A two-stage sampling strategy was used. In the first stage, the frame was divided into 7 strata and representative samples of Urban and Rural Enumeration Areas were then selected from these strata.
Within each stratum Enumeration Areas (EAs) or Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) from the frame were selected with probability proportional to size, measured in terms of the total households in the frame. Within each EA a fixed number of households (hh) were then selected by systematic random sampling. The final HIES sample then selected 10 households from each selected EA.
The household weight for all the households in each selected EA was calculated as:
((Population of Stratum i) * (Listing number of households in EA)) / ((Frame population of EA) * (No of hh in sample) * (Number of EAs selected in stratum))
Dates of Data Collection (YYYY/MM/DD)
Mode of data collection
Type of Research Instrument
The 2008 Fiji Household Income and Expenditure Survey collected using 4 questionnaires (schedules).
Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics
Government of Fiji
Coding and data entry work was centralised to the 4 regional offices. Data was captured using CSPro and processed using SAS. Manually calculated subtotals and totals were used as control totals to check against data entry errors and consistency of the computer programmes.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics (FIBoS). Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2008-2009 (HIES). Ref. FJI_2008_HIES_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [source] on [date].
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