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Sample characteristics: Dominican Republic

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title IV National Population Census
Statistical agency Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE)
Population universe All persons who spent the night of August 6th to August 7th, 1960 in the dwelling. Usual residents who were absent the night of August 6th to August 7th, 1960 due to work, or due to accidental reasons (a party, wake, etc.) were also enumerated. Foreign diplomats and their families were not enumerated.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 7, 1960
Field work period 1 day
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on dwellings, households, and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Sample method unknown
Sample fraction 6.6%
Sample size (person records) 201,556
Sample weights Self-weighting. Expansion factor = 15
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Not available in microdata sample
Vacant units No
Households Not available in microdata sample
Collective dwellings Not available in microdata sample
Smallest geography Municipality
Unit definitions
Dwellings A structurally separate and independent place or building that has been constructed, built, converted, or made available as a permanent or temporary place of lodging. This includes any kind of shelter, fixed or mobile, occupied as a place of lodging at the time of the census.
Households A private census household is made up of all of the occupants of a private dwelling. It can be made up of one person who is the only occupant of the dwelling. In cases where there is more than one occupant in the dwelling, the private census household is made up of the relatives, guests, renters, and domestic employees of the person considered to be the head of the family, as well as by all other occupants.
Collective dwellings A place of lodging for a group of persons who are usually not related and who generally live together for reasons of discipline, health, education, religious life, military training, work, etc. Examples include: reformatories, military bases, jails, hospitals, sanatoriums, nursing homes for the elderly, boarding schools, convents, orphanages, worker’s camps, hotels, hostels, hospices, and other similar places of lodging.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title V National Population and Housing Census, 1970
Statistical agency Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE)
Population universe All persons who spent the night of January 9th to January 10th, 1970 in the dwelling.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day January 10, 1970
Field work period 1 day
Questionnaire Two types of enumeration forms: a long form used for 10% of households and a short form used for all other households. Both multi-page forms were presented as booklets and requested information on dwellings, households and individuals. The long form requested information on certain dwelling characteristics, place of birth, fertility, and economic characteristics that was not requested on the short form.
Type of fieldwork Direct interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Sample method unknown
Sample fraction 6.8%
Sample size (person records) 272,090
Sample weights Weights computed by census agency should be used for most types of analysis.
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Not available in microdata sample
Vacant units No
Households Not available in microdata sample
Collective dwellings Not available in microdata sample
Smallest geography Municipality
Unit definitions
Dwellings A structurally separate and independent place that is used as permanent or temporary lodging. Any building that is wholly or partially used for logding is considered a dwelling.
Households A household usually corresponds with a family: a) two or more people usually linked by kinship (father, mother, children, nephews and nieces, etc.) that share food and other necessities and share a portion of a dwelling, an entire dwelling, or multiple dwellings; b) a group of two or more people, related or unrelated, that live together and share food and other necessities; c) a person living alone who does not share food or other necessities with any other person.
Collective dwellings ---
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title VI National Population and Housing Census, 1981
Statistical agency Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE)
Population universe All persons who were habitually resident in the dwelling at the time of the census and non-residents who spent the night of December 12th to December 13th, 1981 in the dwelling.
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day December 13, 1981
Field work period 2 days
Questionnaire Single enumeration form printed by Westinghouse and processed by optical reader. The form requested information on dwellings, households and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Sample method unknown
Sample fraction 8.5%
Sample size (person records) 475,829
Sample weights Weights computed by census agency should be used for most types of analysis.
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Municipality
Unit definitions
Dwellings A structurally separate and independent place enclosed by walls and a roof with direct access from the street, or through a courtyard, hallway, or stairs used as lodging at the time of the census, even if it was not intended for habitation when constructed. A private dwelling is occupied by a family or private household.
Households One or more related or unrelated persons who live together and share a food budget.
Collective dwellings Not available in microdata sample.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title VIII National Population and Housing Census, 2002
Statistical agency Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE)
Population universe Permanent residents: present and absent persons that lived permanently in the household including persons who had been absent from the household for less than six months due to travel, study, military service, hospitalization, or incarceration (with an undetermined sentence).
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day October 19, 2002
Field work period 3 days
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on dwellings, households, and individuals. The 2002 questionnaire also requested information on household agricultural production.
Type of fieldwork Direct interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household given a random start. Sample drawn by MPC.
Sample fraction 10.0%
Sample size (person records) 857,606
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 Any place with a separate entrance enclosed by walls and covered by a roof available as temporary or permanent lodging for persons with or without a family relationship. Businesses, shops, and workshops with living areas were also considered dwellings, as well as any shelter, fixed or mobile, occupied as a place of lodging at the time of the census.
Households One or more related or unrelated persons who live together and share a food budget.
Collective dwellings Housing that is inhabited by a collective household: a group of people without family ties that live together for reasons of health, work, religion, education,or discipline. Hotels, pensions, guesthouses, military and police barracks, prisons, hospitals, health centers, asylums, nursing homes, religious institutions, boarding schools, and similar institutions are considered group quarters or collective housing.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title IX National Population and Housing Census, 2010
Statistical agency Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE)
Population universe Habitual residents: individuals who had resided in the country for six or more months at the time of enumeration or who intended at the time of enumeration to reside in the country for six or more months. Foreign diplomats and their families were not enumerated.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day December 1, 2010 - December 7, 2010
Field work period 7 days
Questionnaire Single enumeration form containing six sections: I) Geographic location; II) Dwelling characteristics; III) Household identification; IV) Household characteristics; V) List of Household members; VI) Characteristics of permanent household members. The form was processed by optical reader.
Type of fieldwork Direct interviews
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household given a random start. Sample drawn by MPC.
Sample fraction 10.0%
Sample size (person records) 943,784
Sample weights Self-weighting. Expansion factor = 10
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Municipality
Unit definitions
Dwellings A space or structure delimited by walls and roofs of any material with an independent entrance that is used as lodging. Any place where one or more persons live is considered a dwelling even if it was not intended for habitation when constructed.
Households Person or a group of people that share their living expenses and reside under the same roof.
Collective dwellings A dwelling that is intended for habitation by a group of people without family ties who live together due to health, work, religion, study, specific discipline, as guests, etc.