1. Publication of results
  2. The Housing Census data were published in November 2000 as Volume I of the series of the 2000 Census reports. Volume II dealt with demographic and fertility characteristics while Volume III showed the economic characteristics of the population. This report deals with educational characteristics. In the coming month, additional reports will be published showing information on household, migration and disability characteristics.

  3. Concepts, definitions and classifications

(a) Household

A household is either a person living on his own and making his own provision for food and other essentials for living, or a group of two or more persons, whether related or not, who live together and make common provision for food and other essentials for living. Cases of persons having varying degrees of housekeeping have been considered as one household if there is any arrangement to share at least one meal a day.

(b) Household -Single Combined

Households living in housing units are referred to as private households to distinguish them from other households, namely households in communal establishments (hotels, infirmaries, hospitals and other institutions), households in collective quarters and the homeless. A household has been referred to as single when its members occupy a single housing unit; when the members are lodged in rooms located in two or more buildings then household is referred to as combined.

(c) Household type

 

 

 

 

 

One person household is defined as a private household with only one usual resident.

A nuclear household is defined as a private household consisting entirely of a single family nucleus.

An extended household is defined as a private household consisting of any one of the following:

  1. a single family nucleus plus other persons related to the nucleus
  2. two or more family nuclei related to each other, without any other persons
  3. two or more family nuclei related to each other with other persons related to at least one of the family nuclei
  4. two or more persons related to each other, none of whom constitute a family nucleus

A composite household is defined as a private household consisting of any one of the following:

  1. a single family nucleus plus other persons, some or none of whom being related to the nucleus
  2. two or more family nuclei related to each other plus other persons, some or none of whom being related to any of the nuclei
  3. two or more persons related to each other, none of whom constitute a family nucleus plus other unrelated persons
  4. two or more family nuclei not related to each other
  5. non-related persons only

(d) Head of household

The head of household is any adult member, whether male or female, who is acknowledged as such by the other members.

(e) Family nucleus

A family nucleus is either a couple with or without unmarried children, or a lone parent with unmarried children.

(f) Enumerated population

This category includes all persons who spent census night in the household (whether private or communal) as well as persons who usually live in the household but were absent on census night.

(g) Present population

This category includes all persons who spent census night in the household.

(h) Resident population

The resident or usually resident population includes all persons who usually live in the household whether they were present or absent on census night.

(i) Languages read & written (literacy)

Persons were asked to state the language(s) in which they could, with understanding, both read and write a simple statement in their everyday life. The categories tabulated and their meaning are given below. Each person has been counted in one category only.

               
  1. None - illiterate
  2. Creole only - literate in Creole only
  3. Bhojpuri only - literate in Bhojpuri only
  4. Creole and Bhojpuri only - literate in Creole and Bhojpuri only
  5. Oriental languages - literate in Oriental languages only or in Oriental languages as well as Creole and/or Bhojpuri, but excluding European languages.
  6. European languages - literate in European languages only or in European languages as well as Creole and/or Bhojpuri, but excluding Oriental languages.
  7. European and Oriental languages - literate in both European and Oriental languages with or without Creole or Bhojpuri.

(j) Educational attainment           

For persons not attending school, this refers to the highest level of education completed, whereas for persons attending school it refers to the standard, form or course being attended.

Post-secondary education of the type that leads to an award not equivalent to a first university degree has been classified as vocational and technical training if the course has a "practical" orientation aimed at skilled and responsible employment.

(k) Disability

Persons were asked about any long-term disability, i.e. any limitation to perform a daily life activity in a manner considered normal for persons of their age. A disability was taken to be long-term if it had lasted or was expected to last for six months or more.

Persons were asked to list all disabilities that they had. However, each disabled person was counted only once. The classification used for tabulation is as follows:

                       MTION -             Walking, running and other ambulation disabilities.

MANU -              Manual activity disability such as fingering, gripping and holding

MTION & MANU - Ambulation and manual activity disabilities.

EYE -                 Seeing disabilities even with glasses

EAR -                 Hearing and listening disabilities even with heavy aid.

EYE & EAR -        Seeing disabilities and hearing and listening disabilities

SPEECH -            Speaking and talking disabilities

EAR & SPEECH -   Hearing and listening disabilities and speaking and talking
                        disabilities

LEARN -              Disturbance of ability to learn and acquire education

BEHAVIOUR -       Disturbances of behaviour, including anti-social behaviour,
                         maladjustment and liability to self injury.

PERSONAL CARE - Inability to look after oneself with regard to personal care and
                         hygiene, feeding, etc.

(l) Currently employed                 

This category includes (i) any person, aged 12 years and over who worked for at least one hour during the week from Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2000, and (ii) any person who held a job during that week although he/she did not do any work. Work means any work for pay, profit or family gain, including self-employment with or without employees as well as work without pay in a family enterprise or farm; but it excludes housework in one's own home.

(m) Currently unemployed

These are persons aged 12 years and over who had not worked for at least one hour during the week from Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2000, and did not hold a job during that week, and took active steps to look for work anytime during the previous 4 weeks, and were available for work during the week ending 2 July 2000.

(n) Currently active

This category consists of the currently employed and the currently unemployed population.

(o) Currently inactive

This category consists of persons who were currently neither employed nor unemployed.

(p) Occupation

This was the job at which the person worked the most hours during the reference period. The National Standard Classification of Occupations, an adapted version of the 1988 International Standard Classification of Occupations was used for coding.

(q) Kind of business, industry or service

This was the kind of business, industry or service activities carried on at the person's place of work. The National Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities, based on the International Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities - Revision 3 of 1990, was used for coding.

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