Morocco 1994 Enumeration Instructions
Kingdom of Morocco
Ministry of Interior/High Commission for Planning
General Census of Population and Housing, 1994
Administrative division considered in the census is about the same as the official one. National territory is divided into regions. Each region is divided into provinces. Each province is divided into municipalities in urban areas, and into cercles in rural areas. Cercles are composed of rural communities, whose population belongs to "mashikhat" and douar. Sometimes they may contain other centers considered as urban areas. Geographic code manual present all names and corresponding codes of different divisions.
Census district is an urban or rural area with clear geographic limits. Each census district is enumerated by a census enumerator. Each census district is made up of part, whole or several lots in urban area, or of a whole or several lots in rural area. A lot is made up of several continuous constructions. It is generally limited by several public roads.
Lot in urban area is made up of a group of continuous buildings and limited usually by several public roads (street, avenue, roads) or empty land. Lots are very diverse in form and number of buildings it contains. We may find large lots as well as small ones with few building if not only one building.
Lot in rural area is defined as a geographical area with natural or physical clear limits that contains a group or more of residential buildings. The latter is made up of housing units and rural buildings close to each other and gathered with no separation such as mountains, rivers or large empty land. These rural residential areas could be classified as "douar" (village), part of "douar" or several "douars".
Building: has been constructed to house people and their belongings or just to keep such belongings, or to be used for professional, administrative, service or religious purposes. A building may have a unique or multiple uses, such as building that has residential area and professional area.
Types of buildings:
Villa: according to its normal definition, it is every building prepared for residence, stands alone from its architectural stand of view and not over two story and usually has a garden. A villa could be used for things other than residence during the census period.
Story building: is prepared for collective housing and made up of several apartments. It could be used for residential or other purposes.
Modern Moroccan house: is an individual building, made up of one or several stories used for residence or other purposes. There are no similarities between modern Moroccan house, villa or traditional Moroccan house.
Moroccan traditional house: found usually in old/traditional neighborhoods. It is characterized by a hall in the middle, surrounded by rooms for residence.
Slum, informal construction: it's about unique constructions from architectural or materials, such as wood, zinc.
Administrative, professional or service: all independent locals, whose architect are different from the constructions mentioned above and not used only for residence.
Other buildings: They are about other constructions that cannot be classified above.
Dwelling: a residence is made of one room or several rooms prepared for residence. It has one or more direct entry. The direct entry may open up on a hall, stairs, another premise for professional use, public way or empty land. It should be noted that a hotel should not be considered as only one residence. Each of its rooms is a residence, unless several rooms are used by the same household. Regarding traditional hotels (foundouk), they are usually found in old neighborhoods. Each room or several rooms occupied by a household is considered a dwelling. Likewise each empty room is considered a dwelling. The same goes for a group of dwellings occupied by one household. These dwellings are considered as one, and hence the number of rooms is the total number of rooms of theses dwellings. A dwelling may not have been prepared for residence initially, but parts within it are now being used as residence. In this case these parts should be considered as dwellings.
Types of dwellings: As mentioned above, types of dwellings are villa, apartment in a story building, Moroccan modern building, Moroccan traditional building and slums. In additions the following types should be added:
Rural dwellings: are all dwellings that are enumerated in the rural areas and suburban areas, which are not within the former types.
Room in establishment: is a room or several rooms in an establishment (hotel, school, factory, mosque) used for residence during the census period.
Premises not prepared for residence in the first place: are locations that were built for other purposes than residence but are being used as residence during the census period.
Other cases: about other types not mentioned above, such as car, tent.
Professional premises: are all premises that are being used for professional purpose, even if they were not prepared to this end in the first place.
Household head: is the individual resident declared as household head by household members. He enjoys moral or material obligations, or both. The head of household is not necessarily the oldest, the one who earns the most or the one related to all family members. Also, the household head could be either a man or a woman. She could be the widow living with her son's family or the person who decides about the use of agricultural land regarding agricultural families or the elderly who isn't participating any longer in agricultural activities.
Status of residence in dwelling: During the census reference date, residents of a dwelling could be present or temporarily absent. A dwelling could be on construction, empty, secondary or seasonal. Following are definitions of these cases:
Dwelling whose residents are present during the census: it's about every dwelling usually occupied by one or several households during the census reference date.
Dwelling whose residents are temporarily absents: it's about every dwelling usually occupied by one or several households, but they are absent during the census reference date.
Secondary or seasonal dwelling: is every dwelling used as a secondary residence by household who has a primary residence elsewhere. In this category we also find dwelling owned by Moroccan resident abroad but occupied during vacations.
Empty dwelling: is non-secondary or residential dwelling not occupied by any household during the census reference date. Only dwellings prepared for residence and not demolished are considered such. In addition, only certain types of dwellings are considered: villa, apartment in a story building, Moroccan modern house or Moroccan traditional house. Hence, rural houses and slums are not to be considered.
Dwelling under construction: is a dwelling being constructed but its primary features are apparent and can be classified. These dwelling could be sometimes occupied by household(s) during the census reference date.
"Present resident" is anyone present at his usual place of residence during the census reference date.
"Resident temporarily absent" is anyone absent from his usual resident for a period shorter than 6 months.
"Transit individual" is anyone living in a place different from his usual residence for a period shorter than 6 months. Transit individuals, whether living in hotels or ordinary households, are not counted as part of the legal population.
Census reference date: All gathered questionnaires during the census refer to the 2nd of September 1994 at 0 hour.
Counted population during census: counting legal population is primary the objective of census. It's made up of two categories: Municipal population and separately counted population.
