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Province of residence 5 years ago, Papua New Guinea; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG1_5_PG indicates the person's province of residence within Papua New Guinea 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

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

  • Hela province was created from Southern Highlands.
  • Jiwaka province was created from Western Highlands.

This variable is available for the 1980 sample only. For district of residence 5 years ago, see MIGPG4. For country of residence of international migrants, see MIGCTRY5 (Country of residence 5 years ago).


  • Papua New Guinea 1980: Urban persons age 5+


  • Papua New Guinea: 1980