Bundestag election 2017
Geography
Number of municipalities on 31 Dec. 2015 218
Area in km² on 31 Dec. 2015 20,451.7
Population and age
Population figures on 31 Dec. 2015
... total (in 1,000) 2,245.5
... therefrom Germans (in 1,000) 2,157.6
... therefrom foreigners 3.9 %
Population density as at 31 Dec. 2015
... inhabitants per km² 109.8
Increase (+)/decrease (-) of the polulation 2011 (in 1,000)
... birth balance -6.7
... migration balance 10.9
Age from ... to ... years on 31 Dec. 2015
... under 18 14.0 %
... 18 - 24 5.3 %
... 25 - 34 12.1 %
... 35 - 59 35.6 %
... 60 - 74 20.0 %
... 75 and over 13.2 %
2011 Census
Population by migrant background on 9 May 2011
... without migrant background 96.2 %
... with migrant background 3.8 %
Population by religious affiliation on 9 May 2011
... Roman Catholic Church 3.4 %
... Evangelical Church 13.6 %
... others, none, not specified 83.0 %
Dwellings in residental buildings on 9 May 2011
... ownership rate 42.2 %
Construction and housing
Dwelling completed 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 1.3
Stock of dwellings on 31 Dec. 2015 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 572.8
National accounts
Disposable income of households 2014 (€ per habitant) 17,735
Gross domestic product 2014 (€ per inhabitant) 24,600
Stock of motor vehicles
Stock of motor vehicles on 1 Jan. 2016 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 638.4
Vocational Education System
Graduates and school leavers of vocational schools 2015 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 1.8
General Education System
Graduates and school leavers having completed their education 2015
... total without externals (per 1,000 inhabitants) 7.3
... without secondary general school certificate 10.6 %
... with secondary general school certificate 9.4 %
... with intermediate school certificate 50.2 %
... with university entrance qualification 29.8 %
Children in publicly funded day care
Children cared for on 1 Mar. 2016 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 63.7
Business register
total companies 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 35.2
craft companies 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 8.1
Employees subject to social insurance contributions
Employees subject to social insurance contributions on 30 June 2016
... total (per 1,000 inhabitants) 350.0
... agriculture and forestry, fishing 2.0 %
... industry 28.1 %
... trade, hotel and restaurant industry, transport 21.4 %
... public and other service activities 16.5 %
... other service providers, not specified 32.0 %
Recipients of unemployment benefit II and of social allowance
Recipients of unemployment benefit II and of social allowance on 31 Dec. 2016
... total (per 1,000 inhabitants) 111.9
... therefrom including individuals not capable of earning and in need of assistance 23.1 %
... therefrom foreigner 13.5 %
Unemployment rate
Unemployment rate at the end of March 2017
... total 9.1 %
... therefrom male 9.6 %
... therefrom female 8.5 %
... therefrom in the age from 15 to 19 years 7.8 %
... therefrom in the age from 55 to 64 years 9.5 %

Structural constituency data of constituencies