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Sample characteristics: Zimbabwe

Census/survey characteristics
Type Census
Title Population Census 2012
Statistical agency National Statistical Agency
Population universe All persons present in the country on census day
De jure or de facto De facto
Census/survey day August 17, 2012
Questionnaire A single census form for dwellings and persons
Type of fieldwork Direct enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design 5% sample drawn by national statistics office
Sample fraction 5%
Sample size (person records) 654,688
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
Households A household is defined as person or a group of persons who stayed the census night in the dwelling unit, whether or not they were related by blood or marriage, including visitors.
Collective dwellings Collective households are formed where institutionalized populations are found e.g. hospitals, hostels, hotels, prisons, military barracks, refugee camps, schools, colleges, old people's homes, orphanage, etc.