Since 1992, BPS through Susenas collecting core data (baseline data) and data module (specific data) every year. Susenas module is divided into 3 major groups, that is socio-cultural and educational modules, housing and health modules household consumption and expenditure, the implementation of each module is performed per 3 years.
The Indonesia Social and Economic Survey (SUSENAS) is designed in order to collect social population data, which is relatively in the wide scope. In 1992, SUSENAS data collecting system was renewed. Information which is used to arrange population welfare indicator in module (questionnaire is collected every three year) is joined in to core (questionnaire is collected every year). At that time being, SUSENAS provides tools that can be used to supervise population welfare level, formula government program, and analyze population welfare improvement programs impact.
Questionnaire core, consist some questions asking about condition and member of population attitude, which have tight relationship with welfare aspects. Here are some example question “are you still attend school”, “are you in health disruption”, “how do you take care your health”, “who was the birth helper”, “how long the baby got the wet nursing” and immunization to the children be asked. Beside all question above, also been collected education info, household economic activity, and especially for the ever- married women have been asked about age when she got married, number of child, and Family Planning attitude.
Questionnaire module has taken turns to be collected in 3 years. At the first year, household income and expenditure were collected, at the second year household welfare socio-culture, trips and criminality module were collected, and finally at the last year health, nutrition, education and housing were collected. Information is module is more detail and comprehensive question if it is compared to the same topic question in the core.
Questionnaire core are collected in order to get important information to anticipate some changes that could be happened every year. They are also helpful for short- term planning, and the questions could be related to module's questions such as expenditures. Questionnaire module is useful to analyze problems, which are unneeded to be supervised every year or to analyze government intervention, such as poverty and malnutrition.
Since 1993, sample size of SUSENAS core is enlarged to produce simple statistic in Regency/ Municipality level. This-new progress gave data analyzers a new dimension. At that time being, some Regencies have been arranged their people welfare statistic/ indicator.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Household Members (Individual) and Household
v01: basic raw data. Obtained from BPS
The type of data collected by Core questionnaire (VSEN11.K) covers:
a. General description of household members, i.e. name, relation with household head, gender, age, marital status; Information on household members who are victims of crime; Information on household members who travel; Birth certificates information; and Information on household members who attended pre-schools.
b. Information of birthplace, residence of 5 years ago and the presence of natural mother in the household.
c. Information on health, among others, covers the health of residents and toddlers.
d. Information on education of household members aged 5 years and older and also access to internet.
e. Information on employment activities of household members aged 10 years and older.
f. Information on fertility for women who had been married and birth control for married women.
g. Information on housing, among others, covers housing possession, drinking water sources, toilet facilities, etc..
h. Other socio-economic information, among others, covering utilization of poverty alleviation program facilities (free health care services, rice for the poor/raskin, health card, credit facility utilization), as well as assets and insurances of household.
i. Information on communication and information technologies which covers possession of landline phones, cellular phones (HP), total cellular phone numbers and computer possession.
Type of data collected by the questionnaire of Consumption Module (VSEN11.M) covers:
a. Information on quantities and values of food, drink, and tobacco consumption both from buying and own production or gifts. Consumption on food, drink and tobacco covers 215 commodities divided into 14 groups.
b. Information on household expenditures for non-food goods covers groups of housing and household facilities, various goods and services, clothing, footwear and headgear, durable goods, tax, collection, and insurance, as well as expenditure for parties and ceremonies. Non-food consumption includes 108 details divided into 6 groups.
Victims of Crime
National coverage, representative to the district level
Susenas 2012 cover 300,000 household sample spread all over Indonesia where each quarter distribute about 75,000 household sample (including 500 households additional sample for Survey in Maluku Province).
The result from each quarter can produce national and provincial level estimates. Meanwhile from the cummulative four quarter, the data can be presented until the district/municipality level.
Producers and sponsors
Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) of Indonesia
From the master sampling frame (Nh enumeration areas) were retractable sample enumeration areas in a probability proportional to size (pps) method, nh acquired 30,000 enumeration areas. Then divided into 4 quarters so that each quarter 7,500 enumeration areas. The next stage selected one census block (BS) in a probability proportional to size (pps) method, whereas size is the number of households from SP 2010 RBL1. The last stage, of each BS Susenas been selected for a number of common household (m = 10) based on the results of systematic updating of listing of households using SP 2010 C1 VSEN2011 List - P. Then do the enumeration of 75,000 households.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Sub Directorate Services and Promotion Statistics
Central Board of Statistics (BPS) of Indonesia
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
Statistic Indonesia (BPS), National Socio-Economic Survey 2012, March, ref. IDN_2012_SUSENAS-MAR_v01_M. Data downloaded from www.microdatalib.worldbank.org in December 20, 2012
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The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.