Memorandum by the Northern
2000 (S.R. 2000/168)
1. The Committee has asked for
a memorandum on the following point:
31 of Schedule 2, explain what is a "person number"
within a household.
2. The term "person number"
is used in the Census Household Form in Table 1 which requires
the person completing the form to list the usual residents of
the household. In addition to this it is used as a reference for
completion of the question on family relationships. The Relationship
Grid information will provide statistics of households analysed
by family composition, and will be used by organisations providing
services to families, who need to know how many families there
are and what changes have been taking place over time. Applications
include planning accommodation and services for the elderly and
assessment of the potential demand for housing from young families.
3. The term is also included
at the beginning of the set of questions for each individual member
of the household, again for reference purposes. The aim is to
assist individuals in completion of the Census form and to allow
the Census Offices to process the information accurately and efficiently.
4. This provision also exists
in the Scotland and the England and Wales Orders.