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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 3.7 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 42.7.
  • In 2016, 182,000 people moved to Berlin while about 139,000 people moved away from the city.
  • In 2016 Berlin's population increased about 50,000 residents.
  • In the first half year 2016, 19,800 children were born.

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

Foreign population of Berlin

  • People from about 190 countries call Berlin home and make this city a truly international metropolis.
  • Around 628,000 foreigners were registered as living in Berlin at the end of 2016, with roughly 55,000 of them having been added that year.
  • 18.4% of the population is foreign-born, most of these residents coming from Turkey, Poland, and Syria.
  • 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 office of statistics, 2017 - information for 2016)