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2006 Population and Household Census of the Kingdom of Lesotho

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Lekala La Lipalo
Maeru, Lesotho

Section A. Interview information
1. Name of household head ____
2. District ____
3. Principal Chief ____
4. Area Chief ____
5. Village Chief ____
6. Village name ____
7. HSA Name ____
District _ _
Ward _ _ _
Zone _
Urban/Rural _
Constituency _ _
EA Number _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Village Number _ _
Household Number _ _ _
Local Community County _ _ _
Questionnaire Number _

Important
Create a reference number by combining the EA code, village number, household number, and the questionnaire numbers. Write this number now on the top of all pages.
Number of visits (write day of visit)

____ 1
____ 2
____ 3
____Final Visit

Total persons in household

_ _ Males
_ _ Females

Final results code

[] 1 Completed
[] 2 No household member at home
[] 3 Entire household absent for extended period of time
[] 4 Dwelling vacant
[] 5 Dwelling destroyed
[] 6 Other

[Interview information omitted.]

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Section B. List of household members

1. Who slept in this household Saturday night (April 8, 2006)?

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 for more than three years, except those in institutions.

Name ____
Person number _ _

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

[] 0 Absentee head
[] 1 Head
[] 2 Spouse
[] 3 Child
[] 4 Son/daughter- in- law
[] 5 Grandchild/great grand child
[] 6 Parent/ parent-in-law
[] 7 Other relative
[] 8 Domestic employee
[] 9 Other person not related
[] 10 Herd boy

3. Is (respondent) male or female?

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

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

Enter age in completed years (000 for children less than one year).
_ _ _ Age

5. Date of birth

Month_ _
Year _ _ _ _

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

[Skip to question 9 if respondent selects 1 or 9.]

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

7. Age at first marriage

[Question asked of those every married (answered 2-7 in Question 6.)]
Enter age in completed years. Enter 88 for not applicable

_ _ Age

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

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

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

9. Is father of (the respondent) alive?

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

10. Is mother of (the respondent) alive?

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

11. What is (the respondent's) residential status?

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

12. If (the respondent) is absent outside Lesotho, where is she/he staying?

[Question 12 asked of persons who responded code 4 and 5 in Question 11.]

[] 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
[] 85 Other
[] 88 Not applicable
[] 99 Don't know

13. If (the respondent) is outside Lesotho, how long is (the respondent) in the country?

Note: Give duration since last visit home (it should not exceed 3 years).
Write 88- Not applicable for those in Lesotho. Enter 00 for less than one year. Enter 99 for "Don't know".

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

14. 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, specify ____
[] 70 America
[] 75 Asia
[] 80 Europe
[] 90 Other, specify ____
[] 99 Don't know

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15. Where was (the respondent) born?

[] 11 Same Village
[] 12 Different village/ town same district
[] 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, specify ____
[] 99 Don't know

16. Where was (the respondent) living in April 1996?

[] 11 Same village
[] 12 Different village/ town same district
[] 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, specify ____
[] 88 For persons aged less than 10
[] 99 Don't know

17. For how long has (the respondent) lived in this village/town?

Enter number of years. Enter 00 for less than 1 year.

_ _ Number of years

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Section C. For all persons - Disability

18. Is (the respondent) disabled?

Note: State the main disability

[] 1 Amputation of fingers
[] 2 Amputation of arms
[] 3 Amputation of hands
[] 4 Amputation of toes
[] 5 Amputation of foot/leg
[] 6 Lame/ paralyzed limb
[] 7 Blind (total/ partial)
[] 8 Deaf (total/ partial)
[] 9 Speech problem
[] 10 Mental illness
[] 11 Mental retardation
[] 12 Not disabled [Skip to Question 21.]
[] 13 Other, specify ____
[] 99 Don't know [Skip to Question 21.]

19. For how long has (the respondent) been disabled?

Enter number of years. Enter 000 for less than 1 year. Enter 777 for "since birth".

_ _ _ Years

20. What was the cause of disability?

[] 1 Born disabled
[] 2 Illness
[] 3 Traffic accidents
[] 4 Domestic accident
[] 5 Mine accident
[] 6 Other work/farming accident
[] 7 Fight/ assault
[] 8 Playing/sport
[] 9 Animal accident
[] 10 Witchcraft
[] 11 Unknown
[] 12 Domestic violence
[] 13 Other, specify ____

Section D. Education
[For all persons aged 2 years and over.]

