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Sample characteristics: Turkey

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title The 1985 General Population Census
Statistical agency State Institute of Statistics of Turkey
Population universe The total population at localities where they are physically present on the census day.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day October 20, 1985
Field work period Single day of enumeration
Questionnaire Single form with 4 sections: address information, dwelling type information, household questions, and personal characteristics.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic random sampling by province
Sample fraction 5%
Sample size (person records) 2,507,758
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 Place where people reside.
Households That collectivity composed of one or several people, whether bound by kinship or not, living in the same house or in a portion of the same house, sharing in the provision of service or in the management of the household, who do not separate their income and expenses among themselves. People lacking a kinship bond among themselves, but who live together on a continuous basis for various reasons and make no distinction among themselves in terms of their expenses and earnings, are considered to be households.
Collective dwellings Military barracks, jails, hospitals, clinics, boarding schools, prisons, transit stations, factories, embassies.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title The 1990 General Population Census
Statistical agency State Institute of Statistics of Turkey
Population universe The total population within the boundaries of the country on the day of enumeration at localities where they were physically present on the census day.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day October 21, 1990
Field work period Single day of enumeration
Questionnaire Single form with 4 sections: address information, dwelling type information, household questions, and personal characteristics.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic random sampling by province
Sample fraction 5%
Sample size (person records) 2,817,455
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 Place where people reside.
Households That collectivity composed of one or several people, whether bound by kinship or not, living in the same house or in a portion of the same house, sharing in the provision of service or in the management of the household, who do not separate their income and expenses among themselves. People lacking a kinship bond among themselves, but who live together on a continuous basis for various reasons and make no distinction among themselves in terms of their expenses and earnings, are considered to be households.
Collective dwellings Military barracks, jails, hospitals, clinics, boarding schools, prisons, transit stations, factories, embassies.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title The 2000 General Population Census
Statistical agency State Institute of Statistics of Turkey
Population universe All the persons present at places that constitute a household, that do not constitute a household like dormitories, military quarters, prisons, hospitals, hotels, etc., and the nomadic population (thus all the population within the boundaries of the country on the census day).
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day October 22, 2000
Field work period Single day of enumeration
Questionnaire Single form with 4 sections: address information, dwelling type information, household questions, and personal characteristics.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic random sampling by province
Sample fraction 5%
Sample size (person records) 3,388,218
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 Place in which people are living/ being sheltered, or are present on census day like a detached house; an apartment flat; a prefabricated house; a tent, a shack, etc.; a hotel, motel, hostel; a train, a boat, a bus, a terminal, etc.; a hospital, a health clinic; a military post, garrison, an officer's club, etc.; a boarding school, a dormitory; a child daycare facility, an orphanage, a nursing home; a prison, a reform school, or other places (a factory, an official office, an embassy, etc.).
Households Social entities made up of one or more persons, whether bound by kinship or not, living in the same dwelling or in a portion of the same dwelling, participating in the provision of service or management to the household, who make no distinctions among themselves in terms of their income or expenses.
Collective dwellings Places such as a hotel, a motel, a hostel, a train, a boat, a bus, a train station, a terminal, a port, a hospital, a health clinic, a military post, a garrison, an officer's club, a boarding school, a dormitory, a nursing home, a child daycare facility, an orphanage, a jail, a reform school, and others (a factory, an official office, an embassy, etc.).