More than a third of the 48,270 Hamburg civil servants have their main place of residence in another federal state. According to the registration address, only 30,731 civil servants live in the Hanseatic city, as can be seen from the Senate response to a small written question from the CDU citizenship deputy Sandro Kappe. Most of the civil servants not based in Hamburg live in neighboring countries - with 9918 the vast majority in Schleswig-Holstein, 4912 in Lower Saxony.
According to the information, 290 come from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, 116 from Berlin, 95 from North Rhine-Westphalia and 60 from Berlin. According to the list, however, 51 officials from Bavaria, which is comparatively far away, also work in the Hanseatic city. According to the information, 33 have their place of residence in Baden-Württemberg; Bottom of the country ranking is Saarland with only 4 Hamburg civil servants.
However, the Senate points out that the main residence does not allow any clear conclusions to be drawn about the actual lifestyle. "In addition to a family apartment that may be a long way away, another apartment in Hamburg or the surrounding area can also be used during the working week," says the answer. "Basically, this is not a problem as long as the ability to work is granted," said Kappe, spokesman for the CDU for the public service, the German Press Agency.
According to the Senate, there are no general requirements for residence for Hamburg's civil servants, but specific requirements depend on the tasks. The following applies to fire brigade and police officers: "Basically, the place of residence may be no more than 31 km away from Hamburg main station. If this distance limit is exceeded, a declaration must be made that the office can be reached within 90 minutes." Accordingly, a place of residence more than 100 kilometers away from the main station is prohibited.
Written small question with Senate answer