Immigrants to Berlin by Continent

Immigrants to Berlin by Continent

The German capital is among the three most attractive European cities for tourists. Only Paris and London are in the first place. In 2011, the annual turnover of the tourism industry in Berlin amounted to 10.31 billion euros, which is almost 15 percent more than in 2009, and twice more than a decade ago. Today, about 275,000 Berliners live through tourism and international congresses and conferences. In 2001, only 66,000 people were employed in this field. But sometimes after traveling to Berlin, people decide to move to this city.

It is always interesting to know the origins of people who immigrated to the capital of Germany. There are a lot of questions such as which districts are the most populated by the foreigners and why do they attract them, is it true that Asians like the eastern area of the capital and mostly live there, why do Americans choose western parts of Berlin? To know the point of new Berlin citizens is more than general information. This data is necessary for politicians and city planners. The demands of new citizens change according to their first nationality.

In 2016 the population of Berlin increased by 60.5 thousand people-so much lives in Frankfurt am Oder. There are 11 foreigners per German among the new residents of the capital. The number of foreigners among the residents of Berlin is 18.4%, and if we take into account the holders of German passports of foreign origin, this figure will increase to 31.4%. Among foreigners in Berlin, there are Turks (97 700), Poles (55 800), Russian (53 800) and Syrians (28 600).  

The population of the German capital as at 31 December 2016 was 3 million 671 thousand people. On average, in recent years, the population of Berlin is growing by 50 thousand people a year. Considering that 55.7 thousand of the 60.5 thousand new residents of Berlin are citizens of other countries, it turns out that in 2016 for one new resident of Berlin there were 11 foreigners. The most popular districts that the immigrants choose are Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Lichtenberg, Mitte, Steglitz-Zehlendorf.

According to the report of the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit, BA), 300 thousand migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Somalia migrated to Germany in May 2018.

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