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Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey/ Household Integrated Economic Survey 2011-2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
PSLM (Social & HIES) 2011-2012
Pakistan (PAK)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2011 - 06/2012
Series or system 
Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement Survey (PSLM)
Pakistan Household Integrated Economic Survey (HIES)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of 2011-2012 Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) was to investigate the social issues, behavioral practices, and health status of households. This data was gathered in order to develop indicators to compare with past rounds of the PSLM so that trends could be observed. The indicators produced by this survey were also developed to monitor progress toward Pakistan's Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

The data were collected through interviews in the home. The main topic areas explored were health, water supply, sanitation, fertility, and education.

The sample size for this survey was 15,807 households within rural and urban areas throughout the four provinces of Pakistan.