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Papua New Guinea, Province 1980 - 2000 [Level 1; consistent boundaries, GIS]

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GEO1_PG identifies the household's province within Papua New Guinea in all sample years. Provinces are the first level administrative units of the country. GEO1_PG is spatially harmonized to account for political boundary changes across census years. Some detail is lost in harmonization. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_PG can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Papua New Guinea 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

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time.

  • Hela province was created from Southern Highlands.
  • Jiwaka province was created from Western Highlands.

There is no data for North Solomons in the 1990 sample.


  • All households


  • Papua New Guinea: 1980, 1990, 2000