21. Has (the respondent) ever attended school?

[] 1 Never attended (probe for more information)
[] 2 Still attending
[] 3 Left school
[] NA not applicable

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

[] 00 Pre School
[] 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
[] 27 Post Graduate
[] 28 Non formal education
[] 29 None
[] 30 Other, Specify ____
[] 88 Not applicable
[] 99 Don't know

23. Does (the respondent) know how to read and write?

[] 1 Yes, with ease
[] 2 Yes, with difficulty
[] 3 Not at all
[] 4 Blind
[] 5 No card with required language
[] 6 Pre school
[] 8 Not applicable
[] 9 Don't know

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Section E. Economic status
[For persons aged 10 years and above.]

24. What was (the respondent's) employment status during the previous week?

[] 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, specify ____
[] 99 Don't know

25. If job seeking (code 50 in Question 24), what was (the respondent's) employment status 12 months ago (April 2005)?

[] 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, specify ____
[] 99 Don't know

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

[Question 26 to be answered by those who responded codes 10-40 in Question 24.]

[] 1 Government
[] 2 Parastatal
[] 3 Private, including self employed
[] 4 Republic of South Africa
[] 5 Other, specify ____
[] 8 Not applicable

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

[Question 27 asked of all those coded 10-50 and 60 in Question 24.]
Remember to ask only those who were job seeking for less than 5 years.

Type of work ____

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

[] 1 Agriculture
[] 2 Fishing
[] 3 Mining/ quarrying
[] 4 Manufacturing/processing
[] 5 Electricity
[] 6 Construction
[] 7 Wholesale and retail, repair of motor vehicles and personal and household goods
[] 8 Hotels and restaurants
[] 9 Transport, storage, and communication
[] 10 Financial intermediation
[] 11 Real estate, renting, and business activities
[] 12 Public administration, defense, comp. social service
[] 13 Education
[] 14 Health and social work
[] 15 Other community, social, and personal services
[] 16 Private household
[] 17 Extra territorial organizations bodies
[] 88 Not applicable

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29. Location of employment

[] NA Not applicable
[] 11 Same village
[] 12 Different village/ town same district
Other districts/country
[] 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
[] 88 Not applicable
[] 99 Don't know

30. Location of employment in urban areas

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

31. Has (the respondent) ever worked in Republic of South Africa in the past 10 years (since 1996)?

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

32. If (the respondent) ever worked in Republic of South Africa in the past 10 years, how long has she/he worked?

Enter total number of years actually worked. Enter 88 for those coded 1, 8, or 9 in Question 31. Enter 00 if less than 1 year.

_ _ Years

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Section F. Women aged 12 to 49 years (Fertility)

For each woman 12-49 years, enter woman line number from the list of household member.

_ _ Woman line number

33. How many pregnancies have you had?

Enter 00 for no pregnancies. If 00, skip to Question 45.

_ _ Pregnancies

34. Have you ever given a live birth?

Enter 00 if no. If Yes, how many children were born alive to (the respondent) altogether?

_ _ Live births

35. Have you ever given a live birth in the last 12 months?

If yes, enter how many. Enter 00 for none.

_ _ Live births in last 12 months

36. When did you give your last live birth?

Enter month and year

Month _ _
Year _ _ _ _

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

Include those who were born alive and died afterwards.

[] Male
[] Female

38. Is the last child still alive?

[] Yes
[] No

39. How many sons live with you?

_ _ Sons

40. How many daughters live with you?

_ _ Daughters

41. How many sons are alive but do not live with you?

_ _ Sons

42. How many daughters are alive but do not live with you?

_ _ Daughters

43. How many sons have died?

_ _ Sons

44. How many daughters have died?

_ _ Daughters

Section G. Women 12 to 49 years (Maternal mortality)

Woman Line Number _ _
45. How many sisters (of the same mother) do you have aged 15 years and over?

Enter 00 for no sisters 15 years and over and move to the next female or Section H.
_ _ Number of sisters (alive and dead)

46. How many sisters (of the same mother) died after reaching the age of 15?

_ _ Number of sisters

47. How many of these dead sisters died due to pregnancy?

_ _ Number of sisters

48. How many of these dead sisters died during childbirth?

_ _ Number of sisters

49. How many of these dead sisters died during six weeks after end of pregnancy?

_ _ Number of sisters

Section H. Housing characteristics and household possessions

50. What is the title of the land?

[] 1 Leased hold
[] 2 Title deed
[] 3 Form C
[] 4 No title
[] 9 Don't know

51a. From whom did you acquire your land?

[If Question 51a is coded 2-9, skip to Question 52.]

[] 1 Government agency
[] 2 Allocated by chief
[] 3 Bought from somebody
[] 4 Inherited/gift
[] 5 Other, specify____
[] 9 Don't know

51b. From which government agency did you acquire your land?

