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15.3 million people have a migrant background

Roughly 15.3 million people with a migrant background lived in Germany on 9 May 2011. Based on the results of the 2011 Census, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this is a share of 19.2% of the population. Persons with a migrant background comprise all foreigners, Germans who immigrated themselves after 1955 and Germans with at least one parent who immigrated to Germany after 1955.

For further information see the press release.

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