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Sample characteristics: Bolivia

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title National Census of Housing and Population 1976
Statistical agency National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and Coordination, Republic of Bolivia
Population universe All the population in the national territory at the moment the census is carried out.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day July 10, 1976
Questionnaire A single booklet that consists of sections on geographic location, dwelling, and population (individual)
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth dwelling with a random start; drawn by IPUMS
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 461,699
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Province
Unit definitions
Dwellings Dwelling is the physical place of inhabitation. Dwellings are classified as private and collective.
Households Household is a person or group of persons who occupy a dwelling.
Collective dwellings Collective dwelling is a group of persons who share a dwelling without family rules, for reasons of health, discipline, religion, punishment, etc.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title National Census of Housing and Population 1992
Statistical agency National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and Coordination, Republic of Bolivia
Population universe All the population in the national territory at the moment the census is carried out.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day June 3, 1992
Questionnaire A single booklet that consists of sections on geographic location, dwelling, and population (individual)
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth dwelling with a random start; drawn by IPUMS
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 642,368
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Province
Unit definitions
Dwellings Dwelling is any inhabited physical place, constructed or adapted for housing people.
Households Household is a group of people, related or otherwise, who occupy the dwelling.
Collective dwellings Collective houshold is a group of people who share the dwelling in a non-familial system, for reasons of work, health, discipline, religion, punishment, etc.
Special populations Homeless, passengers in transit (international flights), personnel on duty in hospitals, factories, institutions, and other places, employees of the National Institute of Statistics, embassies and consulates
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title National Census of Housing and Population 2001
Statistical agency National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and Coordination, Republic of Bolivia
Population universe All the population in the national territory at the moment the census is carried out.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day September 1, 2001
Questionnaire (1) Identification of the census form, (2) Dwelling type and occupancy, (3) Characteristics of dwellings with inhabitants who are present, (4) Individual form (all in a single booklet)
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth dwelling with a random start; drawn by IPUMS
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 827,692
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Province
Unit definitions
Dwellings A dwelling is a construction that has one or more floors covered by a roof and is constructed or adapted for the habitation of one or more persons, either permanently or temporarily.
Households A household is made up of one or more persons, related or unrelated, who live in the same dwelling and who at least share a common budget for meals to which each person contributes in money or in kind. One person can also constitute a household.
Collective dwellings A collective dwelling is inhabited by a group of persons, usually unrelated, who lie together but not as a family.
Special populations Homeless, persons located in truck stops and in markets, passengers in transit (international flights), personnel in hospitals, factories, institutions, or other, enumerators and area supervisors, and embassies and consulates.

Indigenous persons.