[] 1 LEHCOOP/Lesotho housing/ LHLDC
[] 2 UDS/ Mabote Project
[] 3 LSPP
[] 4 MCC

52. Number and types of housing units

_ _ Rontabole
_ _ Heisi
_ _ Polata
_ _ Malaene
_ _ Optaka
_ _ Apartment houses
_ _ Bungalow
_ _ Temporary structure

53. Number of rooms

_ _ Rontabole
_ _ Heisi
_ _ Polata
_ _ Malaene
_ _ Optaka
_ _ Apartment houses
_ _ Bungalow
_ _ Temporary structure

54. Main type of house

[] 1 Rontabole
[] 2 Heisi
[] 3 Polata
[] 4 Malaene
[] 5 Optaka
[] 6 Apartment houses
[] 7 Bungalow
[] 8 Temporary structure / mok'huk'hu

55. Main material of construction of walls of the main type of house

[] 1 Burned bricks
[] 2 Cement bricks
[] 3 Mud bricks
[] 4 Stick and mud
[] 5 Corrugated iron
[] 6 Stone
[] 7 Other, specify ____

56. Main material of the floor of the main type of house

[] 1 Brick tiles
[] 2 Tiles
[] 3 Mud and dung
[] 4 Wood
[] 5 Cement
[] 6 Vinyl/ linoleum
[] 7 Carpet
[] 8 Other, specify ____

57. Main material of the roof of the main type of house

[] 1 Thatch/ straw
[] 2 Roof tiles
[] 3 Corrugated iron
[] 4 Other, specify ____

58. Main fuel for cooking

[] 0 Electricity (mains)
[] 1 Electricity (generator)
[] 2 Electricity (solar)
[] 3 Gas
[] 4 Paraffin
[] 5 Coal
[] 6 Wood
[] 7 Dung
[] 8 Crop waste
[] 9 Other, specify ____

59. Main fuel for heating

[] 0 Electricity (mains)
[] 1 Electricity (generator)
[] 2 Electricity (solar)
[] 3 Gas
[] 4 Paraffin
[] 5 Coal
[] 6 Wood
[] 7 Dung
[] 8 Crop waste
[] 9 Other, specify ____

60. Main fuel for lighting

[] 0 Electricity (mains)
[] 1 Electricity (generator)
[] 2 Electricity (solar)
[] 4 Electricity (battery)
[] 5 Gas
[] 6 Paraffin
[] 7 Candle
[] 8 Other, specify ____

61. Main toilet facility

[] 1 No toilet
[] 2 Sewage system
[] 3 Septic tank
[] 4 Soak away
[] 5 Pit latrine
[] 6 VIP

62. What is the source of drinking 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 Private borehole
[] 10 Public borehole
[] 11 Other, specify ____

63. How long does it take to get water?

[Skip this question if coded 1,5 or 9 in Question 62.]
State time in minutes. I.e. to go, get water and come back walking.

[] 1 00-14 Minutes
[] 2 15-29 Minutes
[] 3 30-44 Minutes
[] 4 45-49 Minutes
[] 5 50-59 Minutes
[] 6 60-119 Minutes
[] 7 120 plus minutes

64. Possession of one of the following by one of the household members.

A. Possession of radio

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

B. Possession of television

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

C. Possession of telephone

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D. Possession of cellular phone

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

E. Possession of refrigerator

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

F. Possession of bed/mattress

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

G. Possession of car

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

H. Possession of scotch cart

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

I. Possession of computer

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

J. Possession of Internet

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

65. Do you own one of the following?

Fields _ _
Cattle _ _ _ _
Sheep _ _ _ _
Goat's _ _ __ _
Horses _ _
Donkeys _ _
Pigs _ _
Unimproved poultry _ _ _ _
Improved poultry _ _ _ _
Rabbits _ _
Mules _ _

66. How does this household dispose of its refuse/ rubbish?

[] 1 Regularly collected
[] 2 Irregular collected
[] 3 Common refuse dump
[] 4 Own refuse dump
[] 5 Roadside dumping
[] 6 Other, specify ____

Section I. Deaths of household members during past 12 months (Since April 2005)

67. Did death occur in the household since April 2005?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No [If no, go to next household.]

Serial Number _ _

68. Sex of deceased?

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

69. How old was the deceased?

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

_ _ Age

70. What was the cause of death?

[] 1 Respiratory disease/ serame
[] 2 Sejeso
[] 3 Headache
[] 4 Diarrhea
[] 5 Heart diseases
[] 6 High blood
[] 7 Stress
[] 8 Stroke
[] 9 Diabetes
[] 10 Accidents
[] 11 Borurusi
[] 12 HIV/AIDS
[] 13 Other, specify ____