The enquête Famille et logements questionnaire, associated to that of the census is a four pages self completed questionnaire, as before in 1999 and 1990.
The 2011 enquête Famille et logements resumes some of these themes, but focusses on the family situations at the date of the survey, describing ithem into more details.
The respondents are, in each dwelling, all adults (over 18 years old) of a given sex listed in the accommodation .

Survey information

The survey being associated with the census, all census informations collected on the household and the individual bulletins are available. The survey data is therefore completed with the information collected on the census bulletin for all respondents.


Respondents first indicate if they only live in this dwelling or elsewhere as well, and how often. When they also live elsewhere (a multi-residencial situation), the survey collects extensive information on the other dwelling, reasons for use, dwelling type, location, frequency of occupation, the inhabitants of the other dwelling. These questions, close to the core questions of surveys conducted by INSEE household surveys, will allow to understand how people living in multi-residencial situations live and where they were enumerated by the census.

The geographic expansion of the family

The survey contains a large number of geographical information on the household and family members, most often at the commune level (and the borough in Paris, Lyon and Marseille). The individual form already contains a large number of geographically located information i.e. place of residence (to the accuracy of the enumeration district), housing and town of residence one year earlier (January 1, 2010), place of birth. In addition, respondents indicated the address of their workplace or the commune of their place of study. This information is available for all hosehold members.

The survey bulletin contains additional geographical information: the other respondent’s residence address, the place of residence of the children who do not live in the dwelling, the place of residence of the respondents’ parents. The location of the respondents’ household will therefore be included among all his/her relatives’ (parents and children).

Living as a couple

The census contains a question about life as a couple. The survey outlines the practicalities of joint residence (multi-residence of the person and spouse), as well as the gender and date of birth of the spouse, the date of Pacs or marriage .

Children living in the household

The census includes all cohabitants therefore all the children who live with the respondent. The survey contains a list of the children of respondents and their spouses, even those who live elsewhere. detailling the parentage (child-step child, adopted child), and potential multi-residence (frequency of coresidence, presence of the other parent in the other dwelling).

Day child care of children under 4 years living in household is specified.

Children who don’t live in the household

This list is completed by similar questions about family relationships for children who do not live in the household, and by questions on age when they left and the municipality of residence of their residence.

Parents and family group

The family background of respondents is described by questions about each of their parents: department of birth, nationality at birth, activity. Co-residence with the respondent, the municipality of residence of the father and mother or their date of death is also requested.
Finally, questions specify the number of siblings, half-brothers and half sisters, and grandchildren.