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Sample characteristics: Mali

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title General Census of Population and Housing 1987
Statistical agency Central Bureau of the Census
Population universe All persons residing in the national territory, excluding diplomats and their families temporarily in Mali, foreign diplomats and their families, army personnel and military police, household members who left more than six months prior to the census.
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day April 14, 1987
Questionnaire A single form with sections on dwellings, individuals, and birth and death events.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews.
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) 785,384
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
Dwellings A structure used for habitation with walls and a roof or mobile housing such as a nomad tent, boat, or train car occupied at the time of the census.
Households A household is a group of individuals, related or not, who are living together under the same roof and under the responsibility of a head of household whose authority is recognized by all members of the household.
Collective dwellings An institutional household is a group of persons living together for reasons of study, health, work, travel, incarceration or common interest.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title General Census of Population and Housing 1998
Statistical agency Central Bureau of the Census
Population universe All persons residing in the national territory, excluding diplomats and their families temporarily in Mali, foreign diplomats and their families, army personnel and military police, household members who left more than six months prior to the census.
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day April 14, 1998
Questionnaire A single form with sections on dwellings, individuals, and birth and death events.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews.
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) 991,330
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings A structure used for habitation with walls and a roof or mobile housing such as a nomad tent, boat, or train car occupied at the time of the census.
Households A household is a group of individuals, related or not, who are living together under the same roof and under the responsibility of a head of household whose authority is recognized by all members of the household.
Collective dwellings An institutional household is a group of persons living together for reasons of study, health, work, travel, discipline or common interest.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Fourth General Census of Population and Housing 2009
Statistical agency Central Bureau of the Census
Population universe All persons residing in the national territory, excluding diplomats and their families temporarily in Mali, foreign diplomats and their families, army personnel and military police, household members who left more than six months prior to the census.
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day April 14, 2009
Field work period April 1, 2009 to April 14, 2009
Questionnaire A single form with sections on dwellings, individuals, emigration, and death events.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start, drawn by the Minnesota Population Center
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 1,451,856
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
Dwellings A structure used for habitation with walls and a roof or mobile housing such as a nomad tent, boat, or train car occupied at the time of the census.
Households A household is an individual or a group of individuals, related or not, who are living under the same roof under the responsibility of a head of household whose authority is recognized by all members of the household.
Collective dwellings A communal household is a group of persons living together for reasons of study, health, work, travel, discipline, or common interest.