The Agricultural Census (AC) 2006/2007, to which the metadata review and data presented here refer, was the first AC to be carried out in Kazakhstan.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
The agricultural census covered the units engaged in crop and animal production, as well as in support activities (provision of services) to agriculture.
Agriculture & Rural Development
Food (production, crisis)
The statistical unit was the agricultural holding, defined as an economic unit engaged in agricultural production under a single management, which includes all livestock and all land used in whole or in part for agricultural production, regardless of legal status and legal form.
Four main types of agricultural production units were distinguished in the AC 2006/2007:
(i) agricultural enterprises and their separate subdivisions (legal entities);
(ii) "peasant farms" and "individual entrepreneurs;
(iii) households in rural and urban areas; and
(iv) "horticultural and cottage farms".
Producers and sponsors
Committee on Statistics
Ministry of National Economy
Food and Agriculture Organization
The list of agricultural enterprises and their separate subdivisions (legal entities) was established on the basis of the Statistical Agricultural Register. The lists of individual entrepreneurs were based on the Statistical Business Register. The lists of peasant farms and households in rural areas were formed on the basis of the household registers held by local authorities. The lists of households, horticultural and cottage farms that have land and livestock (including poultry) in urban areas were formed on the basis of various data sources, such as data of land management agencies, land title registration authorities, taxpayer registries and other administrative sources.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Self-interviewing using paper questionnaires was applied to collect census data from legal units. Face-to-face interviews using the traditional PAPI method were applied to collect census data from the rest of the agricultural production units.
Specific questionnaires for each of the four main types of units were used in the AC:
(i) three questionnaires for collecting information on crop production (in stage I);
(ii) three questionnaires for collecting information on animal husbandry (in stage II).
In addition, one census questionnaire was applied to legal units and peasant farms engaged in support activities (services) to agriculture (in stage II).
The AC 2006/2007 covered 111 out of the 16 core items recommended in the WCA 2010. The core items not covered in the AC are:
(i) "Sex of agricultural holder";
(ii) "Age of agricultural holder presence of aquaculture on the holding";
(iii) "Household size";
(iv) "Presence of aquaculture on the holding";
(v) "Other economic production activities of the holding's enterprise".
See questionnaire in external materials tab.
Data entry was carried out manually. The paper census forms are kept in the territorial bodies and the electronic database is stored on the server of the AS (CS). For quality assurance, a 10-percent selective check was conducted during the entire census data collection by the supervisors. After the census enumeration was completed, a field quality control was carried out to check the quality of census data, covering 5 percent of the census units.
The AC results were disseminated through printed reports, CD-ROMs and institutions' website. The preliminary census data (related to the first census stage) were disseminated in six volumes in 2007 (at the national and regional level). The final census results were disseminated in nine volumes in 2008.
Committee on Statistics,
Ministry of National Economy,
Republic of Kazakhstan
Left bank of the !shim River,
Mangilik el str., 8,
House of the Ministries,
4th Entrance, 010000,
Telephone: (+8) 7172 749002
See also https://stat.gov.kz/
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