Centre d'Estudis Demogrāfics
in collaboration with
Minnesota Population Center
METADATA :: Sample characteristics ::
Population Census 2011 (cycle 2009-2013)
INSEE (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques)
Residents of France, of any nationality. Does not include French citizens living in other countries, foreign tourists, or people passing through.
The microdata sample includes mainland France, Corsica and the overseas
De jure or de facto
Janurary 1, 2011
Field work period
Each January and Februrary of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
Enumeration forms used
Two separate forms, Feuille de logement and Bulletin individuel, were used to collect information on dwellings and individuals. Households in overseas departments and territories were enumerated using a slightly modified form.
Type of field work
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample microdata source
"Rolling Census." Enumerated each year: one fifth of communes under 10,000 population (taken in their entirety); 8% of housing units sampled from communes of 10,000 or more population. Microdata are a 40% sample of persons in communes over 10,000 and a 25% sample for smaller communes. Weights are designed to describe the population in the median year of the dataset (2011).
Private dwellings and individuals for group quarters and compte a part
Sample fraction (private households)
Sample fraction (institutional households)
Sample size (person records)
Sample size (private households)
Sample size (institutional households)
Weights computed by census agency should be used for most types of analysis.
A structure that is separate, completely enclosed by walls and partitions, without connecting with another unit unless this is by means of the shared parts of the building (corridor, staircase, lobby, etc.), and self-contained, with an entrance from which there is direct access to the outside or to the shared parts of the building, without having to go through another unit.
All persons, not necessarily related, sharing the same main residence. A household can also be made up of a single person. Persons living in mobile dwellings, sailors, homeless persons, and persons living in collective dwellings are considered to be living outside households.
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