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Old 09.01.2013, 13:26
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Swiss Census

Anyone else had a census arrive in the post?
We got one today, first one ever, and hubby has lived here for almost 14 years, me 6.
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Old 09.01.2013, 13:31
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Anyone else had a census arrive in the post?
We got one today, first one ever, and hubby has lived here for almost 14 years, me 6.
No ...... nuffin in 12 yrs. - they must be using it as an excuse to keep tabs on suspicious people.
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Old 09.01.2013, 13:45
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Re: Swiss Census

I knew he shouldn't have got that hat!

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Anyone else had a census arrive in the post?
We got one today, first one ever, and hubby has lived here for almost 14 years, me 6.
Got it first time in 7 odd years. In my wife's name.
She's a homemaker, so not sure how to answer all work related questions.
Sample question : how do you travel to work
Answer : I just wake up
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Old 09.01.2013, 14:12
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Re: Swiss Census

read all about the new census: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_Switzerland

I think I last did one in 2000.
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Old 09.01.2013, 14:19
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Re: Swiss Census

According to the article above, only about 5% of the population are asked to fill in a census. Lucky us!

Maybe we should buy a lottery ticket this week .
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Old 09.01.2013, 14:19
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Re: Swiss Census

I got it, too. They are asking a random sample of 3% of the population, based on the inhabitants' registry (even more reason to play the lottery, I guess :-)). If you receive it, participation is obligatory.
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Goody! I can't wait until OH gets home and we can see if we won the lottery census!
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Re: Swiss Census

Yep, one arrived here today as well.
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Arrived yesterday. Took me about 10 minutes...
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Re: Swiss Census

got it as well... was that 3% of Swiss population or EF population??
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got it as well... was that 3% of Swiss population or EF population??
Of course EF , where else would you get reliable information about switzerland from
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Re: Swiss Census

Oh lucky us, one of the chosen 3%!
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Re: Swiss Census

Mine arrived yesterday, I will try and read it when I have mastered German....
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I knew he shouldn't have got that hat!

as it is stated, most of the counting is done by using the municipal and cantonal registers. Some census sheets are sent on a random basis
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Re: Swiss Census

I got one two years ago and my wife got one yesterday.

It seems like a lot of foreigners got it. Very suspicious.
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I got one two years ago and my wife got one yesterday.

It seems like a lot of foreigners got it. Very suspicious.
The registry offices may have some doubts Most CH citizens got the last census sheets in 1970 and 1980
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Mine arrived yesterday, I will try and read it when I have mastered German....
I haven't checked yet to see how long we've got to fill it in and send it back, but I would guess you'll have to master German pdq!

Edit.. Just checked, you've got two weeks!

Maybe some kind person with good German could translate the questions to English?
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You can fill it out online. There, you also find the English version. The address is in the cover letter that came with the survey.
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Thanks Idgie, will check it out.
We do have some German, but want to make sure we understand every detail.
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