Why has the German population remained constant

Germany's population is stagnating - why is that?

Fewer births, more deaths: Germany's population has stopped growing for the first time in ten years. The corona pandemic is just one reason that led to it.

According to estimates by the Federal Statistical Office, the population in Germany did not increase last year for the first time since 2011. At the end of 2020, around 83.2 million people were still living in Germany. Due to lower immigration and an increased number of deaths with probably slightly fewer births than in the previous year, the population has remained constant, said the authority in Wiesbaden.

Mostly increasing numbers for three decades

"The number of births is likely to have decreased slightly in 2020 compared to the previous year and the number of deaths has increased noticeably," it said. One reason for the higher death rate, especially towards the end of the year, is apparently the corona pandemic, said an expert from the Federal Office.

For three decades, the population in this country had largely grown, with the exception of the years 1998 and 2003 to 2010. The reason for this is, according to the information, immigration. Without this, the population would have been shrinking since 1972, since every year since then more people die than are born.

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