Western And Northern Poland
Publisher Zachodnia Agencja Prasowa
Poznan Warszawa 1962
The basic data contained in this analysis has been taken from the 1946, 1950 and 1960 Polish population censuses. Additional data concerning the first post-war years has been supplied by the Ministry of the Recovered Terrritories and data concerning the repatriation and re-emigration movements has been supplied by theState Repatriation Office.
Data are based on the administrative boundaries in force after 1950. Five per cent of the transferred territory were added to the existing voivodships of Katowice, Poznan and Bialostok. In the tables the population indicated for these are only that of the transferred territory, except those figures relating to the origin of settlers.
Note that, as shown in Table 4, from the 1950 census, 20% of the total population were natives of the area, concentrated in Katowice (62%), Opole ( 55%) and Olsztyn (19%). 49% were from the rest of post WWII Poland and 28% from the Polish territories annexed by the USSR.
As shown in Table 5, 20% of the settlers in 1950 originated in the Warsaw Voivodship, including the destroyed City of Warsaw. From Table 6, the main source of settlers between 1951 and 1960 was the mainly rural voivodship of Kielce.