DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RESIDENTAL MALE POPULATION ACCORDING TO THE 1838 POPULATION BOOK OF KILMIGAD DISTRIC IN SIVAS PROVINCE
SİVAS SANCAĞI KİLMİGAD KAZASININ 1838 TARİHLİ NÜFUS DEFTERİ VERİLERİNE GÖRE MESKÛN ERKEK AHALİSİNİN DEMOGRAFİK ÖZELLİKLERİ VE EŞKÂLLERİ

Author : Sezgin ZABUN
Number of pages : 483-495

Summary

The Kilmigad district in the study is one of the tributary to Sivas district on the date of registration of the population (1838). Today, however, it is not included in administrative division. The vast majority of the registered villages are now tributary to the Sivas province, Yıldızeli district. But, a few villages are tributary to Artova and Yeşilyurt districts of Tokat province. In the Ottoman State, the recording of the population books is generally associated with the determination of those to be recruited. The demographic structure of the male population contains important information on death, birth rates, average life and equality characteristics. Based on keeping the male population information healthy, the total population, including boys, can be calculated to be twice the male population. Because there are many sources saying that the female population as much as the male population approximately. Based on the distribution between age ranges, ideas can be made about birth-death rates and average life span. In this study, the demographic characteristics of the male population of the 49 villages in the Kilmigad district of Sivas province were determined basedon Ottoman population registers in 1838. The data show that the popoluation shows a very disorted ditribution in terms of age ditribution. While the age group with the highest share (34.5 %), is the 0-10 age group, the age group with the lowest sahare (2.6%) is 61-70 age group. It is seen that 41% of 0-10 age group died before completing 10 years of age. This shows that child mortality rates are quite high. This result may be exhausted by the insufficiency of treatment facilities and the prevalence of epidemic diseases.

Keywords

Kilmigad District , Sivas, Register of Population, Demographic Structure, Description

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