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Description

FLOOR indicates the dwelling's predominant flooring material.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Argentina
Botswana
Cameroon
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Honduras
Indonesia
Kenya
Malawi
Mali
Mexico
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Paraguay
Senegal
Uganda
Uruguay
Zambia

Comparability — General

The variable is conceptually comparable across samples, but the categorization is not. The only consistent distinction across samples is between earth floors and finished floors. The separate codes for finished floors represent many of the different labels in the various samples, arranged more or less by type of material.

Consideration of the full list of available categories for a given sample is often the only way to infer the meaning of a specific code. The content of the "other" category, in particular, can differ greatly. The original labels can be viewed via the unharmonized source variables for FLOOR. See also the enumeration text.

Comparability — Argentina [top]

The 1991-2010 samples combined all finished floors except cement or brick into a single category.

Comparability — Botswana [top]

The 2001 and 2011 samples include the category for "brick/stone", which was not considered in previous samples.

Comparability — Cameroon [top]

The universe for the 1976 sample includes both private and collective occupied households, but it is restricted to only private households in the two more recent samples. The 2005 sample refers to ordinary households since it excludes nomadic households and homeless people in addition to collective households.

Comparability — Dominican Republic [top]

The universe varies slightly across samples. In the 1981 source variable, mosaic, granite and marble are combined as one category. This category is coded as "Ceramic, marble, granite" in FLOOR. The 1981 source variable also included a separate category for brick that is not included in later samples. The 2010 sample differentiated between granite, ceramic, and marble; this detail is available in the unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Ecuador [top]

The data are generally comparable across samples. In the Ecuador 2001 census sample the wood category includes parquet, which was in a different category in previous samples; the 2010 census sample has separate categories for finished and unfinished wood.

Comparability — El Salvador [top]

The 2007 census contains an additional response category for ceramic tile that the 1992 census does not include.

Comparability — Ethiopia [top]

The universe differs significantly across samples: in 1984 and 1994 it includes only urban households; in 2007 it includes only households that responded to the long questionnaire.

The 1984 sample included a response category for stone, which was dropped from the 1994-2007 response categories. Marble tile was included in the 1984 sample, not included in 1994 and then included in 2007 under a similar title: "ceramic or marble tiles."

Comparability — Ghana [top]

This variable is comparable across samples. "None" includes mud bricks in the 2000 sample and mud in the 2010 sample.

Comparability — Guatemala [top]

The "brick" category includes both clay and cement bricks in the 1981, 1994, and 2002 samples.

Comparability — Honduras [top]

The 1961 census is a sample of individuals, not households. Information is only available for households consisting of a head.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

From the 1990 census onward, the category "ceramic, marble, granite" was added.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The data are comparable across samples. The Kenya 1989 and 2009 samples include private households (and refugee camps in the latter) and exclude travelers, vagrants, and collective households, while the 1999 sample includes all households.

Comparability — Malawi [top]

The categories differ significantly between the 1987 and 2008 samples. Malawi collected information about multiple dwellings for a household. This variable includes information about floor material in the first dwelling only. Information about floor material was not collected in the 1998 sample.

Comparability — Mali [top]

Cement and tile are combined in 1987 and separated in 1998 and 2009.

Comparability — Mexico [top]

The materials found in the "Other finished, n.e.c" integrated category include "Wood, mosaic, or other coverings" as defined in the original source variables. The universe for 1990 is all dwellings except shelters. The universe for 2005 survey is all dwellings except shelters, mobile dwellings, and non-habitable dwellings. The universe for 2010 survey is all habitable dwellings.

Comparability — Nicaragua [top]

The category "cement, tile, or brick" contains progressively more specific materials over time.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

Response categories are comparable in the 2006-2009 samples. The unharmonized source variables differentiate between "wood or tile" and "plank or concrete" in those years, which are categorized as "finished" in FLOOR. The 2010 sample included more detailed response categories, which are preserved in the integrated variable.

Comparability — Paraguay [top]

The source variable for the code "tile" changes slightly over time. In 1982, the source variable code is "tile," in 1992 the source variable code is "common tile or flagstone," and in 2007 the source variable code is "common floor tile." The mosaic category was added to the 1992-2002 samples to distinguish types of tile.

