35 percent of Berliners with foreign roots
Berlin's population is becoming increasingly international. The proportion of inhabitants with foreign roots is now 35 percent, according to figures from the Office of Statistics for 2019.
Ten years ago, at the end of 2009, around 25 per cent of the population still had a migration background, i.e. a foreign nationality or origin. Since then, this figure has increased by about one percentage point every year. Of the current 3.77 million Berliners, 2.45 million are Germans without a migration background. 1.32 million people have foreign roots. Of these, 543,000 people have a German passport and 777,000 are foreigners.
Of the approximately 1.3 million Berliners with a migration background, 417,000 come from EU countries, most of them from Poland (114,000). 182,000 people have Turkish and 154,000 Arab roots. 145,000 people have ancestors in countries of the former Soviet Union. The district with the highest proportion of people with a migration background is Mitte (54 per cent) with the districts of Wedding and Gesundbrunnen. Neukölln is in second place with a share of 47 percent. Treptow-Köpenick has the lowest figure (17 percent).
According to the official figures, almost exactly 400,000 more people lived in Berlin at the end of 2019 than at the end of 2009, of whom almost 320,000 were foreigners, many of whom had moved to Berlin because of their jobs. The capital is currently growing more slowly than in previous years. At the end of 2019, there were around 20,000 more people than a year earlier. This was the lowest growth rate in the past ten years. On average, the growth in those years was around 40,000.
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Last edited: Thursday, 27. February 2020 14:23 Uhr