Immigrants in Germany swell to record high 11 millionStaff writer ▼ | August 5, 2015
The number of immigrants living in Germany rose by 3.7 percent last year to a record high of 11 million and a fifth of the population is of a migrant background, the Federal Statistics Office said.
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Many of the immigrants came from other European Union countries, such as Poland, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary.
Last year, the number of people living in Germany of a migrant background had risen by around 1.5 million, or 10 percent, from 2011. The native population, excluding people of a migrant background, fell by 1.4 percent.
The figures were based on a sample census, the Statistics Office said. It has been tracking migration numbers since 2005. ■