) If ordinarily occupied as employee, name, business and business address of present employer, or, if out of work or retired, of last employer.
(c) Whether ordinarily occupied as employer, stating nature of business conducted, or whether ordinarily occupied neither as employer nor employee.

10. Number of living-rooms dwelt in by the persons in respect of whom particulars are included in any separate Return.


PART II.

Particulars to be stated in the Returns made in Scotland.

1. Full Name.

2. Relation to Head of Family or other person by whom the Return is to be made.

3. Sex.

4. Age in years and months.

5. In respect of persons aged 16 years or over, whether single, married, widowed or divorced.

6. Usual residence, stating address if enumerated elsewhere.

7. Place of birth, stating:—
(a) if born in the United Kingdom or the Irish Free State, the name of the county and town or parish;
(b) if born elsewhere, the name of the country and the state, province or district, or whether born at sea.

8. If born outside Scotland, whether visitor or resident in Scotland, and if the latter how long resident.

9. If born in a foreign country or at sea, whether:—
(a) natural born, or (b) naturalised, British subject, or (c) of foreign nationality, stating nationality.

10. In respect of persons aged 14 years or over:—
(a) Profession, trade, manufacture, service or other occupation, stating precise branch, and whether out of work 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.
(b) If ordinarily occupied as employee, name and business of present employer, or, if out of work or retired, of last employer.
(c) Whether ordinarily occupied as employer, stating nature of business conducted, or whether ordinarily occupied neither as employer nor employee.

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 3 years or over, whether speaking Gaelic only or speaking both Gaelic and English.

13. Whether entitled to medical benefit under the National Health Insurance Acts. (a)

PART III.

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

1. In respect of persons aged 3 years or over, whether able to speak Welsh only or able to speak both Welsh and English.


NOTES


(d) 10-1 G. 5. c. 41.


(a) 52-3 V. c.63.


(a) In accordance with s. 1 (2) of the Census Act, 1920, paragraph 13 did not take effect until that part of the draft Order in Council was approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament. The necessary resolutions were passed by the House of Lords on December 9, and by the House of Commons on December 15, 1930.