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1998 Population and Housing Census Questionnaire

Confidential: The census is being conducted under the 1967 Statistics Act. The information will be strictly confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

Part A: Identification
A1. Region _
A2. District _ _ _
A3. Traditional authority (TA), sub-traditional authority (STA), or town _ _ _ _ _
A4. Enumeration area _ _ _
A5. Village or place _ _ _
A6. Household number _ _ _
A7. Number of dwelling units to household _

Part B: Characteristics of individual household members
[Questions B1-B7 were asked of all persons]

B1. Dwelling unit number _
B2. Person number _ _

List all household members, including any visitors, who slept in dwelling unit(s) belong to the household last night

Full name: ____

B3. Relationship to head of household

[] 1 Head
[] 2 Wife/husband
[] 3 Son/daughter
[] 4 Other relative
[] 5 Non-relative
[] 6 Institutional member

B4. Sex

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

B5. Age (years) _ _

B6. Nationality _________
Write the name of the country where the person comes from.

B7. Religion

[] 1 Christianity
[] 2 Islam
[] 3 Other
[] 4 None

[Questions B8-B9 are for persons age 20 years and younger]

B8. Orphanhood: is [the respondent's] father alive?

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

B10. Orphanhood: is [the respondent's] mother alive?

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

[Questions B10-B15 are for persons age 5 and older]

B10. Literacy: English

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

B11. Literacy: Chichewa

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

B12. Literacy: other

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

B13. Education: [was the respondent] in school August 1998?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

B14. Education: highest level attended?

[] 00 None
Primary:
[] 01 Standard 1
[] 02 Standard 2
[] 03 Standard 3
[] 04 Standard 4
[] 05 Standard 5
[] 06 Standard 6
[] 07 Standard 7
[] 08 Standard 8
Secondary:
[] 09 Form 1
[] 10 Form 2
[] 11 Form 3
[] 12 Form 4
[] 13 Form 5
[] 14 Form 6
University:
[] 15 Year 1
[] 16 Year 2
[] 17 Year 3
[] 18 Year 4
[] 19 Year 5
[] 20 Year 6
[] 21 Year 7

B15. Education: highest qualification attained?

[] 0 None
[] 1 PSLC
[] 2 JC
[] 3 MSCE
[] 4 GCE "A" Level
[] 5 Diploma
[] 6 Degree

[Questions B16-B19 are for persons age 10 and older]

B16. Marital status

[] 1 Married
[] 2 Widowed
[] 3 Divorced/separated
[] 4 Never married

B17. Economic activity - type of activity last week
What was [the respondent] doing the last 7 days?

Active:
[] 01 Mlimi [subsistence farmer]
[] 02 Employee
[] 03 Family business worker
[] 04 Self-employed
[] 05 Employer
Unemployed:
[] 06 Worked before, seeking work
[] 07 Worked before, non seeking work
[] 08 Never worked before, seeking work
Inactive:
[] 09 Non-worker (never worked before and not seeking work)
[] 10 Home worker
[] 11 Student
[] 12 Other

[For codes 09-12]: If female, skip to B20. Otherwise, go to the next person or to Part C.

B18. Economic activity: occupation

What is this person's main occupation? ______
For example: (teacher, nurse, driver, mechanic, carpenter, etc.)

B19. Economic activity: industry

What is this person's trade or business? _________
For example: construction, agriculture, transport, manufacturing, community services, etc.

Children ever born [Questions B20-B26]
[Questions B20-B30 were asked of women age 12 and older]

How many live-born children has this woman borne? If none, enter "00".

B20. Total _ _
B21. Male _ _
B22. Female _ _

How many are alive? If none, enter "00".

B23. Male _ _
B24. Female _ _

How many have died? If none, enter "00".

B25. Male _ _
B26. Female _ _

Children born since September 1997
[Questions B27-B30]

How many children has this woman borne since September 1997? If none, enter "0".

B27. Male _
B28. Female _

How many are still alive? If none, enter "0".

B29. Male _
B30. Female _

Summary of persons in this household
Sex

Total _ _
Male _ _
Female _ _

Age (years)

0-4 _ _
5-14 _ _
15-17 _ _
18+ _ _

Part C: Household information

All deaths occurred in the household from September 1997 to date. Note: include all deaths of both children and the elderly

C1. Sex of the deceased

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

C2. Age at death (years) _ _

C3. Total deaths (if no deaths, enter "00") _ _

C4. What is the language most commonly used in this household?

[] 01 Chichewa
[] 02 Chinyanja
[] 03 Chiyao
[] 04 Chitumbuka
[] 05 Chilomwe
[] 06 Chinkhonde
[] 07 Chingoni
[] 08 Chisena
[] 09 Chitonga
[] 10 Chinyakyusa
[] 11 Chilambya
[] 12 Chisenga
[] 13 English
[] 14 Portuguese
[] 15 Other

Part D: Dwelling unit characteristics and access to facilities

D1. Dwelling unit serial number _ _

D2. Type of structure

[] 1 Permanent
[] 2 Semi-permanent
[] 3 Traditional

D3. Number of rooms (exclude bathrooms, toilets, storerooms, and garage) _ _

D4. Tenure

[] 1 Owner/family occupied
[] 2 Rented
[] 3 Other

What is the main source of drinking water?

D5. Wet season
[] 01 Piped inside dwelling unit
[] 02 Piped outside dwelling unit
[] 03 Communal stand pipe
[] 04 Protected well
[] 05 Unprotected well
[] 06 Borehole
[] 07 Spring
[] 08 Stream/river
[] 09 Lake/dam
[] 10 Rainwater

D6. Dry season
[] 01 Piped inside dwelling unit
[] 02 Piped outside dwelling unit
[] 03 Communal stand pipe
[] 04 Protected well
[] 05 Unprotected well
[] 06 Borehole
[] 07 Spring
[] 08 Stream/river
[] 09 Lake/dam
[] 10 Rainwater

D7. Toilet

[] 1 Flush toilet
[] 2 VIP latrine
[] 3 Traditional pit latrine
[] 4 None

What is the main source of energy?

D8. Cooking
[] 1 Firewood
[] 2 Charcoal
[] 3 Electricity
[] 4 Paraffin
[] 5 Gas
[] 6 Candles
[] 7 Dung
[] 8 Grass
[] 9 None

D9. Lighting
[] 1 Firewood
[] 2 Charcoal
[] 3 Electricity
[] 4 Paraffin
[] 5 Gas
[] 6 Candles
[] 7 Dung
[] 8 Grass
[] 9 None

D10. Is there a radio in working condition in this dwelling unit?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

How many bicycles and oxcarts belong to persons in this dwelling unit are in working condition?

(Enter total number in the appropriate box)
D11. Bicycle _ _
D12. Ox-cart _ _