Now I would like to measure the perimeter of your dwelling, including all the different buildings or apartments occupied by your household.
1. Total area used
1.Sketch the whole living area including the main house, side buildings, kitchen, bathroom, toilet. Measure and record each measurement on the sketched plan.
should take note for structures of living area. If it is a multi-storey building, take measurements
and draw on the sketch. Do not calculate the area of a loft, floors overlapping other areas which
make it difficult for observation and calculation. A house map is used to calculate the total area
used and area for living, check the areas and other answers in sections 6A and 6 B. When
drawing a map and calculating area, the interviewer should not make it time-consuming for the
household. If necessary, draw and specify measurements in the opposite page 48 of the
questionnaire, or in the handbook for interviewer, after leaving the household, draw it more
clearly and calculate the area.
Methods of measuring living area: The interviewer should have a person (best if a
household member ) hold one end of the tape, and pull it along to the end point of the intended
area, especially when measurement is done inside the house.
"Area for living" is the total areas of all bedrooms, living rooms, eating rooms,
entertainment rooms. This area includes the area of walls with doors between rooms, expanded59
area covered with a roof enclosed. For loft used for living count only 50 % of the area, do not
calculate loft used only for storing goods.
"Total area used " is the total of living area plus the area of the corridor, balcony, and
other areas/structures that serve the daily activities of the household, regardless of whether they
are attached to the house or not
sketch all houses/apartments that are being used by the household. Draw all structures that make up the living area (such as bedroom, living room, bathroom, toilet, . . .) and record all necessary measurements to calculate its area in the drawings. These sizes are the measurement of each edge of a polygon or circumference of a circle and length if the structure is an arc.