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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Germany population 2017

During 2017 Germany population is projected to increased by 51 219 people and reach 81 351 097 in the beginning of 2018. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 200 811, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 252 030 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Germany (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Germany population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Germany will be increased by 140 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Germany 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Germany was estimated to be 81 299 878 people. This is an increase of 0.06 % (51 187 people) compared to population of 81 248 691 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 200 684. Due to external migration, the population increased by 251 871. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.962 (962 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Germany population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Germany population density

Germany population density is 227.7 people per square kilometer as of August 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Germany divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Germany. The total area of Germany is 357 021 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Germany age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Germany had the following population age distribution:

13.3 66.1 20.6

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Germany population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Germany age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Germany is 51.3 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Germany must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Germany is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Germany is 20.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Germany is 31.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Germany age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Germany is 80.1 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 77.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.4 years.

Germany historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Germany population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195169 948 959N/A %
195270 266 5670.45 %
195370 571 0920.43 %
195470 868 2050.42 %
195571 164 7140.42 %
195671 468 6550.43 %
195771 789 2870.45 %
195872 136 7520.48 %
195972 521 3790.53 %
196072 951 9630.59 %
196173 433 0780.66 %
196273 962 4920.72 %
196374 529 4420.77 %
196475 115 5780.79 %
196575 700 7520.78 %
196676 274 3770.76 %
196776 832 4460.73 %
196877 358 9380.69 %
196977 824 6360.60 %
197078 202 4380.49 %
197178 475 6920.35 %
197278 642 4420.21 %
197378 716 4940.09 %
197478 723 4060.01 %
197578 690 628-0.04 %
197678 635 900-0.07 %
197778 564 600-0.09 %
197878 475 721-0.11 %
197978 365 866-0.14 %
198078 232 272-0.17 %
198178 074 948-0.20 %
198277 901 359-0.22 %
198377 734 900-0.21 %
198477 612 114-0.16 %
198577 568 393-0.06 %
198677 620 9430.07 %
198777 768 1290.19 %
198878 005 6600.31 %
198978 330 8640.42 %
199078 736 5140.52 %
199179 220 9880.62 %
199279 779 8400.71 %
199380 375 9700.75 %
199480 941 3930.70 %
199581 409 8430.58 %
199681 741 8360.41 %
199781 932 3020.23 %
199882 002 0080.09 %
199981 988 007-0.02 %
200081 930 878-0.07 %
200181 852 682-0.10 %
200281 754 634-0.12 %
200381 634 655-0.15 %
200481 493 636-0.17 %
200581 332 296-0.20 %
200681 151 353-0.22 %
200780 955 210-0.24 %
200880 760 211-0.24 %
200980 592 796-0.21 %
201080 477 496-0.14 %
201180 429 986-0.06 %
201280 451 3090.03 %
201380 523 7460.09 %
201480 767 4630.30 %
201581 197 5370.53 %
201681 248 6910.06 %
201781 299 8780.06 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.