Codes and Frequencies
Most IPUMS data transformations are performed using variable harmonization tables that specify how each value in the source data is recoded. Some variables also require programming logic in addition to the harmonization table. The harmonization documents for this variable are:
MUNIES identifies the household's municipality within Spain in all sample years. Municipalities are the third level administrative units of the country, after province. MUNIES is harmonized by name and does not account for boundary changes over time.
The full set of geography variables for Spain can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.
Comparability — General
MUNIES does not account for boundary changes, but users should be aware that there might have been changes over time.
Where officially-defined municipalities have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring municipalities.
- All households
- Spain: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011