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Sample characteristics: Cuba

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title The 2002 Census of Population and Dwellings
Statistical agency National Office of Statistics of the Republic of Cuba
Population universe All residents of the national territory, including Juventud Island, excluding the Guantanamo naval base.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day September 6, 2002
Field work period Sept 7 to Sept 16, 2002
Questionnaire A single form with sections on houesholds and persons
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start
Sample fraction 0.1
Sample size (person records) 1118767
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 structure occupied by one or more households or a group of generally unrelated persons living collectively for reasons of simple cohabitation, work, etc.
Households Groups of persons living like a family: sharing a budget and living space, whether or not they are related.
Collective dwellings Collective dwellings include group living arrangements in which people reside permanently. They include homes for the elderly, orphanages, asylums, hotels and the like, if persons live in them permanently.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title The 2012 Population and Housing Census
Statistical agency National Office of Statistics of the Republic of Cuba
Population universe The Population and Housing Census will encompass the Cuban archipelago consisting of the Island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, and other adjacent islands and cays that constitute the national territoritories, excluding the Guantanamo naval base.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day September 14, 2012
Field work period September 15 to 24, 2012
Questionnaire A single form with sections on houesholds and persons
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start; drawn by IPUMS.
Sample fraction 0.1
Sample size (person records) 1115643
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Municipality
Unit definitions
Dwellings A Housing Unit is defined as any premises or enclosure structurally separate and independent, that has been built or adapted, in whole or in part for purposes of permanent or temporary accommodation of people; as well as any other type of fixed or mobile Housing Unit occupied as a place of residence at 12pm on September 14th. "Separate" will be understood to mean having its own boundaries formed by walls, ceilings, etc. "Independent" will be understood to mean having an entrance or direct access from the street, hallway, stairwell, patio, etc., meaning that in order to enter or exit it is not necessary to pass through the interior of another home.
Households A census household is the person or group of people, with or without familial ties, who have a common budget, cook for the whole and live together on a regular basis, occupying a housing unit or a part of one.
Collective dwellings Housing used as a place of special, temporary or permanent lodging, usually by a group of people without familial connections that generally live together for reasons of convenience, health, work, education, military discipline, religion or other reasons, having to comply with certain cohabitation standards.