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Kingdom of Lesotho
Population Census, 14 April 1996
Bureau of Statistics

Section A. Identification
District _ _
Ward _ _ _
Zone ____
Urban/Rural ____
EA Number _ _ _ _
Village Number _ _
Household Number _ _ _
Name of Village ____
Principal Chief ____
Area Chief ____
Village Chief ____
Confidential
Full name of household head

Name ____
Surname ____

Section B. For all persons

1. Who slept here on Saturday Night (13 April)?

Write the names of all adults, children and babies, include visitor and persons temporarily absent (on night duty, travel, etc.)
Exclude those in Lesotho but away for more than six months, except for members in institutions. Exclude those away continuously from Lesotho for more than five years.

Name ____
Surname ____

2. What is (the respondent's) residential statue?

[] 1 Present
[] 2 Visitor
[] 3 Member elsewhere in Lesotho
[] 4 Member in Republic of South Africa
[] 5 Outside Lesotho and Republic of South Africa

3. If (the respondent) is absent outside Lesotho where is s/he staying?

[] Not applicable
[] 15 Republic of South Africa
[] 20 Swaziland
[] 25 Botswana
[] 30 Namibia
[] 35 Zimbabwe
[] 40 Zambia
[] 45 Mozambique
[] 50 Angola
[] 55 Tanzania
[] 60 Malawi
[] 65 Other Africa
[] 70 America
[] 75 Asia
[] 80 Europe
[] 90 Other
[] 99 Don't know

4. If (the respondent) is outside Lesotho, how long ago was (the respondent) in the country?

Note: Give duration since last visit home and (it should not exceed 5 years).
Write NA (Not applicable) for those in Lesotho. Enter 0 for less than one year. Enter 9 for don't know.

_ _ Total number of years lived outside for those away from more than a year.

5. What is (the respondent's) relationship to head of household?

[] 1 Head
[] 2 Spouse
[] 3 Child
[] 4 Son/daughter- in- law
[] 5 Great grand child
[] 6 Parent/ parent-in-law
[] 7 Other relative
[] 8 Domestic employee
[] 9 Other person not related

6. Is (the respondent) male or female?

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

7. How old was (the respondent) on his/her last birthday?

Enter age in completed years (00 for children less than one year). Enter 99 for Don't know

_ _ Age

8. What is (the respondent's) marital status?

[] 1 Never married
[] 2 Monogamously married
[] 3 Polygamously married
[] 4 Separated
[] 5 Divorced
[] 6 Widowed
[] 9 Don't know

9. Is (the respondent's) first or only spouse alive?

[Asked of those coded 2-6 in Question 8.]

[] 1 Alive
[] 2 Not alive
[] 9 Don't know

10. What is (the respondent's) citizenship?

[] 10 Lesotho
[] 15 Republic of South Africa
[] 20 Swaziland
[] 25 Botswana
[] 30 Namibia
[] 35 Zimbabwe
[] 40 Zambia
[] 45 Mozambique
[] 50 Angola
[] 55 Tanzania
[] 60 Malawi
[] 65 Other Africa
[] 70 America
[] 75 Asia
[] 80 Europe
[] 90 Other
[] 99 Don't know

11. Where was (the respondent) born?

[] 11 Same Village
[] 12 Different village/ town same district
Other districts
[] 1 Butha- Buthe
[] 2 Leribe
[] 3 Berea
[] 4 Maseru
[] 5 Mafeteng
[] 6 Mohale's Hoek
[] 7 Quthing
[] 8 Qacha's Nek
[] 9 Mokhotlong
[] 10 Thaha-Tseka
[] 13 Republic of South Africa
[] 14 Other countries
[] 39 Don't know

12. Where was (the respondent) living in April 1986?

[Question 12 not applicable for all persons aged less than 10 years. ]

[] 11 Same Village
[] 12 Different village/ town same district
Other districts
[] 1 Butha- Buthe
[] 2 Leribe
[] 3 Berea
[] 4 Maseru
[] 5 Mafeteng
[] 6 Mohale's Hoek
[] 7 Quthing
[] 8 Mokhotlong
[] 10 Thaha-Tseka
[] 13 Republic of South Africa
[] 14 Other countries
[] 99 Don't know

13. If (the respondent) has moved since 1986, for how long has (the respondent) lived here?

Enter number of years. Enter 00 for less than 1 year. Enter 99 for don't know.
Not applicable for no move at all.

