Place of birth
Was [person] born in an urban or rural area?
If in an urban area, write the names of the town, wereda, district, and region and if in a rural area, write the names of the wereda, district and region in the appropriate columns.
23. Town ____
24. Wereda ___
25. District ____
26. Region ____
Eritrea and Aseb
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Column 23 - Place of Birth
A person's place of birth is the conventional residence of the person's mother at the time of his/her birth. The urban area or the wereda where the mother was living when she gave birth to the person is the child's place of birth. When registering place of birth it is necessary to understand the case as in this example. For example, if a person was born in a hospital or in another region, district, town or at the residence of his mother's parents the person's place of birth is the conventional residence of the mother at the time of birth and not the town or wereda or district or region where the hospital in which the person was born is located. However if the mother and the child stay over six months at the place where the child was born, i.e. hospital or residence of the mother's parents, etc., then the child's place of birth is the town in which the hospital is located or the town or wereda where the mother's parents reside. The birth place of each member of the household will be entered in the column as outlined below.
The question for place of birth contains four columns. These are:
Column 23 - Town
Column 24 - Wereda
Column 25 - District
Column 26 - Region
1. If a household member's place of birth was a town where the census is being conducted, the term "here" will be entered in the space provided in columns 23-26 "to indicate that the member was born in this town. Then "xx, xx, xx, xx" will be entered in card columns 42-49. For example if the census is being conducted in Addis Ababa City and the household member was born in Addis Ababa City then "here" will be recorded in columns 23-26 and "xx, xx, xx, xx" will be entered in card columns 42-49.
2. If the place of birth of a household member is outside of the town where the enumeration is being conducted in, the name of the town where he/she was born in will be entered in column 23. In column 24 the Wereda name where the town is located will be recorded. Similarly the district and the region where the member's birth town is located will be entered in columns 25 and 26, respectively and card columns 42-49 will be left blank.
3. If the birth place of a household member is outside of the urban area where the enumeration is being conducted and is in rural area, a "___" is entered in column 23 to indicate the member's birth place. Then the names of the wereda, district and region in which member's birth place is located in will be entered in columns 24, 25 and 26, respectively. Note that nothing will be entered in card columns. 42-49.
This variable indicates the person's region of birth, if different from current residence.
Resident household members born in place different from current residence
Nativity and Birthplace Variables -- PERSON