Census of India 2001: housing microdata sample

The Census of India Housing Microdata Sample (CIHMS) has been prepared by the ORGI based on the data collected in the Houselisting Operations in the year 2000 throughout India.

Two types of CDs containing data are being made available for CIHMS- one at national level (one per cent sample) and the other at State level (five per cent or ten per cent sample). The basic difference between these two sets is that the State sample would allow the user to generate estimates at national, state and district levels, while, the one per cent sample would allow tabulation only at national and state levels. it was felt necessary to provide larger sample for small districts of the country. Hence a 10 per cent sample has been selected from such districts for inclusion in the state sample.

Alternative title
Census of India housing microdata sample
Data creator

India. Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner

Date of creation
2005 Aug
New Delhi, India: India. Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner
Date of distribution
2004 Sep
Geographic coverage

India, states, districts

Time period

The National CIHMS is an aggregate of 20 percent or 10 percent sub samples of 5 percent sample or 10 percent sample respectively selected at district level for state sample using the same implicit stratification, which effectively give the 1 percent sample of total households at national level.

Unit of observation

CSPro version 2.4 application. Original dissemination medium: CD-ROM. Contact the Map & Data Library for access to the data on CD-ROM.





Access status
Access conditions and restrictions

Map & Data Library disseminates only to U of T students, staff and faculty.

CD number
1187 (vol.I)
1186 (vol. II)
1188 (vol. III)
1189 (vol. IV)
1190 (vol. V)
1191 (vol. VI)
1192 (vol. VII)
1193 (vol. VIII)
1194 (vol. IX)