Leipzig's stable growth continues
The dynamic development of the population in recent years has continued. By 2016, 579,530 people were registered as having their main place of residence in Leipzig. In 2016, Leipzig's population grew largely due to people migrating to the city, the balance between arrivals and departures amounting to 13,193. The growth rates recorded in Leipzig are particularly high. According to regional departments of statistics, between 2006 and 2015 Leipzig's population rose more dynamically in proportional terms (153.1 persons per 1,000 inhabitants) than any other of Germany's 15 biggest cities, including Munich (117.4), Dresden (107.1) and Frankfurt (101.8).
By the end of 2016, 77,559 Leipzigers (13.4 percent of the population) had a migrant background. In addition to 51,861 foreigners, 25,698 people with both German citizenship and a migrant background were registered in Leipzig. Data from the Leipzig Migrant Survey enables the different groups of migrants in Leipzig to be compared. Despite the differences, they all expressed a high degree of life satisf
Leipzig residents with an immigrant background come from 175 different countries and also include a few people who are stateless. This inward migration results from the increased arrival of foreigners, especially from Syria (6,778), Russia (3,016), Romania (2,726), Poland (2,624) and Vietnam (2,414).
The average age of Leipzig's overall population is 42.8. However, this drops to 32.8 years among foreigners and 30.8 among those with an immigrant background.
Sources: Statistical Office of the city of Leipzig
Tax assessment rates in Leipzig
- Property tax A: 350 percent
- Property tax B: 650 percent
- Trade tax: 460 percent
Sources: Leipzig City Treasurer's Office (2016)