Demographic data

The population of Berlin

  • With six million residents, the capital region of Berlin-Brandenburg is the second largest metropolitan area in Germany.
  • With its roughly 3.75 million residents, Berlin is the largest city in Germany (49,5% male, 50,5% female).
  • In 2018 the population of Berlin has grown by  36,218 residents.
  • Berlin is a young city: 55 percent of the population is younger than 45 years of age, the average age was 42.7.
  • 40,163 children were born in 2017.

Foreign population of Berlin

  • People from more than 190 countries call Berlin home and make this city a truly international metropolis.
  • Around 748,472 foreigners were registered as living in Berlin at the end of 2018, with roughly 37,200 of them having been added that year.
  • 20% of the population is foreign-born, most of these residents coming from Turkey, Poland, and Syria.
  • Workers from western European industrial nations and the states of central and eastern Europe are migrating to Berlin.

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg office of statistics, 2019 - information for 2018 if not otherwise indicated)

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Ausschnitt aus dem Wirtschaftsatlas mit Blick auf den Potsdamer Platz

Berlin Economic Atlas

The Berlin Economic Atlas provides specific industry and infrastructure information for any location in Berlin.