Office for Statistics and Elections

Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia and a city with the highest accessibility within Europe. More than 150 million people live within a radius of 500 kilometres, representing 31 % of the European Union's total population. Düsseldorf is an international city with a growing population. People from around 180 nations live there. Düsseldorf is also an economically thriving metropolis with best values on GDP, income and purchasing power.

On this page you will find a few selected statistics from the major subject areas.

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Population

Population Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Population Register
Total 31.12.2019 645,923
Female 31.12.2019 331,455
Foreign 31.12.2019 152,232
Most common foreign nationalities    
Turkish (in %) 31.12.2019 8.3
Greek (in %) 31.12.2019 6.7
Polish (in %) 31.12.2019 5.8
Aged    
under 6 31.12.2019 37,659
6 to 17 31.12.2019 64,196
18 to 29 31.12.2019 96,720
30 to 49 31.12.2019 194,605
50 to 64 31.12.2019 131,897
65 to 79 31.12.2019 82,191
80 and older 31.12.2019 38,655
Average age (year/month) 31.12.2019 42/9

Labour Market

Labour Market Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Total number of persons gainfully employed in Düsseldorf (place of work/ number in 1000) 2017 531.9
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of work) 30.06.2019 424,470
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of residence) 31.12.2018 250,123
Unemployed, total 31.12.2017 23,017
Unemployed, female 31.12.2017 10,488
Unemployed, under 25 years 31.12.2017 1,389
Unemployment rate (in %) 31.12.2017 6.9

Social Affairs

Daycare Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Youth Welfare Office
Facilities 31.12.2019 365
Places (including places for schoolchildren) 31.12.2019 23,160
Of which for children aged    
  under 3 31.12.2019 5,416
  entering school from 3 years up to 31.12.2019 17,719
Children and suitable for young people time facilities 31.12.2019 62
The elderly and people in need of care Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Social Affairs and Integration
 
Facilities 31.12.2019 56
Places 31.12.2019 4,878
Social Security Code II Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II 31.12.2019 57,026
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II as a percentage of the population under 65 years 31.12.2019 10,9

Real Estate, Construction and Housing

Construction and housing Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Statistics and Elections (building file), IT.NRW
Residential buildings (stock) 31.12.2018 71,311
Non-residential buildings with dwellings (stock) 31.12.2018 2,979
Dwellings (stock) 31.12.2018 358,111
Building permits (dwellings) 31.12.2019 4,175
Completed new buildings (dwellings) 31.12.2019 2,315

Education

Pupils in primary and secondary education Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Statistics and Elections
Primary schools 31.12.2019 22,637
Lower secondary schools 31.12.2019 2,451
Middle secondary schools 31.12.2019 7,155
Higher secondary schools 31.12.2019 15,227

Transport

Motor vehicles Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: IT.NRW
Total 01.01.2020 362,317
Of which passenger cars 01.01.2020 314,293
Public transport (Rheinbahn)    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2019 229.0
Airport Düsseldorf International    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2018 24.3
Commuters Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Commuters into Düsseldorf 30.06.2019 261,388
Commuters out of Düsseldorf 30.06.2019 88,636
Commuter volume 30.06.2019 350,024
Commuter flows 30.06.2019 172,752
Commuters into Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2019 61.6
Commuters out of Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2019 35.2

Geography

Geography Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Survey and Geoinformation
Total area (km²) 31.12.2019 216.62
Average altitude (m) 31.12.2014 38.0
Latitude (North) 31.12.2014 51°14'12"
Longitude (East) 31.12.2014 06°48'39"