Synthetic populations of South African urban areas
Description of this data
The data accompanying this article include the compressed, Extensible Markup Language (XML) files of the synthetic populations for the nine areas of importance in South Africa. The provided populations are controlled at the household level using (household) income, and at individual levels using gender and population group. The result provides a complete stock of individuals while accounting for detailed demographic, socioeconomic information, and household structure.
The detailed XML Schema Definition (XSD) and XML Document Type Definition (DTD), which contains the declarations that describes the formal acceptable structure of the XML file, is available on http://www.matsim.org/files/dtd/. More specifically, there is one XSD definition for the household file, households_v1.0.xsd, and one DTD file for the individuals, population_v6.dtd. The files are normal XML and readable using many parsers. Our choice to use the Multi-Agent Transport Simulation (MATSim) infrastructure is because the populations are, in our context, frequently used for large-scale mesoscopic transport models using the agent-based MATSim.
Experiment data files
City of Cape Town (functional area)
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan
Steps to reproduce
The detailed description of the steps to reproduce is published in the Data-in-Brief article (link to follow) with the same title as this data set.
This data is associated with the following publication:
Cite this dataset
Joubert, Johan W. (2018), “Synthetic populations of South African urban areas”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/dh4gcm7ckb.1
The files associated with this dataset are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.