Municipal population: Counted as usual resident within the census district among normal households or grouped households. And they are:
Persons that should not be counted at all are:
Persons counted separately: Persons counted within the establishment where they live. They are:
Number of households in the dwelling: ____
Household number, in the dwelling: from "01" household to the last household within the dwelling____
Number of questionnaires filled for this household: ____
Questionnaire number filled for this household: ____
Total number of household members: ____
Precise address of the dwelling unit: ____
Date of interview: ____
Name of the census enumerator: ____
Name of the supervisor: ____
Date of the supervision: ____
Q3. Relationship to household head:
1 His wife
2 Son or daughter
3 Grandson or granddaughter
4 Father or mother
5 Brother or sister
6 Son-in-law or daughter-in-law
7 Other relative to determine
8 No relationship
Q4. Status of residence:
2 "Resident temporarily absent" is anyone absent from his usual residence for a period shorter than 6 months
Q7. Matrimonial status:
2 Married is anyone legally/religiously married, even if the marriage has not been consummated yet.
3 Widowed is anyone whose husband or wife died
4 Divorced is anyone who legally/religiously divorced through a judgment
Q11. Place of last residence prior to current residence____
In case of changing house, but still on same town or village write "10000"
In case of changing town or village write name of town or village with closest town
Q13. Place of residence during or before last Al-aid Adha holiday ____
In case of changing house, but still on same town or village, write "10000"
In case of changing town or village, write the name of the town or village with closest town
During lifetime of mentioned women
Q14a. Who currently live with the household ____
Q14b. Who do not currently live with the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
1 Only Arabic
2 Arabic and French alone
3 Arabic, French and other languages to be mentioned
4 Arabic and languages other than French
5 Other cases to be mentioned ____
Q18. Activity type:
Every person, man or woman, age 7 or older who declared at the census reference date that he/she has a professional activity, is considered to be "Active employed". According to this definition, individuals who have a certain job (farmers, individuals with periodical jobs), even if they were not practicing their activity during the census period are considered to be active employed. [This defintion] also includes individuals with a job but absent from their job during the census period because of annual leave, sickness, or accident.
1 Unemployed never worked before
Anyone age 15 or older, who declares that he/she has no job at the census reference date, but is looking for it is "Active unemployed". These individuals never worked in the past.
2 Unemployed who has worked in the past
"Active unemployed" is anyone age 15 or older, and declares that he/she has no job at the census reference date, but is looking for it. These individuals have worked in the past.
Every girl or woman age 15 or older who does not practice any work but is taking care of the house and household members (cleaning, cooking, etc.). Not all women are to be automatically classified in this category. Enumerator should separate between housewife and woman that does some activities (weaving, agriculture, service) for money or in kind values. Therefore these women should be classified in the former categories according to their status during the census.
Every individual whose primary activity is limited to going to school or professional training establishment during 2003-2004 school year, if he was not planning to attend next year. But, the student who finished his schooling is considered an actively occupied or unemployed depending on his situation.
If a student has a part time job, even if it was paid, he is still considered to be a student. In addition, a student civil servant is considered a student even if he is receiving a salary. However an employee who is a taking night classes or education to improve his skills is considered as occupied active.
5 Landlord or retired
He/she is not active. His earnings are from renting properties (apartment, farming land) or his earnings are from retirement plan from private or government establishments. But, if this person is practicing economic activities, then he/she should be considered occupied active.
6 Sick or handicapped
Sick or handicapped is every person whose handicap/illness prevents him from doing any job.
Younger than 15, does not work and [is] not in school.
8 Other cases to be noted ____
Younger than 15, does not work and [is] not in school.
Q19. Primary profession carried on____
Q20. Primary activity of the establishment or professional premises where the person is working or worked____
Q21. Status in primary profession:
Employs at least one salaried person
2 Independent with a premise
Works for himself and does not employ any salaried person, although he/she may seek familial aids. This individual works at a specific premise other than his own home. This definition may be difficult to apply for self-employed farmers. We consider each farmer working on his own land within this category.
3 Independent worker from his home
Works for himself and does not employ any salaried person on a permanent basis, although he/she may seek familial aids or apprentice. This individual works in his own home.
4 Independent travelling or without premise
Works for himself and does not employ any salaried person, although he/she may seek familial aids. This individual does not have specific premise.
5 Salaried employee
Works for a salary, in kind, or both. This individual works for public sector, such as government, local communities, external services of ministries or for private sector
6 Family appointed
Works for his family members with no salary and lives with them.
Works for an employer or is self-employed to learn some skills. He/she may receive some salary.
Q23. Type of housing:
According to its normal definition is every building prepared for residence, separated from its architectural stand of point and not over two stories, and usually has a garden. A villa could be used for other things besides residence during the census period.
1 An apartment in a building
Within a building that is prepared for collective housing and made up of several stand alone apartments. The latter could be used for residential or other purposes.
3 Moroccan traditional house
Is an individual building, made up of one or several stories used as residence or other purposes. There are no similarities between modern Moroccan house, villa or traditional Moroccan house.
4 Room in an establishment
Is a room or several rooms in an establishment (hotel, school, factory, mosque) used for residence during the census period.
5 Slum or archaic housing
It is about unique constructions from architectural or material, such as wood, zinc
6 Premise not originally prepared for housing (garage)
7 Rural housing
Are all dwellings that are enumerated in the rural areas and suburban area, which are not within the former types.
8 Other cases: Other types not mentioned above, such as car, tent
Q29. Number of individual within questionnaire____
Q30a. Type of handicap:
4 Can't move
5 Amputated hand or hands
6 Amputated leg or legs
8 Other handicap
Q30b. Handicap cause:
3 Traffic accident
4 Work-related accident
6 Other reason to be mentioned
Q30c. Length of handicap (until census time) ____