Year-specific second-level geography

Year-specific geography variables and GIS boundary files are intended for studying and displaying one specific sample year for a country. Year-specific variables provide greater detail than spatially harmonized variables because they do not need to account for boundary changes over time. Units below 20,000 population are aggregated for confidentiality purposes.

The attribute data include codes for the COUNTRY (country of residence) variable, codes for the corresponding year-specific variable that the GIS boundaries match (e.g. IPUM2007 for Mozambique 2007), and the original second-level geography codes provided by the statistical offices of the respective countries (e.g. DIST2007 for Mozambique 2007). For a complete list of all year-specific variables at the first level of geography, click here.

The table below lists the IPUMS countries, the second-level unit of geography identified in the samples, and available sample years. Click on each sample year to download the year-specific GIS shapefile.

Country Second-level geography Sample years
Argentina Department 1970 1980 1991 2001 2010
Armenia Not available for our sample
Austria ENUTS3 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Bangladesh Zilla 1991 2001 2011
Belarus Not available for our sample
Benin Commune 1979 1992 2002 2013
Bolivia Province 1976 1992 2001 2012
Botswana Not available for our sample
Brazil Municipality 1980 1991 2000 2010
Burkina Faso Province 1985 1996 2006
Cambodia District 1998 2004 2008 2013
Cameroon Department 1976 1987 2005
Canada Not available for our sample
Chile Department/Municipality 1960 1970 1982 1992 2002
China Prefecture and city 1982 1990 2000
Colombia Municipality (recode) 1964* 1973 1985 1993 2005
Costa Rica Canton 1963 1973 1984 2000 2011
Cuba Municipality 2002 2012
Dominican Republic Municipality 1960 1970 1981 2002 2010
Ecuador Canton 1962 1974 1982 1990 2001 2010
Egypt District 1986 1996 2006
El Salvador Municipality 1992 2007
Ethiopia Awraja (1984) & Zone (1994-2007) 1984 1994 2007
Fiji Province 1966 1976 1986 1996 2007 2014
Finland No geography in IPUMS data 2010
France Not available for our sample
Germany Not available for our sample
Ghana District 1984* 2000 2010
Greece Municipality 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Guatemala Municipality 1964 1973 1981 1994 2002
Guinea Sub-prefecture 1983* 1996 2014
Haiti Arrondisement 1971 1982 2003
Honduras Municipality 1961 1974 1988 2001
Hungary No geography in IPUMS data 1970 1980 1990 2001
India District 1987 1993 1999 2004 2009
Indonesia Regency 1971 1976 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
Iran Sub-province 2006 2011
Iraq District (Qadah) 1997
Ireland Not available for our sample
Israel Subdistrict 1972 1983 1995 2008 (NA)
Italy Not available for our sample
Jamaica Not available for our sample
Jordan District 2004
Kenya District 1969 1979 1989 1999 2009
Kyrgyz Republic District 1999 2009
Laos Not available for our sample
Liberia District 1974 2008**
Lesotho Constituency 1996** 2006
Malawi Traditional Authorities (TA) 1987 1998 2008
Malaysia Administrative district 1970 1980 1991 2000
Mali Circle 1987 1998 2009
Mauritius Municipal Ward/Village Council Area 1990 2000 2011
Mexico Municipality 1960 1970 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
Mongolia Municipality 1989** 2000
Morocco Province 1982 1994 2004 2014
Mozambique District 1997 2007
Myanmar District 2014
Nepal District 2001 2011
Netherlands No geography in IPUMS data 1960 1971 2001 2011
Nicaragua Municipality 1971 1995 2005
Nigeria Local government areas 2007 2008 2009 2010
Pakistan Administrative division 1973 1981 1998
Palestine Not available for our sample
Panama District 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Papua New Guinea District 1980 1990 2000
Paraguay District 1962 1972 1982 1992 2002
Peru Province 1993 2007
Philippines Municipality 1990 1995 2000 2010
Poland Not available for our sample
Portugal Not available for our sample
Puerto Rico Not available for our sample
Romania Not available for our sample
Russia Not available for our sample
Rwanda District 1991 2002 2012
Saint Lucia Not available for our sample
Senegal Department 1988 2002 2013
Sierra Leone Chiefdom/ward 2004
Slovenia Not available for our sample
South Africa District council 1996 2001 2007 2011 2016
South Sudan County 2008
Spain Province 1981 1991 2001 2011
Sudan County 2008
Suriname Not available for our sample
Switzerland Not available for our sample
Tanzania District 1988 2002 2012
Thailand District 1970 1980** 1990 2000
Togo Prefecture 1970 2010
Trinidad and Tobago Not available for our sample
Turkey District 1985 1990 2000
Uganda County 1991 2002 2014
Ukraine Raion 2001
United Kingdom Not available for our sample
United States PUMA 1970 1980 1990 2000 2005 2010 2015
Uruguay Census sections 1985 1996 2011
Venezuela Municipality 1971 1981 1990 2001
Vietnam District 2009
Zambia District 1990 2000 2010
Zimbabwe District 2012

* We have the data and most of the labels, but we are in need of a map. If you have a map, please contact ipums@umn.edu

** We have the data but no labels that match our data, we are also in need of a map. If you have labels and maps, please contact ipums@umn.edu

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