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A profile of the demographic and labour force characteristics of the population: sample analysis of the 1981 census of population
Garvey, Donal
A detailed Census of Population was taken on 5th April, 1981. This continued a long tradition in Ireland of taking a Census in years ending " 1 " , extending back to 1821 and broken only in the 1921 to 1941 period. While maintaining a tradition, the 1981 Census nevertheless sets its own milestones. The household schedule was redesigned in the form of a booklet, as opposed to the single large page used at previous Censuses. Very extensive use was made of a tick (/) box style of answering. Three new questions were included for the first time on a Census, viz. Present (Economic) Status; Address of Place of Work; and Household Heating. And finally, it was decided to analyse a sample of Census returns in respect of some of the Census topics. This paper concerns itself with a discussion of this sample analysis, considering aspects of the methodology as well as some of the more interesting results1 and their implications.
Keyword(s): Demographic trends, Ireland; Irish labour force characteristics; Census of Population, Ireland, 1981; Census, Ireland; 314.15
Publication Date:
1983
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Garvey, Donal. 'A profile of the demographic and labour force characteristics of the population: sample analysis of the 1981 census of population'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXIV, Part V, 1982/1983, pp104-139
Publisher(s): Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
File Format(s): application/pdf
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