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Region of previous residence, Belarus; consistent boundaries, GIS

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      class Mig1_p_by:public Editor {

    Mig1_p_by(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::by1999a:
            if (BY1999A_0437() < 1995)
                a = 112099;
        case dataset_id::by2009a:
            if (BY2009A_0412() == 398 || BY2009A_0412() == 888)
                a = 112097;
            if (BY2009A_0412() == 998)
                a = 112098;




MIG1_P_BY indicates the person's region of previous residence within Belarus.

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.

Boundary changes:

  • Minsk city split from Minsk region.

Note that for 2009, MIG1_P_BY lists persons who have moved region within Belarus less than 5 years ago. 1999 lists persons who migrated to the current place of residence.


  • Belarus 1999: Persons who arrived in their current district less than 5 years ago
  • Belarus 2009: Persons who arrived in their current district less than 5 years ago


  • Belarus: 1999, 2009