REPORT ON CENSUS TAKING IN SAMOA by armedman1

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									        REPORT ON CENSUS
         TAKING IN SAMOA

Prepared by : Taiaopo Faumuina
Designation : Senior Statistician
Section      : Census and Survey Section
Organization: Statistical Services Division
               (Ministry of Finance)
               SAMOA
MAP OF SAMOA
CENSUS TAKING IN SAMOA

            Based on 2001 Census

   Coverage – All persons living in Samoa on
    census night excluding Samoans residing
    overseas.

   Collection Authority – Statistics Act 1971

   Statistical Collection Method – Interview
    CENSUS PREPARATION

   Preparation started a year before Census date

   Project document was submitted for
    financial assistance

   Financial assistance provided by both
    Australian and Samoan Governments
          QUESTIONNAIRE

   A steering committee was established to
    discuss which questions to include.

   Two major user consultation workshops
    were conducted seven months prior to
    Census date to critique and amend
    questions.
STATISTICAL GEOGRAPHY

4   Statistical Regions

 43   Political Districts

 330   Villages

 876   Enumeration Areas

 23,073   Households
              MAPPING


   Fieldwork to update Census enumeration
    maps and listing of households started
    nine months prior to Census day.

   Updated maps and household lists assist
    enumerators with identification of areas
    to be covered.
    FIELD ORGANIZATION

   Primary school teachers carried out
    Census enumeration.

   Statistical staff covered isolated areas .

   School inspectors appointed as
    supervisors.
                  TRAINING
    Two training sessions were conducted:
    1. Internal training for statistical staff

    2. Training for enumerators and supervisors.

        (seven consecutive weeks after
        school hours, two months prior to Census)
    Only two training teams were formed in order
     to minimize errors.
               PUBLICITY
   Census awareness program and promotion
    advertisement aired every night on TV for four
    months before Census date.

   Newspapers used to promote and advertise
    census night.

   Letters distributed to all village mayors and
    church ministers to remind church members and
    villagers to support census enumerators.
               FIELDWORK

   Enumeration was carried out household by
    household in two stages:

    1.   Preliminary enumeration

    2.   Final enumeration
              FIELDWORK
   Preliminary enumeration started seven days
    prior to Census date. (Enumerators each
    given 20 households on average).

   On Census night the enumerators visited
    households again to confirm preliminary
    responses.

   A small number of households initially
    refused to be counted, but eventually co-
    operated.
     DATA PROCESSING

   Manual checking and coding took five
    months after Census date.

   Two software packages known as IMPs
    and CSPro were used for data
    processing.
       TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Technical and Advisory Assistance provided by
Secretariat of Pacific Community (S.P.C) Population
Specialist and Data Processing.

Provided by Ministry of Finance specialists:
   Census Advisor

   Geographical information systems (GIS)
  Consultant
   Computer Programmer

   Data Analyst
                REPORTS
 A Village Directory was released 4wks after
Census Enumeration

   Special Tabulation Report released one
    month after data cleaning

   Analytical Report first launched in December
    2003 on website -
    www.spc.int/prism/country/ws/stats
COLLECTION DETAILS:
    CLASSIFICATIONS USED

   International Standard Classification of
    Occupations (I.S.C.O) used as basis for
    occupation definition.

   International Standard Industrial
    Classification (I.S.I.C) used as basis for
    industry definition.
      COLLECTION DETAILS:
             QUESTIONNAIRE


   A questionnaire booklet was completed for
    each person who spent Census night in
    Samoa.
      COLLECTION DETAILS:
              QUESTIONNAIRE
   The questionnaire comprised three different
    parts:
    1. Household identification information
    2. Questions for each respondent (P1 – P36)
    3. Questions on housing and services (H1-
    H23)
P1 – P15: Questions for Every
     Household Member
   Gender               Religion
   Relationship to      Parents
    household head       Disability
   Completed age        Place of birth
   Ethnicity            Place of usual
   Citizenship           Residence
  P16 – P20: All Persons Five
       Years and Over
 Place of previous residence 12-months ago
  (Nov 2000).
 Place of Previous residence five years ago
  (Nov 1996).
 Highest educational level completed
 School attendance
 Type of school attended
P21 – P29: All Persons 10 Years
           and Over
    Highest post-            Principal occupation
     secondary                Type of industry
     qualification            Annual income
    Marital status           Employment sector
    Main activity seven      Other activities house
     days ago                  worker did seven days
    Employment status         ago
P30 – P36: All Females 15-49 Years

    Ever had live birth       Date of birth of last
    How many live births       born baby
     ever had                  Sex of last born
    How many gave birth       Is that child/children
     to died                    still alive
    How many are still
     survive
H1 – H23: Housing Questions


Questions about Housing and Services for
        Private Households only.
    H1 – H7: Building Questions
 Building number
 Type of house

 Occupancy status

 Tenure of land

 Floor materials

 Outer walls materials

 Roof materials
    H8 – H14: Household Status
 Tenure of house
 Main source of water supply

 Main source of drinking water

 Main source of lighting

 Main source of cooking fuel

 Means of waste disposal

 Main type of toilet facility
       H15: Household Income
   Salary               Old-age Pension
   Business             Remittances
   Plantation/farm      Gifts/donations
   Fishing              Traditional ceremonies
   Handicrafts          Other
    H16 – H23: Ownership of Items
   Refrigerators      Computer
   Television         Internet connection
   Radio              Fixed phone
   Video              Cellular phone

								
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