Example of a household enumeration table from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research:
Instructions for household enumeration table:
- Column 11a (Household Member’s First Name): List all members of the household, beginning with the informant. Note that males are listed in the upper portion of the table and females in the lower portion.
- Column 11b (Household Member’s Relationship to Informant): Record each household member’s relationship to the informant (e.g., husband or wife, son or daughter, mother or father, brother or sister, friend, etc.).
- Column 11d (Age): Record each household member’s age.
- Column 11e (Language Spoken): This column may or may not be included, depending upon the study requirements.
- Column 11f (Eligible): Place a check mark in this column if, based upon the information in columns 11a-11e, the household member meets the eligibility criteria for the study.
- Column 11g (Person Number): Assign a sequential number to each eligible household member. Begin by numbering eligible males from oldest to youngest, continue by numbering eligible females from oldest to youngest.
- Column 11h (Selected R): Count the number of eligible persons in the household. Find that number in the Kish table in the “If the Number of Eligible Persons is:” column. The selected respondent will be the household member with the “Person Number” corresponding to the “Interview the Person Numbered:” column in the Kish table.