For persons aged 6 years and above
23. Main occupation
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NIU (not in universe)
Farmer (cereals, rice, peanuts)
Fruit tree famer
Other agricultural worker not elsewhere classified
Other similar worker not elsewhere classified
Other construction worker
Driver, light vehicle
Driver, heavy vehicle
Driver, agricultural machine
Driver, animal cart
Boat pilot (pirogue)
Other driver of transportation means not elsewhere classified
University professor, teacher higher education
Teacher, secondary school, general, technical, vocational
Teacher, secondary school, first cycle
Teacher, primary school
Teacher, pre-school, kindergarten
Teacher, specialized education
Other teaching personnel, and assimilated
Traditional birth attendant
Traditional healer, quack
Other health personnel, and assimilated, not elsewhere classified
Director and manager, for trade
Other personnel in trade and sales and assimilated
Repairer, bicycle and motorcycle
Clockmaker / watchmaker
Repairer, radio and television receiver
Other personnel in services and assimilated not elsewhere classified
Other handicraft and assimilated, not elsewhere classified
Artist, traditional singer, story teller
Tailor, dress maker
Other artists, not elsewhere classified
Director general (public sector)
Higher level manager
Middle level manager
Other administrative personnel
Director general (private sector)
Higher level manager (private sector)
Middle level manager (private sector)
Support staff (private sector)
Other administrative personnel (private sector)
Lawyer / jurist
Lawyer / advocate
Other employee in law services
Koranic school teacher
Mosque preacher (Imam)
Traditional religious leader (Marabou)
Other unskilled worker not elsewhere classified
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.
1.2.1. Questions for ALL Household Members
1.2.2. Questions for persons aged 6 years and above
This is the second group of questions, concerning the characteristics of household members. They concern only the persons aged 6 years and above.
For persons aged less than 6 years (children), write (0) or (00) depending on column width in Columns P16 to P30.
Columns P23-P25: Economic Activities
Question P22 to P26 deal with the economic activity of the enumerated persons, that is: the occupation of the interviewed persons. For filling this question, please follow carefully the following guidelines.
a. The questions shall be asked only to household members aged 6 years of more. For others, write a hyphen (-) in Columns P23 and P25; and write (0) in Columns P22, P24, and P26.
b. To record the data on economic activity, the census enumerator shall refer to the reference period of one month (30 days) preceding the date of visit in the household.
However, for the persons who work in the agricultural sector (beekeeping, husbandry, fishing, forestry, etc.), this reference period is extended to one year (12 months), because of the seasonal character of this type of employment. Indeed, works in agriculture are done during a well defined period during the year, which may not correspond with the census date.
23. Column P23: Main occupation
This is the main occupation of the interviewed person during the past month.
For those who have worked during the reference month, the question will be: "What was the occupation of NAME?"
For those without occupation during the reference period, the question will be: "What was the last occupation of NAME?"
In Column P23, write down in words the declared occupation. Write a hyphen (--) for the inactive, the unemployed and the persons under age 6 years.
This variable indicates the person's main occupation (3-digit).