New statistics show that over one fifth of all people residing in Germany now originates from “migrant backgrounds”, and many are demanding more money and flexibility for the education system and labour market.
According to the German Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden, the number of people living in Germany has set a new record in 2016 with 22.5 per cent of people having a so-called “migrant background”. The agency states that the main driving factor has been both migration from other European countries and the massive influx of asylum seekers over the course of the migrant crisis, Handelsblatt reports.
Since the start of the survey in 2005, the year on year increase in residents with foreign origins has averaged around 8.5 per cent. Some 52 per cent of individuals with immigrant roots were born in Germany, according to the survey.