The sample size is about 160,000 households. Of this, 112,024 are urban households picked from 7,579 CEBs of 325 towns. And, the remaining 46,600 rural households were picked from 2,844 villages. This overall sample size is the outcome of the sampling methodology and decisions regarding the sample size at the Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) level.
The sample size for the urban PSU (a sample town) is 320 households and the sample size for one CEB within the town is fixed at 8 households. For the rural PSU (a sample village), the sample size was fixed at 16 households.
The sample households from some CEBs and some villages were increased following a re-balancing of the sample in response to the 2011 Census results. The sample size from some CEBs was raised to 14 or 16. And, the sample size from some villages was raised to 24 households. The larger urban sample size reflects the greater diversity in town-size and greater variance in variable values.
The final distribution of the sample is presented below:
|State||Urban Sample||Rural Sample||Total Sample|
|Jammu & Kashmir||4||93||1,370||59||944||2,314|
This sample size was frozen in the Round that began in April 2015 after a re-balancing of the earlier sample following the results of the 2011 Census results. The sample size and its distribution will remain frozen till the next replenishment scheduled for May 2016.
The People of India database contains identity information about the members such as age, gender, religion, occupation, literacy, education level, financial inclusion, status of health, etc.
The Composition of Income database contains detailed information about the monthly incomes of earning members residing in households and the monthly income of household as a whole from various sources.
The Employment database contains information on the status of employment, unemployment and the industry in which the member is employed, of all the members (>= 15 years or age) in the Consumer Pyramids sample.
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The Household Amenities, Assets & Liabilities database contains information about the availability of basic amenities to households, ownership of assets, pattern of investments and sources & purpose of borrowings.