Number of Greek Migrants in Germany up by 100,000 in Eight Years

The number of Greek migrants in Germany has gone up by 100,000 in the past eight years of the economic crisis, Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) says.

In 2009, the year when the crisis broke out in Greece, the number of people with Greek roots in Germany amounted to 341,000. Nine years later, in 2017, their number increased by 28 percent, to 438,000, according to Destatis.

The population group with Greek roots in Germany consists of 243,000 men and 196,000 women. Of the total, 278.00 were born in Greece and 160.000 in Germany. 73,000 are up to 14 years old, 300,000 are between 15 and 64 and 65,000 are over 65 years old.

Of the 438,000 people with Greek births, 273,000 have at least a high school diploma, 88,000 are of preschool or school age and 75,000 do not have a high school diploma. Also, 52,000 have dual Greek and German citizenship.

Finally, of the 438,000 people with a Greek background, only 11,000 live in the area of the former East Germany. Of those living in the former West Germany, 140,000 are in North Rhine-Westphalia, 96,000 in Baden-Wurttemberg, 90,000 in Bavaria, 39,000 in Hessen, 28,000 in Saar and 13,000 in Berlin.