Profiling of South and Central Governorates in Iraq - 2016
A collaborative profiling exercise was conducted with the aim to provide a comprehensive analysis of the displacement situation in urban and peri-urban areas across 9 Governorates in South and Central Iraq. The study was a collaborative effort of a Technical Working Group consisting of staff from MoDM’s Department of Information and Research, UNHCR staff, and with the support of the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) and Statistics Norway. The methodology and tools were developed with the Steering Committee and the data was collected in 2016. 4094 households were included in the survey. The analysis of the data never resulted in a published report.
Unit of Analysis
Household and individual
2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
The survey includes the following topics:
- Household main characteristics
- Individual main characteristics
- Employment information
- Dwelling characteristics
- Helth services access
- Energy utilisation
- Income sources
- Social and community interactions
- Assets ownership
Livelihood & Social cohesion
The exercise targeted the urban centres and peri-urban areas in the following Governorates: Babylon, Kerbala, Najaf, and Wassit. The fifth assessment was a combined assessment of five southern governorates: Basra, Missan, Muthanna, Qadissiya and Thi qar. The five southern governorates were combined as one study due to smaller IDP and host populations in each of these areas; as well these governorates share similar characteristics in terms of the economy, governance and demographics.
IDPs and host communities.
Producers and sponsors
Ministry of Displacement and Migration in Iraq Department of Information and Research
Joint IDP Profiling Service
The profiling was based on a household survey. Each of the assessments in the 9 Governorates (merged in the present dataset) surveyed approximately 400 host community households and 400 IDP households in 30 different sites. The 30 sites were selected using a random stratified sample based on data from the Displacement Tracking Matrix of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The sites were stratified based on urban or peri-urban characteristics, the number of IDP families present , and shelter typology of the IDP households. The household assessment attempts to survey as representative a population as possible given the available data on location of IDP households across the nine assessed governorates.
Data is not weighted due to the lack of a baseline for the population figures and composition.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Joint IDP Profiling Service
Data was processed and anonymised with recoding and local supressions. Some observations were removed because they presented an elevated disclosure risk.
Cite this data as follows:
MoDM’s Department of Information and Research, UNHCR, JIPS, Statistics Norway (2016) Profiling of South and Central Governorates in Iraq. UNHCR microdata library: https://microdata.unhcr.org