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

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) 2015 514.4
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of work) 30.06.2016 398,524
Employees subject to social insurance contributions in Düsseldorf (place of residence) 31.12.2016 237,671
Unemployed, total 31.12.2016 23,973
Unemployed, female 31.12.2016 10,796
Unemployed, under 20 years 31.12.2016 1,524
Unemployment rate (in %) 31.12.2016 7.4

Social Affairs

Daycare Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Youth Welfare Office
Facilities 31.12.2016 348
Places (including places for schoolchildren) 31.12.2016 21,486
Of which for children aged    
  under 3 31.12.2016 4,991
  entering school from 3 years up to 31.12.2016 16,495
Children and suitable for young people time facilities 31.12.2016 62
The elderly and people in need of care Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Social Affairs and Integration
Facilities 31.12.2016 55
Places 31.12.2016 5,122
Social Security Code II Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II 31.12.2016 64,206
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II as a percentage of the population under 65 years 31.12.2016 12.5



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) 31.12.2016 71,088
Non-residential buildings with dwellings (stock) 31.12.2016 2,989
Dwellings (stock) 31.12.2016 354,386
Building permits (dwellings) 31.12.2016 4,659
Completed new buildings (dwellings) 31.12.2016 2,612

Education

Pupils in primary and secondary education Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: School Administration Office
Primary schools 31.12.2016 21,855
Lower secondary schools 31.12.2016 2,729
Middle secondary schools 31.12.2016 6,773
Higher secondary schools 31.12.2016 13,822

Transport

Motor vehicles Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: IT.NRW
Total 01.01.2017 350,655
Of which passenger cars 01.01.2017 304,410
Public transport (Rheinbahn)    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2016 223.0
Airport Düsseldorf International    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2016 23.5
Commuters Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Federal Employment Agency
Commuters into Düsseldorf 30.06.2016 246,937
Commuters out of Düsseldorf 30.06.2016 81,134
Commuter volume 30.06.2016 328,071
Commuter flows 30.06.2016 165,803
Commuters into Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2016 62.0
Commuters out of Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2016 34.9



Geography

Geography Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Survey and Geoinformation
Total area (km²) 31.12.2016 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"