Question 402: Floor Area
Carefully calculate floor area of the dwelling of the respondent's household. Write the result in square meters.
Floor Area is the total area of all floors from each part of the building (under the roof) which is occupied and used for the daily needs by the household, including a terrace, garage, place for washing, toilet, storage area, and includes all floors in a storied building that are in one census building.
The floor area of a dwelling of a household does not include a special area for some endeavor/venture, food stall, shop, beauty salon, place for livestock, place for drying clothing (even though cemented), place for storing grain, etc. For a storied building the floor area is the total floor area including all levels which are occupied.
1. If one census building is occupied by several households, the floor area which is used by all of the households is divided by the number of households which use it.
2. If there are 2 separate buildings occupied by one household and they are both in the same census block, then the floor area is calculated including the floor area of both buildings.
3. If there is an indoor garden or a garden beside the house but still under the roof, then these areas are used to calculate the total floor area.
4. If the floor area is more than 9998 m2 enter 9998 as the area.
Mr. Rudi lives with his wife and 2 children in one census building. Kamila also lives in this census building; she is a university student who rents a room which measures (3x4) m2 and manages her food by herself. In addition to that room, Kamila also uses the bathroom which is owned by Mr. Rudi's family which measures (3 x 3) m2, and she may also watch TV in the family room which measures (4 x 5) m2. Mr. Rudi and his wife occupy a room measuring (4 x 4) m2, and their children occupy a room measuring (3 x 4) m2. The wife of Mr. Rudi cooks on a daily basis in the kitchen which measures (2 x 4) m2, and only Mr. Rudi's family may receive guests in the guest room which is (3 x 3) m2.
In this example, the answer to Q402 would be:
Mr. Rudi's household = 9/2 + 20/2 + 16 + 12 + 8 + 9 = 59.5 m2; enter 0060 in the boxes for Q402.
Kamila's household = 12+ 9/2 + 20/2 = 26.5 m2; enter 0026 in the boxes for Q402.
This variable indicates the total floor area, in square meters, that the household occupies.
Households in regular and remote enumeration areas