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GEO_ZA1998_2016 (GEO_ZA1998_2016)
South Africa regions, 1998-2016 [integrated; GIS]

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GEO_ZA1998_2016 reports the region of South Africa where the respondent was interviewed. The regions represent grouped provinces with consistent boundaries across time.

Labels identify the modern geographic units (provinces) contained in each integrated region. Each sample also has its own non-integrated geography variable. Although names of most units remained the same, their boundaries changed through time. Each South Africa sample also has its own sample-specific geography variable.

An integrated GIS map (in shapefile format) for South Africa can be downloaded here.


  • The name of Northern Province changed to Limpopo in 2003
  • The Limpopo territory was reduced on the Eastern side and added to the Mpumalanga province
  • The Northern Cape province expanded to include areas from the North West province.


  • South Africa 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • South Africa 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • South Africa: 1998-B, 1998-W, 1998-H, 1998-C, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H