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Berlin’s population – young and increasing

Posted by Gabrielle on July 3, 2018
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In 2018, the German capital city Berlin is still an attractive place-to-live. The population of Berlin comes from all over the world and is increasing. Most of them are students, professionals around thirty-years old and refugees from war-countries. They are looking for university education, financial and professional opportunities or they simply want to live in Berlin. In February 2018, the Berlin population reached 3,7 milions inhabitants. That is 1,1 % more than last year.

A positive and stable growth

After the fall of the wall, the population of Berlin has brutally decreased. Now it follows the other way. During the first half of the year 2017, they were approximately 19.600 new births and 18.100 deaths. The fertility rate is still low with 1,54 child per women but has an increase of 5 % in comparison to 2015. Population movements have an important impact on the population number. At the beginning of 2017, more than 80.000 arrivals and 63.600 departures have been registered.

For the first half of the year 2017, the town has won 18.100 inhabitants. From 2012 to 2016, the Berlin population has increased in average of 49.000 inhabitants per year. This increase comes from the registration of numerous refugees in 2016. That year, the town won 60.500 persons.

A young and diverse population

The population of Berlin continues to grow regularly. And its youngness is remarkable. Approximately a half of Berlin’s population is under 30 years old. The average age is 42,6 years. The women have their first child at the beginning of their early thirties. Nevertheless, the Berlin population stands out with its parity. In 2016, 49,1 % of the population are male and 50,9 % are female. To conclude, the population of Berlin is international and multicultural.

Among its 3,7 milions inhabitants, more than 676.000 inhabitants have an other nationality as German. In 2017, more than 41.000 persons arrived in Berlin. 34.541 of them have a foreign origin. They mostly come from war zones (3.400, and 1.200 of them are from Syria). Persons from Poland are the second group (about 2.829), then people from Rumania (2.584) and Bulgaria (2.360). Persons with Italian (1.967), British (1.744), Turkish (1.620), French (1.275) and Spanish (1.055) origins come after.

The impact of the population on the Berlin real estate market

The growth of the Berlin population raises the question of its housing. Regarding the previous data, Berlin inhabitants are young and international overall; it is an important basis of people looking for a housing in Berlin. Therefore, it is still very interesting to make a rental investment in Berlin.

Furthermore, the distribution of these new inhabitants in several districts of the city, contributes to their development. Mitte has registered the most important growth, with 6.558 newly arrived persons. After that Treptow-Köpenick with 5.475 new inhabitants. Pankow has the third place with 4.883 new inhabitants, and is the first district of Berlin with more than 400.000 inhabitants. These districts are to take in consideration while preparing a real estate investment in Berlin.

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