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Sample Size and Distribution

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
  Towns CEBs Households Villages Households Total Households
Andhra Pradesh 28 623 9,170 211 3,416 12,586
Assam 3 68 988 30 496 1,484
Bihar 16 356 5,374 175 2,904 6,278
Chhattisgarh 9 204 3,010 88 1,408 4,418
Gujarat 18 406 6,046 147 2,440 8,486
Haryana 11 267 3,968 85 1,392 5,360
Jharkhand 8 178 2,646 85 1,392 4,038
Karnataka 19 445 6,552 151 2,472 9,024
Kerala 10 228 3,414 85 1,368 4,782
Madhya Pradesh 18 425 6,124 165 2,768 8,892
Maharashtra 36 900 13,254 263 4,216 17,470
Odisha 12 253 3,858 105 1,880 5,738
Punjab 12 300 4,464 81 1,392 5,856
Rajasthan 20 461 6,834 179 2,904 9,738
Tamil Nadu 20 477 7,058 152 2,448 9,506
Uttar Pradesh 43 1,033 15,346 453 7,360 22,706
West Bengal 23 539 7,956 179 2,952 10,908
Chandigarh 1 29 428 0 0 428
Delhi 1 77 958 31 496 1,454
Goa 2 43 640 29 464 1,104
Himachal Pradesh 2 45 640 30 504 1,144
Jammu & Kashmir 4 93 1,370 59 944 2,314
Puducherry 2 44 644 31 496 1,140
Uttarakhand 4 85 1,282 30 488 1,770
India 325 7,579 112,024 2,844 46,600 158,624

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.

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