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Sample characteristics: Papua New Guinea

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title National Population Census
Statistical agency National Statistics Office
Population universe All persons present in the country on census day
De jure or de facto De facto, except for villagers visiting urban areas
Census/survey day Unknown
Field work period Two weeks from census day
Questionnaire Separate urban and rural forms.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth dwelling drawn by IPUMS from 100% microdata, including both urban and rural census form respondents
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 296,165
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 dwelling is simply a place where people live.
Households In villages a household is simply a family group.
Collective dwellings Special dwellings are places sucha s hostels, work quarters for men, hospitals, hotels, corrective institutions anad so forth. Thes places mostly have single people living in them.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title National Population Census
Statistical agency National Statistics Office
Population universe All persons present in the country on census day
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day July 11, 1990
Questionnaire Separate urban and rural forms.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth dwelling drawn by IPUMS from 100% microdata, including both urban and rural census form respondents
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 360,807
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography District
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title National Census
Statistical agency National Statistics Office
Population universe All persons present in the country on census day
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day July 9, 2000
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) 520,609
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Households A person or group of persons living and eating together and sharing the arrangements for cooking and the other necessities of living. The household members may be related or unrelated.
Collective dwellings Non-private dwellings are special dwellings such as barracks, educational institutions, hostels, hotels, guesthouses, hospital wards, police cells and prisons. They include persons without fixed addresses such as street people.