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:
MIG1_1_CA indicates the person's province of residence one year ago in Canada.
Click on the Source Variables tab for information on place of residence for each sample year. Source variables may contain more geographic unit detail but are not suitable for cross-temporal comparison.
Comparability — General
Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut are combined with Prince Edward Island.
The universe in both samples includes intra-province movers -- persons who moved between census subdivisions -- but excludes persons who moved between dwellings within the same subdivision.
The variable is similar to MIG1_5_CA, which refers to province of residence five years prior to the census.
For the country of residence of international migrants, see MIGCTRY1 (Country of residence 1 year ago).
- Canada 1991: Persons age 1+ in private households who moved between census subdivisions, not external migrants
- Canada 2001: Persons age 1+ in private households who moved between census subdivisions, not external migrants
- Canada: 1991, 2001