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Malaysia, Administrative district 2000 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_MY2000 identifies the household's administrative district within Malaysia in 2000. Administrative districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after states. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_MY2000 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

Administrative districts with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring administrative districts within the same state to create units with populations greater than 20,000.

Confidentiality issues:
Matu and Daro, Song and Kapit, and Kuala Penyu and Beaufort are combined for confidentiality reasons.


  • All households


  • Malaysia: 2000