Berlin grows more slowly

Berlin grows more slowly

Berlin continues to grow, but at a slower pace: in 2018 the population increased by 29,400 to around 3.64 million. There are several reasons for this. One of them is Brandenburg.

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The TV tower at Berlin's Alexanderplatz

The above figures correspond to significantly weaker growth than in the two previous years, as announced by the Office of Statistics on Monday, 26 August 2019. With a plus of around 54,000 inhabitants, the German capital had experienced a record year in 2016. The influx from abroad is declining. In addition, Berliners are increasingly moving to Brandenburg.

Families move to the suburbs

Last year there were about 15,900 people, among them mainly families (over 60 percent). Most Berliners therefore move to the surrounding area, which includes 50 municipalities near Berlin. But even more distant regions of Brandenburg are benefiting. Since 2014, more and more Berliners have been moving there. According to the statistics office, in 2018 the increase reached a peak of 3700 people since reunification.
TV Tower at Alexanderplatz
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