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Sample characteristics: Netherlands

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Dertiende Algemene Volkstelling (31 mei-1 juni 1960); tevens Beroepstelling
Statistical agency Central Bureau of Statistics (Statistics Netherlands)
Population universe The entire population of the country: 11,461,964 persons. Microdata are recovered for 97 % of the population. The sample is a systematic 1.25% sample.
De jure or de facto De jure: people with usual residence in a municipality, based on the population register
Census/survey day May 31, 1960
Questionnaire Enumeration forms
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic 1.25% sample of person records, after a random start, adjusted for defective or incomplete records; net sample is 1%. Drawn by the CBS from 100% microdata files.
Sample fraction 1.25%
Sample size (person records) 143,251
Sample weights Self-weighting, computed by CBS
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households No
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography None
Unit definitions
Collective dwellings Group of persons who share a common roof and food because of work, health, religion, etc.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Veertiende Algemene Volkstelling (tevens Beroepstelling en Algemene Woningtelling) 28 februari 1971
Statistical agency Central Bureau of Statistics (Statistics Netherlands)
Population universe The entire population of the country: 13,060,117 persons. Microdata exist for the whole population. The microdata sample is a systematic 1.22 % sample.
De jure or de facto Modified de jure: foreigners should be counted when they are entered in the population register
Census/survey day February 28, 1971
Questionnaire A book of punch cards
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic 1.25% sample of person records, after a random start, adjusted for defective or incomplete records; net sample is 1%. Drawn by the CBS from 100% microdata files.
Sample fraction 1.22%
Sample size (person records) 159,203
Sample weights Self-weighting, computed by CBS
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households No
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography None
Unit definitions
Households Individuals living in the same dwelling and sharing at least one meal.
Collective dwellings Group of persons who share a common roof and food because of work, health, religion, etc.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Virtual census
Title The Dutch Virtual Census of 2001
Statistical agency Central Bureau of Statistics (Statistics Netherlands)
Population universe The entire population of the country: 15,985,538 persons. Microdata are available for 1.19 % of the population, but exclude the institutional population.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day January 1, 2001
Field work period Dependent on register and survey dates, as close to 1 January as possible.
Questionnaire Dependent on source: register or survey
Type of fieldwork Virtual census: combination of survey and register data
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design 1% sample of the total population, consisting of records of persons prevailing in most sources
Sample fraction 1.19%
Sample size (person records) 189,725
Sample weights Self-weighting, computed by CB
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households No
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography None
Unit definitions
Households Individuals living in the same dwelling and sharing at least one meal.
Collective dwellings Group of persons who share a common roof and food because of work, health, religion, etc.