Usual number of people in the commune/ward is the total number of
residents who usually live in a stable way in the commune/ward 6 or more months in the
past 12 months. According to this concept, a person who has not registered residence in
the commune/ward can still be considered a usual resident if the actually lived in the
commune/ward for 6 or more months in the past 12 months. However, in reality you
should pay special attention to the following cases:
-People who usually live in the commune/ward but are temporarily absent for less
than 6 months.
-People who died in the past 12 months are not considered usual residents even
though they may have lived in the commune/ward for more than 6 months.
-Newborn babies. Even newborn children, if they are the children of usual
residents in the commune/ward, whether or not they have registered the birth, are
considered usual residents.
-People with the intention of living long-term in the commune/ward with correct
paperwork such as marriage certificate, work transfer papers, demobilization papers, … or
without correct papers such as newlywed daughter or son-in-law recently moved in with
spouse’s parents, children who have returned from the army less than 6 months ago,… are
still considered members of the household.
Interviewer should try to collect information on the current year. If unable to
collect information for the current year, then obtain data for the most recent year and
record the actual year the data were collected