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

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MIG2_5_HT indicates the arrondissement in Haiti in which the person lived 5 years ago. Migration arrondissement codes from MIG2_5_HT are compatible with codes from GEO2_HT.

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. Where officially-defined arrondissements have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring arrondissements.

Boundary changes for MIG2_5_HT are too numerous to list here, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.
In the 1982 sample, the "unknown" category includes persons who moved from abroad.


  • Haiti 1982: Persons age 5+
  • Haiti 2003: Persons age 5+


  • Haiti: 1982, 2003