Sampling and Weighting (Reference Products: Technical Reports: 1996 Census of Population) - ARCHIVED
Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 92-371-X
This report deals with sampling and weighting, a process whereby certain characteristics are collected and processed for a random sample of dwellings and persons identified in the complete census enumeration. Data for the whole population are then obtained by scaling up the results for the sample to the full population level. The use of sampling may lead to substantial reductions in costs and respondent burden, or alternatively, can allow the scope of a census to be broadened at the same cost.