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      class Rooms:public Editor {

public:
    Rooms(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::mx1960a:
        {
            if (MX1960A_0005(0) == 0 && (MX1960A_0401(1) == 1 || MX1960A_0401(1) == 6))
                a = 98;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1963a:
        {
            if (UY1963A_0049(0) < 10 && UY1963A_0050(0) < 10)
                a = UY1963A_0049(0) + UY1963A_0050(0);
            if (a > 10)
                a = 10;
            if (a == 0)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1963A_0049(0) == 10 || UY1963A_0050(0) == 10)
                a = 10;
            if (UY1963A_0049(0) == 98 || UY1963A_0050(0) == 98)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1963A_0049(0) == 99 || UY1963A_0050(0) == 99)
                a = 99;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1975a:
        {
            if (UY1975A_0059(0) < 8 && UY1975A_0060(0) < 8)
                a = UY1975A_0059(0) + UY1975A_0060(0);
            if (a > 8)
                a = 8;
            if (a == 0)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1975A_0059(0) == 8 || UY1975A_0060(0) == 8 || UY1975A_0060(0) == 9)
                a = 8;
            if (UY1975A_0059(0) == 98 || UY1975A_0060(0) == 98)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1975A_0059(0) == 99 || UY1975A_0060(0) == 99)
                a = 99;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1985a:
        {
            if (UY1985A_0064(0) < 8 && UY1985A_0065(0) < 8)
                a = UY1985A_0064(0) + UY1985A_0065(0);
            if (a > 8)
                a = 8;
            if (a == 0)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1985A_0064(0) == 8 || UY1985A_0065(0) == 8)
                a = 8;
            if (UY1985A_0064(0) == 9 || UY1985A_0065(0) == 9)
                a = 99;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1963x:
        {
            if (UY1963X_0049(0) < 10 && UY1963X_0050(0) < 10)
                a = UY1963X_0049(0) + UY1963X_0050(0);
            if (a > 10)
                a = 10;
            if (a == 0)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1963X_0049(0) == 10 || UY1963X_0050(0) == 10)
                a = 10;
            if (UY1963X_0049(0) == 98 || UY1963X_0050(0) == 98)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1963X_0049(0) == 99 || UY1963X_0050(0) == 99)
                a = 99;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1975x:
        {
            if (UY1975X_0059(0) < 8 && UY1975X_0060(0) < 8)
                a = UY1975X_0059(0) + UY1975X_0060(0);
            if (a > 8)
                a = 8;
            if (a == 0)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1975X_0059(0) == 8 || UY1975X_0060(0) == 8 || UY1975X_0060(0) == 9)
                a = 8;
            if (UY1975X_0059(0) == 98 || UY1975X_0060(0) == 98)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1975X_0059(0) == 99 || UY1975X_0060(0) == 99)
                a = 99;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1985x:
        {
            if (UY1985X_0064(0) < 8 && UY1985X_0065(0) < 8)
                a = UY1985X_0064(0) + UY1985X_0065(0);
            if (a > 8)
                a = 8;
            if (a == 0)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1985X_0064(0) == 8 || UY1985X_0065(0) == 8)
                a = 8;
            if (UY1985X_0064(0) == 98 || UY1985X_0065(0) == 98)
                a = 98;
            if (UY1985X_0064(0) == 99 || UY1985X_0065(0) == 99)
                a = 99;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::pl2011a:
        {
            for (int tmp = 1; tmp <= countPeople(); tmp++) {
                if (PL2011A_0424(1) == 98 || PL2011A_0424(1) == 99) {
                    a = PL2011A_0424(tmp);
                }
                if (PL2011A_0424(tmp) != 98 && PL2011A_0424(tmp) != 99) {
                    a = PL2011A_0424(tmp);
                    break;
                }
            }
            if (a == 31)
                a = 30;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::ls2006a:
        {
			a = LS2006A_0039(0) + LS2006A_0041(0) + LS2006A_0043(0) + LS2006A_0045(0) + LS2006A_0047(0) + LS2006A_0049(0) + LS2006A_0051(0) + LS2006A_0053(0);  
			if (a == 0)
                a = 0;
			if (a > 3)
                a = 3;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

ROOMS indicates the number of rooms occupied by the housing unit.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Argentina
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Benin
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Kenya
Kyrgyz Republic
Lesotho
Malawi
Mali
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Senegal
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Switzerland
Tanzania
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia

Comparability — General

The censuses generally agree on the broad definition of a "room": essentially an interior area or compartment of a dwelling defined by walls and a roof, excluding corridors or hallways. They differ considerably, however, in delineating which rooms are to be included in the tally and which are to be excluded. Points of difference include: kitchens; bathrooms; garages; kitchens or bathrooms shared by multiple households; rooms used for various commercial or non-residential purposes; etc. See the enumeration text for details.

In most cases of multi-household dwelling units, this variable documents the number of rooms used by the household rather than the number of rooms in the dwelling unit. See country specific comparability below for details.

The samples also differ in their use of top-coding, with some as low as five or more rooms. All samples that report large numbers are top-coded at 30 or more rooms, with the detail retained in the unharmonized source variables.

Some samples include a category for "part of a room," which would be included with 1 room in other samples. See the codes page.

Comparability — Argentina [top]

Each room with the capacity for an adult-sized bed is considered a room. Kitchens and bathrooms are excluded. Laundry room, storage areas, garages and the rooms used for industrial and commercial purpose are also excluded, except when used for sleeping.

The 1991 sample excludes rooms used in common between households, and identifies households sharing a single room.

Comparability — Armenia [top]

In 2001, shared rooms were not included, but were recorded in a separate variable (AM2001A_0037). In 2011, rooms shared between households were counted in the room totals for each household unless a household used only part of a room. In both years, attics, balconies and other verandas equipped for living during the whole year were considered to be rooms, while kitchens, halls, bathrooms and cellars were excluded.

Comparability — Austria [top]

The samples consistently exclude kitchens, bathrooms, and rooms used for business. The 1991 sample required that each room counted by at least four square meters in area. The 2011 sample is a register based census; the precise source of information about rooms is unknown.

Comparability — Belarus [top]

There is a separate response for households living in part of a room. Kitchens, halls, corridors, bathrooms, storerooms, wardrobes are excluded from the number of rooms. The data are top-coded at 8 rooms in 1999 and 7 rooms in 2009.

Comparability — Benin [top]

All samples exclude hallways, verandas, bathrooms, toilet room (W.C.), and other areas of a surface of less than 5 square meters. The 1979 sample is top-coded at 20, while the 1992, 2002, and 2013 samples are top-coded at 23.

Comparability — Bolivia [top]

A room is any interior space large enough to accommodate an adult-sized cot or bed. All samples exclude kitchens, bathrooms, halls, corridors or storage rooms.

The 1992 sample is top-coded at 20 and more, while the 2012 sample is top-coded at 8 and more rooms.

Comparability — Botswana [top]

The 1991, 2001, and 2011 samples exclude kitchens, toilets, bathrooms, garages, and stores. However, these spaces were included if they were also used for living or sleeping accommodation.

If more than one household shares one living room, it was counted only once for one of the households. In the 2011 sample, responses indicating "no rooms" are grouped together with unknown. The data are top-coded at 10 rooms in 1991 and 2001, and 13 rooms in 2011.

Comparability — Brazil [top]

The Brazilian censuses included kitchens and bathrooms, as well as rooms not connected to the main building, provided that such rooms were an integral part of the domicile. Rooms used for non-household or non-residential purposes were excluded, even if they were directly connected to the dwelling (for example, workshops, doctors' offices, dentists' offices, laboratories, studios, garages, sheds, storehouses, or warehouses).

The 1990 census excluded kitchens or bathrooms common to multiple households.

The variable excludes collective and improvised dwellings.

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

For both samples, only living rooms and bedrooms were to be included.

Comparability — Cambodia [top]

Kitchens, bathrooms, store rooms, and any shared rooms are excluded.

The 1998 and 2008 samples are top-coded at 8+ rooms, while the 2004 and 2013 at 7+ rooms.

Comparability — Cameroon [top]

The variable excludes hallways, verandas, vestibules, bathrooms, and outhouses.

Comparability — Canada [top]

The samples include kitchen, bedrooms, finished rooms in attic or basement, etc. They exclude bathrooms, halls, vestibules, and rooms used solely for business purposes. The 2011 sample specifies that half rooms are to be counted as a whole number rounding up or down depending on the room. Rooms that are partitioned by a fixed or movable feature should be counted as two rooms. The data are top-coded at 10 rooms in 1981, 1991, and 2001, and 11 rooms in 2011.

Comparability — Chile [top]

The 1960 sample is a sample of individuals, not households. Only heads of households have most household-level information.

Bathrooms are always excluded; kitchens are included in 1992 and 2002.

Comparability — Colombia [top]

The Colombian censuses excluded kitchens and bathrooms.

The 1973 census included rooms used for either residential or commercial purposes (stores, workshops, professional offices, warehouses, garages). The 1985 census explicitly excluded garages. The 1993 census included garages, except if the garage served no purpose other than housing automobiles. The 2005 census excluded kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and rooms used exclusively for business.

Comparability — Costa Rica [top]

Bathrooms, hallways, storage rooms, and verandas were excluded in all years; kitchens were always included.

Comparability — Cuba [top]

Bathrooms, closets, sanitation systems, corridors, terraces, balconies and open rooms are not included.

The 2002 sample is top-coded at 14 and more, while the 2012 sample is top-coded at 16 and more.

Comparability — Dominican Republic [top]

Samples differ with respect to the definition of a room and the inclusion of all rooms used by the household or all rooms in the dwelling. Top codes also vary across samples. In the 1981 sample, this variable indicates the number of rooms occupied by the household, and excludes baths and rooms used in common with another household. A separate variable documents the number of rooms in the dwelling.

In the 2002 and 2010 samples, this variable indicates the number of rooms in the dwelling, excluding bathrooms, kitchen, corridors and garage.

The data are top-coded at 9 rooms in 1981, 10 rooms in 2002, and 14 rooms in 2010.

Comparability — Ecuador [top]

The 1962 sample is a sample of individuals, not households. Only heads of households have most household-level information.

Kitchens and bathrooms are excluded in all years.

Comparability — Egypt [top]

In the 1986 and 1996 samples, kitchens, bathroom, and corridors are excluded, and hallways are included; the 2006 census offers no definition.

Comparability — El Salvador [top]

Rooms occupied for exclusively commercial purposes are excluded. Garages are also excluded unless used as a dwelling space.

Comparability — Ethiopia [top]

In all years, kitchens were included in the count of rooms, but bathrooms, hallways and porches or verandas were not.

Comparability — Fiji [top]

For the 1986-2007 samples, the variable does not include toilets, bathrooms, passageways or verandahs. No definition is available in the 2014 sample.

The 1986 and 1996 samples are top-coded at 9+, 2007 at 12+, and 2014 at 10+ rooms.

Comparability — Finland [top]

A room is a space with one or more windows that has a floor area of at least 7 square meters and an average height of at least 2 meters. Halls, porches, bed recess, kitchen are not counted as rooms.

Comparability — France [top]

All samples exclude entryways, hallways, bathrooms, closets, alcoves, toilets, laundry areas, and rooms used only for professional purposes. Kitchens are excluded from the count of rooms from 1962-1982 but included if more than 12 square meters from 1999-2011; the 1990 census offers no instructions on counting kitchens. They also differ in top-coding of the number of rooms, and slightly in the universes.

Comparability — Germany [top]

The 1971 sample (East Ger.) requires a room get direct daylight and includes vacant and commercially-used rooms. The 1987 sample (West Ger.) requires a room be at least 6 square meters. Both samples exclude bathrooms and kitchens.

Comparability — Ghana [top]

Kitchens and bathrooms are excluded in all samples.

Comparability — Greece [top]

Kitchens and bathrooms are excluded in all samples. The data are top-coded at 12 rooms in 2001 and 11 rooms in 2011.

Comparability — Guatemala [top]

The 1964, 1981, and 2002 samples define a room as a space large enough to fit an adult-size bed, with a minimum height that is superior to approximately two meters, and that is used for human habitation.

The census questions for 1964, 1981, 1994, and 2002 explicitly exclude certain spaces not to be counted as rooms: bathrooms, hallways or corridors, garages, and rooms used exclusively for commercial, industrial, or professional purposes. A kitchen may be considered as a room in the 1964 sample if it follows the previous definition; while the 1981, 1994, and 2002 samples exclude kitchen from the number of rooms.

The 1994 sample is top-coded at 20+ and the 2002 sample is top-coded at 17+ rooms.

Comparability — Guinea [top]

Both samples include kitchens large enough to sleep in. The 1983 sample also includes storage rooms large enough for sleeping.

Comparability — Haiti [top]

The variable includes all types of rooms except the bathroom. Rooms detached from the main house are also counted.

Comparability — Honduras [top]

The census enumeration instructions in 1961 and 1988 indicate that bathrooms, vestibules, and hallways are excluded from all samples. In 2001, a room is defined as a space in the dwelling with walls to the ceiling or walls at least two meters high, which is used for human habitation.

The 1961 sample is top-coded at 7 rooms, the 1988 sample is top-coded at 12 rooms, and the 2001 sample is top-coded at 14 rooms.

Comparability — Hungary [top]

In 1970 and 1980, only the numbers of rooms of at least 13 square meters were reported; in 1990, 2001, and 2011 were reported rooms with a floor space of at least 4 square meters with door and window and used for daily residence or sleeping. In 1970-1990, the data only include the number of rooms. In 2001 and 2011, the data includes information about the number of rooms considering the availability of kitchen. The data are top-coded at 6 rooms in 2001 and 2011.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The variable is only available for the 1971 sample. Rooms are defined as having enough space for two adults to sleep in. Kitchens, warehouses and garages are included, but bathrooms are not.

Comparability — Iran [top]

Rooms must be closed spaces with an area of 4+ square meters and a height of 2+ meters. Kitchens and storage rooms are included, but garages and bathrooms are excluded.

The data represent the number of rooms used by the household, not the total rooms in the dwelling. A separate variable documents the number of rooms in the housing unit, which may be higher for dwellings that contain multiple households.

Comparability — Iraq [top]

Kitchens are included in the count; bathrooms and hallways are excluded. Households that claimed zero rooms are coded to "part of a room."

Comparability — Ireland [top]

The data represent the rooms occupied by the household, not the total rooms in the dwelling, including kitchens and excluding bathrooms, utility rooms, rooms for storage and commercial spaces. Samples are comparable except that the 1986 sample includes non-permanent dwellings. The 2011 and 2016 samples are both top-coded at 9 and more rooms.

Comparability — Israel [top]

The Israel samples recorded "half rooms" under 6 square meters. These are interpreted as complete rooms in this variable for purposes of international comparability. For example, 6.5 rooms is coded as 7 rooms. The unharmonized source variables preserve the original information.

Kitchens, bathrooms, and rooms used only for business were not included. The 1995 and 2008 samples are both top-coded at 5 and more rooms.

Comparability — Italy [top]

Rooms must be large enough to accommodate a bed with space to move around. Bathrooms, kitchens, and service areas are excluded. Rooms used for professional purposes are included.

The 2001 sample is top-coded at 4 rooms, and the 2011 sample is top-coded at 21 rooms.

Comparability — Jamaica [top]

The data represent the rooms occupied by the household, not the total rooms in the dwelling, including commercial spaces and excluding kitchens, bathrooms, and garages. Samples are comparable, except that the 2001 sample allows some "0" responses, which indicate that the space occupied had been previously enumerated as rooms for another household.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The Kenyan census counted only "habitable" rooms used mainly for residential purposes and excluded stores, granaries, offices, and garages. Kitchens were excluded unless the household also used the kitchen for other purposes, such as eating, sleeping, or entertaining guests.

Comparability — Kyrgyz Republic [top]

The sample excludes kitchens, bathrooms, corridors, etc. It was possible to respond "part of a room" in the 1999 sample.

Comparability — Lesotho [top]

Bathroom and toilet are excluded. If the household had more than one house, all rooms were counted, except those used for agricultural purposes.

In 2006, the number of rooms combines responses from the separate counts for each of the structure types included in the enumeration form.

The 1996 is top-coded at 12 rooms, and the 2006 sample is top-coded at 3 rooms.

Comparability — Malawi [top]

In all samples, kitchens/commercial spaces are included and bathrooms/garages/store rooms are excluded. The top-codes vary by sample. For the 1987 and 1998 samples, rooms are only counted in the first dwelling that the household occupies.

Comparability — Mali [top]

For all censuses, a room is defined as a living space surrounded by walls and large enough to fit an adult sized bed. Kitchens and entryways are not typically included unless regularly used as living space. Balconies, hallways, and bathrooms are also not defined as rooms.

Comparability — Mexico [top]

Kitchens were excluded in 1960-1970 and included in 1990-2015 (implicitly in 1990, explicitly in 1995-2015). Bathrooms were excluded in all years. In 1960, rooms used mainly for non-residential purposes were excluded. The 2000-2015 censuses contained similar instructions, thus excluding hallways, storerooms, granaries, commercial areas, and garages, unless such rooms were also used regularly for sleeping, in which case they were to be included.

The 1960 Mexican sample is a sample of individuals, not households. Only heads of households have most household-level information.

Comparability — Mongolia [top]

The universe for the census question does not include households living in gers in either census. The 2000 sample specified that kitchens and bathrooms were to be excluded from the count.

In 1989, the first household listed in a multi-household dwelling reported the total number of rooms in the dwelling. Subsequent households in the dwelling recorded only the number of rooms they used.

Comparability — Morocco [top]

The census question asks for the number of rooms occupied by the households. Rooms exclude kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and balconies. The samples differ in the top codes: 18+ in 1994, 20+ in 2004, and 17+ rooms in 2014

Comparability — Mozambique [top]

In 1997 and 2007, the total number of divisions in the house was recorded, excluding kitchens and bathrooms. 

Comparability — Nicaragua [top]

Rooms are classified as being at least 2 meters high and 4 square meters in floor area. Bathrooms and rooms for commercial purposes are excluded.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

For 2006-2009, this variable indicates the number of living rooms in the housing unit. In 2010, it indicates the number of rooms occupied by members of the household. The 2010 questionnaire also specifies that bathrooms, storerooms and garages are not to be counted.

The 2006 data are top-coded at 15 rooms. The other samples are not top-coded.

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

A room is a residential place with walls from floor to roof, not including kitchens, bath rooms, corridors, balconies or garages. However, corridors that have been intentionally closed off for use as rooms are counted as rooms.

Comparability — Palestine [top]

Samples are comparable except for slight differences in the question universes, and a room must be 4+ square meters; inclusion of bathrooms and kitchens is unspecified.

Comparability — Panama [top]

All samples exclude kitchens, bathrooms, halls, and rooms used exclusively for commercial purposes.

Comparability — Papua New Guinea [top]

The 1990 sample is top-coded at 6 and the 2000 sample is top-coded at 8. All samples exclude bathrooms, toilets, hallways, verandahs, and storerooms.

Comparability — Paraguay [top]

In all samples, a room was defined as a space enclosed by walls elevated from floor to roof with an area large enough to fit at least a bed for an adult. Attics that fit the definition and were at least 2 meters high were considered rooms. Kitchens, bathrooms and rooms used for commercial or industrial purposes were not included in the count of rooms.

