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					               UNIVERSITY
               OF OSLO

                                                                                      Department of Economics
                                                                                        P.O. Box 1095, Blindern
                                                                                                   N-0317 Oslo

                                                                                     Eilert Sundts Hus, 12th floor

                                                                                     Telephone: +47 22 85 51 27
                                                                                       Telefax: +47 22 85 50 35

                                                                                FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES


STOCK OF DWELLINGS

1.      Does your country have a count of housing units?
           a. Yes V
           b. No

2.      If yes to Q 2, is information collected on (answer yes or no to each)
            a. No of rooms
            b. No of bedrooms
            c. Floor space V
            d. Facilities V
                      Cooking
                      Water supply
                      Toilet
                      Bathing

3.      Does your country have a count of vacant housing units?
           a. Yes
           b. No V

4.      If yes to question 4, is information collected on whether vacant housing units are intended for
        future residential use?
            a. Yes
            b. No

HOMELESS POPULATION

5.      Does your country include the homeless population in the count of the population (whether by
        traditional census or population register)
            a. Yes, by census count V
            b. Yes, by population register
            c. No

6.      Are the following categories of people counted?

     People sleeping rough in the open or in other public places (for example under bridges, in railway
     stations)
Sosialøkonomisk institutt
Universitetet i Oslo
                                                                        UNIVERSIY OF OSLO
                                                                      Department of Economics


            a. Yes V
            b. No

     People living in derelict buildings or improvised dwellings (for example cars/tents/sheds) with no
     recognised mailing address
            a. Yes V
            b. No


     People with no permanent address but staying short term with family or friends
            a. Yes V
            b. No

     People staying in shelters or refuges (for example night shelters, women's refuges, youth refuges or
     other emergency accommodation for homeless people)
            a. Yes V
            b. No

     People in camping grounds and caravan parks
            a. Yes
            b. No V

            If yes, can you distinguish between people who are at their usual address (or have no usual
            address) and those who have a usual address elsewhere?
            a. Yes
            b. No

            Can you distinguish between households who own or are purchasing their caravan and
            households who are renting?
            a. Yes
            b. No


     People in boarding houses or cheap hotels
            a. Yes V
            b. No

            If yes, can you distinguish between people who are at their usual address (or have no usual
            address) and those who have a usual address elsewhere?
            a. Yes
            b. No


7.      Does your country publish statistics on the homeless population?
           a. Yes V
           b. No

            If yes, please could you provide an electronic copy of any publications?


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8.        For the purposes of these statistics, how is homelessness defined?
          Homeless, during the 2001 Population Census, were considered those who had no definite living place, carry
          their belongings with them and spend the night at impromptu places (such as streets, entrances, gardens,
          dilapidated and abandoned buildings)

9.        Are the statistics:

         stock figures for a particular point in time (for example number of people homeless on census
         night)? yes

         or

         flow figures (that is number of people homeless in any period of time, such as a year)?

10.      From earlier information we learned that in some countries some or all of the homeless population
         are classified as living in institutional households as opposed to the “other household” category.
         In a couple of cases, the homeless are either excluded from any household category or considered
         to constitute private households. In case you followed this practice, do you plan to distinguish
         between homeless people living in group shelters versus people in institutional living
         arrangements in your next census?
                    During 2001 Population Census the homeless people were distinguished from people living
          in institutional arrangements.



2. Questions concerning institutional and private households
For any questions you may have on this topic, please contact Task Force member Mr. Kevin Kinsella of
the US Bureau of the Census, at kevin.g.kinsella@census.gov. In case you have any report on this topic
that is to be sent by ordinary mail, please use the following address:

Kevin Kinsella
International Programs Center
Washington Plaza 2
U.S. Census Bureau
Washington, DC 20233 USA


1. A growing number of people now live in specialized housing arrangements such as “assisted living
facilities” and “retirement villages for older people.” These living arrangements often have characteristics
of both private and institutional households. Were there particular problems with classifying people into
one or the other category? Are there plans to more clearly distinguish among such household types in the
next population and housing census?
    Yes.
2. When people were enumerated in institutional households, were they asked to provide the same
information (level of detail), either directly or through a proxy person, as people enumerated in private
households?
      The individual information was asked directly.




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   3. Questions concerning same-sex partnerships
For any questions you may have on this topic, please contact Task Force member Mr. Pierre Turcotte of
Statistics Canada at pierre.turcotte@statcan.ca. In case you have any report on this topic that is to be sent
by ordinary mail, please use the following address:

Pierre Turcotte
Demography Division
Statistics Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0T6
Canada

   1. Does your country have plans to collect data on (marital or nonmarital) same-sex partnerships in
      upcoming censuses? If so, can you please provide relevant information on concepts/questions to
      be used or to be tested, proposed dissemination strategy, test results, proposed processing strategy,
      etc.
              No.
   2. Are there other sources of data (administrative, surveys, etc.) in your country that can provide
      reliable national estimates of (marital or nonmarital) same-sex partnerships? If so, can you
      provide as much information as possible on these data and, if applicable, the name of an official
      we can get in touch with for more information.
              No.

4. Questions concerning reconstituted families
For any questions you may have on this topic, please contact Task Force member Mr. Nico Keilman of
the University of Oslo, at nico.keilman@econ.uio.no. In case you have any report on this topic that is to
be sent by ordinary mail, please use the following address:

Nico Keilman
Department of Economics
University of Oslo
PO Box 1095 Blindern
N- 0317 Oslo
Norway

Based on information collected earlier from ECE statistical agencies, the Task Force has noted that many
countries have had problems with collecting information on reconstituted families/step families in their
most recent census.

The following questions are only to be answered in case your country has not been able to collect such
information. Skip questions 1 and 2 and proceed with question 3 in case you have collected such
information.

1. What was the major problem?

2. Did you include the topic of reconstituted families in a pilot census? If yes, why was it not included in
the census itself?

3. Do you have positive or negative experience with the so-called relationship matrix for a private
household, i.e. a cross-table that maps mutual relationships (spouses, partners in consensual union, own

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                                                                           Department of Economics


child/own parent, step-child/step-parent, lodger/landlord, etc.) between all household members? Please
describe.
   Such question wasn’t included in Census questionnaire, as it is too sensitive and will create negative attitude
towards the Census questionnaire.

4. Do you have positive or negative experience with indicating, for each child in the private household,
whether it is a natural child of, an adopted child of, or unrelated to each of the adult household members?
Please describe.
   In fact, even the question about the number of children ever born created negative reaction, that’s why
including question whether the child is adopted or a natural would bring to the failure of census procedures.
5. Would it be possible, in principle, to collect in your next census, the type of information as indicated in
question 4?
     No




THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION




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