According to one estimate, immigration at a record level caused the population of Germany to increase to at least 84.3 million people at the end of 2022. "This means that more people lived in this country than ever before at the end of a year," said the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden on Thursday.
An estimated 1.42 to 1.45 million more people came to Germany than left abroad. The so-called net immigration was higher than at any time since the beginning of the time series in 1950. "In addition to the strong immigration of war refugees from the Ukraine, the immigration of people of other nationalities has also increased significantly," explained the Federal Statistical Office.
At the same time, the number of births has fallen and the number of deaths has risen. The experts explained that this had a dampening effect on population growth. Overall, the population increased by 1.1 million between the end of 2021 and the end of 2022.
Communication Destatis on population in 2022