Associations 2014 (survey)

Dernière mise à jour le : 20/10/2016

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques d'entreprises (DSE)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The main objectives of the Associations 2014 survey are:
 - to estimate the number of associations governed by the Law of 1901 and equivalent with at least one day of activity in 2013; 
 - to enlighten in detail some aspects of the life of employing associations;
 - to obtain general framework data on non-employing associations;
 - to assess the quality of the databases which are listing the associations, namely Sirene and the National Directory of associations (RNA),  especially by measuring the importance of the wrongly registered  associations  as active units in these directories.

Thèmes abordés :

Two questionnaires were implemented depending on whether the association employed or did not employ workers in 2013: the one intended for employing associations is more detailed (5 pages) than the one for non-employing associations (2 pages). All questions for non-employing associations are present in the questionnaire for employing associations.

The main topics of the survey are : 
Human Resources: employees, volunteers, ...;
Financial Resources: donations, contributions, sponsorship, public grants ...; 
Field of activity: cultural, sports, health or social ...;
Organization and Intervention radius, ...; 

The questionnaire for employing associations also contains a section on expenditure: wages and ... another on recent developments in their situation and any difficulties they may have encountered for their activities in the last three years.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

The survey covers the whole France including the overseas departments (DOM).

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

This survey covers all associations governed by the Law of 1901 which were active in 2013, since they are stored either in the Sirene register or in the National Directory of Associations (RNA).

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Associations governed by the Law of 1901 and related associations which were active in 2013 

Périodicité de l'opération :

The survey is new and aperiodic.

Période et mode de collecte :

The survey took place between September 2014 and January 2015.
The associations had the opportunity to respond either by internet via a secure site, either on paper, by mail. 
The ability to respond to the survey  by paper was appreciated, with nearly 40% "paper" response for the "non-employing 'questionnaire and 20% for the " employing" questionnaire.

Historique :

This is the first survey of public statistics covering all the associations and which consider associations as surveyed units.
The survey was set up following a key recommendation of the CNIS December 2010 report 'knowledge of associations'.

Plan de sondage :

The questionnaire was sent to 34,400 associations:  a half to  employing associations (ie with non-zero payroll) drawn in Sirene and another half to non-employing associations drawn in Sirene or RNA. For the employing associations’ sample, the sampling design is based on a stratified  crossing three criterias design: business, employment size range and seniority intervals of the association. 
Polling is exhaustif for associations whose workforce size is greater than or equal to 200.

Concerning the non- employing associations’ sample, the sampling  design is based on a  stratified  crossing two criterias design: the activity and the  seniority intervals of the association.

A systematic sampling by region and size of the association setting up municipality  has been made in each stratum of the sample.

Méthodologie :

In order to build up  a sampling frame covering all associations with at least one day of administrative existence in 2013, the Sirene register of legal units has been completed by the RNA. Indeed, all associations are not necessarily listed in Sirene, in particular  some non-employing associations which do not benefit from public subsidies.

However if Sirene and RNA are complementary, they are not disjoint. Indeed, many Sirene associations are also present in the RNA. It has been therefore necessary to use these two directories to form the frame, but also to make a preliminary matching work to eliminate from one of the directories the associations which were present in both directories

The matching between the two directories has been based on the name and the address criterias, because no common key allow to perform a classical fusion of the two directories . Residual unidentified duplicates during this operation have been identified during the survey.

Autres spécifications :

The results are based on  18,550 usable questionnaires: 
12, 420 from employing associations and 6, 130 from non-employing associations. 

Note that a part of the non-employing associations surveyed associations were inactive in 2013, although present in the RNA. 

The survey data allows to compile statistics on all associations with at least one day of activity in 2013.