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Province of residence 5 years ago, Argentina; consistent boundaries, GIS

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      class Mig1_5_ar:public Editor {

    Mig1_5_ar(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::ar2001a:
            if (AR2001A_0435() == 99 && AR2001A_0436() < 999)
                a = 32097;




MIG1_5_AR indicates the person's province of residence within Argentina 5 years ago.

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

In 1991, roughly half the cases in the sample lack data for this and several other variables. Users should apply the alternative weight variable AR91A434 when using one of these variables.

For the country of residence of international migrants, see MIGCTRY5 (Country of residence 5 years ago).

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

  • For the 1980 and 1991 censuses, Gran Buenos Aires was a part of Buenos Aires.


  • Persons age 5+


  • Argentina: 1970, 1980, 2001