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Province of residence 8 years ago, Pakistan; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG1_8_PK indicates the person's province of residence within Pakistan in September 1965 (eight calendar years before the census).

NOTE: The variable includes categories for disputed regions. East Pakistan, which was part of Pakistan at the time of migration, but was the independent country of Bangladesh at the time of the census is coded as "Abroad" in this integrated version of the variable. Consult the source variable (PK1973A_0429) for further detail.

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

All Pakistan samples exclude the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) and Kashmir.

Around 1990, the spelling of Baluchistan changed to Balochistan and Sind changed to Sindh. However, the changes in the two names have been reflected in the 1981 sample.

Where officially-defined provinces have populations under 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring provinces.


  • Pakistan 1973: Persons age 8+


  • Pakistan: 1973