Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
The object of including these three items (Q16,q17,q18) is to find out the area of land owned by the household members who are non-relatives of the head, like domestic servants, paying guests etc, Code '1' will be recorded in q16, if there is any 'non-relative' among the members of the household. Otherwise, entry in q16 will be '2'. When there is a non-relative' household members, it will be further ascertained whether he/she owns any land, If any 'non-relative' member of the household owns any land, the entry in q17 will be '1'. Otherwise the entry will be '2'. q 17 will not be filled in when there is '2' in q 16.
If any 'non-relative' household member is reported to own some land, i.e. if entry in q 17 is '1', the total area of land owned by all the 'non-relative' members of the household will be recorded in q18 in 0.00 acres. Note that since all land owned by the 'non-relatives' is also treated as under the household's ownership in this survey, the area of land owned by the household (other than homestead) to be recorded in q9 should be inclusive of land owned b the 'non-relatives'.