Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government. Civil Administration Division. / Population changes, 1947 : U.S. Zone Germany
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POPULATION CHANGES 19 47 The count was based on registration forms which were filled out by dependents. The registration revealed that a total of 390,000 prisoners of war known to be alive had not yet returned to the U.S. Zone. The following tables derived from these figures provide much needed information concerning the demographic and professional structure of the PW group. On the assumption that the characteristics of unreturned PWs are the same as those received in 1947, the social and economic effects of past and future movements of Ps into the U.S. Zone may be evaluated. As indicated in Table VIII, 79 percent of the prisoners of war are between 20 and 39 years of age. TABLE VIII PRISONERS OF WAR, REGISTERED IN TRE U.S. ZONE BY AGE GROUPS, JUNE AND JULY 1947 Age Groups in Years Number Percent Under 20 17,745 4.5 20 to 29 160,968 41.3 30 to 39 147,225 37.8 40 to 49 60.830 15.6 50 and over 3,111 0.8 Total 389,879^ 100.0 Including 1,262 female prisoners of war A breakdown of prisoners of war by occupational classification is given in Table IX. It indicates that in many of the occupations listed there still is a labor shortage; in agriculture, building and construction trades, metals, and woodworking. 14 (.IVIL AUMINISTHAIION DIVISION _ . . * Jo__ _ P.
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