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State of residence 5 years ago, Malaysia; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG1_5_MY indicates the person's state of residence 5 years ago in Malaysia.

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

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

  • Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory was formed out of Selangor in 1974.
  • Labuan Federal Territory split from Sabah in 1984.

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


  • All persons


  • Malaysia: 1991, 2000