Posted on August 29, 2019

One Quarter of Germans Now Come from Migrant Backgrounds

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, August 22, 2019

The number of migrant-background residents in Germany has reached a new all-time high at 25.5 percent of the population, and a significant 42 per cent of young children in Germany are of migrant backgrounds.

The new statistics come from a report released by the German Federal Statistical Office this week which states there are now 20.8 million German residents who come from migrant backgrounds, defined by having at least one parent born overseas, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Of those 20.8 million, just over half, or 52 percent, hold a German passport, with the other 48 percent being citizens of foreign countries.

The report states that 13.5 million German residents are immigrants and found that that main motivation for moving to the country, which was seen in 48 percent of cases, was family reunification, also known as chain migration.


Several German cities have seen major demographical shifts with Frankfurt becoming the first German city where native Germans are a minority in 2017.