Comparability — Poland [top]

For all samples, a room is considered if it has a floor space of at least 4 square meters with direct lighting, and it is separated from other rooms with walls. Kitchens are included if they meet these requirements. Halls, bathrooms, porches, vestibules, pantries, chambers, and sheds are not considered rooms.

In 2011, the number of rooms is derived from a person level variable reported only for individuals living in a family.

Data are top-coded at 13 rooms in 1988, 17 rooms in 2002, and 30 rooms in 2011.

Comparability — Portugal [top]

In all years, rooms were defined as being at least 4 square meters in area and 2 meters high. Kitchen, bathrooms, commercial areas and utility spaces were excluded.

Comparability — Puerto Rico [top]

In all years, rooms include bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. In 1970, only bathrooms are explicitly excluded. 1980 through 2005 census instructions say that bathrooms, balconies, foyers and halls should not be considered rooms. Instructions from 2000 and 2005 also say that half-rooms should not be included.

Comparability — Romania [top]

In 1977-2002 samples, rooms were defined as being at least 4 square meters in area, having at least 2 meters high (1.80 meters only in 1977) over the majority of the surface, and receiving the day light. Kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, verandahs, vestibules passageways, glass porches, parlors, non-habitable lobbies, corridors, passages, offices, food storage larders, lumber box-rooms, lodges, boxes are not considered as rooms.

Data are top-coded at 12 rooms in 2002 and 16 rooms in 2011.

Comparability — Rwanda [top]

The definition of room in 1991 is unknown. The 2002 sample excluded kitchens, bathrooms, storage, and similar areas. The 2012 sample included bathrooms, toilets, kitchen, and store rooms.

The 2002 sample is top-coded at 12, and the 2012 sample is top-coded at 15.

Comparability — Saint Lucia [top]

The 1991 instructions state not to include bathrooms, porches, or kitchens. In 1980, single-room dwellings appear to be included among "unknown."

Comparability — Senegal [top]

Kitchens, bathrooms, and storage rooms are not counted as rooms unless they are used for sleeping. The enumeration instructions for the 1988, 2002, and 2013 census years indicate that rooms occupied by more than one household in common should be attributed to only one household.

Comparability — Slovenia [top]

Only rooms at least 6 square meters in area were counted. There were no other restrictions. The data are top-coded at 6 or more rooms.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

Kitchens were explicitly included in the count of rooms in the censuses of 1996, 2001 and 2007. For the same years bathrooms, sheds, and garages were excluded from the count unless members of the household were "living" in them. In 2011, bathrooms and kitchens were explicitly excluded and garages were included only if some members of the household were living in them. In 1996, bathrooms and toilets are explicitly excluded from the count of rooms.

The 2001 sample includes institutions and records many dwellings with large numbers of rooms.

Comparability — Spain [top]

In all years, rooms were classified as being at least 2 meters high and 4 square meters in floor area, including kitchens. Bathrooms, changing rooms, hallways and open terraces were not classified as rooms.

Households with 7 to 9 rooms are coded as "7" in 1991 Spain.

Comparability — Suriname [top]

Bathrooms, sheds, hallways and balconies are excluded. The 2012 sample is top-coded at 11 and more rooms.

Comparability — Switzerland [top]

In all years, the general guidelines for counting rooms are similar and state that rooms such as kitchens, half-rooms, bathrooms, and corridors are not to be counted as rooms.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 1988 census records the number of rooms used for living. The 2002 and 2012 samples do not include the number of total rooms, but records the number of rooms used for sleeping in BEDROOMS.

Comparability — Togo [top]

The 1960 sample refers to habitable rooms, but no definition is provided in the enumeration instructions.

The 2010 sample includes room used for habitation (bedrooms, dining room, living room, rooms for domestics); a separate unharmonized source variable identifies the number of rooms used for other purposes (kitchen, shop, stables). Corridors, vestibule conservatories, bathrooms, WCs, and kitchen are not counted as rooms for habitation.

The data are top-coded at 20+ rooms in 2010.

Comparability — Trinidad and Tobago [top]

For all samples 1970-2011, rooms are defined as those being occupied by the household for living purposes. Bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, pantries, galleries, and porches are excluded. Data are top-coded at 7 rooms in 1970, 8 rooms in 1980, 1990, and 2000, and 5 rooms in 2011. The universe has changed slightly over time.

Comparability — Turkey [top]

Rooms are classified as being at least 2 meters high and 4 square meters in floor area. Kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and balconies are excluded.

The 1985 sample has households with zero rooms (tents or huts). It is unclear where similar households are coded in 2000. The 1985 sample is missing significant household information, coded into the unknown category.

Comparability — Uganda [top]

The 1991 sample records the number of rooms in the dwelling unit. A kitchen (if it has walls and partitions) is counted as a room. Corridors, balconies, verandahs, stores, or bathrooms are excluded.

