January 28, 2013 – 11:32 AM

Reversing Population Decline: Germany's New Immigrant Influx

Despite a low birthrate, the population in Germany is growing because of increasing immigration from other European Union countries. For the third year in a row, more people came to the Germany than left it in 2012. This development balances out the natural population decline from deaths and fewer births of about 200,000 a year. If the trend continues, population forecasts will have to be corrected upwards significantly. On average, immigrants are younger than Germans. And they are more likely to have a secondary education than they used to be. After they come, most look for jobs in the major cities and their surroundings.

Caption: Baumermann 0413 Zuwanderung Migration Bevölkerung Demographie Wanderungssaldo Sprachkurse Datum: 21. Januar 2013 Germany's New Immigrant Influx Despite a low birthrate, the population in Germany is growing because of increasing immigration from other EU countries. For the third year in a row, more people came to the Germany than left it in 2012. This development balances out the natural population decline from deaths and fewer births of about 200,000 a year. If the trend continues, population forecasts will have to be corrected markedly upwards. On average, immigrants are younger than Germans. And they are more likely to have a secondary education than they used to. They are mostly looking for jobs in big cities and their surroundings.
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Caption: Baumermann 0413 Zuwanderung Migration Bevölkerung Demographie Wanderungssaldo Sprachkurse Datum: 21. Januar 2013 Germany's New Immigrant Influx Despite a low birthrate, the population in Germany is growing because of increasing immigration from other EU countries. For the third year in a row, more people came to the Germany than left it in 2012. This development balances out the natural population decline from deaths and fewer births of about 200,000 a year. If the trend continues, population forecasts will have to be corrected markedly upwards. On average, immigrants are younger than Germans. And they are more likely to have a secondary education than they used to. They are mostly looking for jobs in big cities and their surroundings.

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