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Appendix 2


Emigration Statistics

1956 Handbook Volume 3 - (Excerpts)

Number of Emigrants & repatriates

The Hungarian Border crossed

Number

To Austria (till 6 April 1957)

174 704

To Yugoslavia (till 26 May 1957)

19 181

Total

193 885

Legal repatriations (till end of May 1957)

11 447

Total emigrants

182 438

From the 182,438 emigrants the KSH (Central Statistics Office) only kept details for 151,731.
The following statistics are based on their details.


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Details by age groups

Age groups

Number

Percentage

Under 15

21 196

14,0

15 to 39

109 299

72,0

40 to 59

17 392

11,5

Over 60

1 124

0,7

Unknown

2 720

1,8

Total

151 731

100,0


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Details by residence

Last permanent

Emigrants

Residence         

Number

Percentage

Budapest

80 977

53,4

Other

70 754

46,6

Total

151 731

100,0


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Details by occupation

Occupation

Number

Percentage

Labourer*

65 082

63,5

Intellectual

25 971

25,4

Farm worker**

7 312

7,1

Others

4 109

4,0

Total

102 474

100,0

* Including self employed, trade and craftsmen, excluding farm workers.

** Including self employed, family members and collective farm workers.


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Breakdown details of the Intellectual workers.

Occupation

Number

Percentage

Engineer & Technical

9 347

36,0

Doctor

730

2,8

Teacher

1 280

4,9

University Professor,

Researcher

261

1,0

Accountant,Lawyer

292

1,1

Agriculturist, Veterinary 360

1,4

Artist

1 108

4,3

Other higher education

293

1,1

Health worker

1 128

4,4

Administration worker

11 172

43,0

Total

25 971

100,0

Origin: Unpublished data from the KSH (Central Statistics Office) about the emigration following the fall of the 1956 Revolution. Regio, 1991/4.

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My grateful thanks to the Authors of the above documents.

N.B. This is my own translation for illustration purposes only. I could not find an English version. I am not an professional translator and I would like to ask you to over look any translation inaccuracies if applicable. The figures are the original.
The Author.


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