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Region of residence 5 years ago, Senegal; consistent boundaries, GIS

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      class Mig1_5_sn:public Editor {

    Mig1_5_sn(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::sn2002a:
            if (SN2002A_0404() < 5)
                a = 686099;
        case dataset_id::sn1988a:
            if (SN1988A_0427() == 0)
                a = GEO1_SN(0);




MIG1_5_SN indicates the person's region of residence 5 years ago within Senegal.

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

The 2013 samples restricts the universe to persons in ordinary households.

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

Boundary changes:

  • In 2002 Matam was formed from parts of Saint Louis and Louga.
  • In 2008 Kaffrine region split from Kaolack
  • Also, there was a change in boundary between Fatick and Kaolack between the 2002 and the 2013 censuses
  • In 2008 Kédougou region split from Tambacounda
  • In 2008 Sédhiou region split from Kolda


  • Senegal 1988: Persons age 5+
  • Senegal 2002: Persons age 5+
  • Senegal 2013: Residents age 5+ in ordinary households


  • Senegal: 1988, 2002, 2013