Comparability — Ukraine [top]

This variable indicates the number of occupied living rooms. Spaces such as attics, heated patios and terraces are included if they are suitable for living in year-round. Kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, and pantries are not to be counted.

Comparability — United Kingdom [top]

The sample excludes bathrooms and small kitchens -- those under 2 meters wide.

Comparability — United States [top]

The U.S. censuses counted "whole" rooms contained in the household unit and used for living or residential purposes. Kitchens were included, but bathrooms were not.

Comparability — Uruguay [top]

The classification of kitchens varies across censuses. In 1975, 2006, and 2011, kitchens are explicitly excluded; in 1963, they are explicitly included; in 1985 and 1996, there is no mention of kitchens. The top codes differ across samples.

The number of rooms for the 1963-1985 censuses were constructed from two separate questions on number of bedrooms and number of "other" residential rooms. The 1963 census has a top code at 10 rooms and the 1975 and 1985 censuses have top codes at 8 rooms. Full detail is retained in the unharmonized source variables.

Comparability — Venezuela [top]

Kitchens are included in 1971 but excluded in all later years.

Comparability — Vietnam [top]

Kitchens and warehouses are included and bathrooms are excluded; a room must be at least 2.1 meters high and 4+ square meters in area.

Comparability — Zambia [top]

In all years, a room is defined as a space in the housing unit enclosed by walls with a height of at least two meters, large enough to fit an adult-sized bed. Huts meeting these qualifications are to be counted as rooms. Hallways, verandahs, kitchens, and bathrooms are included. Garages are to be included only if they are used for living purposes. Top codes vary across samples.

