Codes and Frequencies
Most IPUMS data transformations are performed using variable harmonization tables that specify how each value in the source data is recoded. Some variables also require programming logic in addition to the harmonization table. The harmonization documents for this variable are:
GEO2_EG1986 identifies the household’s district within Egypt in 1986. Districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after governorates. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_EG1986 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Egypt can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
Districts with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring districts within the same governorate to create units with populations greater than 20,000.
The 1986 sample is missing Luxor governorate and its corresponding districts. Some districts in other governorates are missing. Check the codes tab for details.
Some available districts are missing villages. Weights in districts with minimal missing population were adjusted to reflect district totals. Districts missing significant portions of the population are listed below with their coverage rates.
- 15004 Markaz Biyalâ (0.68)
- 18015 Markaz al-Shuhadâ' (0.44)
- 18020 Markaz Abû Hummus (0.37)
- 22005 Markaz al-Wâstâ (0.67)
- 25003 Qism Asyûtt 2 (0.33)
- 26003 Markaz Akhmîm (0.62)
- All households
- Egypt: 1986