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The Census Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Northern Ireland Statutory Rule: The Census Order (Northern Ireland) 2010 No. 195

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

the Act” means the Census Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;

“census day” means 27th March 2011;

“census night” means the night of 27th March to 28th March 2011;

“dwelling” includes part of a dwelling and any caravan, houseboat, temporary building or other structure used as living accommodation;

“household” means one person living alone or a group of people (whether or not related) living at the same address who share cooking facilities and any one or more of the following—

(a)

living room,

(b)

sitting room,

(c)

dining area;

“householder” in relation to an address means a person who is a usual resident at that address and either—

(a)

owns or rents accommodation at that address, or

(b)

is responsible for paying household bills and expenses there, or both and “joint householder” is to be interpreted accordingly;

“individual return”, in relation to any person, means a return made with respect to that person.

(2) For the purposes of this Order—

(a)a person is a usual resident at an address in Northern Ireland if any of the following applies—

(i)except where paragraphs (iii), (iv) or (v) applies, the address is the usual address of that person, whether as a member of the household, paying guest, boarder, employee or otherwise;

(ii)that person spends census night at the address and has no usual address, whether in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere;

(iii)in the case of Groups B and C that person has resided or intends to reside in the premises at the address for a period of 6 months or more beginning on or before census day;

(iv)that person is registered or otherwise enrolled as a full-time pupil or student at an educational institution and the address is a term-time address;

(v)in the case of Group E, that person is spending a period of 6 months or more in custody whether at the address or elsewhere; or

(vi)in the case of Group F, paragraph (i) does not apply and that person has resided or intends to reside in the premises at the address for a period of 6 months or more beginning on or before census day;

(b)a person is a reckonable visitor at an address in Northern Ireland if sub-paragraph (a) does not apply and the person spends census night at that address.

(3) In this Order, any reference to a Group is a reference to that Group as specified in Schedule 1.

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