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Sample characteristics: Sweden

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of Sweden 1880
Statistical agency Statistics Sweden
Population universe All persons present in the parish book
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day December 31, 1880
Field work period December 31, 1880
Questionnaire In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books. The parish books were updated continuously by the vicar or parish priest. They kept track of persons, families and households, their birth, marriage, death, and recorded whenever a person moved within or between parishes. The priest also recorded a person's attendance to the church examinations, their knowledge in the Christian teachings, ability to read and write and many other things. The parish books were kept in all of Sweden except in the city of Stockholm where the censuses were based on the tax census.
Type of fieldwork In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Information on SweCens project available here. Additional information on historical Swedish censuses (in Swedish) available here.
Sample fraction 100%
Sample size (person records) 4,624,825
Sample weights Not applicable
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Parish
Unit definitions
Households Persons belonging to the same consumption unit
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of Sweden 1890
Statistical agency Statistics Sweden
Population universe All persons present in the parish book and persons residing in institutions
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day December 31, 1890
Field work period December 31, 1890
Questionnaire In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books. The parish books were updated continuously by the vicar or parish priest. They kept track of persons, families and households, their birth, marriage, death, and recorded whenever a person moved within or between parishes. The priest also recorded a person's attendance to the church examinations, their knowledge in the Christian teachings, ability to read and write and many other things. The parish books were kept in all of Sweden except in the city of Stockholm where the censuses were based on the tax census. The directors or governing boards of institutions were responsible for compiling information on persons living in prisons, hospitals, asylumns, nursing homes, institutions for disabled persons, and other institutions.
Type of fieldwork In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Information on SweCens project available here. Additional information on historical Swedish censuses (in Swedish) available here.
Sample fraction 100%
Sample size (person records) 4,843,782
Sample weights Not applicable
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Parish
Unit definitions
Households Persons belonging to the same consumption unit
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of Sweden 1900
Statistical agency Statistics Sweden
Population universe All persons present in the parish book and persons residing in institutions
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day December 31, 1900
Field work period December 31, 1900
Questionnaire In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books. The parish books were updated continuously by the vicar or parish priest. They kept track of persons, families and households, their birth, marriage, death, and recorded whenever a person moved within or between parishes. The priest also recorded a person's attendance to the church examinations, their knowledge in the Christian teachings, ability to read and write and many other things. The parish books were kept in all of Sweden except in the city of Stockholm where the censuses were based on the tax census. The directors or governing boards of institutions were responsible for compiling information on persons living in prisons, hospitals, asylumns, nursing homes, institutions for disabled persons, and other institutions.
Type of fieldwork In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Information on SweCens project available here. Additional information on historical Swedish censuses (in Swedish) available here.
Sample fraction 100%
Sample size (person records) 5,200,111
Sample weights Not applicable
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Parish
Unit definitions
Households Persons belonging to the same consumption unit
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Census of Sweden 1910
Statistical agency Statistics Sweden
Population universe All persons present in the parish book
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day December 31, 1910
Field work period December 31, 1910
Questionnaire In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books. The parish books were updated continuously by the vicar or parish priest. They kept track of persons, families and households, their birth, marriage, death, and recorded whenever a person moved within or between parishes. The priest also recorded a person's attendance to the church examinations, their knowledge in the Christian teachings, ability to read and write and many other things. The parish books were kept in all of Sweden except in the city of Stockholm where the censuses were based on the tax census.
Type of fieldwork In Sweden, the censuses were taken by vicars and parish priests who made extracts from the already existing parish books.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Information on SweCens project available here. Additional information on historical Swedish censuses (in Swedish) available here.
Sample fraction 100%
Sample size (person records) 5,586,360
Sample weights Not applicable
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Parish
Unit definitions
Households Persons belonging to the same consumption unit