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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 3.5 million residents, Berlin is the largest city in Germany (49,3% male, 50,7% female).
  • Berlin is a young and international city: more than 40 percent of the population is younger than 35 years of age.
  • The average age is 42.7 years.
  • In 2015, 182,000 people moved to Berlin.
  • About 139,000 people moved away from the city.
  • In 2015 Berlin's population increased about 50,000 residents.
  • Roughly 38,000 children were born.

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2016 - Data from 2015)

Foreign population of Berlin

  • People from about 190 countries call Berlin home and make this city a truly international metropolis.
  • In 2015, 114,000 persons came to Berlin from abroad, about a quarter of which have Syrian nationality.
  • The share of people from foreign countries in the total population is 17.2 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.

This is a graphical representation of the percentage distribution of the foreign population in Berlin by borough and details about their nationality.

Foreign residents in Berlin's districts

(Sources: Statistics for the City of Berlin, 2015; Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, own calculations, 2016)

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