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Population development, demographic change

The current population pages provide current population data and various historical time series. The population data are available, among other things, by age, sex and Land. Here you will also find information on the numbers of inhabitants of the municipalities.

The population projection provides information on the future population development in Germany as a whole and in the Länder.

Continuous population statistics in 2016: publication delays

As regards continuous population statistics (vital statistics, migration, intercensal population updates) for the reference months from 2016, delays of at least eight months are expected compared with the publication dates originally scheduled (for 1st quarter of 2016: end of July 2016 for vital statistics and migration, and mid-August for population figures). Currently the statistics are affected by two fundamental changes. First, the statistics are subject to the changeover to a new technical processing procedure. Second, as regards migration statistics, the standard data transmission from the residents' registration offices to the statistical offices is going to change. In both areas, software production is delayed.




Population with migrant background

Foreign population by





Life expectancy

Life tables

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