Bundestag election 2017
Geography
Number of municipalities on 31 Dec. 2015 396
Area in km² on 31 Dec. 2015 34,112.5
Population and age
Population figures on 31 Dec. 2015
... total (in 1,000) 17,865.5
... therefrom Germans (in 1,000) 15,750.7
... therefrom foreigners 11.8 %
Population density as at 31 Dec. 2015
... inhabitants per km² 523.7
Increase (+)/decrease (-) of the polulation 2011 (in 1,000)
... birth balance -2.5
... migration balance 14.8
Age from ... to ... years on 31 Dec. 2015
... under 18 16.6 %
... 18 - 24 8.3 %
... 25 - 34 12.5 %
... 35 - 59 35.9 %
... 60 - 74 15.9 %
... 75 and over 10.9 %
2011 Census
Population by migrant background on 9 May 2011
... without migrant background 75.5 %
... with migrant background 24.5 %
Population by religious affiliation on 9 May 2011
... Roman Catholic Church 40.9 %
... Evangelical Church 27.1 %
... others, none, not specified 32.1 %
Dwellings in residental buildings on 9 May 2011
... ownership rate 42.9 %
Construction and housing
Dwelling completed 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 2.6
Stock of dwellings on 31 Dec. 2015 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 497.5
National accounts
Disposable income of households 2014 (€ per habitant) 21,207
Gross domestic product 2014 (€ per inhabitant) 35,947
Stock of motor vehicles
Stock of motor vehicles on 1 Jan. 2016 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 634.3
Vocational Education System
Graduates and school leavers of vocational schools 2015 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 2.8
General Education System
Graduates and school leavers having completed their education 2015
... total without externals (per 1,000 inhabitants) 11.6
... without secondary general school certificate 5.3 %
... with secondary general school certificate 14.8 %
... with intermediate school certificate 41.3 %
... with university entrance qualification 38.6 %
Children in publicly funded day care
Children cared for on 1 Mar. 2016 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 34.5
Business register
total companies 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 42.8
craft companies 2014 (per 1,000 inhabitants) 6.4
Employees subject to social insurance contributions
Employees subject to social insurance contributions on 30 June 2016
... total (per 1,000 inhabitants) 370.4
... agriculture and forestry, fishing 0.5 %
... industry 27.4 %
... trade, hotel and restaurant industry, transport 22.4 %
... public and other service activities 21.6 %
... other service providers, not specified 28.2 %
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) 96.1
... therefrom including individuals not capable of earning and in need of assistance 27.6 %
... therefrom foreigner 33.0 %
Unemployment rate
Unemployment rate at the end of March 2017
... total 7.6 %
... therefrom male 8.0 %
... therefrom female 7.2 %
... therefrom in the age from 15 to 19 years 4.4 %
... therefrom in the age from 55 to 64 years 7.8 %

Structural constituency data of constituencies