Sample characteristics: Armenia

Census characteristics

Title of census The 2001 Population and Housing Census of the Republic of Armenia
Census agency National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
Population universe All the population in the national territory at the moment the census is carried out.
De jure or de facto De jure in microdata
Enumeration unit Household
Census day October 9, 2001
Field work period Oct. 10 (8am-) -Oct. 19, 2001
Enumeration forms used A single form with three sections: (1) Address tab, (2) personal questions, and (3) household questions
Type of field work Direct enumeration via house-to-house visits and personal interviews.
Respondent An adult (of the full legal age) household member liable to answer the census questions
Coverage Complete enumeration

Microdata sample characteristics

Microdata source National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
Sample design Systematic sample of every 10th household with a random start, drawn by the country
Sample unit Household
Sample fraction 10%
Sample size (person records) 326,560
Sample weights Self-weighting (expansion factor = 10).

Units Identified in Microdata

Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Individuals Yes
Group quarters No
Special populations
Smallest geography Province

Unit Definitions (Census)

Dwellings A separate settlement for the members of one or more households or the independent settlement or the place that is not for living but used as such during the census.
Households The households are of two types. A personal household is (1) a one-person household who makes provision for his or her own food or other essentials for living without combining with any other person to form part of a multi-person household, or (2) a multi-person household comprising two or more people living together who make common provision for food or other essentials for living. The members of the household meet their biological needs by keeping a general household and partly uniting their resources. Those people can be connected by kinship, marriage, or both.
Group quarters An institutional household is a household in which a group of population live together and usually are submitted to the same rules and eat together in orphanages, boarding schools, special schools, nursing homes, religious establishments, prisons, reformatory colonies, and other such establishments.
Unsettled population Persons without a shelter (tramps, homeless)