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Sample characteristics: El Salvador

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 5th Census of Population
Statistical agency General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses
Population universe All people who live in the country and all households nationally.
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day September 27, 1992
Field work period 27 September to 11 October 1992
Questionnaire Census questionnaire containing questions on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population, dwelling unit characteristics, emigration, and mortality.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Stratified systematic sample.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 510,760
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings No
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Municipality
Unit definitions
Dwellings All places defined by walls and roofs where one or more people live regularly, that is where they sleep, cook and protect themselves from the elements. Also people can enter and leave the mentioned without passing through another house, having direct access from the street, passage, path or passing through common areas such as patios, hallways, corridors or stairs.
Households Group of people who live as a family
Collective dwellings This is a place or building where a group of people without family ties resides and share the space for reasons of lodging, health, education, military, religion, old age, orphanhood, etc. This includes hotels, boarding houses, guest houses, hospitals, homes for the elderly, internment schools, hospices, jails, etc.
Special populations Homeless
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 6th Census of Population
Statistical agency General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day May 12-27, 2007
Questionnaire Census questionnaire containing questions on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population, dwelling unit characteristics, emigration, and mortality.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Stratified systematic sample.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 574,364
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Municipality
Unit definitions
Dwellings An enclosure intended to be used as the living space [habitaciĆ³n] of one person or a group of persons who make up one or various households. The dwelling may be an independent house [casa independiente], an apartment, a room in a house, room in a tenement, a hut, an improvised dwelling, a premise not intended for human habitation, or other (mobile dwelling, tent, etc.)
Households People who live together and share food expenses
Collective dwellings This is a premise or building where a group of persons without family ties lives and which they share for reasons of accommodation, age, status as orphans, etc. The following are included in this category: homes for children or orphanages, retirement homes, jails, guest houses or boarding houses, boarding schools, etc.
Special populations Homeless