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Press release 254 / 2017-07-26: Childlessness in Germany has not increased further

The increase in the final rate of childlessness in Germany has not continued in the last few years. Previously it had continuously increased and almost doubled from 11% for women born in 1937 to 21% for those born in 1967. On the occasion of the press conference on "childlessness, births and families" held on 26 July in Berlin, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that childlessness is now stabilising for women born in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The stabilisation of the rate of childlessness is not only a consequence of immigration; it is also observed for women born in Germany.

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IN FOCUS / 2017-06-30

UEFA Women's EURO 2017: statistics on the participating countries

In 2015, there were approximately 9.2 million women aged 15 to 34 living in Germany – the perfect age for playing football professionally. Eleven of these 9.2 million women will be on the pitch as of the 16th July, when the UEFAWomen's EURO 2017 begin in the Netherlands.

The Russian Federation statistically has the best chance of picking a winning team. According to United Nations data 19.6 million women aged 15 to 34 lived there in 2015, more than in any of the other 16 finalist countries. However, to date they have yet to win the competition. Of the 11 championships held since 1984 the German team won 8, Norway won 2 and Sweden's female team won 1.

We have compiled some interesting data on the 16 participating countries. You can also directly compare two competing nations with one another head-to-head in terms of football and sport, population, economy, employment and communication.

IN FOCUS / 2017-06-23

Holidays in the EU: Denmark is a very expensive destination, Bulgaria the least costly

In some Länder, the summer holidays have already started. Last year Bulgaria was the least expensive destination for holiday-makers in the EU. According to provisional data, the price level of overnight stays in hotels and eating out in restaurants in Bulgaria was 59% below that of Germany in 2016.

Prices were equally low in Romania (-52%). Holiday-makers who travelled to popular tourist destinations such as Croatia or Portugal also spent less money compared with holidays in Germany: they paid 34% and 31% less, respectively, for eating out in restaurants and staying overnight in hotels than in the Federal Republic in 2016.

In many EU countries, however, hotels and restaurants charge higher prices than in Germany: in 2016 this applied for instance to France (+7%) and Ireland (+10%). Tourists in northern Europe had to dig deepest into their pockets. In Denmark, for example, the price level in restaurants and hotels exceeded that of Germany by 38%, in Sweden it was 32% higher. The most expensive countries in Europe for holiday-makers were Switzerland (+53%) and Iceland (+49%).

Key figures

Population31.12.201582.2 mn
Persons in employment1st Quarter 201743.7 mn
Economic growth (GDP)1st Quarter 20170.6%
Inflation rateJune 20171.6%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20160.8%
Public debt201668.3%

Europe in figures

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2017 Bundestag election

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The election to the 19th German Bundestag will be held on 24 September 2017. Information on the election is provided on the website of the Federal Returning Officer.

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