_ _ Number of years

14. Is father of (the respondent) alive?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Don't know

15. Is mother of (the respondent) alive?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Don't know

Section C. For all persons aged 5 years and over

16. Has (the respondent) ever attended school?

[Question 16 partially cut off on enumeration form.]

[] 1 Never attended
[] 2 Still attending
[] 3 Left school
[] NA not applicable

17. What is (the respondent's) highest level of education completed?

[] 1 Standard 1
[] 2 Standard 2
[] 3 Standard 3
[] 4 Standard 4
[] 5 Standard 5
[] 6 Standard 6
[] 7 Standard 7
[] 11 Form 1
[] 12 Form 2
[] 13 Form 3
[] 14 Form 4
[] 15 Form 5
[] 20 Diploma/ Certificate after primary
[] 21 Vocational training after primary
[] 22 Diploma/ Certificate after secondary
[] 23 Vocational after secondary
[] 24 Diploma/ Certificate after High School
[] 25 Vocational after High School
[] 26 Graduate/ Post Graduate
[] 99 Don't know
[] Other, Specify ____

Section D. For all persons aged 10 years and above

18. What was (the respondent's) employment status during last week?

[] NA not applicable
[] 10 Employer
[] 20 Own account worker/ farmer
[] 31 Regular wage/ salary earner
[] 32 Causal worker
[] 40 Unpaid family worker
[] 50 Job seeking
[] 55 Job seeking for first time
[] 60 Homemaker/ housewife
[] 70 Retired
[] 80 Student
[] 90 Disabled
[] 95 Other
[] 99 Don't know

19. If job seeking (code 50 in Question 18), what was (the respondent's) employment status 12 months ago (April 1995)?

[] Not applicable
[] 10 Employer
[] 20 Own account worker/ farmer
[] 31 Regular wage/ salary earner
[] 32 Causal worker
[] 40 Unpaid family worker
[] 50 Job seeking
[] 55 Job seeking for first time
[] 60 Homemaker/ housewife
[] 70 Retired
[] 80 Student
[] 90 Disabled
[] 95 Other
[] 99 Don't know

20. If employed last week, who was (the respondent's) employer?

[Question 20 to be answered by those who responded codes 10-40 in Question 18.]

[] Not applicable
[] 1 Government
[] 2 Parastatal
[] 3 Private, including self employed
[] 4 Republic of South Africa
[] 5 Other (e.g. Foreign Missions)

21. What was (the respondent's) last type of work done?

[Question 21 asked of all those coded 10-50 in Question 18.]
Remember to ask only those who were job seeking for less than 5 years.

Type of work ____

22. What were (the respondent's) main product/ service/ activity of place of work?

Main Product ____

23. Location of employment

[] NA Not applicable
[] 11 Same Village
[] 12 Different village/ town same district
Other districts
[] 1 Butha- Buthe
[] 2 Leribe
[] 3 Berea
[] 4 Maseru
[] 5 Mafeteng
[] 6 Mohale's Hoek
[] 7 Quthing
[] 8 Qacha's Nek
[] 9 Mokhotlong
[] 10 Thaha-Tseka

[] 13 Republic of South Africa
[] 14 Other countries
[] 99 Don't know

Location of employment in Urban Areas

[] 1 Butha- Buthe
[] 2 Hlotse
[] 3 Maputsoe
[] 4 Teyateyaneng
[] 5 Maseru
[] 6 Mafeteng
[] 7 Mohale's Hoek
[] 8 Moyeni
[] 9 Qacha's Nek
[] 10 Mokhotlong
[] 11 Thaha-Tseka
[] 12 Republic of South Africa
[] 13 Other countries
[] 99 Don't know

24. Has (the respondent) ever or presently working in Republic of South Africa?

[] NA Not applicable
[] 1 Never worked
[] 2 Worked in past
[] 3 Presently working in Republic of South Africa
[] 9 Don't know

25. If (the respondent) ever worked in Republic of South Africa, how long has s/he worked?

Enter total number of years actually worked. Enter NA if Not applicable. Enter 00 if less than 1 year.

