The main object of the population census is a household. This is a unit, which consists of relatives or nonrelatives who share common ways of life and a common budget (or by part thereof) at one place of residence.
The agricultural activities and food production in Georgia mainly take place in the household sector. Thus, in order to make an optimum use of available resources the Geostat guided by the recommendations worked out by the UN for the 2010 census round considered it appropriate to collect data about agricultural activities of households by using a special questionnaire along with social and demographic data during the Population Census (November 5-19). Data on the structure of land, livestock and poultry, agricultural equipment used by the households as well as other significant information will be obtained at the level of municipalities, territorial units and villages.
It should also be mentioned that the sample frame for the sample survey of agricultural farms is outdated and requires revision. A significant part of the sample frame is derived from the 2004 agricultural census and many of the parameters related to the agricultural farms do not reflect the actual situation. All the above-mentioned significantly decreases the accuracy of the agricultural sample surveys. Thus, it is critical to update the sample base by including the agricultural module in the population census. This will allow for having the updated sample base for a sample survey of agricultural farms, which will lead to significant improvement of the quality of this survey.