Comparability — Senegal [top]

Categories are comparable across census years in Senegal. In 1998-2013, the "none/unfinished" category is a recode of the "earth/adobe" response. Sand floors are distinguished from other unfinished floors. Additional response categories are available in 2013 with respect to 1988 and 2002.

The universe of the 2014 sample is "ordinary households" while it is "all households" in 1988 and 2002.

Comparability — Uganda [top]

The universe includes private households in 1991 and 2002, and all households in 2014.

Comparability — Uruguay [top]

The materials represented in each integrated category vary slightly across samples -- see the unharmonized source variable documentation for details. The "brick or stone" and "concrete" categories in 1963 were merged for the 1985 and 1996 censuses into the "cement, tile, or brick" category. The 2006 and 2011 censuses include the responses "earth," "no floor underlayment" and "only subfloor without floor" in the unfinished floor category.

Comparability — Zambia [top]

The 1990 sample included fewer response categories than the later samples. Cement includes cement or concrete in 1990, while these materials were differentiated in later samples. The later samples also include brick, terrazzo and tile, which were not response options in 1990.

Universe

  • Argentina 1980: Private dwellings
  • Argentina 1991: Private dwellings
  • Argentina 2001: Non-collective dwellings and not homeless
  • Argentina 2010: Private dwellings
  • Benin 1979: All households
  • Benin 1992: Private households
  • Benin 2002: All households
  • Benin 2013: All households
  • Bolivia 1976: Occupied dwellings
  • Bolivia 1992: Private occupied dwellings
  • Bolivia 2001: Private occupied dwellings
  • Bolivia 2012: Private occupied dwellings
  • Botswana 1981: Private households
  • Botswana 1991: Private households
  • Botswana 2001: Private households
  • Botswana 2011: Private households
  • Brazil 1980: Not group quarters or improvised dwellings
  • Burkina Faso 1996: All households
  • Burkina Faso 2006: All households
  • Cameroon 1976: Occupied households
  • Cameroon 1987: Private households
  • Cameroon 2005: Ordinary households
  • Chile 1960: Households in which the head was sampled
  • Chile 1970: Occupied dwellings
  • Chile 1982: Private occupied dwellings
  • Chile 1992: Private occupied dwellings
  • Chile 2002: Private occupied dwellings
  • Colombia 1973: All households
  • Colombia 1985: Not vacant dwellings
  • Colombia 1993: Not vacant dwellings
  • Colombia 2005: All households
  • Costa Rica 1963: Private dwellings
  • Costa Rica 1973: Private, occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 1984: Private, occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 2000: Private, occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 2011: Private dwellings
  • Cuba 2012: Private households
  • Dominican Republic 1981: Dwellings with independent exit
  • Dominican Republic 2002: Occupied households
  • Dominican Republic 2010: Private occupied dwellings
  • Ecuador 1962: Households in which a head was sampled
  • Ecuador 1974: Private dwellings
  • Ecuador 1982: Private occupied dwellings
  • Ecuador 1990: Private occupied dwellings
  • Ecuador 2001: Private occupied dwellings
  • Ecuador 2010: Private occupied dwellings
  • El Salvador 1992: Private occupied households
  • El Salvador 2007: Private occupied households with people present
  • Ethiopia 1984: Urban households
  • Ethiopia 1994: Urban households with information collected
  • Ethiopia 2007: Households that responded to the long form
  • Ghana 2000: Private occupied households
  • Ghana 2010: Private occupied households
  • Guatemala 1964: All households
  • Guatemala 1981: Private households
  • Guatemala 1994: Private occupied households
  • Guatemala 2002: Private households
  • Guinea 1983: All households
  • Haiti 1971: All households
  • Haiti 2003: All households
  • Honduras 1961: Households consisting of a head
  • Honduras 1988: Private households
  • Honduras 2001: Private households
  • Indonesia 1971: All households
  • Indonesia 1976: All households
  • Indonesia 1980: All households
  • Indonesia 1985: All households
  • Indonesia 1990: All households
  • Indonesia 1995: All households
  • Indonesia 2005: All households
  • Indonesia 2010: Households in regular enumeration areas and enumerated apartments
  • Kenya 1989: Not group quarters
  • Kenya 1999: All households
  • Kenya 2009: Conventional households or refugee camps
  • Laos 2005: Private households
  • Lesotho 2006: All households
  • Liberia 2008: All households
  • Malawi 1987: Private households
  • Malawi 2008: Private households
  • Mali 1987: All households
  • Mali 1998: All households
  • Mali 2009: All households
  • Mexico 1970: All households
  • Mexico 1990: Dwellings except shelters
  • Mexico 1995: All households
  • Mexico 2000: All households
  • Mexico 2005: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Mexico 2010: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Mexico 2015: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Morocco 2014: All households
  • Mozambique 2007: Private occupied households
  • Myanmar 2014: Conventional households
  • Nicaragua 1971: Private occupied households
  • Nicaragua 1995: Private occupied households with people present
  • Nicaragua 2005: Private households with people present or hotels, boarding houses and guest houses
  • Nigeria 2006: All households
  • Nigeria 2007: All households
  • Nigeria 2008: All households
  • Nigeria 2009: All households
  • Nigeria 2010: All households
  • Panama 1960: Private occupied households
  • Panama 1980: Private occupied households
  • Panama 1990: Private occupied households
  • Panama 2000: Private occupied households
  • Panama 2010: Private occupied households
  • Paraguay 1972: Private occupied dwellings
  • Paraguay 1982: Private occupied dwellings
  • Paraguay 1992: Private occupied dwellings
  • Paraguay 2002: Private occupied dwellings
  • Peru 1993: Private occupied dwellings
  • Peru 2007: Private occupied dwellings
  • Rwanda 1991: All households
  • Rwanda 2002: Private households
  • Rwanda 2012: All households
  • Senegal 1988: All households
  • Senegal 2002: All households
  • Senegal 2013: Ordinary households
  • Sierra Leone 2004: All households
  • Tanzania 2002: Private households
  • Tanzania 2012: All households
  • Togo 2010: All households
  • Uganda 1991: Private households
  • Uganda 2002: Private households
  • Uganda 2014: All households
  • Uruguay 1963: Private occupied households
  • Uruguay 1985: Private occupied households with people present
  • Uruguay 1996: Private occupied households
  • Uruguay 2006: All households
  • Uruguay 2011: Private occupied households
  • Venezuela 1971: Non-collective occupied dwellings
  • Venezuela 1981: Occupied dwellings
  • Venezuela 1990: Non-collective permanent occupied dwellings
  • Venezuela 2001: Non-collective permanent occupied dwellings
  • Zambia 1990: All households
  • Zambia 2000: All households
  • Zambia 2010: All households

