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Population development

The change over time in the current population characterises the population development in Germany. In the course of a year, the number of inhabitants increases through births and arrivals from abroad and, at the same time, decreases through deaths and departures to other countries. In Germany, there has been a birth deficit for quite some time because every year more people die than are born. Under migration, data are shown on people who have left Germany or who have come here. A crucial factor for the population development is the difference between arrivals and departures, that is, net migration.
Long-term policy and planning must be based on well-founded expectations of future population development. Population projections are available for the purpose



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