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_MU identifies the household's district within Mauritius in all sample years. Districts are the first level administrative units of the country. GEO1_MU is spatially harmonized to account for political boundary changes across census years. Some detail is lost in harmonization; see the comparability discussion. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_MU can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Mauritius 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.
- Agaléga Islands is combined with Rodrigues for confidentiality reasons.
- All households
- Mauritius: 1990, 2000, 2011