Family and housing / (Survey on)

Dernière mise à jour le : 13/05/2013

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques démographiques et sociales (DSDS)

Partenariat :

Type d'opération :

Survey associated with the annual survey of population census in 2011

Objectifs :

The family and housing survey 2011 allows to update the analysis of fertility by cohort or by sociodemographic characteristics and geographical origin.

Among the new topics in the 2011 edition :

-better knowledge of blended families;

-the study of the new form of contractualisation of  couple life (Pacs);

-and the collection of information about the situations of multi-residence situations.

As in 1999, the survey offers the possibility to compare information about three family generations (grandparents, parents, children). More generally, it also addresses the theme of child care (already included in the 1990 edition).

With a large-size sample, the survey " Family and housing " generally allows to have information on the demography-family themes about sub-populations or rare situations.

Thèmes abordés :

The main topics are:

-couple life (including non-cohabiting partners and same-sex partners);
-pacs (civil solidarity pact);
-Families (blended families);
-child care;
-parents, grandchildren,
-geographic expansion of the family;

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Adult living in a private dwelling

Périodicité de l'opération :

It was conducted only once, at the same time as the annual population census survey of 2011.

It differentiates from the previous similar survey, known as “ Study of family history " of 1999 by its questionnaire (cf. History).

Période et mode de collecte :

The survey was conducted during the entire census collection period from January to February 2011.

The data collection was carried out through the so-called drop off and pick-up method. Four-page questionnaires were delivered by enumerators to all persons in the survey sample at the same time as the usual census documents(note, dwelling questionnaire, individual form). They were collected in the same conditions.

Historique :

The "Family" survey was organized for the first time in 1954 and based on a sample of 300 000 women, to study fertility.

From the start, it has been coupled with the census. It was renewed during the general census of the population of 1962, 1975, 1982 and 1990 with rather stable format and questionnaire. It covers a nationally representative sample of 400,000 individuals aged 18 and over.

In 1999, the survey evolved in order to emphasize more the family history and better take into accountits increasing complexity. It is then widened to men. A section on the use and the transmission of regional languages was also introduced that year.

The Family and housing survey 2011 describes in more detail the current conjugal and family situations, but collects less information about the trajectories than the previous survey.

Plan de sondage :

The sample of “Family and Housing” survey is a sample of households listed during the annual population census survey 2011. A sample of municipalities was constituted at first among the municipalities listed in 2011. Then, within these municipalities, a sub-sample of geographical areas was constituted. Finally, within these geographical areas, all adults of a given sex were investigated: all grown-up men were investigated in approximately one-third of the areas, and all grown-up women in the remaining parts. As in the past, the overweighting of women allows to update detailed fertility analysis.

360 000 completed questionnaires were eventually collected from just over 121 000 men and just over 238 000 women.

Autres spécifications :

The Family and housing 2011 is the first survey associated with the new census based on annual sample survey.