Holidays survey / EPCV scheme

Dernière mise à jour le : 08/12/2011

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques démographiques et sociales (DSDS)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The Holidays survey formed part of the permanent living conditions surveys (EPCV).

These surveys were discontinued in 2006.

The purpose of this survey is to analyse how frequently French people take holidays and how these are organised.

In particular it shows the departure rate for the period under consideration and highlights differences in behaviour between households.

The survey deals with both economic and sociological aspects, which can be useful for analysing tourism requirements in France, by gathering information on type and length of stay, destinations, type of accommodation and transport and also on the reasons for non-departure.

It also provides details of how French people fund their holidays, the sports they play and cultural visits that they make.

Thèmes abordés :

The topics covered are holiday frequency, organisation, type and funding.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Households, apart from households living in collective dwellings (hostels, prisons, hospitals, etc.) and those living in mobile accommodation (boatmen, the homeless, etc.).

Périodicité de l'opération :

The survey has been conducted in 1994, 1999 and 2004.

Période et mode de collecte :

Since 1994, the survey has been conducted every 5 years and it makes up the variable module of the EPCV scheme for the month of October. Previously, the survey was conducted twice a year.

Data for the 2004 Holidays survey were collected in October 2004, and covered the reference period for the survey (from 1st October 2003 to 30th September 2004).

For each household the interview covers all departures and all holiday stays for all household members.

Historique :

The observation survey on holidays taken by French people started in 1965 for summer holidays and in 1969 for winter holidays.

From 1973 to 1994 the Holidays survey was part of the consummer survey (known as Camme since 1986).

From 1994 it became a 5-yearly survey as part of the EPCV scheme.

The earlier 1999 survey was still used as a basis to ensure that studies could evolve, and new questions were introduced in the 2004 Holidays survey on changes in habits linked with reduced working time (RTT), on how holidays are funded and on second homes and the facilities available to households.

Plan de sondage :

The random housing sample is taken from the population census (RP 1999) and the new housing survey database (BSLN).

Depending on the years, between 5,700 and 7,600 households are questioned. In 2004, for example, about 5,900 households and 14,300 individuals were surveyed.

Autres spécifications :

The main existing source on the same subject is the "Monitoring of Tourist Demand" survey for the Department of Tourism by TNS-Sofres.

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