The scope of the survey includes the following:
- Demographic characteristics
- Individual record
- Current work
- Household record
- Time use
All private Mauritian households in the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues are covered.
Producers and sponsors
Central Statistics Office
A Stratified two-stage sampling design is used. At the first stage, Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) are selected with probability proportional to size and at the second stage, a fixed number of households is selected from each selected PSU. Prior to 2005, the first stage stratification factors were urban, semi urban and rural geographical locations. The second stage stratification criteria are community, household size and average monthly expenditure of the household. From 1999 to 2003, around 6,500 households were covered each year.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The CMPHS questionnaire comprises three modules: a basic module common to all rounds of the survey covering the general characteristics of the population (b) a second module covering labour force with in-depth investigation and a core set of questions which are kept constant at all rounds of the survey and (c) a third module grouping other topics of interest but investigated in less details.
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
Central Statistics Office. Mauritius Continuous Multi-Purpose Household Survey (CMPHS) 2003. Ref. MUS_2003_CMPHS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
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.