Germany’s immigrant population reaches 23.6 pct in 2017

Germany's immigrant population reaches 23.6 pct in 2017


The share of immigrants and their descendants in Germany’s population has increased to 23.6 percent in 2017, according to the figures released on Wednesday.

Some 19.3 million people out of a population of 81.7 million had at least one parent born without German citizenship, said Destatis, the federal statistical office.

In 2016, 22.5 percent of Germany’s population — 18.6 million people — were immigrants or their descendants.

Biggest minority groups

According to the statistical office’s “Microcensus 2017” report, Turks remained the largest immigrant group in Germany with an estimated population of 2.8 million.

2.1 million Poles and 1.4 million Russians were the two other major immigrant populations.

Among the 19.3 million people with an immigration background, around 9.8 million are German citizens, and nearly 9.5 million are foreign nationals.


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