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Sample characteristics: Palestine

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Palestinian Population, Housing, and Establishment Census, 1997
Statistical agency Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Population universe (1) All persons present in the Palestinian territory on the reference date, irrespective of nationality, purpose of stay and place of residence in the Palestinian territory. (2) All Palestinians temporarily living abroad (for less than one year prior to the night of the reference date) and who have a usual place of residence in the Palestinian territory (these persons are enumerated as part of their households). (3) All Palestinians studying abroad irrespective of the study period and the period of stay abroad, and all Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails regardless of the detention period.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day From midnight on December 9th to midnight on December 10th, 1997
Field work period December 10th to December 24th, 1997
Questionnaire The Population and Housing Conditions booklet, which includes form number 3 PHC and form number 12 PHC.
Type of fieldwork Direct interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design A systematic random sample of 20 percent of households. IPUMS drew a systematic sample of every second household.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 259,191
Sample weights Computed by census agency and should be used for most types of analysis.
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Governorate
Unit definitions
Dwellings A building or part of a building constructed for one household only, with one or more independent entrances leading to the public road without passing through another housing unit. The unit might not be constructed for living purposes but was found occupied with a household during the enumeration. Likewise, the unit might be used for habitation or for work or both. It might be closed, vacant, or occupied by one or more households during the census.
Households One person or a group of persons with or without a family relationship who live in the same housing unit or part of the same housing unit, share meals, and make joint provisions of food and other essentials of living.
Collective dwellings A place constructed for the residence of a group of individuals, who live therein and benefit from the services it provides. It may be comprised one or more buildings or one or more housing units. Examples include hotels, hostels, elderly and orphan homes, psycho-therapy clinics and hospitals, collective households for university students, collective living quarters (camps) at the passages, and housing units of priests and nuns in the monasteries and churches (who do not have other households).
Special populations Camp residents
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Palestinian Population, Housing, and Establishment Census, 2007
Statistical agency Palestinian National Authority, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Population universe (1) All persons living in the Palestinian Territory on the census date, regardless of nationality, citizenship, reason of presence, and place of residence in the Palestinian Territory. (2) All Palestinians who live abroad temporarily and for less than a year whose usual place of residence is in the Palestinian Teritory (these persons are counted with their households). (3) All Palestinians who are studying abroad, regardless of the study period and length of residence abroad, and all Palestinian persons detained in Israeli jails regardless of the detention period. NOTE: Sample includes West Bank only; it excludes Gaza Strip.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day Midnight of November 30th to December 1st, 2007
Field work period December 1st - December 16th, 2007
Questionnaire Population, Housing and Establishment Census - 2007 questionnaire, including form number 19/1 PHC
Type of fieldwork Direct interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design A systematic random sample of 20 percent of households. IPUMS drew a systematic sample of every second household.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 455,019
Sample weights Computed by census agency and should be used for most types of analysis.
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Governorate
Unit definitions
Dwellings A building or part of a building constructed for one household only, with one or more independent entrance leading to the public road without passing through another housing unit.
Households One person or a group of persons with or without a family relationship who live in the same housing unit or part of the same housing unit, share meals, and make joint provisions of food and other essentials of living.
Collective dwellings Elderly homes, orphan homes, psycho-therapy clinics and hospitals, and other collective households
Special populations Camp residents