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Sample characteristics: Botswana

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Population and Housing Census 1981
Statistical agency Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Central Statistics Office
Population universe Everyone living in Botswana regardless of age, citizenship, or resident status.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 12, 1981
Field work period 12-26 August, 1981
Questionnaire Household Questionnaire and Institutional Questionnaire
Type of fieldwork Direct Enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic 1 in 2.5 sample of households from a 25% random sample of households, resulting in a 10% sample.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 97,238
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Undetermined
Households Those who live in a lolwapa or its equivalent if they eat from the same pot regardless of kinship.
Collective dwellings Persons living in institutions including pateints in hopsitals, persons staying in hotels, prisoners, BDF personnel in barracks and miners in hostels.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 1991 Population and Housing Census
Statistical agency Central Statistics Office
Population universe Everyone living in Botswana regardless of age, citizenship, or resident status.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 14, 1991
Field work period August 14-23, 1991
Questionnaire Household Questionnaire and Institutional Questionnaire
Type of fieldwork Direct Enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth private dwelling drawn by the Minnesota Population Center from 100% microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 132,623
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Consists of one or more structures or building, permanent or temporary, usually surrounded by a fence/wall or something to mark its boundaries. A lolwapa/dwelling may contain more than one household.
Households One or more persons, related or unrelated, living together "under the same roof" in the same lolwapa/dwelling, eating together "from the same pot" and/or making common provisions for food and other living arrangments.
Collective dwellings Persons living in instiutions including pateints in hopsitals, persons staying in hotels, prisoners, BDF personnel in barracks and miners in hostels.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 2001 Population and Housing Census
Statistical agency Central Statistics Office
Population universe Everyone living in Botswana regardless of age, citizenship, or resident status.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 2001
Field work period Middle 2 weeks in August 2001
Questionnaire Household Questionnaire with 5 sections and Institutional Questionnaire
Type of fieldwork Direct Enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth private dwelling drawn by the Minnesota Population Center from 100% microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 168,676
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Consists of one or more structures or building, permanent or temporary, usually surrounded by a fence/wall or something to mark its boundaries. A lolwapa/dwelling may contain more than one household.
Households One or more persons, related or unrelated, living together "under the same roof" in the same lolwapa/dwelling, eating together "from the same pot" and/or making common provisions for food and other living arrangments.
Collective dwellings Persons living in instiutions including pateints in hopsitals, persons staying in hotels, prisoners, BDF personnel in barracks and miners in hostels.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 2011 Population and Housing Census
Statistical agency Central Statistics Office
Population universe All persons in the country at the place where they are at census time regarless of their usual plac eof residence. In addition, include absent Botswanans and Botwanans living outside the country on the census night.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 22, 2011
Field work period August 22-31, 2011
Questionnaire Household Questionnaire and Institutional Questionnaire
Type of fieldwork Direct Enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth private dwelling drawn by the Minnesota Population Center from 100% microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 201,752
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Consists of one or more structures or building, permanent or temporary, usually surrounded by a fence/wall or something to mark its boundaries. A lolwapa/dwelling may contain more than one household.
Households One or more persons, related or unrelated, living together "under the same roof" in the same lolwapa/dwelling, eating together "from the same pot" and/or making common provisions for food and other living arrangments.
Collective dwellings Persons living in instiutions including pateints in hopsitals, persons staying in hotels, prisoners, BDF personnel in barracks and miners in hostels.