Bundestag election 2017
Geography
Number of municipalities on 31 Dec. 2015 849
Area in km² on 31 Dec. 2015 16,202.4
Population and age
Population figures on 31 Dec. 2015
... total (in 1,000) 2,170.7
... therefrom Germans (in 1,000) 2,087.3
... therefrom foreigners 3.8 %
Population density as at 31 Dec. 2015
... inhabitants per km² 134.0
Increase (+)/decrease (-) of the polulation 2011 (in 1,000)
... birth balance -5.0
... migration balance 11.3
Age from ... to ... years on 31 Dec. 2015
... under 18 14.6 %
... 18 - 24 5.3 %
... 25 - 34 12.5 %
... 35 - 59 35.5 %
... 60 - 74 19.5 %
... 75 and over 12.6 %
2011 Census
Population by migrant background on 9 May 2011
... without migrant background 96.5 %
... with migrant background 3.5 %
Population by religious affiliation on 9 May 2011
... Roman Catholic Church 7.6 %
... Evangelical Church 23.3 %
... others, none, not specified 69.0 %
Dwellings in residental buildings on 9 May 2011
... ownership rate 46.0 %
Construction and housing
Dwelling completed 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 1.9
Stock of dwellings on 31 Dec. 2015 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 540.4
National accounts
Disposable income of households 2014 (€ per habitant) 17,938
Gross domestic product 2014 (€ per inhabitant) 25,471
Stock of motor vehicles
Stock of motor vehicles on 1 Jan. 2016 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 659.1
Vocational Education System
Graduates and school leavers of vocational schools 2015 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 1.6
General Education System
Graduates and school leavers having completed their education 2015
... total without externals (per 1,000 inhabitants) 7.6
... without secondary general school certificate 7.3 %
... with secondary general school certificate 13.9 %
... with intermediate school certificate 45.1 %
... with university entrance qualification 33.7 %
Children in publicly funded day care
Children cared for on 1 Mar. 2016 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 42.5
Business register
total companies 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 40.2
craft companies 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 9.1
Employees subject to social insurance contributions
Employees subject to social insurance contributions on 30 June 2016
... total (per 1,000 inhabitants) 367.5
... agriculture and forestry, fishing 1.8 %
... industry 32.9 %
... trade, hotel and restaurant industry, transport 19.5 %
... public and other service activities 15.8 %
... other service providers, not specified 29.9 %
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) 74.7
... therefrom including individuals not capable of earning and in need of assistance 24.1 %
... therefrom foreigner 14.4 %
Unemployment rate
Unemployment rate at the end of March 2017
... total 6.6 %
... therefrom male 7.0 %
... therefrom female 6.0 %
... therefrom in the age from 15 to 19 years 5.9 %
... therefrom in the age from 55 to 64 years 8.0 %

Structural constituency data of constituencies