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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 more than 3.7 million residents, Berlin is the largest city in Germany (49,5% male, 50,5% female).
  • Over the last five years, the population of Berlin has grown by an average of 48,700 residents per year. In 2016, that figure was 60,500 due to delayed registrations of refugees.
  • Berlin is a young city: 54 percent of the population is younger than 45 years of age, the average age was 42.6.
  • In 2017, 178,130 people moved to Berlin while 144,597 people moved away from the city.
  • 40,163 children were born in 2017.

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg office of statistics, 2018 - information for 2017 if not otherwise indicated)


Foreign population of Berlin

  • People from more than 170 countries call Berlin home and make this city a truly international metropolis.
  • Around 637,700 foreigners were registered as living in Berlin at the end of 2017, with roughly 39,500 of them having been added that year.
  • 17.6% 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, 2018 - information for 2017)

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