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DHS-IPUMS-I Ethiopia regions, 1994-2016

Codes and Frequencies

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DHS_IPUMSI_ ET provides geographic codes for Ethiopia that match those in the DHS and IPUMS-International databases. This variable can be used to link contextual area data from IPUMS-DHS to IPUMS-International or vice versa. The codes in DHS_IPUMSI_ET indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Ethiopia can be downloaded here.


The units in DHS_IPUMSI_ET are harmonized across DHS and IPUMS-International samples to account for changing boundaries in the major administrative level of geography. The time span for DHS samples are 2000 to 2016 and corresponds to the census samples from 1994 to 2007 in IPUMS-International.

The 2007 Ethiopian sample in IPUMS International had a "Special region" as one of its regions. According to the 2007 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia, the special region comprised national parks, forests, and boarding schools including university dorms with greater than 100 persons. There are person counts for the special region but the region cannot be mapped.


  • Ethiopia 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-H, 2000-B, 2000-M, 2005-W, 2005-W, 2005-H, 2005-M, 2005-B, 2005-C, 2011-M, 2011-C, 2011-H, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2016-W, 2016-H, 2016-M, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W