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    Migration in 2017: immigration to Germany exceeding emigration by 416,000

    In 2017, the number of people who immigrated to Germany exceeded the number of those who emigrated by roughly 416,000 people. In 2016, net immigration had amounted to roughly 500,000. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that arrivals totalled 1,551,000 in 2017 and departures...

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    2018-10-15

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    Day of German Unity: facts on the life situation

    A total of roughly 82.8 million people lived in Germany in 2017. To coincide with the Day of German Unity on 3 October, the Federal Statistical Office also reports that 16.2 million of them (19.5%) lived in the new Länder and Berlin, 66.6 million (80.5 %) lived in the former territory of the Federal...

    Press release

    2018-10-01

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    Roughly one in five people in Germany is 65 years or older

    On 31 December 2017, approximately 17.7 million people in Germany were at least 65 years old. They accounted for 21.4% of the total population. To coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2018, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of older...

    Press release

    2018-09-27

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    29% of executives in Germany were women in 2017

    In 2017, the proportion of women among executives in Germany was 29.2%, which was lower than their share in all persons in employment (46.5%). Based on current results regarding the quality of employment, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that there were more women in executive...

    Press release

    2018-09-24

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    Federal Constitutional Court declares 2011 Census constitutional

    WIESBADEN – In a judgment pronounced on 19 September 2018 the Federal Constitutional Court decided that the 2011 Census Act and the related Sample Ordinance are compatible with the Constitution. Dr. Georg Thiel, President of the Federal Statistical Office, commented the judgment as follows: "The...

    Press release

    2018-09-19

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    Population in Germany: 82.8 million at the end of 2017

    According to results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's total population rose by 270,700 in 2017 on a year earlier (+0.3%) to stand at 82.8 million on 31 December 2017. A first estimate of the Federal Statistical Office of 16 January 2018 was thus confirmed.

    Press release

    2018-09-14

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    German is the language largely spoken in most households with a migrant background

    In most multi-person households (56%) where at least one person had a migrant background the language largely spoken was German in 2017. A person has a migrant background if he or she or at least one parent did not acquire German citizenship by birth. Based on results of the 2017 microcensus, the...

    Press release

    2018-09-05

  • Relevanz: 100

    Fewer young people than ten years ago

    At the end of 2016, approximately 3.2 million young people aged 14 to 17 years were living in Germany. Their number decreased by nearly 470,000 within ten years. To mark the International Youth Day on 12 August 2018, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the proportion of 14 to...

    Press release

    2018-08-09

  • Relevanz: 100

    More than half of lone mothers not in employment would like to work

    27% of the lone mothers with at least one minor child were not in employment in 2017. However, more than half (55%) of these lone mothers not in employment were interested in taking up a job. Most often, family or personal reasons were given as reasons why they did not do so. At a press conference...

    Press release

    2018-08-02

  • Relevanz: 100

    Year-on-year increase of 4.4% in the population with a migrant background in 2017

    In 2017, approximately 19.3 million people in Germany had a migrant background. Based on the results of the microcensus, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a 4.4% increase compared with a year earlier. A person has a migrant background if he/she or at least one...

    Press release

    2018-08-01

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