____ E.A. number
____ Household number
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
The interview and the questions
55. When you arrive at a house, greet the occupants and identify yourself as a census enumerator.
56. Ask for the head of the household. The head of the household is the person who is regarded by the members of the household as its head, and may be a man or a woman. If the head of the household is not present, ask for the next senior person.
57. If you are enumerating people in an institution which has no head, because its members are patients or prisoners or whatever the case may be, you will ask for information from the person in charge of the institution.
58. Explain that you must record particulars of everyone who was present in the household at midnight on Census Night.
59. Next, complete the information required in the box at the top left hand corner of the questionnaire. Record the names of the province, district, division, location and sub-location in the spaces provided. Enter the EA number. If you are enumerating persons in an institution such as a hospital, barracks, or prison, write the name beside the box. Enter the household number. This number you will allocate yourself. The first household you enumerate will be 1, the second 2, and so on upwards. If there is more than one enumerator working in an EA, the first will number his households A1, A2, etc.; the second will number his, B1, B2, and so on.
60. Then complete the main body of the questionnaire and record the details required of all persons and of women and girls aged twelve years and over.
61. The instructions which follow deal with the particulars required and will help to explain the brief instructions printed at the head of each column. Study them together.
62. It is important that everyone puts the questions in the same way. You must learn the form in which the questions are to be put and the order in which they are to be put.
63. It is also important that, as far as possible, you obtain the information directly from the person concerned.
64. Your first job is to make a list of all persons who were in the household on Census Night, starting with the head of the household, if he or she was present, or of the persons in charge of the household at that time. People may not know which was Census Night, in which case you should explain by saying 'That was last night', or 'That was two nights ago', or as the case may be.
This variable indicates the district where the household is located.