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Sample characteristics: Uganda

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 1991 Population and Housing Census
Statistical agency Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All persons who are in Uganda the night of the census, regardless of their nationality.
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day January 11, 1991
Field work period 7 days, with no curfew
Questionnaire Schedule A: short form and Schedule B: long form
Type of fieldwork Face to face interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design A sample of approximately 10% of the rural Enumeration areas where a long questionnaire was administered to the households (excluding INSTITUTIONS) these areas (LONG_RURAL), while ALL urban areas (11.3% of the population) were enumerated with a long questionnaire (URBAN). Thus the data set consists of these two sets (LONG RURAL and URBAN). The data also includes a variable called weight which is record-specific. This is the weight which you should use, and the information you will get will be representative of the Household Population ONLY (= 98%).
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 1,548,460
Sample weights Weights computed by national statistical office taking into consideration five key variables. Urban areas are sampled at 10 times the rate of rural areas.
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography County
Unit definitions
Dwellings The accommodation occupied by one household is the dwelling unit.
Households A household is a group of persons who normally live and eat together, regardless of whether they are related.
Collective dwellings Sometimes groups of people live together but cannot be said to belong to a household. Persons in hospitals, colleges, barracks and prisons are examples.
Special populations Floating population refers to those who will not spend census night in households, institutions or hotels. They include persons who are travelling on census night, those in transit at airports or on ships or in railway stations. They include also beggars, vagrants and other homeless people who spend the night at bus parks, on the streets or similar places.
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 2002 Uganda Population and Housing Census (with agricultural module)
Statistical agency Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Population universe All persons who are in Uganda the night of the census, regardless of their nationality.
De jure or de facto De facto (all) and de jure (heads only)
Census/survey day September 12, 2002
Field work period 7 days, with a curfew in the capital on the first day
Questionnaire Unique census questionnaire (no specific name)
Type of fieldwork Face to face interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design A 10% systematic sample of questionnaire records (households and institutions) was taken. These could have been households or institutions. A uniform weight of 10 should thus be attached to each record and the resultant population will 99.98% of the non-sample population.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 2,497,449
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography County
Unit definitions
Dwellings A dwelling unit is the unit actually occupied by the household.
Households A household is defined as a group of persons who normally eat and live together. If a man has two or more wives and they and their children live and eat together, they form one household.
Collective dwellings Sometimes groups of people live together but cannot be said to belong to a household. Persons in hospitals, colleges, barracks and prisons are examples.
Special populations Floating population refers to persons who will not spend the census night in any Household, institutions or hotels. They include persons who were traveling on the census night, those in transit at airports or on ships in landing sites or in railway stations. Homeless are people who do not have any form of formal shelter over their heads e.g. those sleeping on verandahs, condemned, abandoned or partially demolished structures. They also include beggars, vagrants, street children and people who spend the night at bus parks, on the streets or similar places.