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Microcensus 2017, On-Site, Version 1

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Research Data Centres of the Statistical Offices of the Federation and the federal states
Publication Date
2020
Language
English
Classification
  • GESIS:
    • Employment Research
    • Research, Research Organization
    • Population Studies, Sociology of Population
    • Basic Research in the Social Sciences
  • ZA:
    • Person, Personality, Role
    • Income
    • Occupation, Profession
    • Family
Free Keywords
Microdata; Analysis; Research Data Centre; RDC; Population; Statistic; Official statistics
Description
  • Other

    The microcensus is an official statistical survey which is carried out annually since 1957 using a representative sample of one percent of the German population and households. In total, about 370,000 households with 810,000 household members participate in the survey. Being designed as a multiple-subject survey, the microcensus provides important statistical information on the population structure, on the economic and social situation of the population, families and households, on the employment market, on the occupational outline and the training of the workforce and on living conditions. There is an obligation to provide information for the majority of questions.Given its broad range of variables and its large sample size, the microcensus forms an appropriate data base to analyse small subpopulations, such as single migrant or occupational groups. Detailed regional analyses, for example with regard to life chances of different social groups, increasingly gain significance in scientific research. Results of regional analyses can, for example, be displayed on the level of regional adjustment shifts - regional units of 500,000 inhabitants on average. Furthermore and in addition to cross-sectional analyses, the high continuity of the survey design allows for analyses over time (trend analyses), by which historical developments can be revealed. Being designed as a rotating panel, some survey years of the microcensus can also be used for panel analyses. The microcensus is also suitable for comparisons in an international context as various subjects are adapted to international standards (e.g. the labour force concept). Characterized by its large sampling size, its variety of subjects and temporal continuity, the microcensus constitutes an important data source for the social sciences.

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Availability
On-site
Please find further information on the ways of data access on http://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/en/access.
Rights
Scientific facilities assigned with independent scientific research are eligible for use. These are universities and scientific institutions. The use is restricted to scientific projects only and has to be requested. For the use of data a user contract is concluded between the scientific institute and the Research Data Centres of the Federal Statistical Office and the Statistical Offices of the federal states. Data users are committed to statistical confidentiality. For further information, please see https://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/en/terms_of_use.
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Update Metadata: 2020-08-20 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-08-21

Research Data Centres of the Statistical Offices of the Federation and the federal states (2020): Microcensus 2017, On-Site, Version 1. Version: 1. RDC of the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder (RDC). Dataset. https://doi.org/10.21242/12211.2017.00.00.1.2.1