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Dominican Republic 1981 Nepal 2011 Romania 2011 Vietnam 1999
Germany 1987 Panama 1980 Spain 2001 Vietnam 2009
Iran 2006 Poland 2002 Spain 2011
Jordan 2004 Romania 1977 Suriname 2012
Malaysia 1991 Romania 2002 United States 2015
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Dominican Republic 1981 — source variable DO1981A_0053 — Year of construction
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19. Year of construction

In what year was construction of this dwelling completed?
[] 1 Before 1979
[] 2 In 1979
[] 3 In 1980
[] 4 In 1981

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Germany 1987 — source variable DE1987A_0051 — Year of construction of building
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Data on dwelling


Data on building: please complete only if you are the owner or manager of this building
[Questions 1 to 4 were asked only of the owner or manager of the building]


3. Year of construction (year ready for occupation)

If extensions and conversions were made, the year of original construction is to be indicated. In the case of reconstruction following total loss, state the year of reconstruction.

[] Up to 1900
[] 1901-1918
[] 1919-1948
[] 1949-1957
[] 1958-1962
[] 1963-1987

[Years were listed individually between 1963 and 1987, but those are omitted in this version of the form]



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Iran 2006 — source variable IR2006A_0080 — Year the construction of the housing unit was completed
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Questions 42-55 should be filled out for collective and normal settled households.


Questions 45-55 should be filled out for households residing in Conventional residential unit (number 1 in Question 44)


54. The year when the construction of the housing unit was completed.

[] 2006
[] 2005
[] 2004
[] 2003
[] 2002
[] 2001
[] 2000
[] 1999
[] 1998
[] 1997
[] 1996
[] 1986-1995
[] 1976-1985
[] 1966-1975
[] Before 1966


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30. General explanation about questions 41 through 56
Fill question 41 only for normal settled households and leave it blank for other households. But fill questions 42 to 55 also for collective households in addition to normal settled ones.
Note: For those normal settled and collective households for which you filled more than one sheet of questionnaire, fill these questions along with question 56 only on the first sheet and leave them blank on other sheets.


35. General explanation about Questions 45 through 55
Fill these questions only for those households who live in a conventional residential unit (box 1 question 44) and leave it blank for households living in other types of units.


45. The year when the construction of the housing unit was completed, Question 54
Ask about the year when the construction of the unit was completed and identify the situation by marking one of the 1 to 15 boxes. For instance, if the construction was completed in year 1385 (2006), mark box 1 and if it was completed in 1366 (1987), mark box 12.

- If the construction is yet to be finished but the building is in use by a household at the time of enumeration, consider the year of exploitation as the year when construction was finished.
- It is possible that the housing unit was finished in a certain year and some parts have been added to it in later years. Then consider the year in which the main unit was completed as the answer.


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Jordan 2004 — source variable JO2004A_0094 — Year of laying foundation of the building
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134. Year of laying fundaments of the building _ _ _ _
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Year of laying the foundation
It means the year when the main foundation for the building was laid.


Question 134 - the year of beginning of construction (laying the foundation):
This question is about the year when the construction of the building began. This is the year when the foundation of the building, or a part of it, was laid. The question is not about the year or the years when there were other additions to the building. For example, if the construction began by the building that consists of three rooms and their annexes in the year 1962. Then another floor was added in year 1975. In this case, the year of construction of the building is 1962 and not 1975. The enumerator in this case enters the year of construction in the corresponding field in the question. The entry fills four cells as follows 1962. In the case the year of the construction of the building is not known, the enumerator should write the phrase "not known" in the corresponding field.
With respect to marginal buildings (barracks, tents and hair tents, caves, caravans), they don't have a year of construction because they are marginal buildings. In this case, the enumerator put the sign (-). For industrial buildings (hangars and pre-fabricated buildings) used for purposes of industry or commerce, they should have year of construction.


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Malaysia 1991 — source variable MY1991A_0042 — Living quarter's age
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A3. In which year was the construction of these living quarters completed? _ _ _ _

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Question A3

Purpose
This question is to obtain the actual year of completion of the construction of the LQ.

How to ask the question
Ask question as stated in questionnaire.

How to record the answer
Record the year given in the box provided.

If the respondent is unable to answer, try to probe and ask further questions as to whether the LQ was in existence during the Emergency Period (1948-1960), Independence Day (1957), 1970 and 1980 Census or any local significant event.

If the respondent is unable to give the exact year, try to estimate the "age" of the LQ and write on the dotted line.

If the respondent does not know the year of construction or the age of the LQ, then record "Not Known" on the dotted line.

For housing units within the same housing block (e.g., terrace houses), the year of construction of all units in the housing block should be the same.

If there is major renovation to the LQ (more than 50%), record the year in which the renovation was completed.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0036 — Age of house in years
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Household Information

[2.5] How old is the house? ____

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Household information

2.5 How old is the house?
The age of the house where the family is living in should be determined/identified and written in years. If the house is constructed is less than a year ago, 00 should be written in the specified place. If the house was constructed earlier, and some floors were added later, then the first construction date should be identified in case of such a house and accordingly the total number years should be written. The family living in rental may not know the age of the house. In such case, the age should be written as per the response from the owner of the house.


