Jordan - Employment and Unemployment Survey, EUS 2010
The sample of this survey is based on the frame provided by the data of the Population and Housing Census, 2004. The Kingdom was divided into strata, where each city with a population of 100,000 persons or more was considered as a large city.
The total number of these cities is 6. Each governorate (except for the 6 large cities) was divided into rural and urban areas. The rest of the urban areas in each governorate was considered as an independent stratum. The same was applied to rural areas where it was considered as an independent stratum. The total number of strata was 30.
In view of the existing significant variation in the socio-economic characteristics in large cities in particular and in urban in general, each stratum of the large cities and urban strata was divided into four sub-stratum according to the socio- economic characteristics provided by the population and housing census with the purpose of providing homogeneous strata.
The frame excludes the population living in remote areas (most of whom are nomads), In addition to that, the frame does not include collective dwellings, such as hotels, hospitals, work camps, prisons and alike.
The sample of this survey was designed using the cluster stratified sampling method. It is representative at the Kingdom, rural and urban areas, regions and governorates levels. The Primary Sampling Units (clusters) were distributed to governorates, urban and rural areas and large cities in each governorate according to the weight of persons/households and according to the variance within each stratum. Slight modifications regarding the number of these units were made. The Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) were ordered within each stratum according to geographic characteristics and then according to socio-economic characteristics in order to ensure good spread of the sample. Then, the sample were selected on two stages. In the first stage, the PSUs were selected using the Probability Proportionate to Size with systematic selection procedure. The number of households, in each PSU served as its weight or size. In the second stage, the blocks of the PSUs which were selected in the first stage have been updated. Then a constant number of households was selected, using the random systematic sampling method as final PSUs from each PSU (cluster).
It is noteworthy that the sample of the present survey does not represent the non-Jordanian population, due to the fact that it is based on households living in conventional dwellings. In other words, it does not cover the collective households living in collective dwellings. Therefore, the non-Jordanian households covered in the present survey are either private households or collective households living in conventional dwellings. In Jordan, it is well known that a large number of non-Jordanian workers live as groups and spend most of their time at workplaces. Hence, it is more unlikely to find them at their residences during daytime (i.e. the time when the data of the survey is collected). Furthermore, most of them live in their workplaces, such as: workshops, sales stores, guard places, or under construction building's sites. Such places are not classified as occupied dwellings for household sampling purposes. Due to all of the above, the coverage of such population would not be complete in household surveys.