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Malaysia, Administrative district 1980 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_MY1980 identifies the household's administrative district within Malaysia in 1980. Administrative districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after states. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_MY1980 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 1980 sample:

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


  • All households


  • Malaysia: 1980