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Sample characteristics: Suriname

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Seventh General Population and Housing Census, 2004
Statistical agency General Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All persons present in Suriname on the census date
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day August 1, 2004
Field work period August 2 to September 2004
Questionnaire A single questionnaire containing questions on dwellings, households, and personal information including demographic and socio-economic characteristics.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Estimated undercount 0.0316
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start.
Sample fraction 0.1
Sample size (person records) 48691
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units No
Households No
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Residential Residence is any residential building or separate and independent part of a building in which a person or group of persons (private household) lives or can live at the time of the census. These areas must be separate and independent from each other. The essential characteristics of a residence are separateness and independence. A living quarters are separated if they are surrounded by walls or some other form of partition, covered by a roof so that the resident (s) can separate themselves from other persons for the purpose of sleeping, preparing and eating meals, etc. A living quarters are independent if it has direct access from the street or a communal yard, staircase, corridor or gallery, and when the residents can go in and out without having to go through another household.
Households Household describes an economic unit or group. In accordance with the international definition, a household can be defined as “a person or persons who, individually or as a group, have made provisions to provide themselves with food and other necessities to survive”. Households have a “joint provision made for housing”; usually a household inhabits a particular housing unit separately.
Collective dwellings Collective households are formed by groups of persons (special non-family households) who live together but do not form a private household, e.g. persons living in hotels, guesthouses, boarding schools, homes, monasteries, asylums, institutions, etc. Note: Persons in institutions and homes that run an independent household are counted as separate households.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Eighth General Population and Housing Census, 2012
Statistical agency General Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All persons present in Suriname on the census date
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day August 13, 2012
Field work period August 12-13, 2012
Questionnaire A single questionnaire containing questions on dwellings, households, and personal information including demographic and socio-economic characteristics.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start.
Sample fraction 0.1
Sample size (person records) 53636
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings Residential Residence is any residential building or separate and independent part of a building in which a person or group of persons (private household) lives or can live at the time of the census. These areas must be separate and independent from each other. The essential characteristics of a residence are separateness and independence. A living quarters are separated if they are surrounded by walls or some other form of partition, covered by a roof so that the resident (s) can separate themselves from other persons for the purpose of sleeping, preparing and eating meals, etc. A living quarters are independent if it has direct access from the street or a communal yard, staircase, corridor or gallery, and when the residents can go in and out without having to go through another household.
Households Household describes an economic unit or group. In accordance with the international definition, a household can be defined as “a person or persons who, individually or as a group, have made provisions to provide themselves with food and other necessities to survive”. Households have a “joint provision made for housing”; usually a household inhabits a particular housing unit separately.
Collective dwellings Collective households are formed by groups of persons (special non-family households) who live together but do not form a private household, e.g. persons living in hotels, guesthouses, boarding schools, homes, monasteries, asylums, institutions, etc. Note: Persons in institutions and homes that run an independent household are counted as separate households.