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India National Sample Survey Round 61 2004-2005


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2004 - 06/2005
Series or system 
India National Sample Survey (NSS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Sample registration
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Sample Survey (NSS) is a national socioeconomic sample survey conducted in annual rounds with a cycle of rotating topics. The 61st Round (July 2004 to June 2005) schedules included studies of household consumer expenditure, and employment and unemployment.

Samples were 79,298 rural and 45,346 urban households for the consumer expenditure survey and 79,306 rural and 45,374 urban households for the employment survey. The surveys were representative at the national and state levels, with the exception of select areas due to geographic remoteness.

The consumer expenditure survey report calculated monthly per capita consumer expenditure by dividing monthly household expenditure by household size. The employment survey included industry and occupation codes, as well as the education level of respondents.