Centre d'Estudis Demogrāfics
in collaboration with
Minnesota Population Center
METADATA :: Sample characteristics ::
Census of Population of Ireland, 2011
Central Statistics Office
All persons present in Ireland on the census night, including visitors and those in residence. Usual residents who were temporarily absent were included but asked a subset of questions.
De jure or de facto
De jure a
April 10, 2011
Field work period
Enumeration forms used
There are 3 forms completed by the public: a. Household Form (main census form); b. Listing Form (for communal establishments only); and c. Individual Form. The information from the Household Form is used here.
Type of field work
Direct and self-enumeration
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample microdata source
A 10% random sample of the recoded household records from each county was selected. The records within each county were sorted randomly before output to the sample file.
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)
A dwelling is a self contained living accommodation which is occupied or, if vacant, is intended for occupation, by one or more households.
A private household comprises either one person living alone or a group of people (not necessarily related) living at the same address with common housekeeping arrangements - that is, sharing at least one meal a day or sharing a living room or sitting room.
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