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Cyprus Population Graphs

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As you can say, there are 6 graphs showing the ethnic breakdown of population growth in Cyprus since 1960. I have broken it down into North and South Cyprus to see the effects of the 1974 Turkish Invasion and the changing demographics of modern Cyprus.

The top row is on North Cyprus. As you can see, the population was mainly Greek before the invasion, until you see a sudden drop in 1974 due to the invasion. The population was able to recover some of the initial plummet due to the arrival of Turkish refugees from the South and colonists from Turkey. Even with a steady flow of colonists from Turkey and immigration, it wasn't until 2005 that North Cyprus was able to reach its 1973 population levels. In the modern day, there is a high growth rate both among Turks and other ethnicities, mainly driven by the high birthrate of Anatolian colonists, as well as Western expats who prefer the cheaper property as well as cheaper prices in general.

The middle row is on South Cyprus. As with North Cyprus, the war of 1974 had a big impact. 200,000 Greek refugees from the North caused a sudden explosion in the population although in the years immediately after, the departure of Turkish Cypriots as well as a large wave of Greek Cypriot emigration caused by the 1974 war led to a decline followed by a long plateau. Nonetheless, by the mid-80s, the population was again booming due to natural growth as well as increased immigration from both foreign workers and Western expats. This population boom continued for several decades, albeit with Greek birthrates in decline - immigration gradually became the main driver of growth. The growth plateaued in the aftermath of the recession, mainly due to emigration. Today, the South's population is once again increasing. 

The bottom row is on Cyprus as a whole. Due to that, the chaos caused by the 1974 invasion isn't visible. The main trends these graphs reveal is the gradual decline of the Greek Cypriot proportion of the population. Making up 77% in 1960, Greek now make up only 54% and if current trends continue, they could soon be only a plurality. Another trend is the gradual increase in the Turkish population, mainly driven by Anatolian colonists who tend to have higher birthrates than Cypriots. The fastest growing population is among other ethnicities, driven by immigration. In 1960, the "others" formed only 5% of the population. Due to the 1974, most left but their numbers gradually re-grew post-war. Now, they form 21% and could soon be on track to overtake the Turks, who make up 25% of the population. 

North:

1960:
Greeks - 157,620 - 70.28%
Turks - 55,220 - 24.62%
Others - 11,437 - 5.10%
Total - 224,277 - 100.00%

2018:
Greeks - 644 - 0.18%
Turks - 303,986 - 85.34%
Others - 51,593 - 14.48%
Total - 356,223 - 100.00%

South:

1960:
Greeks - 284,743 - 81.42%
Turks - 49,113 - 14.04%
Others - 15,880 - 4.54%
Total - 349,736 - 100.00%

2018:
Greeks - 664,784 - 75.81%
Turks - 1,902 - 0.22%
Others - 210,165 - 23.97%
Total - 876,850 - 100.00%

Total:

1960:
Greeks - 442,363 - 77.06%
Turks - 104,333 - 18.18%
Others - 27,317 - 4.76%
Total - 574,013 - 100.00%

2018:
Greeks - 665,428 - 53.96%
Turks - 305,888 - 24.81%
Others - 261,757 - 21.23%
Total - 1,233,073 - 100.00%

You can find the data here: media.discordapp.net/attachmen…
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