Malawi - Subnational Population Statistics

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Source Malawi National Statistics Office
Date of Dataset September 03, 2018
Updated November 10, 2019
Expected Update Frequency Every year

The 2008 population totals were extracted at the administrative level 3 (traditional authority area) Malawi National Statistics Office 2008 census report. Age and sex disaggregated data are not available.

The P-code data dissolves into 32 councils (28 district councils and 4 city councils) at the administrative level 2. However, there are often just 28 districts in the Malawi administrative level 2 (district) boundary shapefiles. An additional data set has therefore also been created where the city councils have been merged into their respective districts to form the 28 districts. An additional code field has been added to the administrative level 2 (district) and administrative level 3 (traditional authority area) shapefiles to reflect the 28 district P-code hierarchy. However, the original NSO Admin 3 codes have also been included for population joins.

Caveats / Comments

UPDATE 2018 10 22 The "Malawi administrative level 3 (traditional authority area) population statistics" table which had been incorrectly saved as an .XLSX file was replaced with a .CSV file.

The gazetteer was replaced with the ITOS version.

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