Availability

  • Argentina: 1980, 1991, 2001, 2010
  • Benin: 1979, 1992, 2002, 2013
  • Bolivia: 1976, 1992, 2001, 2012
  • Botswana: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Brazil: 1980
  • Burkina Faso: 1996, 2006
  • Cameroon: 1976, 1987, 2005
  • Chile: 1960, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002
  • Colombia: 1973, 1985, 1993, 2005
  • Costa Rica: 1963, 1973, 1984, 2000, 2011
  • Cuba: 2012
  • Dominican Republic: 1981, 2002, 2010
  • Ecuador: 1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 2001, 2010
  • El Salvador: 1992, 2007
  • Ethiopia: 1984, 1994, 2007
  • Ghana: 2000, 2010
  • Guatemala: 1964, 1981, 1994, 2002
  • Guinea: 1983
  • Haiti: 1971, 2003
  • Honduras: 1961, 1988, 2001
  • Indonesia: 1971, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005, 2010
  • Kenya: 1989, 1999, 2009
  • Laos: 2005
  • Lesotho: 2006
  • Liberia: 2008
  • Malawi: 1987, 2008
  • Mali: 1987, 1998, 2009
  • Mexico: 1970, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
  • Morocco: 2014
  • Mozambique: 2007
  • Myanmar: 2014
  • Nicaragua: 1971, 1995, 2005
  • Nigeria: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Panama: 1960, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010
  • Paraguay: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002
  • Peru: 1993, 2007
  • Rwanda: 1991, 2002, 2012
  • Senegal: 1988, 2002, 2013
  • Sierra Leone: 2004
  • Tanzania: 2002, 2012
  • Togo: 2010
  • Uganda: 1991, 2002, 2014
  • Uruguay: 1963, 1985, 1996, 2006, 2011
  • Venezuela: 1971, 1981, 1990, 2001
  • Zambia: 1990, 2000, 2010