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The Census Questionnaire
The questionnaire is the central tool for collecting information on the population in the population survey of the integrated census. The questionnaire in the 2008 census is computerized, and includes personal details such as age, sex, and marital status and socio-economic subjects such as education, daily functioning, work, housing conditions and household income.

The subjects of the 2008 census questionnaire were chosen for their similarity to previous censuses, in order to make it possible to compare data collected in the past. Construction of the questionnaire was based on the UN recommendations on subject choices, in order to make it possible to compare with other countries in the world. In addition, the needs of those using census data and products were considered.



2008 census questionnaire

To previous questionnaires: 1961, 1972, 1983, 1995.
2008 POPULATION CENSUS - WHY DO WE ASK QUESTIONS?
Questionnaire Structure
The questionnaire is constructed from several parts, with each part dealing with another subject. Following is a list of the parts:

A. List of people residing in the dwelling and the relationships among them - names     of tenants, relationships, additional addresses.
B. Identifying details and demographic data - sex, age, I.D. number, country of birth, marital     status, marriages, births.
C. Period of residence in the dwelling and in the locality - date of entry into the dwelling     and the locality, residential address from 5 years before.
D. Daily functioning - level of difficulty in performing daily activities.
E. Education and work -
    Education - number of years of schooling, type of schools, highest certificate received.
    Work - extent of work, type of work, details of place of work, means of getting to work.

F. Income - household income not from work.
G. Living conditions - number of rooms, ownership of dwelling, durable goods available for the use     of the household.

Following is a detailed explanation of why questions are presented on the various subjects appearing in the questionnaire:
PART A: LIST OF PEOPLE RESIDING IN THE DWELLING AND THE RELATIONS AMONG THEM
PART B: IDENTIFYING DETAILS AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
PART C: PERIOD OF RESIDENCE IN THE DWELLING AND IN THE LOCALITY
PART D: DAILY FUNCTIONING
PART E: EDUCATION AND WORK
PART F: INCOME
PART G: HOUSING CONDITIONS

   
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