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Sample characteristics: Jamaica

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Population Census 1982, Jamaica
Statistical agency Population Census Unit, Department of Statistics
Population universe All Jamaicans and non-Jamaican whose usual place of residence was in Jamaica even if they were temporarily (less than 6 months) abroad at the time of the census, including foreign diplomats in Jamaica. Jamaican diplomatic personnel serving in the missions overseas were excluded
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day June 8, 1982
Questionnaire There are 2 forms: Form C-1 (Census questionnaire) and Form C-3 (Visitation Record, Private Dwelling)
Type of fieldwork House-to-house visit and personal interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start, drawn by the IPUMS
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 223,667
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Parish
Unit definitions
Dwellings A dwelling unit is any building or separate and independet part of a building in which a person or group of persons living at the time of the Census.
Households A household consists of one person who lives alone or a group of persons who, as a unit, jointly occupies the whole or part of a dwelling unit, who have common arrangements for housekeeping, and who generally share at least one meal. The household may be composed of related persons only, of unrelated persons, or of a combination of both.
Collective dwellings Non-private dwelling or group dwellings are defined as living quarters in which the occupants live collectively for disciplinary, health, educational, religious, military, work or other reasons. Living collectively means that they usually eat common meals and share common domestic services.
Special populations Unsettled population
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Population Census 1991, Jamaica
Statistical agency Division of Censuses and Related Studies, Statistical Institute of Jamaica
Population universe All Jamaicans and non-Jamaican whose usual place of residence was in Jamaica even if they were temporarily (less than 6 months) abroad at the time of the census, including foreign diplomats in Jamaica. Jamaican diplomatic personnel serving in the missions overseas were excluded
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day April 7, 1991
Questionnaire There are 2 forms: Form C-1 (Census questionnaire) and Form C-3 (Visitation Record, Private Dwelling)
Type of fieldwork House-to-house visit and personal interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start, drawn by the IPUMS
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 232,625
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Parish
Unit definitions
Dwellings A dwelling unit is any building or separate and independet part of a building in which a person or group of persons living at the time of the Census.
Households A household consists of one person who lives alone or a group of persons who, as a unit, jointly occupies the whole or part of a dwelling unit, who have common arrangements for housekeeping, and who generally share at least one meal. The household may be composed of related persons only, of unrelated persons, or of a combination of both.
Collective dwellings Non-private dwelling or group dwellings are defined as living quarters in which the occupants live collectively for disciplinary, health, educational, religious, military, work or other reasons. Living collectively means that they usually eat common meals and share common domestic services.
Special populations Unsettled population
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Population Census 2001, Jamaica
Statistical agency Statistical Institute of Jamaica
Population universe All Jamaicans and non-Jamaican whose usual place of residence was in Jamaica even if they were temporarily (less than 6 months) abroad at the time of the census. Both foreign diplomats in Jamaica and Jamaican diplomatic personnel serving in the missions overseas were excluded
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day September 10, 2001
Questionnaire There are 2 forms. (1) The short form contains questions which will be asked of the entire population. (2) The long form contains all questions on the short form and questions which will be administered only to 10% of the population identified on the selection of a 10% sample of all E.Ds.
Type of fieldwork House-to-house visit and personal interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design The sample consists only of data from long forms, filled by the population in 10% of enumeration districts.
Sample fraction 10% nominal (adjustment for undercount implicit in the sample weights suggests a true density of approximately 8%)
Sample size (person records) 205,179
Sample weights Computed by IPUMS. Weights are the ratio of longform to adjusted total population in each strata (defined by age, sex, parish, and urban status).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Parish
Unit definitions
Dwellings A dwelling unit is any building or separate and independet part of a building in which a person or group of persons living at the time of the Census.
Households A household consists of one person who lives alone or a group of persons who, as a unit, jointly occupies the whole or part of a dwelling unit, who have common arrangements for housekeeping, and who generally share at least one meal. The household may be composed of related persons only, of unrelated persons, or of a combination of both.
Collective dwellings Non-private dwelling or group dwellings are defined as living quarters in which the occupants live collectively for disciplinary, health, educational, religious, military, work or other reasons. Living collectively means that they usually eat common meals and share common domestic services.
Special populations Unsettled population