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Panama 1980 — source variable PA1980A_0064 — Year of construction
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Ask questions 3 through 14 only for those dwellings, with inhabitants present, that are classified in boxes 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 of question number 1, Type of Dwelling.


14. Was this dwelling built between 1970 and 1980?

[] Yes
[] No
[] Doesn't know

If "Yes", write the year of construction ____


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Question 14 Was this dwelling built between 1970 and 1980?

Mark the corresponding box according to the person's answer.
If the answer is "yes", ask what in what year was the enumerated dwelling built and write it down in the corresponding space.
There will be cases in which the person does not know the date. Try to get the information from other sources (the neighbors, the lessee, etc.). In other cases, the information will be found written down on a special card at the entrance of the building.
Keep in mind that in tenement houses and apartments this information will be uniform for all dwellings. En the case of having exhausted all resources without getting the information, mark the box "not known".


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Poland 2002 — source variable PL2002A_0038 — Period of the building construction
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3. a) Period of the building construction
[] 1 Before 1918
[] 2 1919-1944
[] 3 1945-1970
[] 4 1971-1978
[] 5 1979-1988
[] 6 1989-2002
[] 7 Under construction
3.b) If the answer is 1989 - 2002 - please fill in the year when the building was completed: ____
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General information [p. 57]

1. Information about the building should be determined only in case of buildings housing more than one dwelling. In case there are two or more enumerated dwellings in the building, indicate information about the building only in the first enumerated dwelling.

2. Information about the buildings housing the dwellings which are managed by legal persons and organizational units without legal personality will be given by the administrative authorities of these buildings.

This information will be given before the census on auxiliary forms, Characteristics of building or they will be directly given to the enumerators, which will contact the administrative authorities in the day of conducting the census.
The forms with Characteristics of Building, after they have been used, should be returned to the enumeration office with the whole set of enumeration materials.

3. Information about the individual buildings owned by private persons i.e. about single-family houses and the so-called small dwelling-houses should be determined by the enumerator during the census and be directly filled-in to the Questionnaire A.

Question 3a and 3b. Period of the building construction? [p. 59-60]

1. The year of the building construction is the year when the construction was finished i.e. the building was rendered for public use/completed. However, if the building was partially rendered for use (by staircases or wings), the valid year of building construction is the year of completion of the last part of the building.

2. If the building has been reconstructed after it was entirely destroyed, the year of reconstruction completion is valid. However, the fact of a complete renovation of a building should not be taken into consideration when determining the year of construction. Only the year of its construction is valid in that case.
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3. In case there has been an additional space built on to an already existing building (e.g. one or two rooms or an additional floor), the year of construction of the original building and not of the annex should be taken into consideration while enumeration.

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Romania 1977 — source variable RO1977A_0024 — Construction year
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3. Year of construction 1 _ _ _

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23. Year of construction (item 3).

The year when the building was put into commission is considered the year of construction. This is the year when the building's work was completed (when all the inside equipment was fixed and finishing works completed).

For buildings partially put into commission, the year of construction will be considered the year when the first dwelling was finished or if it was a single dwelling building, when the first room was ready for habitation.

For the buildings where extension attachments have been undertaken or new floors were added after the construction was finished, the year of construction may be the year when the building was originally constructed. If these additional spaces are larger than the initial building capacity (expressed by the size of the newly created surface), the year of construction will be considered the year of last additional construction (or the year an additional extra floor was constructed).

When the year of construction is unknown, this will be assessed by taking into consideration the following: similarity with other buildings from the same census sector or even other census sectors where the year of construction is known, or the existence of construction materials or of a certain particular construction style that is characteristic to a certain years or period, etc.


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Romania 2002 — source variable RO2002A_0054 — Age of building
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_ _ _ _ 19. Year of construction of the building

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Year of construction of the building (item 19)

41. It is considered as the year of construction, the year when the building was put into commission, respectively the year when the building's works were completed, (when all the inside equipment was fixed, and finishing works terminated).

For the buildings partially put into commission, the year of construction will be considered the year when the first dwelling was finished, or whether it was a single dwelling building, when the first room was ready for habitation.

For the buildings where the extension attachment have been undertaken, or new floors were added, after the construction was finished, the year of construction may be the year when the building was originally constructed. If these additional spaces are larger than the initial building capacity (expressed by the size of the new created surface), the year of construction will be considered the year of the latest additional construction (or additional extra floor was constructed).

For the buildings, where reconstruction have been undertaken, by transforming more than 50 % of the initial construction, the year of construction will be considered the year when this house was rebuild.

When the year of construction is unknown, this will be assessed taking into consideration the following particularities:

-- similarity with the other buildings from the same census sector, or even other census sectors, (where the year of construction is known);
-- the existence of construction materials or of a certain particular construction style, characteristic to a certain years or period, etc.

