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:
GEO2_GR identifies the household's municipality within Greece in all sample years. Municipalities are the second level administrative units of the country, after departments. GEO2_GR is spatially harmonized accounting for political boundary changes across census years. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_GR can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Greece 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
Several geographical units in Greece have been combined by the National Statistical Service of Greece, which is different from the regionalization implemented on other IPUMS countries.
Where officially-defined municipalities have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring municipalities.
- All households
- Greece: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011