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Sample characteristics: Israel

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of Population and Housing, 1972
Statistical agency Central Bureau of Statistics - Israel
Population universe Permanent residents of Israel, including those who were abroad on the census date but had been absent from Israel no longer than one year continuously. Jewish persons living in Jewish localities in administered territories.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day May 20, 1972
Field work period May and June 1972
Questionnaire The census was conducted in two stages and for each one there a separate enumeration form. In the first stage (A), the entire population was enumerated. The stage A questionnaire was designed to cover all households and every member in the houusehold.
Type of fieldwork Drop-off and pick up with review and completion of missing information by the enumerator.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 5th household after a random start. 1-in-2 sample drawn from that by IPUMS.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 315,608
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Included but not identified
Smallest geography Subdistrict
Unit definitions
Households A group of persons living together in the same dwelling who prepare most of their meals together. Generally, this term is identical with members of a family who live in the same dwelling. A person living alone is considered to be a household.
Collective dwellings An administrative unit that provides dormitory facilities and usually food services to at least five individuals.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of Population and Housing, 1983
Statistical agency Central Bureau of Statistics - Israel
Population universe Persons who on the census night lived at an address in the area covered, including those found abroad on the census night who had been absent from the area covered for less than one year.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day June 4, 1983
Field work period Enumeration of the population began at the end of May 1983 and was completed in most places of the country at the beginning of July 1983.Enumeration of the Negev Bedouim continued until the end of August 1983 because of their geographic dispersion.
Questionnaire Two enumeration forms were used: a "short form" and a "long form". The "short form" was given to 80 percent of the families and comprised questions concerning basic demographic topics for each person in the family. The rest of families (20 percent) were given the long form.
Type of fieldwork For households, drop-off and pick up with review and completion of missing information by the enumerator. For institutions and "Qibbuz," enumerators filled out the short form by making use of central registration.
Estimated undercount 2.27%
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 5th household after a random start. 1-in-2 sample drawn from that by IPUMS.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 403,474
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Included but not identified
Smallest geography Subdistrict and metropolitan area classification
Unit definitions
Households Each person living alone and each group of related persons living in a single dwelling unit constitutes a household. Unrelated persons living in a single dwelling unit constitute a household if they prepare meals of their meals together.
Collective dwellings An administrative unit that provides dormitory facilities and usually food services to at least five individuals.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of Population and Housing, 1995
Statistical agency Central Bureau of Statistics - Israel
Population universe Israeli citizens, permanent residents without Israeli citizenship and potential immigrants who, on the census day, lived in the area covered, including those who had been away from the covered area for less than one year. The population also included tourists.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day November 4, 1995
Field work period October and November 1995
Questionnaire Two types of questionnaires were prepared for the census, a short and long questionnaire. The short questionnaire consisted of five question covering basic demographic topics for each person residing in the household. These questionnaries were distributed to 80 percent of the dwellings.
Type of fieldwork For households, drop-off and pick up with review and completion of missing information by the enumerator. For institutions and "Qibbuz," enumerators filled out the short form by making use of centarl registretion.
Estimated undercount 0.7%
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 5th household after a random start. 1-in-2 sample drawn from that by IPUMS.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 556,365
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Included but not identified
Smallest geography Subdistrict and metropolitan area classification
Unit definitions
Households Persons who share a dwelling and food budget. In general, a household corresponds to family since members of a family usually share a food budget. Usually, most dwelling contain one household.
Collective dwellings An administrative unit that provides dormitory facilities and usually food services to at least five individuals.