Codes and Frequencies
Most IPUMS data transformations are performed using variable harmonization tables that specify how each value in the source data is recoded. Some variables also require programming logic in addition to the harmonization table. The harmonization documents for this variable are:
GEO1_LC1980 identifies the household's district within Saint Lucia in 1980. Districts are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_LC1980 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Saint Lucia can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
Districts with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring districts to create units with populations greater than 20,000.
- Districts of Castries city, Castries rural, and Castries suburban are combined for confidentiality reasons.
- Districts of Choiseul, Laborie, and Vieux-Fort are combined in all sample years for confidentiality reasons.
- Districts of Anse-la-Raye, Canaries, Micoud, and Soufriere are combined in all sample years for confidentiality reasons.
- Districts of Dennery and Gros-Islet are combined in all sample years for confidentiality reasons.
- All households
- Saint Lucia: 1980