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Republic of Malawi, National Statistical Office
2008 Population and Housing Census Questionnaire

Section L - Localization and identification of the household

Region _

District _ _

TA, STA or town _ _

Enumeration area _ _ _

Village or place _ _ _

Household number _ _ _

Type of household:

[] 1 Regular
[] 2 Hospital / hotel / lodge
[] 3 Other collective
[] 0 Homeless

Total present and visitors

Present resident

Male _ _
Female _ _
Total _ _ _

Visitors

Male _ _
Female _ _
Total _ _ _

Total

Male _ _
Female _ _
Total _ _ _

Section P - Questions on population for all members of the household

[Questions P1-P8 were asked of all persons]

P1. Number of the person and name ____

P2. What is [the respondent's] relationship with the head of household?

[] 1 Head of household
[] 2 Wife / husband
[] 3 Son / daughter
[] 4 Other relative
[] 5 Non relative

P3. Is [the respondent] male or female?

[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

P4. In what month and year was [the respondent] born? _ _ / _ _

P5. How old was [the respondent] at his/her last birthday? _ _

Enter age in completed years ("00" for children younger than one year)

P6. Where was [the respondent] born? _ _ _

Code region and district, or code the foreign country code

P7. What is [the respondent's] nationality?

[] If Malawian, mark here

Foreigner: Record the country code _ _ _

P8. What is the situation of residence of [the respondent]?

[] 1 Present resident
[] 2 Absent resident
[] 3 Visitor (go to the next person)

[Questions P9-P13 were asked of usual residents]

P9. What is [the respondent's] religion?

[] 1 Christian
[] 2 Muslim
[] 3 Other
[] 4 No religion

P10. What is [the respondent's] tribe?

Code tribe: _ _

P11. Where was [the respondent] residing previously? _ _ _

Code region and district, or code the foreign country code

P12. How long has [the respondent] been living continuously in his/her current place of residence? _ _ _

Record "000" if younger than 1 year
Record his/her age if the residence has not changed since birth

P13. Does [the respondent] have difficulty or problems in the following? If yes, what are the causes?

Type of disability:
[] 0 None
[] 1 Seeing
[] 2 Hearing
[] 3 Speaking
[] 4 Walking / climbing
[] 8 Other
Causes:
[] 1 Congenital
[] 2 Disease / illness
[] 3 Injury / accident
[] 4 Not known
[] 8 Other

[Questions P14-P15 were asked of those younger than 18 years old]

P14. Parental survivorship and residence

Is [the respondent's] natural mother alive?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 3 Don't know
If alive, does [the respondent's] natural mother live in this household?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
Is [the respondent's] natural father alive?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 3 Don't know
If alive, does [the respondent's] natural father live in this household?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

P15. Does [the respondent] have a birth certificate?

[] 1 Yes, seen
[] 2 Yes, but not seen
[] 3 No
[] 4 Don't know

[Questions P16-P19 were asked of residents age 3 years or older]

P16. Can [the respondent] read and write in the following languages?

[] 0 None
[] 1 English
[] 2 Chichewa
[] 4 Other
Record the sum of codes marked ____

[Note: max sum is 7, indicating that this reflects the sum of the code values, not the number of languages known]

P 17. Has the respondent ever attended school?

[] 0 Has never attended (go to P20)
[] 1 Has ever attended
[] 2 Is currently attending

P18. What is the highest level of school [the respondent] attended or is attending? And how many years of school did he/she complete at that level?

[] 0 Preschool
[] 1 Primary
[] 2 Secondary
[] 3 University
[] 4 Other tertiary

Number of years [up to 8]: ____

P19. What is the highest qualification [the respondent] attained?

[] 0 None
[] 1 PSLC
[] 2 JCE
[] 3 MSCE / GCE
[] 4 "A" level
[] 5 Diploma
[] 6 Degree
[] 7 Masters
[] 8 PhD

[Questions P20-P24 were asked of residents aged 6 years or older]

P20. Aside from his/her own housework, did [the respondent] work during the last 7 days?

[] 1 Yes (go to P25)
[] 2 No

P21. Why did [the respondent] not work during the last 7 days?

[] 0 Homeworker
[] 1 Non-worker (never worked)
[] 2 On leave, but has job (go to P25)
[] 3 Retired (go to P23)
[] 4 Student (go to P23)
[] 5 Other (go to P23)

P22. Did [the respondent] do one of the following activities during the last 7 days?

[] 1 Farming / rearing animals / fishing (go to P25)
[] 2 Production / services / selling (go to P25)
[] 3 House worker at someone's house (go to P25)
[] 4 Homeworker at own house
[] 5 None

P23. Is [the respondent] available to work?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No (go to P28)

P24. Has [the respondent] been seeking work during the last 7 days?

[] 0 No (go to P28)
[] 1 Yes, first job (go to P28)
[] 2 Yes, new job

[Questions P25-P27 were asked only of residents who are currently working or have ever worked]

P25. What was [the respondent's] main occupation during the last 7 days or the last time he/she worked? ____

P26. What is [the respondent's] status in the occupation?

