housing units: number of rooms, vehicles, year structure built, and farm residence.

  • Required items. For a sample of persons: disability, labor force status, occupation, industry, class of worker; for a sample of housing units: units in structure, rent, year moved in, number of bedrooms, plumbing, kitchen, fuels, utilities, and selected monthly ownership costs.

  • Program items. For a sample of persons: ancestry, residence 5 years ago, children ever born, work status last year, and year last worked; for a sample of housing units: condominium, value of home, telephone, and water/sewer.

Table M.1 shows the geographic area requirements for mandated, required, and programmatic census items. With few exceptions, census data are needed for small areas. Most census data are needed for aggregations of blocks, census tracts, or minor civil divisions and places. The table is based on material provided by the Office of Management and Budget (1994). OMB is still receiving responses to its June 9, 1994, request for documentation from federal agencies.

REFERENCE

Office of Management and Budget 1994 Memorandum on topics for inclusion in the year 2000 census for Heads of Departments and Agencies dated June 9, 1994 from Leon Panetta. With attachments. Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.



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