Facts and figures - Mobility in the City - Berlin Traffic in Figures

Basic structural data

pedestrians and public service vehicle

We all generate traffic – either directly, when we go shopping, drive to work or visit friends, or indirectly, when we are provided with goods and services.

An important basis for traffic planning is therefore knowledge of the structural data. It includes, for example, the number of inhabitants and people in employment, migration movements between the city and its surroundings, and the disposable income of Berlin households. At around 3.4 million, the population of Berlin for 2012 is roughly at the same level as in 1991. The number of households in Berlin, however, reveals a rise. Above all, the number of single-person households has increased, by 34 % in the last 15 years.

More people are leaving Berlin to live in its surroundings than are moving in from them. This is in correlation with the ever-constant increase in the number of commuters, even if it is relatively small compared with other metropolitan areas.