Universe

  • Argentina 1970: Private households
  • Argentina 1980: Private households
  • Argentina 1991: Private households
  • Argentina 2001: Private households and not homeless
  • Argentina 2010: Private households
  • Armenia 2001: All households
  • Armenia 2011: All households
  • Austria 1981: Private household, except single rooms without kitchen
  • Austria 1991: Private household, except single rooms without kitchen
  • Austria 2001: Private household, except single rooms without kitchen
  • Austria 2011: Private household, except single rooms without kitchen
  • Belarus 1999: All households
  • Belarus 2009: Residential non-collective houses or apartments
  • 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 1991: Private households
  • Botswana 2001: Private households
  • Botswana 2011: Private households
  • Brazil 1960: Private households, excluding improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 1970: Private households, excluding improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 1980: Private households, excluding improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 1991: Private households, excluding improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 2000: Private households, excluding improvised dwellings
  • Brazil 2010: Private households, excluding improvised dwellings
  • Burkina Faso 1996: All households
  • Burkina Faso 2006: All households
  • Cambodia 1998: Regular households
  • Cambodia 2004: All households
  • Cambodia 2008: Regular households
  • Cambodia 2013: All households
  • Cameroon 1976: Occupied households
  • Cameroon 1987: Private households
  • Canada 1981: Private households
  • Canada 1991: Private households
  • Canada 2001: Private households
  • Canada 2011: All 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 occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 1973: Private occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 1984: Private occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 2000: Private occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 2011: Private occupied dwellings
  • Cuba 2002: Private dwellings
  • Cuba 2012: Private dwellings
  • Dominican Republic 1981: Occupied dwellings
  • Dominican Republic 2002: Private occupied households
  • Dominican Republic 2010: Private occupied households
  • 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
  • Egypt 1986: All households
  • Egypt 1996: All households
  • Egypt 2006: Private households
  • El Salvador 1992: Private occupied households
  • El Salvador 2007: Private occupied households with people present
  • Ethiopia 1984: All households
  • Ethiopia 1994: Households with information collected
  • Ethiopia 2007: Long form respondents
  • Fiji 1986: All households
  • Fiji 1996: All households
  • Fiji 2007: All households
  • Fiji 2014: All households
  • Finland 2010: All households
  • France 1962: Households in ordinary, non-mobile dwellings
  • France 1968: Private dwellings
  • France 1975: Households in ordinary dwellings
  • France 1982: Private dwellings
  • France 1990: Private dwellings
  • France 1999: Households in principal residence
  • France 2006: Households in ordinary dwellings
  • France 2011: Households in ordinary dwellings
  • Germany 1971: Private dwellings
  • Germany 1987: Private dwellings
  • Ghana 2000: Private occupied households
  • Ghana 2010: Private occupied households
  • Greece 1971: Regular dwellings
  • Greece 1981: Regular dwellings
  • Greece 1991: Regular dwellings
  • Greece 2001: Regular dwellings
  • Greece 2011: All households
  • Guatemala 1964: All households
  • Guatemala 1981: Private occupied households
  • Guatemala 1994: Private occupied households
  • Guatemala 2002: Private occupied households
  • Guinea 1983: All households
  • Guinea 1996: Non-collective dwellings
  • Haiti 1971: All households
  • Haiti 1982: Occupied households in the communes of Port-au-Prince, Pétion-Ville and Croix des Bouquets
  • Haiti 2003: Private occupied households
  • Honduras 1961: Households consisting of a head
  • Honduras 1988: Private households
  • Honduras 2001: Private households
  • Hungary 1970: Non-collective dwellings
  • Hungary 1980: Non-collective dwellings
  • Hungary 1990: Non-collective dwellings and not occupied other housing units
  • Hungary 2001: Non-collective dwellings
  • Hungary 2011: Occupied private dwellings, seasonal, and non-residential housing units
  • Indonesia 1971: All households
  • Iran 2006: Conventional residential units
  • Iraq 1997: Private dwellings
  • Ireland 1971: Private households in permanent dwellings
  • Ireland 1981: Private households in permanent dwellings
  • Ireland 1986: Private households
  • Ireland 1991: Private households in permanent dwellings
  • Ireland 2011: Private households
  • Ireland 2016: Private households
  • Israel 1972: All households, not institutions
  • Israel 1983: Regular households
  • Israel 1995: Private and Kibbutz households
  • Israel 2008: Private households
  • Italy 2001: Private households living in a dwelling
  • Italy 2011: Private households
  • Jamaica 1982: All households
  • Jamaica 1991: Private households
  • Jamaica 2001: Private households
  • Jordan 2004: Not hotel or public housing units
  • Kenya 1999: All households
  • Kenya 2009: Conventional households or refugee camps
  • Kyrgyz Republic 1999: Non-collective households
  • Kyrgyz Republic 2009: Non-collective households
  • Lesotho 1996: All households
  • Lesotho 2006: All households
  • Liberia 2008: All households
  • Malawi 1987: Private households
  • Malawi 1998: Private households
  • Malawi 2008: Private households
  • Mali 1987: All households
  • Mali 1998: All households
  • Mali 2009: All households
  • Mexico 1960: Households in which the head was sampled
  • 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
  • Mongolia 1989: Households living in houses
  • Mongolia 2000: Households living in houses
  • Morocco 1982: Non-nomadic households
  • Morocco 1994: Non-tent households
  • Morocco 2004: Non-tent households
  • Morocco 2014: All households
  • Mozambique 1997: Households in private occupied dwellings
  • Mozambique 2007: Households in private occupied dwellings
  • Nicaragua 1971: Private occupied households
  • Nicaragua 1995: Private occupied households with people present
  • Nigeria 2006: All households
  • Nigeria 2007: All households
  • Nigeria 2008: All households
  • Nigeria 2009: All households
  • Nigeria 2010: All households
  • Pakistan 1998: All households
  • Palestine 1997: All households
  • Palestine 2007: All households
  • Panama 1960: Private occupied households
  • Panama 1980: Private occupied non-condemned households
  • Panama 1990: Private occupied households
  • Panama 2000: Private occupied households
  • Panama 2010: Private occupied households
  • Papua New Guinea 1990: Occupied urban households
  • Papua New Guinea 2000: Occupied private households
  • Paraguay 1972: Private occupied households
  • Paraguay 1982: Private occupied households
  • Paraguay 1992: Private occupied households
  • Paraguay 2002: Private or multi-household dwellings
  • Peru 1993: Private occupied dwellings
  • Peru 2007: Private occupied dwellings
  • Poland 1978: Private dwellings excluding provisional or mobile housing
  • Poland 1988: Private dwellings excluding provisional or mobile housing
  • Poland 2002: Private dwellings excluding provisional or mobile housing
  • Poland 2011: Households with families
  • Portugal 1981: Non-collective conventional and occupied households
  • Portugal 1991: Private, usual residence, conventional households
  • Portugal 2001: Permanent private and non-conventional dwellings
  • Portugal 2011: Private dwellings
  • Puerto Rico 1970: All households except group quarters
  • Puerto Rico 1980: Private households
  • Puerto Rico 1990: Private households
  • Puerto Rico 2000: Private households
  • Puerto Rico 2005: All households
  • Puerto Rico 2010: Private households and vacant dwellings
  • Romania 1977: All households
  • Romania 1992: All households
  • Romania 2002: All households
  • Romania 2011: All households
  • Rwanda 1991: All households
  • Rwanda 2002: Private households
  • Rwanda 2012: All households
  • Saint Lucia 1980: All households
  • Saint Lucia 1991: All households
  • Senegal 1988: All households
  • Senegal 2002: All households
  • Senegal 2013: Ordinary households
  • Sierra Leone 2004: All households
  • Slovenia 2002: All households
  • South Africa 1996: Private households
  • South Africa 2001: Non-homeless households
  • South Africa 2007: Private households
  • South Africa 2011: Households in housing units or converted hostels
  • Spain 1991: All dwellings except lodging
  • Spain 2001: Households not in collective residences
  • Spain 2011: All households
  • Suriname 2012: All households
  • Switzerland 1970: Private households except emergency shelters
  • Switzerland 1980: Private households except emergency shelters
  • Switzerland 1990: Private households and occupied buildings except emergency shelters
  • Switzerland 2000: Private households and occupied buildings except emergency shelters
  • Tanzania 1988: All households
  • Togo 1960: All households
  • Togo 2010: All households
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1970: All households
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1980: All households
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1990: All households
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2000: Households that completed the interview
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2011: Private occupied households
  • Turkey 1985: Private households
  • Turkey 2000: Housing units
  • Uganda 1991: Not institutions
  • Ukraine 2001: Permanent private households
  • United Kingdom 1991: All households
  • United States 1960: Not group quarters
  • United States 1970: Not group quarters
  • United States 1980: Not group quarters
  • United States 1990: Not group quarters
  • United States 2000: Not group quarters
  • United States 2005: All households
  • United States 2010: Not group quarters
  • United States 2015: Not group quarters
  • Uruguay 1963: Private occupied households
  • Uruguay 1975: Occupied dwellings
  • Uruguay 1985: Private occupied households with people present
  • Uruguay 1996: Private occupied households
  • Uruguay 2006: All households
  • Uruguay 2011: Private occupied households
  • Venezuela 1971: Private occupied dwellings
  • Venezuela 1981: Occupied dwellings
  • Venezuela 1990: Permanently occupied private dwellings
  • Venezuela 2001: Permanently occupied private dwellings
  • Vietnam 2009: Households with a dwelling
  • Zambia 1990: Occupied residential households
  • Zambia 2000: All households
  • Zambia 2010: All households

