The proportion of Kosovo immigrants in Germany increased by 86% between 2010 & 2022

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The proportion of Kosovo immigrants in Germany increased by 86% between 2010 & 2022

As revealed by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), about 542,000 people of Kosovar origin lived in Germany in 2022, more than half of whom (330,000) were born in Kosovo.


A recent report by the GAP Institute revealed that the number of Kosovar citizens in Germany increased by 86% between 2010 and 2022, bringing the total from 291,000 to 542,000 – an additional 241,000 people from Kosovars immigrated to the country.

This rate of Kosovar arrivals in Germany remained high in 2021, when 21,468 people from Kosovo arrived in Germany, while net migration that year peaked at 17,164.

The 2022 data also revealed that 110,000 people migrated to Germany on family reunification applications, while around 85,000 cited their status as asylum seekers or internationally protected refugees. Another 64,000 people migrated to Germany for work reasons, and the remaining 41,000 people migrated to start their own families.

Number of People With Kosovar Migration Background on the Rise

Of the 542,000 people with immigrant origins in Kosovo, 330,000 were born in Kosovo, a figure up from 189,000 recorded in 2010. The difference is most obvious from 2021 to 2022, when there were An additional 44,000 people in this group were reported in the country, recording a 15% increase.

The dominant age group among people of Kosovar immigrant origin in Germany is between 25 and 45, with 176,000, or 32.5% of the total, in this age group, followed by those 15 years younger, accounting for 27.1% of this population.

The average age of migrants to Germany ranged from 20.9 to 22.1 between 2010 and 2022. In summary, the average age of migrants to Germany is 22 years old. Baden-Wuettermberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Bavaria are the three main states where Kosovar people have chosen to live in Germany. By level of education, 281,000 Kosovar migrants in Germany have secondary education, compared with 87,000 who do not. Around 174,000, including those who are still studying or expected to start studying.

Recent data shows 160,000 men have a high school diploma, compared with 121,000 women. The total number of women without a degree is 48,000, while the corresponding number of women is about 38,000.


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