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GEO_ZA2016 (V101_ZA2016)
South Africa regions, 2016 [GIS]

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GEO_ZA2016 (V101_ZA2016) reports the region of South Africa where the respondent was interviewed, using provinces as the geographic unit.

Other South African sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. The integrated South African geographic variable GEO_ZA1998_2016 provides spatially consistent units over time for all South African samples.

A GIS map for GEO_ZA2016 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_ZA2016 (V101_ZA2016) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_ZA2016 (V101_ZA2016) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


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