Centre d'Estudis Demogrāfics
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Minnesota Population Center
METADATA :: Sample characteristics ::
Census of Population and Housing 1981, Spain
Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE)
The census includes persons who have a fixed residence in the national territory as well as those who are in the national territory at the time of reference, without omissions nor duplications.The persons who have their residency in Spain constitute the fixed population [population with rights]. The persons who are in the national territory at the moment of the census form the actual population [de facto].
De jure or de facto
1 March 1981
Field work period
Enumeration forms used
Two types of questionnaires will be used: one for the population that lives in family dwellings and another for the population that lives in collective dwellings.
Type of field work
The questionnaires are prepared to utilize the method of self-enumeration, with which the mission of the Agent is reduced, generally, to the tasks of delivering and collecting the questionnaires and verifying the correct completion of the same.
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample microdata source
Integrated European Census Microdata
Systematic stratified sampling. The provinces of Alava, Guipuzcoa, Navarra, and Vizcaya were over-sampled at roughly 5 times the rate of other provinces.
Sample fraction (private households)
Sample fraction (institutional households)
Sample size (person records)
Sample size (private households)
Sample size (institutional households)
Computed by census agency. Use of weights is strongly recommended because of oversampling of several
A dwelling is a structurally separate and independent location that, given the way it was built, rebuilt, transformed, or adapted, is conceived to be inhabited by persons, or, even if this is not the case, is effectively and actually inhabited at the time
Group of persons, generally linked because they are relatives, who live together, normally occupying the totality of a dwelling. Persons in domestic services who spend the night in the dwelling and guests who are part of the family group will be included as family.
Collective dwellings are those dwellings or buildings designed to be occupied by persons who do not constitute a family, subject to a common regime or authority, or gathered by common objectives or interests.
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