16. Have you been living permanently in this urban settlement or rural area of this district since birth?
 1 Yes
 2 No
[If no to question 16 specify]
___ a) The year in which you permanently started living here
___ b) Previous place of residence (specify country; for the Republic of Belarus specify region, Minsk-City)
c) What type of settlement did you come from?
 1 Urban
 2 Rural
NIU (not in universe)
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.
Question 16. Have you continuously been living in this urban settlement or rural area of this district since birth?
"Yes" should be marked for persons who have continuously been living in a given urban settlement or rural area of a given administrative district since birth.
Continuity is not affected by:
- move from one rural area to another within the same administrative district;
- move from a given urban settlement or rural area of a given administrative district for active duty service commitment or abroad for official business trip;
- all moves from a given urban settlement or rural area of a given administrative district, which are not related to relocation.
Continuity of residence does not depend on registration and the nature thereof (whether permanent or temporary) and is not affected by the change of address within the same urban settlement or rural area of the same administrative district.
"No" is to be marked for persons who have been living in the urban settlement not since birth, those inclusive who were born here, but moved for permanent residence to other urban settlements or rural areas.
"No" is also to be marked for persons who have been living in the rural area of a given administrative district not since birth, those inclusive who were born here, but moved for permanent residence to other urban settlements or rural areas of other administrative districts.
For person answering to this question in negative the answers to the following questions are to be completed:
a) the year since which you have permanently been living here
The year should be indicated since which a person questioned has continuously been living in a given urban settlement or rural area of a given administrative district. For persons (both born here and those living here not since birth) who moved from this urban settlement or rural area of a given administrative district for permanent residence to other places, the year since which they have permanently been living here after return, is to be indicated.
b) previous place of residence
For persons coming from the territories of the Republic of Belarus the name of the region or the city of Minsk is to be indicated. For those coming from foreign countries the name of the country where they have come from should be specified.
c) what settlement have you come from?
The code is to be marked, which corresponds to one of the responses listed.
If a person questioned has come from a city or urban type settlement (or industrial community), "urban" is to be marked, if from a rural locality -- "rural" should be labeled. In this case, the administrative-territorial changes taking place after the move of the person from his/her previous place of permanent residence are not to be taken into account. For instance, if the rural locality where the person lived before his/her move to the given settlement was later converted to urban one or included within the city limits, the label "rural" is still to be used.
This variable indicates region or country where the person lived before moving to the current place of residence.
Persons who migrated to the current place of residence
Migration Variables -- PERSON