Housing in Tanzania (Household Data)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Brander, Sylvia (Institut für Sozialökonomie, Universität Augsburg)
Publication Date
  • S. Brander Institut für Sozialökonomie, Universität Augsburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Patterns of Consumption
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Rural economics
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Housing conditions in rural areas of Tanzania. Issues: l.) Detailed demographic informations on household members and main income sources. 2.) Description of housing and equipment: material; plaster and paint; size; walls; roof; windows; doors; floor; toilet; washing facilities; use of all buildings, rooms and surrounding areas; location of preparing meals and cooking; description of eating place; cooking and fire materials; description of sleeping places; living rooms; sources and storage of water; fumitory and keeping of clothes; consumer durables; storage of tools. 3.) Animals: current number of animals and changes during last year, labourers who help with the animals; gross cash income from sales of animals and products. 4.) Crops and agricultural activities: area under cultivation; amounts of crops harvested, consumed and sold; costs; storekeeping and problems; distribution and takings; number of trees or acreage, year of latest plantation; labourers in agriculture. 5.) Income and property Situation: sources of income in cash or kind; kind of business; income during the last year; savings and bank accounts; loans; money or things borrowed; payments to a pension fund and amount of savings there; expenditures during the last week. 6.) Establishment of the dwelling and construction of the house: year of Start and duration of construction work; year of buying the house; house ownership and possession of other houses; year and procedure of buying the plot; community or district regulations and considerations concerning construction; event that determined the beginning of construction; construction work that has been done by household members; other people who participated in the construction and work done by fundis; cost of materials, transportation and fundis; total costs; actual value of the house when selling or renting it; financing of construction; repayments which still are to make; problems in obtaining materials or tools and problems with fundis; way of solving such problems; estimated durability of house and weak points; repairs, changes and improvals at the house.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-03 / 1986-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Tanzania, United Republic of (TZ)
    One village of each region Arusha, Iringa and Mtware (Tanzania).
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sampling of 10% of the households in each village.
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with half-structured questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 122
The research project also collects individual data which are available as a different dataset. It is stored as ZA-Study-No. 5032. The individual data are based on interviews with heads of household and their wives. The originally English questions were translated into Kisuaheli or into a local language by an interpreter. Data preparation category: 2
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5031 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Sylvia Brander: Entstehungs- und Entwicklungsbedingungen staatlicher Sozialpolitik in Tanzania. Eine empirische Untersuchung über Lebenslagen und Wohnbedingungen in ländlichen Gebieten Tanzanias. Augsburg: Universität, Forschungsbericht, 1987

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22