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Sample characteristics: Fiji

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of the Population 1966
Statistical agency Fiji Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All people who spent the night before September 12, 1966 in a specific dwelling, including the visitors.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day September 12, 1966
Field work period The interviews take place on the expected census day. The field work could start ten days before the Census: the enumerator could visited every household in his/her area to ennumerate all persons who were expected to spent the census night in the area. The field work will continue the following 4 days, to check the original entries and to record and changes which had ocurred between the preliminary enumeration and the Census day.
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on individuals.
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) 47,579
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Province. Provinces with less than 20,000 population in 2007 are combined with other provinces.
Unit definitions
Dwellings An independent dwelling is a detached dwelling housing a single household and which is not joint to any other dwelling by one or more walls and is not in a building used also as a shop or a factory.
Households Those persons who usually eat together food prepared for them in the same kitchen and who together share the work and cost of providing the food are called a household.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 1976 Population Census
Statistical agency Fiji Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All people who spent the night before September 13, 1976 in a specific dwelling, including the visitors.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day September 13, 1976
Field work period The interviews take place on the expected census day. The field work could start ten days before the Census: the enumerator could visited every household in his/her area to ennumerate all persons who were expected to spent the census night in the area. The field work will continue the following 3 days, in which the ennumerator will revisit each household for the purpose of rechecking the first record and to add details of newly born children, new arrivals; and delete persons who have died of left the household.
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on individuals.
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) 57,214
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Province. Provinces with less than 20,000 population in 2007 are combined with other provinces.
Unit definitions
Dwellings An independent dwelling is a detached dwelling housing a single household and which is not joint to any other dwelling by one or more walls and is not in a building used also as a shop or a factory.
Households Those persons who usually eat together food prepared for them in the same kitchen and who together share the work and cost of providing the food are called a household.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 1986 Population Census
Statistical agency Fiji Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All people who spent the night before August 31, 1986 in a specific dwelling, including the visitors.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 31, 1986
Field work period The interviews take place on the expected census day.
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on hoseholds and individuals.
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) 72,158
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Province. Provinces with less than 20,000 population in 2007 are combined with other provinces.
Unit definitions
Dwellings An independent dwelling is a detached dwelling housing a single household and which is not joint to any other dwelling by one or more walls and is not in a building used also as a shop or a factory.
Households Those persons who usually eat together food prepared for them in the same kitchen and who together share the work and cost of providing the food are called a household.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 1996 Population Census
Statistical agency Fiji Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All people who spent the night before August 25, 1996 in a specific dwelling, including the visitors.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 25, 1996
Field work period The interviews take place on the expected census day.
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on hoseholds and individuals.
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) 77,382
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Province. Provinces with less than 20,000 population in 2007 are combined with other provinces.
Unit definitions
Dwellings An independent dwelling is a detached dwelling housing a single household and which is not joint to any other dwelling by one or more walls and is not in a building used also as a shop or a factory.
Households Those persons who usually eat together food prepared for them in the same kitchen and who together share the work and cost of providing the food are called a household.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 2007 Population and Housing Census
Statistical agency Fiji Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All people who spent the night before September 16, 2007 in a specific dwelling, including the visitors.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day September 16, 2007
Field work period The interviews take place on the expected census day.
Questionnaire Single enumeration form that requested information on hoseholds and individuals.
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) 84,323
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Province. Provinces with less than 20,000 population in 2007 are combined with other provinces.