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Province of residenc 1 year ago, Zambia; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG1_1_ZM indicates the province in Zambia where the person lived one year ago.

Click on the Source Variables tab for information on place of residence for each sample year. Source variables may contain more geographic unit detail but are not suitable for cross-temporal comparison.

Comparability — General

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time.

Boundary changes:

  • Muchinga formed from parts of Northern and Eastern provinces after 2000.

The universe is slightly different in for the 2010 census than the 1990 and 2000 censuses, as absent household members are excluded.


  • Zambia 1990: Persons age 1+
  • Zambia 2000: Persons age 1+
  • Zambia 2010: Present household members and visitors age 1+


  • Zambia: 1990, 2000, 2010