Availability

  • Argentina: 1970, 1980, 1991, 2001, 2010
  • Armenia: 2001, 2011
  • Austria: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Belarus: 1999, 2009
  • Benin: 1979, 1992, 2002, 2013
  • Bolivia: 1976, 1992, 2001, 2012
  • Botswana: 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Brazil: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000, 2010
  • Burkina Faso: 1996, 2006
  • Cambodia: 1998, 2004, 2008, 2013
  • Cameroon: 1976, 1987
  • Canada: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Chile: 1960, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002
  • Colombia: 1973, 1985, 1993, 2005
  • Costa Rica: 1963, 1973, 1984, 2000, 2011
  • Cuba: 2002, 2012
  • Dominican Republic: 1981, 2002, 2010
  • Ecuador: 1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 2001, 2010
  • Egypt: 1986, 1996, 2006
  • El Salvador: 1992, 2007
  • Ethiopia: 1984, 1994, 2007
  • Fiji: 1986, 1996, 2007, 2014
  • Finland: 2010
  • France: 1962, 1968, 1975, 1982, 1990, 1999, 2006, 2011
  • Germany: 1971, 1987
  • Ghana: 2000, 2010
  • Greece: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Guatemala: 1964, 1981, 1994, 2002
  • Guinea: 1983, 1996
  • Haiti: 1971, 1982, 2003
  • Honduras: 1961, 1988, 2001
  • Hungary: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2001, 2011
  • Indonesia: 1971
  • Iran: 2006
  • Iraq: 1997
  • Ireland: 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 2011, 2016
  • Israel: 1972, 1983, 1995, 2008
  • Italy: 2001, 2011
  • Jamaica: 1982, 1991, 2001
  • Jordan: 2004
  • Kenya: 1999, 2009
  • Kyrgyz Republic: 1999, 2009
  • Lesotho: 1996, 2006
  • Liberia: 2008
  • Malawi: 1987, 1998, 2008
  • Mali: 1987, 1998, 2009
  • Mexico: 1960, 1970, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
  • Mongolia: 1989, 2000
  • Morocco: 1982, 1994, 2004, 2014
  • Mozambique: 1997, 2007
  • Nicaragua: 1971, 1995
  • Nigeria: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Pakistan: 1998
  • Palestine: 1997, 2007
  • Panama: 1960, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010
  • Papua New Guinea: 1990, 2000
  • Paraguay: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002
  • Peru: 1993, 2007
  • Poland: 1978, 1988, 2002, 2011
  • Portugal: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Puerto Rico: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Romania: 1977, 1992, 2002, 2011
  • Rwanda: 1991, 2002, 2012
  • Saint Lucia: 1980, 1991
  • Senegal: 1988, 2002, 2013
  • Sierra Leone: 2004
  • Slovenia: 2002
  • South Africa: 1996, 2001, 2007, 2011
  • Spain: 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Suriname: 2012
  • Switzerland: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
  • Tanzania: 1988
  • Togo: 1960, 2010
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2011
  • Turkey: 1985, 2000
  • Uganda: 1991
  • Ukraine: 2001
  • United Kingdom: 1991
  • United States: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
  • Uruguay: 1963, 1975, 1985, 1996, 2006, 2011
  • Venezuela: 1971, 1981, 1990, 2001
  • Vietnam: 2009
  • Zambia: 1990, 2000, 2010