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 31.12.2017 639,407
Female 31.12.2017 328,232
Foreign 31.12.2017 145,094
Most common foreign nationalities    
Turkish (in %) 31.12.2017 8.8
Greek (in %) 31.12.2017 7.2
Polish (in %) 31.12.2017 6.4
Aged    
under 6 31.12.2017 37,208
6 to 17 31.12.2017 62,577
18 to 29 31.12.2017 97,746
30 to 49 31.12.2017 194,040
50 to 64 31.12.2017 127,193
65 to 79 31.12.2017 85,210
80 and older 31.12.2017 35,433
Average age (year/month) 31.12.2017 42/8

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) 2016 524.2
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of work) 30.06.2017 409,195
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of residence) 31.12.2017 243,475
Unemployed, total 31.12.2017 23,017
Unemployed, female 31.12.2017 10,488
Unemployed, under 20 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 31.12.2017 353
Places (including places for schoolchildren) 31.12.2017 21,819
Of which for children aged    
  under 3 31.12.2017 5,118
  entering school from 3 years up to 31.12.2017 16,701
Children and suitable for young people time facilities 31.12.2017 62
The elderly and people in need of care Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Social Affairs and Integration
Facilities 31.12.2017 55
Places 31.12.2017 5,121
Social Security Code II Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II 31.12.2017 63,124
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II as a percentage of the population under 65 years 31.12.2017 12.2



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) 31.12.2017 71,188
Non-residential buildings with dwellings (stock) 31.12.2017 2,994
Dwellings (stock) 31.12.2017 356,661
Building permits (dwellings) 31.12.2017 3,753
Completed new buildings (dwellings) 31.12.2017 2,813

Education

Pupils in primary and secondary education Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Statistics and Elections
Primary schools 31.12.2017 22,001
Lower secondary schools 31.12.2017 2,561
Middle secondary schools 31.12.2017 6,992
Higher secondary schools 31.12.2017 14,869

Transport

Motor vehicles Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: IT.NRW
Total 01.01.2018 352,030
Of which passenger cars 01.01.2018 307,571
Public transport (Rheinbahn)    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2017 225.0
Airport Düsseldorf International    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2017 24.6
Commuters Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Commuters into Düsseldorf 30.06.2017 253,758
Commuters out of Düsseldorf 30.06.2017 84,587
Commuter volume 30.06.2017 338,345
Commuter flows 30.06.2017 169,171
Commuters into Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2017 62.0
Commuters out of Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2017 35.3



Geography

Geography Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Survey and Geoinformation
Total area (km²) 31.12.2017 216.68
Average altitude (m) 31.12.2014 38.0
Latitude (North) 31.12.2014 51°14'12"
Longitude (East) 31.12.2014 06°48'39"