Study Description

1971 Population Census of Indonesia: .38% Sample (3.8% Sample for Jakarta and Jogjakarta)

(Taken from the original DPLS Codebook prepared in October, 1976)

Catalog Number: AH-503-001-1-2-INS-INDON-1971

Title: 1971 Population Census of Indonesia: .38% Sample (3.8% Sample for Jakarta and Jogjakarta)

Originating Organization or Researcher: Gordon Temple, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Date of Study or Data Collection: September-October 1971

Universe to Which Data Pertain: Population of Indonesia

Sample Description: The census enumeration block (EB) was defined as either rural or urban. Every village was divided into EB's such that each EB was composed of 125 households in the rural areas of Java and Madura and 30 to 70 households in the rest of the country (urban areas of Java-Madura and all areas of the outer islands). A sample of EB's from each regency or municipality was selected using systematic random sampling. The sample size was determined by population of theregency and municipality (ranging between 2 and 20%), for an overall sampling percentage of 3.8 (number of sample blocks was 13,793 from the total of 361,843 EB's). The sample enumeration was conducted separately from the complete enumeration. A special weighting scheme is employed to adjust the sample: the weight is derived from the inverse of the county sample proportion (e.g., if the sample size is 25% of the country, the weight is 4).

Number of Data Units: 611,111 persons.

Mode of Data Storage: Logical-record format rectangular ASCII file.

Reference Material: DPLS Codebook (text file); "Progress Report on the 1971 Population Census of Indonesia," by Sam Suharto and M. Abdulmadjid (presented at the Workshop on Population Census Tabulation East-West Center, Honolulu, February 12-17, 1973); and, Dissertation (1974), by Gordon Temple, Chapter Three: Migration to Jakarta: Empirical Search for a Theory, (available in print format only from the Data and Information Services Center).

Publications: Series A, B, C, of the 1971 Population Census.

Condition of Data: The file received from Dr. Temple is not fully documented in that there are fields which could not be identified. Further, numeric identification of counties was determined by searching the publications and matching estimates of population size with the frequency counts generated by the researcher. All identified variables were tested by Dr. Temple.

Abstract of Content: The data file contains personal data on the individual's place of birth, age, sex, relationship to head of household, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, language spoken, literacy, educational attainment, migration patterns, number of children born and living, and employment history and present status.

Classification: Unrestricted