The Population and Housing Census Atlas of Ethiopia 2007 comprises maps presenting a wide-ranging collection of data for different administrative levels. The maps provide information on biophysical environment, demographic characteristics, socioeconomic indicators, migration trends, and housing characteristics. The atlas format provides spatially disaggregated information on living conditions and demographic makeup in rural and urban Ethiopia, allowing the user to explore the various indicators and geographical distribution. Each indicator, disaggregated at the woreda level, provides a more profound understanding of economic clustering, social and welfare characterizations, and environmental classifications across the country.
The atlas contains over 50 pages of maps, each page offering one to twelve maps displaying specific, woreda-level indicators. These maps were constructed primarily from data collected and processed by the Central Statistical Agency (CSA) of Ethiopia, in addition to comprehensive data sources publicly available from other government agencies and research institutes. The primary data source for this atlas is the Population and Housing Census 2007 (1999/2000 Ethiopian calendar). Maps providing information on the country’s biophysical and infrastructure layout display information from other sources (noted at the bottom of each page).
A major objective of this atlas is to present disaggregated data useful to policymakers and analysts involved in monitoring and evaluation of the designed Growth and Transformation Program (GTP). Thus, data selected for this atlas aim to increase the understanding of the spatial dimensions of poverty and economic growth across Ethiopia’s different biophysical geographies and economic landscapes. Similar to the previous Atlas of the Ethiopian Rural Economy, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, this atlas is intended to provide useful input that will guide spatial targeting of interventions and investments aimed at advancing social and economic welfare across Ethiopia.