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 31.12.2016 635,704
Female 31.12.2016 326,593
Foreign 31.12.2016 141,826
Most common foreign nationalities    
Turkish (in %) 31.12.2016 9.0
Greek (in %) 31.12.2016 7.3
Polish (in %) 31.12.2016 6.6
Aged    
under 6 31.12.2016 36,463
6 to 17 31.12.2016 62,210
18 to 29 31.12.2016 97,341
30 to 49 31.12.2016 194,500
50 to 64 31.12.2016 124,619
65 to 79 31.12.2016 86,478
80 and older 31.12.2016 34,093

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) 2014 507.5
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of work) 30.06.2015 388,613
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of residence) 31.12.2015 230,603
Unemployed, total 31.12.2015 25,885
Unemployed, female 31.12.2015 11,727
Unemployed, under 20 years 31.12.2015 1,397
Unemployment rate (in %) 31.12.2015 8.1

Social Affairs

Daycare Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Youth Welfare Office
Facilities 31.12.2015 342
Places (including places for schoolchildren) 31.12.2015 21,083
Of which for children aged    
  under 3 31.12.2015 4,885
  entering school from 3 years up to 31.12.2015 16,143
Children and suitable for young people time facilities 31.12.2015 66
The elderly and people in need of care Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Social Affairs and Integration
Facilities 31.12.2015 55
Places 31.12.2015 5,122
Social Security Code II Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II 31.12.2015 65,415
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II as a percentage of the population under 65 years 31.12.2015 12.9



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) 31.12.2015 70,800
Non-residential buildings with dwellings (stock) 31.12.2015 2,995
Dwellings (stock) 31.12.2015 352,173
Building permits (dwellings) 31.12.2015 1,453
Completed new buildings (dwellings) 31.12.2015 1,136

Education

Pupils in primary and secondary education Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: School Administration Office
Primary schools 15.10.2015 21,926
Lower secondary schools 15.10.2015 3,154
Middle secondary schools 15.10.2015 6,920
Higher secondary schools 15.10.2015 14,376

Transport

Motor vehicles Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: IT.NRW
Total 01.01.2016 344,550
Of which passenger cars 01.01.2016 299,756
Public transport (Rheinbahn)    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2015 218.0
Airport Düsseldorf International    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2015 22.5
Commuters Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Commuters into Düsseldorf 30.06.2015 241,435
Commuters out of Düsseldorf 30.06.2015 76,274
Commuter volume 30.06.2015 317,709
Commuter flows 30.06.2015 165,161
Commuters into Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2015 62,1
Commuters out of Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2015 34.1



Geography

Geography Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Survey and Geoinformation
Total area (km²) 31.12.2014 217.41
Average altitude (m) 31.12.2014 38.0
Latitude (North) 31.12.2014 51°14'12"
Longitude (East) 31.12.2014 06°48'39"