A local authority is the administrative unit of local government. There are 32 local authorities in Scotland.
The listing form is used to help the person in charge of a residential establishment to keep a record of questionnaires issued and collected.
A letting agency is a company that matches landlords who have properties that are empty to tenants who want to live in a property.
A person or organisation who leases accommodation to others.
Individual Questionnaires were provided to people who either:
did not live in a household - people who were staying, or were expected to stay, in a residential establishment such as a care home, student halls or prison, for six months or more;
lived in a household but did not want to reveal their information to others in the household.
A housing association is a non-profit organisation that manages and lets rental properties.
A household resident is a person whose place of usual residence is in an individual household, and not within managed residential accommodation in a communal establishment.
The concept of a Household Reference Person (HRP) was introduced in the 2001 Census (in common with other government surveys in 2001/2) to replace the traditional concept of the 'head of the household'. HRPs provide an individual person within a household to act as a reference point for producing further derived statistics and for characterising a whole household according to characteristics of the chosen reference person.
For a person living alone, it follows that this person is the HRP.
The householder or joint householder is the person who lives, or is present, at the address who:
• owns/rents (or jointly owns/rents) the accommodation; and/or
• is responsible (or jointly responsible) for paying the household bills and expenses.
The census household questionnaire was delivered to every household in Scotland. It asked about that household and each of the individuals in it.
The Household Questionnaire contained 13 questions about each household and up to 35 individual questions for each member of the household who usually lived at the address. The Household Questionnaire has 28 pages, eight pages for the household questions and four pages of individual questions for each member of a household consisting of up to five people.