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Romania 2011 — source variable RO2011A_0048 — Age of building structure
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Questions 25-29 are to be answered only if at least one conventional dwelling in the building

26. Building construction period (year)

[] 1 Before 1919
[] 2 1919-1945
[] 3 1946- 1960
[] 4 1961- 1970
[] 5 After 1970, year _ _ _ _

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Spain 2001 — source variable ES2001A_0054 — Year of construction, since 1990

No questionnaire text is available for this sample.


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Spain 2011 — source variable ES2011A_0037 — Year of construction
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4.A.2 Construction period of the building

The construction period of the building refers to the date in which the building has been finished. For those buildings that have suffered a substantial reform after their construction, it is considered as a year of construction in which the said reform has been finished.

[p. 64]

Its objective is to know the age of the area of buildings and the recent evolution of the construction during the last years.

Categories of this variable:

Before 1920
1921-1940
1941-1950
1951-1960
1961-1970
1971-1980
1981-1990
1991-200
Constructed after the year 2000 (this information will be disaggregated year by year)

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Suriname 2012 — source variable SR2012A_0024 — Building year
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Household module

Part 1: Characteristics of the inhabited building
[Applies to questions 1 - 4]

4. In what year / period was this building erected?

[] 1 Before 1980
[] 2 1980-1989
[] 3 1990-1999
[] 4 2000-2004
[] 5 2005
[] 6 2006
[] 7 2007
[] 8 2008
[] 9 2009
[] 10 2010
[] 11 2011
[] 12 2012
[] 97 Don't know
[] 99 No response

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United States 2015 — source variable US2015A_0080 — Age of structure, decade
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Housing
Please answer the following questions about the house, apartment, or mobile home at the address on the mailing label.

2. About when was this building first built?

[] 2000 or later, Specify year _ _ _ _
[] 1990 to 1999
[] 1980 to 1989
[] 1970 to 1979
[] 1960 to 1969
[] 1950 to 1959
[] 1940 to 1949
[] 1939 or earlier
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Answer questions 1 through 21 for the house, apartment, or mobile home at the address on the mailing label.

2. Mark the box that corresponds to the year in which the original construction was completed, not the time of any later remodeling, additions, or conversions.
If the building was first built in 2000 or later, enter the exact year it was built.
If you live on a boat or in a mobile home, enter the year corresponding to the model year in which it was manufactured.
If you do not know the year the building was first built, enter your best estimate.


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Vietnam 1999 — source variable VN1999A_0015 — Year of construction before 1976
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6. In what year was this [main] house/flat put into use?
[] 1 Before 1976
[] 2 From 1976 up to now

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Question 6: What year did this (main) house/apartment become available for occupancy?
The investigator records the year the house was completed and began to be occupied. In cases where the household residence includes many parts, and each part was completed and occupied in different years, then only record the year the main part (with the largest area) of that house was constructed and was occupied.

If the house/apartment that the household currently lives in is completed and began to be occupied before 1976, then the investigator circles number "1". If the house/apartment that the household currently lives in is completed and began to be occupied from 1976 onward, then the investigator circles number "2", and at the same time write the last two digits of the year the house was completed and began to be used in the two designated boxes. For example, if a person reports that the house was completed and began to be occupied in 1987, then the record should be as follows: [An example has been omitted.]

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Vietnam 1999 — source variable VN1999A_0016 — Year of construction
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Question 6: What year did this (main) house/apartment become available for occupancy?
The investigator records the year the house was completed and began to be occupied. In cases where the household residence includes many parts, and each part was completed and occupied in different years, then only record the year the main part (with the largest area) of that house was constructed and was occupied.

If the house/apartment that the household currently lives in is completed and began to be occupied before 1976, then the investigator circles number "1". If the house/apartment that the household currently lives in is completed and began to be occupied from 1976 onward, then the investigator circles number "2", and at the same time write the last two digits of the year the house was completed and began to be used in the two designated boxes. For example, if a person reports that the house was completed and began to be occupied in 1987, then the record should be as follows: [An example has been omitted.]

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Vietnam 2009 — source variable VN2009A_0041 — Year the dwelling started to be used
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[Questions 45-52 were asked of households that have and are representing the dwelling, as per questions 43 and 44.]


51. What year did the dwelling start to be used?

[] 1 Before 1975
[] 2 From 1975 to 1999
[] 3 From 2000 to now

200_

[] 4 Not stated

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Question 51: In what year was the dwelling put in use?
The enumerator records the year that the dwelling's construction was completed and put into use. If the dwelling includes many parts, each of which was completed and put into use in different years, the enumerator records the year that the main part (with the largest floor space) was completed and put into use for the habitation.

If the dwelling that the household is using for habitation was completed and put in use before 1975, the enumerator marks (x) in the small box next to code "1"; from 1975 - 1999, the enumerator marks (x) in the small box next to code "2"; from 2000 to present, the enumerator marks (x) in the small box next to code "3", and at the same time, fills in the last digit of the year that the dwelling was completed and put into use for habitation in the printed box to the right of the figure "200".

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In case the household head does not remember what year the house was put into use, the enumerator marks (x) in the small box next to code "4".