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Sample characteristics: Lesotho

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Population Census
Statistical agency Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All persons present in the country on census day
De jure or de facto De facto and de jure
Census/survey day April 14, 1996
Field work period Week of 14 April to 20 April, 1996
Questionnaire A single census form for dwellings and persons
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth dwelling drawn by IPUMS from 100% microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 1,880,346
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Households A household is one person or a group of persons who live together and have common catering arrangements, whether or not they are related by blood or marriage. If two or more groups of persons live in the same dwelling unit and have separate living and eating arrangements, treat them as separate households.
Collective dwellings All persons in hospitals, colleges, barracks or prisons
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Population and Housing Census
Statistical agency Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All persons present in the country on census day
De jure or de facto De facto and de jure
Census/survey day April 8, 2006
Field work period Two weeks from census day
Questionnaire A single census form for dwellings and persons
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth dwelling drawn by IPUMS from 100% microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 180,208
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Constituency
Unit definitions
Households A household is one person or a group of persons who live together and have common catering arrangements, whether or not they are related by blood or marriage. If two or more groups of persons live in the same dwelling unit and have separate living and eating arrangements, treat them as separate households.