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Sample characteristics: Paraguay

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Censo de Población y Viviendas, 1962
Statistical agency General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses (DGEC)
Population universe All persons who were in the country at 12am on 14 October 1962
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day October 14, 1962
Field work period 1 day urban, 8 days rural
Questionnaire A single enumeration form requested information on the dwelling and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 20th household with a random start, drawn by CELADE
Sample fraction 5%
Sample size (person records) 90,236
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 20).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Any premise or enclosure structurally separate and independent, which has been constructed,converted, or adapted for the purpose of permanent or temporary lodging of people, as well as any type of shelter, fixed or mobile, occupied as a place of dwelling on the date of the census
Households A private household includes the resident members of a private or family dwelling who live together as a family; it usually consists of a household head, his or her family members, visitors, guests, domestic servants, up to five boarders, and all other occupants.
Collective dwellings A place of residence where a group of people, generally without family ties, live communally for reasons of discipline, health, religion, defense, or education, such as juvenile detention centers, prisons, hospitals, boarding schools, hotels, convents, guest houses, homes for the elderly, workers' camps, etc. Households with six or more boarders are considered collective dwellings.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Censo Nacional de Población y Viviendas, 1972
Statistical agency General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses (DGEC)
Population universe All persons who were in the country at 12am on 9 July 1972
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day July 9, 1972
Field work period 1 day urban, 15 days rural
Questionnaire A single enumeration form requested information on the dwelling and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start, drawn by CELADE
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 233,669
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 Any structurally separate and independent shelter constructed or used for the accomodation of persons
Households A private household is a group of people who live as a family or similarly and share food. This includes relatives, domestic employees, guests, and up to five boarders.
Collective dwellings A place of residence where a group of people, generally without family ties, live communally for reasons of discipline, health, religion, defense, or education, such as juvenile detention centers, prisons, hospitals, boarding schools, hotels, convents, guest houses, homes for the elderly, workers' camps, etc. Households with six or more boarders are considered collective dwellings.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Censo Nacional de Población y Viviendas, 1982
Statistical agency General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses (DGEC)
Population universe All persons who were in the country at 12am on 11 July 1982
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day July 11, 1982
Field work period 1 day urban, 15 days rural
Questionnaire A single enumeration form requested information on the dwelling and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth private dwelling drawn by the Minnesota Population Center from 100% microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 301,582
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Any structurally separate and independent shelter constructed for the accomodation of one or more households. Any shelter that was not intended for habitation but was used to accommodate persons at the time of the census is also considered a dwelling.
Households A private household is a group of people, with or without family ties, that occupy part or the whole of a dwelling and share food and in the provision of other basic needs.
Collective dwellings A special type of residence whose residents live under a common administrative authority. For example, hosptials, prisons, boarding schools, etc.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Censo Nacional de Población y Viviendas,1992
Statistical agency General Directorate of Statistics, Surveys, and Censuses (DGEEC)
Population universe All persons who were in the country at 12am on 26 August 1992
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 26, 1992
Field work period 1 day urban, 15 days rural
Questionnaire A single enumeration form requested information on the dwelling, household, and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth private dwelling drawn by the Minnesota Population Center from 100% microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 415,401
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Any structurally separate and independent shelter or premise constructed, converted, or available for the temporary or permanent accomodation of persons. Premises unders construction and premises used to accommodate persons at the time of the census are also considered dwellings.
Households A private household is a group of people, with or without family ties, that occupy part or the whole of a dwelling and share food and in the provision of other basic needs.
Collective dwellings A place of residence where a group of people live communally for reasons of work, discipline, health, religion, defense, or tourism such as hospitals, boarding schools, hotels, convents, prisons, etc.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Censo Nacional de Población y Viviendas, 2002; Censo Nacional Indígena de Población y Viviendas, 2002
Statistical agency General Directorate of Statistics, Surveys, and Censuses (DGEEC)
Population universe All persons who were in the country at 12am on 28 August 2002
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 28, 2002
Field work period 1 day urban, 15 days rural
Questionnaire A single enumeration form requested information on the dwelling, household, and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start, drawn by the country
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 516,083
Sample weights Weights computed by census agency should be used for most types of analysis.
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Any structurally separate and independent shelter or premise constructed, converted, or available for the temporary or permanent accomodation of persons. Premises unders construction and premises used to accommodate persons at the time of the census are also considered dwellings.
Households A private household is a group of people, with or without family ties, that occupy part or the whole of a dwelling and share food and in the provision of other basic needs.
Collective dwellings Structurally separate and independent structures that house groups of people who generally do not have family ties but live communally for reasons of health, work, education, religion, tourism, etc.