Monday, October 22, 2018
42% of kids under 6 in West Germany come from migrant background, study reveals
A 2-year study carried out by the German Federal Statistical Office has revealed both a huge increase in the number of migrants coming to Germany as well as a significant trend of native Germans moving abroad.
The population shift's seen most significantly in western Germany, where 42% of kids under the age of 6 come from a migrant background
In 2018, the data shows that 249,000 Germans left the country to live abroad, while only 167,000 returned, leaving a net outflow of 82,000 natives.
This trend has, according to the data, continued since 2005. Birth and death rates contribute further to the German population problem.
Over the past 2 years, 500,000 more Germans died than were born. When combined with the migration of German citizens out of the country, a net loss of almost 750,000 Germans from the country's revealed.
As a consequence of the combination of large-scale immigration and declining birth rates, a significant change in the make-up of the German population's occurring. In some cases, Germans have even become minorities in their own cities, such as in Frankfurt, where this has been the case for over a year.
As of now, 19.3 million people, 1-in-4 of the total population, come from a migrant background and that number’s growth is showing no signs of slowing.
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