Iraq - Duhok Urban Profiling Exercise

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Source Duhok Statistics Office, UNHCR
Date of Dataset June 01, 2016-June 30, 2016
Updated 2 March 2017
Expected Update Frequency Never

This exercise was one of three collaborative profiling exercises were conducted in 2015/2016 with the aim to provide comprehensive analyses of the displacement situations in urban out of camp areas in the Governorates of Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The profiling exercises provided a comparative analysis between three target groups: IDPs, refugees and the host community.

The profiling took a mixed methods approach, entailing qualitative and quantitative components. The quantitative component comprised a sample-based household survey targeting IDPs, refugees and the host community and were carried out by the Statistics Office in each Governorate: Erbil Statistics Directorate, Duhok Statistics Office and Sulaymaniyah Statistics Office. Approximately 1,200 households were sampled in each Governorate, equally distributed between the three population groups. The Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office (KRSO) calculated the sample size as well as the data weights that were applied to the findings.

Iraq-KRI (Duhok) profiling of urban/out-of-camp IDPs, Syrian refugees, and host populations with data collected during June 2016 (report published September 2016). The exercise included a household survey administered to a sample of 1,205 households (394 IDP, 402 refugee and 409 host households). Extrapolated results are significant at a 95% confidence level when comparing population groups assessed; 90% confidence level by geographical strata assessed.

Stratification: The sample was stratified by the three target population groups and following geographic strata:

  • Districts with a high population density: Duhok and Sumel.
  • Districts with a medium population density: Zakho.
  • Districts with a low population density: Amedi, Akre, Bardarash, and Sheikhan.

Baseline: Population figures for the host community and IDPs were facilitated by the Duhok Statistics Office based on an internal census carried out in 2015, which included IDPs pre- and post-2014; figures for refugees were facilitated by UNHCR.

The population baseline estimates for the urban areas in Duhok Governorate were the following: 895,800 host persons; 186,100 IDPs; 44,200 refugees.

Caveats / Comments

Limitations: Results at the district level are not statistically significant due to insufficient sample sizes in a majority of districts. Therefore, analysis by location should not be done by district but only by the three geographic strata (Districts with a high population density; Districts with a medium population density; and Districts with a low population density).

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