web analytics
July 5, 2015 / 18 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Census Report: German Population Smaller than Previously Estimated

Germany has been making false assumptions for decades – at least when it comes to the number of the country’s residents, foreigners and dwellings, reports Der Spiegel.

Apparently, these are the main results of a census conducted released Friday in Berlin. They offer the first concrete figures on a number of demographic issues since the German reunification of 1990. The last census in the former West Germany was in 1987, while the last one in the former East Germany took place in 1981.

The most glaring result: Germany’s population has shrunk from a previously estimated 81.7 million to 80.2 million, a difference of 1.5 million people, or about 1.8 percent of the population.

The biggest error that the new census has corrected were the estimates of how many foreigners reside in Germany. The census lowers this figure from 7.3 million to 6.2 million, a 14.9 percent drop.

But lest one presume that these foreigners are living on the margins of society, the census also found that 19 percent of the Germans have foreign roots, or what Germans call “immigration background.”

According to a press release by the Federal Statistical Office, these 15 million individuals are “all Germans who have immigrated to today’s territory of the Federal Republic of Germany after 1955, or who have at least one parent who immigrated (to Germany) after 1955.”

The highest proportions of the population with foreign roots were in the city-states of Hamburg (27.5 percent) and Berlin (23.9 percent), while the average in the five “new federal states,” formerly communist East Germany, was below 5 percent.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Census Report: German Population Smaller than Previously Estimated”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Prime Minister Netanyahu in 2012.
Hillary Clinton Says She Will Be Better Friend than Obama to Israel
Latest News Stories
Zarif and Kerry on the Fourth of July.

Kerry spent the Fourth of July talking with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Placard at counter protest of neo-Nazis in London on Saturday.

Thirty Policemen escorted a total of 21 neo-Nazi in the “anti-Jewification” protest that flopped.

Young teenagers point rifles at Syrian soldiers at ancient Roman amphitheater.

ISIS released a video of a modern-day replay of the thirst for blood in ancient Roman amphitheaters.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Prime Minister Netanyahu in 2012.

The woman who once kissed Suha Arafat has a different attitude when it comes to funding her campaign for president.

A third Grad rocket was found in the Eshkol region on Saturday.

If Lapid decides that his party will support the proposal in the Knesset, he will go down in history as the man who saved Israel’s gas industry and credibility.

The House of Bishops, led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, overwhelmingly defeated the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions resolution.

US alone voted no on UNHRC Resolution condemning only Israel for wrongdoing in last summer’s conflict.

Sinai terrorists expanded their range of attack Friday, aiming rocket fire at southern Israel as well.

5:21 PM The rocket landed in a field in the Eshkol region. Apparently from Sinai. 5:06 PM Channel 1 reports that citizens say they saw the rocket fly over from Sinai. 4:49 PM IDF Spox says they believe only 1 rocket was launched. The IDF is examining if the rocket was launched from the Sinai. […]

Iran is not budging in nuclear talks on its refusal to allow spot inspections of military sites.

Nothing like a Kosher frank for the 4th of July, even if this year, you have to cook it before Shabbat.

Nothing quite like Hamas terrorist supporters on the Temple Mount openly waving their flags..

Machsom Watch women came to harass IDF soldiers in Hebron but embarrassed themselves instead.

A Palestinian Authority Arab was shot and killed after he attacked an Israeli army commander driving in near Jerusalem.

The US Mennonite church votes to table an anti-Israel BDS resolution for two years.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Rocket that hit a field in the Eshkol region on July 3, 2015

A third Grad rocket was found in the Eshkol region on Saturday.

breaking the silence

5:21 PM The rocket landed in a field in the Eshkol region. Apparently from Sinai. 5:06 PM Channel 1 reports that citizens say they saw the rocket fly over from Sinai. 4:49 PM IDF Spox says they believe only 1 rocket was launched. The IDF is examining if the rocket was launched from the Sinai. […]

An Arab man was caught by Border Police on his way to committing a terror attack in Hebron on Thursday night

Police Thursday morning arrested a rabbi from Safed (Tzfat) whom a woman said raped her after giving her spiritual guidance several years ago. A second woman filed a complaint Wednesday night. The allegations were presented to rabbis in Tzfat last month, and rabbinical leaders, including Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, asked the alleged rapist to […]

Iran has already been able to free up some 20% of its frozen assets, around $19 billion. At best, that’s without doing anything, and at worse, that’s while continuing to rush towards a nuclear bomb.

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, 26, was buried in Kochav HaShachar in Samaria early Wednesday afternoon after he succumbed last night to bullet wounds from Palestinian Authority terrorists. Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) chairman and Minister of Education Naftali Bennett was among hundreds of people at the funeral. He called Rosenfeld “a symbol of the State of Israel, […]

The funeral for Rabbi Yekutiel Menachem Rapp is to pass by 770 Eastern Parkway Tuesday at 3:45 pm ET.

The United States and the other P5+1 powers unsurprisingly have extended the June 30 deadline for reaching an agreement to supervise and limit Iran’s nuclear development program. The extension is for one week, until July 7. As The JewishPress.com reported here earlier this week, “deadline” has a different meaning in the Muslim Middle East than […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/census-report-german-population-smaller-than-previously-estimated/2013/06/02/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: