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Sample characteristics: Burkina Faso

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Recensement general de la population de 1985
Statistical agency Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie
Population universe Persons present in Burkina Faso at the time of the census, as well as Burkinabé persons living abroad (enumerated as emigrants).
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day December 10-20, 1985
Field work period December 7, 1985 - ?
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on households and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Face to face interview (direct enumeration) conducted by trained personnel.
Estimated undercount No information available
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th dwelling with a random start, drawn by IPUMS.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 884,797
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Province
Unit definitions
Households The ordinary household is generally considered the base socio-economic unit within which the members are blood-related or not; they live together in the same house or concession; they combine their resources and work together to satisfy their essential nutritional and vital needs.
Collective dwellings A collective household is made up of a group of people who generally share no familial relation but live together under special conditions, that is to say principally using the resources furnished to them by an establishment to provide for their essential needs (food, lodging, care).
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Recensement general de la population et de l'habitation de 1996
Statistical agency Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie
Population universe Persons present in Burkina Faso at the time of the census, as well as Burkinabé persons living abroad (enumerated as emigrants).
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day December 10-20, 1996
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on households and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Face to face interview (direct enumeration) conducted by trained personnel, mainly educational and other local professionals, and other students in the final years of high school.
Estimated undercount No information available
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th dwelling with a random start, drawn by IPUMS.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 1,081,046
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Province
Unit definitions
Households The ordinary household is generally considered the base socio-economic unit within which the members are blood-related or not. They live together in the same concession, combine their resources and work together to satisfy their essential nutritional and vital needs. They generally recognize the authority of one of the members as the head of the household, regardless of the sex of the person.
Collective dwellings A collective household is made up of a group of people who generally share no familial relation but live together under special conditions, that is to say principally using the resources furnished to them by an establishment to provide for their essential needs (food, lodging, care).
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Recensement general de la population et de l'habitation de 2006
Statistical agency Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie
Population universe Persons present in Burkina Faso at the time of the census, as well as Burkinabé persons living abroad (enumerated as emigrants).
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day December 9-23, 2006
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on households and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Face to face interview (direct enumeration) conducted by trained personnel.
Estimated undercount 5.05%; undercount rate varies by geography, and was highest in Ouagadougou
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th dwelling with a random start, drawn by IPUMS.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 1,417,824
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Commune
Unit definitions
Dwellings The dwelling is a specific and independent place located within the concession, if there are several, or if it exists as part of the concession itself, is the place used as a living space.
Households The ordinary household is generally considered the base socio-economic unit within which the members are blood-related or not. They live together in the same concession, combine their resources and work together to satisfy their essential nutritional and vital needs. They generally recognize the authority of one of the members as the head of the household, regardless of the sex of the person.
Collective dwellings A collective household is made up of a group of people who generally share no familial relation but live together under special conditions, that is to say principally using the resources furnished to them by an establishment to provide for their essential needs (food, lodging, care).