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Malaysia, State 1970 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_MY1970 identifies the household's state within Malaysia in 1970. States are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_MY1970 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Malaysia can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

The following states are missing from the 1970 sample:

  • Sabah (Labuan Federal Territory part of Sabah in 1970 and 1980)
  • Sarawak


  • All households


  • Malaysia: 1970