22.3 million people in Germany have a migration background

(GermanPolicy.com) – In 2021, 22.3 million people or 27.2 percent of the population of Germany had a migration background, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office. 53 percent of the residents with foreign roots had German citizenship. The migration background is present in every case in which one parent or more is foreign, naturalized, German through adoption, or Aussiedler with German ancestry. 62 percent of people with a migration background immigrated from another European country or are their descendants. The second most important region of origin is Asia. Five percent have roots in Africa, and three percent of the population with migrant roots are from American countries or Australia.

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