The pattern of demographic distribution in Turkey in 2010, when compared to 1910 and 1950 is depicted in the given pie charts.
Overall, it is clear that when the urban and suburban population witnessed a tremendous growth during the given period, the rural population saw a serious setback.
As per the census of 1910, most people in Turkey had their dwellings in the rural areas. This accounted for nearly 60% of the total inhabitants, while 30% lived in the city. Just about a tenth of the people had their accommodation in the suburban areas.
In a period of next 40 years, that is in 1950, both the urban and suburban population rose by 10%, whereas the rural population fell by 20%. The shrinkage of rural population was more tangible in 2010, when only 10% of Turks preferred to live in villages. At the same time, the rate of people lived in urban and suburban areas went up further and hit 60 and 30 respectively.
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