Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, commonly known as “Destatis”, released a statement Monday in which it outlined a microcensus carried out in 2014 showing that Germany had about 16.4 million people with a migrant background and representing roughly 20.3 percent of the total population.
Compared with 2011, the number of people living in Germany with a migrant background rose by just over 1.5 million. This was mainly due to the higher numbers of immigrants: 10.9 million immigrants were living in Germany in 2014, an increase of 1 million, or 10.6 percent, since 2011.
The most migrants to arrive in Germany since 2011 came from other EU Member States. 620,000 people arrived since 2011. Within this group the percentage of Hungarians who moved to Germany increased by 51.9 percent.
The German-language press release about Destatis’ microcensus does not detail the number of Hungarian citizens living in Germany, however an attachment includes figures related to the number of foreign citizens who have a registered address in the country, and this includes 156,812 Hungarians at the end of 2014.
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