Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 1961

  • revoked
  • Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 1961: revoked, on 20 September 2007, by section 9(2) of the Tokelau Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 84).

Reprint
as at 20 September 2007

Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 1961

(SR 1961/88)

  • Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 1961: revoked, on 20 September 2007, by section 9(2) of the Tokelau Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 84).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Department of Island Territories.


PURSUANT to the Tokelau Islands Act 1948, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

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  • These regulations may be cited as the Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 1961.

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  • These regulations shall be in force in all parts of the Tokelau Islands.

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  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Administrator means the Administrator of the Tokelau Islands under the Tokelau Islands Administration Regulations 19491

    Dwelling means any building or erection, whether permanent or temporary, which is wholly or partly used for human habitation; and includes a vessel at any island of the Tokelau Islands, or on a passage between any of those islands

    Night of the census means the night between sunset on the day appointed under these regulations for the census and sunrise on the following day.

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  • (1) The census of population of the Tokelau Islands shall be taken in the year 1961 and in every fifth year thereafter.

    (2) The day for the taking of any census under these regulations shall be appointed by the Administrator and notified in such manner as he thinks fit.

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  • For the purpose of taking the census the Administrator may assign duties to such officers as are required.

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  • The census shall be taken by means of the schedules referred to in regulation 9 hereof and containing particulars which shall be furnished by the occupier or person in charge of every dwelling with respect to every person who resided in the dwelling on the night of the census and who was alive at midnight or who, not being already included in any other census schedule, arrived in that dwelling after midnight on the night of the census and before midnight on the next following night.

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  • The occupier or person in charge of every such dwelling shall ensure that the particulars required by the schedules are furnished with respect to—

    • (a) Every person who resided in the dwelling on the night of the census and was alive at midnight; and

    • (b) Every person who arrived at the dwelling after midnight on that night and before midnight on the next following night and was not included in any other census schedule.

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  • Every person (not being the occupier or person in charge of the dwelling)—

    • (a) Shall furnish to the occupier or person in charge of the dwelling the particulars necessary to complete the household schedule; or

    • (b) If he is not a member of the family of the occupier or person in charge, shall either furnish those particulars to the occupier or person in charge or complete a personal schedule and deliver it to the occupier or person in charge, who shall insert in the household schedule the name of the person completing the personal schedule:

      Provided that the person completing a personal schedule may, if he so wishes, enclose it in an envelope endorsed with his name, and seal the envelope before delivery to the occupier or person in charge; and if the occupier or person in charge opens any such envelope he commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding £50.

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  • The particulars, which shall be obtained by means of the said schedules with reference to the night of the census, shall be as follows:

    • (a) Enumerators' Compilation Schedule:

      • (i) Name of village:

      • (ii) Number of schedule for dwelling:

      • (iii) Name of head of household:

      • (iv) Date when enumerated:

      • (v) Date when checked:

      • (vi) Number of persons in dwelling (males and females).

    • (b) Household or Personal Schedule:

      • (i) Name in full:

      • (ii) Sex:

      • (iii) Age:

      • (iv) Total number of children living or dead born to every female 15 years of age or over and her age when first child was born:

      • (v) Marital status:

      • (vi) Place of birth:

      • (vii) Date of birth:

      • (viii) Racial origin:

      • (ix) Religion:

      • (x) Occupation.

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  • If any person objects to stating his religion, an entry or statement of objection shall be sufficient for the purpose of the census.

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  • Every officer appointed for the purpose of the census may ask such questions and conduct such inquiries as are necessary to obtain or to verify the particulars specified in regulation 9 hereof.

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  • In any case in which the prescription of particulars hereinbefore specified is insufficient to indicate the nature of the information to be furnished, the Administrator may direct by means of instructions in a census schedule or sub-enumeration book the precise nature of the particulars required.

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  • Every person commits an offence who neglects or refuses to furnish any census schedule as aforesaid or to answer any questions lawfully put to him for the purposes of the census, or who knowingly makes any statements or gives any answer untrue in any material particular required by these regulations, and is liable to a fine not exceeding £50.

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  • Every person commits an offence who without lawful authority destroys, mutilates, or defaces a census schedule or other census document or record, and is liable to a fine not exceeding £50.

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  • Every person commits an offence who, whether or not he is an officer appointed to any duty in connection with the census, divulges or makes use of any information obtained pursuant to these regulations, except as required for the preparation of statistics from the data obtained at the census, and is liable to a fine not exceeding £50.

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  • Every person commits an offence who hinders or obstructs any officer in pursuance of his duty under these regulations, and is liable to a fine not exceeding £10.

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  • The Administrator of the Tokelau Islands may prepare from the data obtained at the census such statistics as may be required for his purposes, and may publish such statistics and such comments thereon as he considers necessary or advisable.

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  • The Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 19562 are hereby revoked.

TJ SHERRARD,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory Note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations provide for the taking of a census in the Tokelau Islands in 1961 and in every fifth year thereafter.


Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936.

Date of notification in Gazette: 3 August 1961.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 1961. It incorporates all the amendments to the Tokelau Islands Census Regulations 1961 as at 20 September 2007. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see "Making online legislation official" under "Status of legislation on this site" in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint
(most recent first)

  • 1 SR 1949/69

  • 2 SR 1956/144