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Department of residence 5 years ago, Haiti; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG1_5_HT indicates the department in Haiti in which the person lived 5 years 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:

  • Nord'est (North East) split from Nord (North) in 1982.
  • Sud'Est (South East) was formed from part of Ouest (West) in 1982.
  • Centre (Central) was formed from parts of Ouest (West) and L'Artibonite in 1982.
  • Grand'Anse split from Sud (South) in 1982.
  • Nippes split from Grand'Anse in 2003.

In the 1982 sample, the "unknown" category includes persons who were abroad.


  • Persons age 5+


  • Haiti: 1982, 2003