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 31.12.2018 642,304
Female 31.12.2018 329,573
Foreign 31.12.2018 148,359
Most common foreign nationalities    
Turkish (in %) 31.12.2018 8.5
Greek (in %) 31.12.2018 7.0
Polish (in %) 31.12.2018 6.1
Aged    
under 6 31.12.2018 37,576
6 to 17 31.12.2018 63,191
18 to 29 31.12.2018 96,885
30 to 49 31.12.2018 194,136
50 to 64 31.12.2018 129,958
65 to 79 31.12.2018 83,694
80 and older 31.12.2018 36,864
Average age (year/month) 31.12.2018 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 31.12.2018 359
Places (including places for schoolchildren) 31.12.2018 22,635
Of which for children aged    
  under 3 31.12.2018 5,321
  entering school from 3 years up to 31.12.2018 17,289
Children and suitable for young people time facilities 31.12.2018 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 31.12.2018 59,720
Welfare recipients acc. to Social Security Code II as a percentage of the population under 65 years 31.12.2018 11.4



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) 31.12.2018 3,028
Completed new buildings (dwellings) 31.12.2018 2,575

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 01.01.2019 356,351
Of which passenger cars 01.01.2019 310,614
Public transport (Rheinbahn)    
Total passengers (in millions) 31.12.2018 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 30.06.2018 260,507
Commuters out of Düsseldorf 30.06.2018 87,095
Commuter volume 30.06.2018 347,602
Commuter flows 30.06.2018 173,412
Commuters into Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2018 62.1
Commuters out of Düsseldorf/ employees subject to social insurance contributions (in %) 30.06.2018 35.5



Geography

Geography Status City of Düsseldorf
Source: Office for Survey and Geoinformation
Total area (km²) 31.12.2018 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"