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Sample characteristics: Zambia

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 1990 Census of Population, Housing and Agriculture
Statistical agency Central Statistical Office
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day August 20, 1990
Field work period August 20, 1990 to September 5, 1990
Questionnaire Single questionnaire requesting information on dwelling, household and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth private dwelling. Drawn by the Minnesota Population Center from 100% microdata.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 787,461
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units Yes
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography District
Unit definitions
Dwellings An independent place of abode intended for habitation by one household.
Households A group of persons that normally live and eat together. These people may or may not be related by blood, but make common provision for food or other essentials for living.
Collective dwellings --
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 2000 Census of Population and Housing
Statistical agency Central Statistical Office
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day October 16, 2000
Field work period October 16, 2000 to Novemeber 15, 2000
Questionnaire Two questionnaires were administered, Form A for household information and Form B for individual information.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Systematic sample of every tenth private dwelling. Drawn by the Minnesota Population Center from 100% microdata.
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 996,117
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings Yes
Smallest geography Constituency
Unit definitions
Dwellings An independent place of abode intended for habitation by one household.
Households A group of persons who normally live and eat together. These people may or may not be related by blood, but make common provision for food or other essentials for living and they have only one person whom they all regard as head of the household. Such people are called members of the household if they normally live and eat together even if they do not sleep under one roof. There can also be a one member household where a person makes provision for his/her own food or other essentials for living. Such a person is the head of his/her household.
Collective dwellings --
Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title 2010 Census of Population and Housing
Statistical agency Central Statistical Office
De jure or de facto De jure and de facto
Census/survey day October 15, 2010
Field work period October 17, 2010 to November 15, 2010. For very remote areas data collection continued until the end of November.
Questionnaire A single enumeration form requested information on the dwelling, household, and individuals.
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design 10 percent sample drawn by Central Statistical Office with Technical support from the US Census Bureau from 100 % Microdata
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 1,321,973
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor=10)
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography Constituency
Unit definitions
Dwellings An independent place of abode intended for habitation by one household.
Households A group of persons who normally live and eat together. These people may or may not be related by blood, but make common provision for food or other essentials for living and they have only one person whom they all regard as head of the household. Such people are called members of the household if they normally live and eat together even if they do not sleep under one roof. There can also be a one member household where a person makes provision for his/her own food or other essentials for living. Such a person is the head of his/her household.
Collective dwellings --