Centre d'Estudis Demogrāfics
in collaboration with
Minnesota Population Center
METADATA :: Sample characteristics ::
Population Census of the Republic of Belarus
Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus
All inhabitants permanently residing in each housing unit are to be enumerated, including those persons who at the census moment were temporarily absent. Temporarily present citizens of the Republic of Belarus who reside in other places are to be only listed in the check census list. Children born after and persons who died before the census moment are not to be included in the census documents (10.045.237 inhabitants)
De jure or de facto
16 February 1999
Field work period
Enumeration forms used
There are three documents. Form 2P contains directions for completing the list of those usually (permanently) living in the dwelling and their housing conditions. Form 3N III. Directions for recording answers to questions of the enumeration questionnaire. Form 4E directions for recording answers to questions of the enumeration questionnaire for those temporarily present on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
Type of field work
Visiting all dwellings where households live or could live and recording data in census questionnaires. Face to face interview
Natural person to be interviewed in the process of enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample microdata source
Every 10-th households after a random start
Sample fraction (private households)
Sample fraction (institutional households)
Sample size (person records)
Sample size (private households)
Sample size (institutional households)
Self weighting (expansion factor=10)
The dwelling is a separate and independent place of residence. Regular dwellings (accommodations) are defined as housing units typical of the Republic (detached houses, flats, hostels) intended for private households to live in.
The household is defined as a person, family or a group of families or persons permanently living in a given dwelling and having a common budget, with blood relationship between them not being compulsory.
Institutions (collective quarters) are places of residence intended for collective households, i.e. for groups of people cohabiting in the same housing unit (specialized institution), sharing common meals, but not having individual budgets or common consumer espenses, observing common rules and usualy not being related.
Homeless (persons without a special place of residence)
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