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The population of the capital region

  • With six million residents, the capital region of Berlin-Brandenburg is the second largest metropolitan area in Germany.
  • With its more than 3.6 million residents, Berlin is the largest city in Germany (49,4% male, 50,6% female).
  • Berlin is a young city: 54 percent of the population is younger than 45 years of age, the average age was 42.7 years in 2015.
  • In 2015, 182,000 people moved to Berlin while about 139,000 people moved away from the city.
  • In 2015 Berlin's population increased about 50,000 residents.
  • In the first half year 2016, 19,800 children were born.

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2017)

Foreign population of Berlin

  • People from about 190 countries call Berlin home and make this city a truly international metropolis.
  • In 2016, about 55,000 persons came to Berlin from abroad.
  • The share of people from foreign countries in the total population is 18.4 percent.
  • Berlin is a cosmopolitan city with international educational and cultural institutions.
  • Workers from western European industrial nations and the states of central and eastern Europe are migrating to Berlin.

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2017)