[] 1 Employer
[] 2 Self-employed
[] 3 Public service
[] 4 Private sector
[] 5 Family farm / business
[] 6 Other

P27. What is the main product, service or activity of [the respondent's] place of work? ______

[Questions P28-P29 were asked of residents age 12 years or older]

P28. What is [the respondent's] marital status?

[] 1 Never married (go to P30)
[] 2 Married
[] 3 Divorced / separated
[] 4 Widowed

P29. How old was [the respondent] when he/she first got married? _ _

[Questions P30-P33 were asked of women age 12 years or older]

P30. How many children were born alive to [the respondent]?

Male _
Female _

P31. Among those children, how many are still alive?

Male _
Female _

P32. How many live births during the last 12 months?

Male _
Female _

P33. Among those children born in the last 12 months, how many are still alive?

Male _
Female _

Section D - Dwelling unit characteristics

D01. Type of dwelling structure

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

D02. Tenure of the dwelling unit

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

D03. What is the main material used for the roof?

[] 1 Grass thatch
[] 2 Iron sheets
[] 3 Iron / tiles
[] 4 Asbestos
[] 5 Cement
[] 8 Other

D04. What is the main material used for the wall?

[] 1 Burnt bricks
[] 2 Unburnt bricks
[] 3 Concrete
[] 4 Mud / wattle / dung
[] 5 Reeds / straw
[] 6 Wood / planks
[] 8 Other

D05. What is the main material of the floor?

[] 1 Earth / sand
[] 2 Dung
[] 3 Wood planks
[] 4 Palm / bamboo
[] 5 Broken bricks
[] 6 Parquet or polished wood
[] 7 Vinyl or asphalt strips
[] 8 Ceramic tiles
[] 9 Cement
[] 10 Bricks
[] 11 Other

D06. How many rooms do the dwelling units have, excluding bathrooms, toilets, storerooms and garage? _ _

D07. How many of these rooms are used for sleeping? _ _

D08. How many persons usually sleep in the dwelling units? _ _

D09. What is the main source of drinking water for members of the household?

Dry season:
[] 1 Piped into dwelling
[] 2 Piped into yard / plot
[] 3 Community stand pipe
[] 4 Unprotected well
[] 5 Protected well
[] 6 Borehole
[] 7 Spring
[] 8 River / stream
[] 9 Pond / lake
[] 10 Dam
[] 11 Rain water
[] 12 Tanker truck / bowser
[] 13 Bottled water
[] 14 Other
Wet season:
[] 1 Piped into dwelling
[] 2 Piped into yard / plot
[] 3 Community stand pipe
[] 4 Unprotected well
[] 5 Protected well
[] 6 Borehole
[] 7 Spring
[] 8 River / stream
[] 9 Pond / lake
[] 10 Dam
[] 11 Rain water
[] 12 Tanker truck / bowser
[] 13 Bottled water
[] 14 Other

D10. What kind of toilet facility do the household members use?

[] 1 Flush toilet
[] 2 Traditional pit toilet
[] 3 Ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine
[] 4 No facility
[] 5 Other

D11. What is the source of energy the household mainly uses for lighting?

[] 1 Electricity
[] 2 Paraffin
[] 3 Candles
[] 4 Firewood
[] 5 Other

D12. What is the source of energy the household mainly uses for cooking?

[] 1 Electricity
[] 2 Paraffin
[] 3 Gas
[] 4 Charcoal
[] 5 Firewood
[] 6 Straw
[] 7 Other

D13-D22. Does the household have the following?

D13. Radio
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D14. Television
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D15. Refrigerator / deep freezer
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D16. Cooker / hot plate
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D17. Bicycle
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D18. Motorcycle
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D19. Car or truck
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D20. Telephone
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D21. Ox-cart
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

D22. ITN [insecticide-treated net]
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No

Section E - Emigration

E1. Did any member of the household leave Malawi during the last 10 years (from 1998 to 2008)?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No (go to section M)

E2. If yes, provide the following information

Sex
[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female
Age _ _

Destination _ _ _

Year of departure _ _

Activity abroad
[] 1 Mines
[] 2 Farms
[] 3 Student
[] 4 Official business
[] 5 Medical
[] 8 Other

E3. Did the household receive remittances (cash or goods) during the last 5 years (from 2003 to 2008) from any of the members who have emigrated?

[] 0 No (go to section M)
[] 1 Yes, remittances - money
[] 2 Yes, remittances - goods
[] 3 Don't know (go to section M)

E4. How regular were these remittances (cash or goods)?

[] 1 Quite regular
[] 2 Somewhat regular
[] 3 From time to time
[] 4 Rarely

Section M: Maternal and general deaths

M1. Is there any member of the household who died during the last 12 months?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No (end of questionnaire)

M2. Specify the sex and age of the deceased

Death no. ____

Sex
[] 1 Male
[] 2 Female

Age at death (in completed years; record "00" if less than one year) _ _

If death of woman aged 12-49 was the death:
due to accident, injury, suicide or violence?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
while pregnant?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
during childbirth?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
during the 6 weeks period following the termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the way the pregnancy was terminated?
[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No