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Sample characteristics: Guinea

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title General Census of Population and Housing, 1983
Statistical agency National Census Bureau, Popular Revolutionary Republic of Guinea
Population universe The entire population of the country, including all households and dwellings.
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day February 1, 1983
Field work period February 1-15, 1983
Questionnaire "The Household and Dwelling Form" and "Buildings and Households Form"
Type of fieldwork Direct interviews of individuals in their normal dwellings conducted by trained personnel.
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) 457,837
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Sub-prefecture
Unit definitions
Dwellings The dwelling unit is a premise or grouping of premises used for habitation by a household at the time of the census.
Households A private household is made up of a grouping of people, related or not, who recognize the authority of the same individual, who is called "head of househhold", and who live under the same roof or in the same compound and who take their meals together. A household can be reduced to a single person. A collective household is made up of a group of people with no family relationship who are living together within the same institution forreasons of health, study, travel, punishment (dsicipline) or other.
Collective dwellings A collective household is made up of a group of people with no family relationship who are living together within the same institution for reasons of health, study, travel, punishment (dsicipline) or other.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title General Census of Population and Housing, 1996
Statistical agency National Census Bureau, Republic of Guinea
Population universe The entire population living in the country's national territory at a given point in time.
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day December 1, 1996
Field work period December 1-15, 1996
Questionnaire "The Household questionnaire" and "The Identification and Numbering of Households and Buildings Form"
Type of fieldwork Direct interviews of individuals in their normal dwellings conducted by trained personnel.
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) 729,071
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Sub-prefecture
Unit definitions
Dwellings The dwelling unit is a building or a collection of buildings used for living by a household.
Households Two types of households are distinguished. The ordinary household is composed of a collection of people, related or not, who recognize the authority of a single individual who is called "head of household", and who live under the same roof or in the same compound and take their daily meals together. A person living alone, who provides for his or her own basic needs consitutues a household. The collective household is composed of a group of persons without a priori family relationship, who live together within a single institution for reasons of health, study, work, travel, punishment or other.
Collective dwellings The collective household is composed of a group of persons without a priori family relationship, who live together within a single institution for reasons of health, study, work, travel, punishment or other.