Report: Over 42 Percent of German’ children now have migrant backgrounds

Posted on August 24, 2019 3:18 pm

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The number of German residents with an immigrant background has reached a new high at 25.5 percent of the total population. Meanwhile, the number of young children in Germany with migrant backgrounds is even higher at 42 percent.

The figures come from a new statistical report published by the German Federal Statistical Office which revealed that there are now 20.8 million German residents who have immigrant backgrounds, meaning they have at least one parent born in a foreign country, Kronen Zeitung reports.

More than 52 percent of those 20.8 million German residents with migrant backgrounds hold a German passport. The