Berlin's population to reach four million by 2030
Berlin's population could reach the four million mark in ten years - but the strong population growth of recent years is slowing down. This is shown by the new population forecast 2018-2030, which the Senate passed on 25 February 2020.
The Berlin television tower behind rental apartments.
According to this study, the city will grow by 140,000 people or 4.7 percent to 3.888 million inhabitants by 2025 - starting from 2018, this means an average of 20,000 people per year. After that, another 37,000 or so will be added by 2030 - in other words, only around 7,000 per year. The population of Berlin would then be 3.925 million.
In the meantime, Berlin has grown by up to 60,000 inhabitants annually in recent years. Recently, however, this dynamic had already slowed down. In 2019, the Statistical Office counted an increase of less than one percent for the first time since 2010, specifically by 21,300 people.
According to the new forecast, the district of Pankow is expected to see the greatest growth, followed by Treptow-Köpenick, Lichtenberg and Marzahn-Hellersdorf. The average age of Berliners will thus increase slightly from 42.7 to 42.9 years by 2030. In addition, by 2030 there will be 13 percent more children and young people under the age of 18, but also 11 percent more older people over 65. The forecast is based on data from the register of residents and is an important planning basis for the Senate and districts, for example in housing construction.
Last edited: Friday, 28. February 2020 10:01 Uhr