_ _ Years

Section E. For women aged 12 years and over

26. Has (the respondent) given any live birth?

[Question 26 not applicable to males and those under 12 years.]
Enter 00 if no. If Yes, how many children were born alive to (the respondent) altogether?

____Live births

27. Categorize number of children according to the status given below.

[Enter NA if not applicable.]
How many children born alive to (the respondent)…

Were with her on the census night?
_ _ Male
_ _ Female

Were elsewhere on the census night?
_ _ Male
_ _ Female

How many have died?
_ _ Male
_ _ Female

28. When was (the respondent's) last live birth?

[Enter NA if not applicable.]
Enter month (MM) and year (YY). Enter 99 if don't know.

_ _ Month
_ _ Year

29. What was the sex of the last live birth?

Include those who were born alive and died afterwards.
[Enter NA if not applicable.]

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female
[] Don't know

30. Is the child still alive?

[Enter NA if not applicable.]

[] 1 Alive
[] 2 Dead
[] 9 Don't know

Section F. Housing characteristics and household possessions

31. What is the tenure of the household?

[] 1 Owned
[] 2 Rented
[] 3 Not owned

32. Main type of house

[] 1 Rontabole
[] 2 Heisi
[] 3 Polata
[] 4 Malaene
[] 5 Optaka
[] 6 Apartment Houses
[] 7 Oher, specify ____

33. Number and types of housing units

[Table modified.]

[] Rontabole _ _
[] Heisi _ _
[] Polata _ _
[] Malaene _ _
[] Optaka _ _
[] Apartment Houses _ _
[] Oher, specify ____

34. Number of rooms.

[Table modified.]

[] Rontabole _ _
[] Heisi _ _
[] Polata _ _
[] Malaene _ _
[] Optaka _ _
[] Apartment Houses _ _
[] Oher, specify ____

35. Main fuel for cooking

[] 1 Electricity
[] 2 Gas
[] 3 Paraffin
[] 4 Coal
[] 5 Wood
[] 6 Lisu
[] 7 Other, specify ____

36. Main fuel for heating

[] 1 Electricity
[] 2 Gas
[] 3 Paraffin
[] 4 Coal
[] 5 Wood
[] 6 Lisu
[] 7 Other

37. Main fuel for lighting

[] 1 Electricity
[] 2 Gas
[] 3 Paraffin
[] 4 Candle
[] 5 Other, specify ____

38. Main toilet facility

[] 1 No toilet
[] 2 Sewage system
[] 3 Pit latrine
[] 4 VIP
[] 5 Bucket toilet
[] 6 Public toilet
[] 7 Other, specify ____

39. What is the source of water for the household?

[] 1 Piped water on premise
[] 2 Piped water community supply
[] 3 Catchment tank
[] 4 Public well
[] 5 Private well
[] 6 Spring covered
[] 7 Spring not covered
[] 8 River
[] 9 Other, specify ____

40. Possession of radio

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

41. Fields

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
_ _ Number

42. Cattle

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
_ _ _ _ Number

43. Sheep

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
_ _ _ _ Number

44. Goats

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
_ _ _ _ Number

45. Horses

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

46. Donkeys

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

47. Pigs

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

48. Chickens

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Section G. Deaths of household members during past 12 months (Since April 1995)

49. Did death occur in the household in the last 12 months?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

If yes,

_ _ Number

Was the deceased male or female?

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

How old was the deceased?

Age in completed years. Enter 00 for age less than 1 year.

_ _ Age

For women aged 12-49 years and for deaths other than from an accident:
Did she die while pregnant, giving birth or within/about 1 month after giving birth?

[] NA not applicable
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Don't know

[Field staff and office information omitted.]