Information about the Maps

1.  NAME AND TYPE OF MAPS​

i.      Palestine Villages

In this map, the information about the villages that are included in the main entity for each population source is provided.

 

ii.      Palestine Population Sources

In this map, the total population of the merged entities is provided, divided by gender and different religious groups.

 

iii.      Palestine 1922-1931

In this map, the population changes between the 1922 and 1931 years are shown, where the main results in the map are related to the Arab population development during the time of analysis.

 

iv.      Palestine 1922-1938

In this map, the population changes between the 1922 and 1938 years are shown, where the main results in the map are related to the Arab population development during the time of analysis.

 

v.      Palestine 1922-1945

In this map, the population changes between the 1922 and 1945 years are shown, where the main results in the map are related to the Arab population development during the time of analysis.

 

vi.      Palestine 1931-1938

In this map, the population changes between the 1931 and 1938 years are shown, where the main results in the map are related to the Arab population development during the time of analysis.

 

vii.      Palestine 1931-1945

In this map, the population changes between the 1931 and 1945 years are shown, where the main results in the map are related to the Arab population development during the time of analysis.

 

viii.      Palestine 1938-1945

In this map, the population changes between the 1938 and 1945 years are shown, where the main results in the map are related to the Arab population development during the time of analysis.

 

2. POPULATION SOURCES

The data used by this research is taken directly, as was published, from the population sources referenced bellow, it is not the aim of this research to fix the possible errors produced by the collecting system used during the collecting process.

 REFERENCES

◾ABU SITTA, S. Atlas of Palestine: 1917-1966.  Palestine Land Society, London, 2010.

◾BARRON, J.B. Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Greek Convent Press, Jerusalem, October, 1923.

◾GOVERNMENT OF PALESTINE. 1938 Village Statistics. Statistics Office, Jerusalem, February, 1938.

◾HADAWI, S.  Village Statistics 1945: A Classification of Land and Area Ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center, Beirut, 1970.

◾MILLS, E. Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Greek Convert Press, Jerusalem, 1932.

 

MISSING VILLAGES

NamePopulation SourceDescription
ZurganiyehHaifa-Census of 1922Not found
Bani Su'idanHaifa-Census of 1922Not found
Al JanadiHaifa-Census of 1922Not found
Al KazanehHaifa-Census of 1922Not found
Al MuzaraibNazareth-Census of 1922Not found
Wadi ShabashJenin-Census of 1922Not found
Bustan Ali Ya'qubJenin-Census of 1922Not found
Kherbet MaisirJenin-Census of 1922Not found
Kherbet Umm al-QatufJenin-Census of 1922Not found
Umm al-DibJenin-Census of 1922Not found
KaffinJenin-Census of 1922Out of the boundaries
Kufr ThelthNablus-Census of 1922Out of the boundaries
QaffinJenin-Census 1931Out of the boundaries
Nazla al GharbiyaJenin-Census 1931Out of the boundaries
Nazla ash SharqiyaJenin-Census 1931Out of the boundaries
Kafr BaraNablus- Census 1931Out of the boundaries
Kafr ThulthNablus- Census 1931Out of the boundaries
Ramat HatsafonHaifa- 1938 Village StatisticsNot found
Nazla al GharbiyaJenin- 1938 Village StatisticsOut of the boundaries
Nazla ash SharqiyaJenin- 1938 Village StatisticsOut of the boundaries
Kafr BaraNablus- 1938 Village StatisticsOut of the boundaries
Kafr ThulthNablus- 1938 Village StatisticsOut of the boundaries

During the research there were some villages that were not identified or the Atlas of Palestine places them outside the boundaries of the analysed sub-district, so the population was kept out of the numbers of the research. The names of the villages that could not be identified are as follows:

 

 

DEMOGRAPHY

The growth rate is a number or percentage that shows an increase in the amount of population within a certain period. When we say that a growth rate for a certain group is X, this means that this entity increases the number of its population by X persons per year per each 100 people. The numbers used for this research are those obtained from the sources. The population number that each source contains includes immigration, births and deaths; what in demography is called real growth.

For the purpose of this research and the analysis of the period from population source to population source, the formula for calculating the growth rates is an exponential one.

When there is no population data in one of the two population sources under analysis, the formula produces an error in the calculation. To solve that problem there is a very simple methodological procedure. When we want to analyze the growth rate of one community in an entity, but the community data in one of the years is zero, this research adhered to the following procedure: when the population appears, it is considered growth, and when the population disappears, it is considered a decrease. This is a clear and simple statement to solve the problem.

For the results provided by the formula, there are three different possibilities. When the result is negative, there is a decrease in population within the analysed period. When the result is positive, there is an increase in population per year in the analysed entity. The last one is when the result is zero. This means that the population is in balance; there is no growth or decrease. The balance between births, deaths and immigration, and emigration is zero.

We faced another problem related to the accuracy of the data collected, as some entities contain a low number of some ethnic groups. Consequently, I decided not to include negligible population figures, lower than 2% of the total population of the entity for the demographic research.


a. Tables

 

 i. ABBREVIATION LIST

DEFINITIONABBREVIATION
Muslims Male M_M
Muslims Female M_F
Muslim Total M_T
Jews Male J_M
Jews Female J_F
Jews Total J_T
Christians Male C_M
Christians Female C_F
Christians Total C_T
Druses Male D_M
Druses Female D_F
Druses Total D_T
Baha'is Male B_M
Baha'is FemaleB_F
Baha'is Total B_T
Samaritans Male S_M
Samaritans Female S_F
Samaritans Total S_T
Arabs Male A_M
Arabs Female A_F
Arabs Total A_T
Total Male T_M
Total FemaleT_F
Total TotalT_T
  
VariationV
MuslimsM
JewsJ
ChristiansC
DrusesD
Baha'isB
SamaritansS
ArabsA
TotalT

 

 

 ii.      COLOURS


 

COLOURDESCRIPTION
Blue BoundariesJewish population living in the village at some point between the years of analysis.
Black BoundariesArab population living in the village at some point between the years of analysis.
Orange BoundariesJewish population disappearing in the village at some point between the years of analysis.
  
Blue Village Only Jewish population living in the village during the time frame of analysis.
Red VillageArab population disappearing in the village at some point between the years of analysis.
Yellow VillageArab population decreasing in the village at some point between the years of analysis.
Green VillageArab population increases in the village by the end of the years of analysis.
Purple VillageBoth Arab and Jewish populations decrease between the years of analysis.