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Share of People With Kosovar Migration Background in Germany Increased by 86% Between 2010 & 2022           

Around 542,000 people with Kosovar backgrounds live in Germany as of 2022, with over half of them (330,000) being born in Kosovo, as the Federal Statistical Office in Germany (Destatis) reveals.

A recent report by GAP Institute reveals that the number of Kosovar nationals in Germany rose by 86 per cent between 2010 and 2022, which takes the total number from 291,000 to 542,000 – some 241,000 more people with Kosovo migration in the country, reports.

These rates of Kosovars reaching Germany remained high in 2021, as 21,468 people from Kosovo made their way to Germany, whereas the net migration during this year peaked at 17,164.

Data from 2022 also reveals that 110,000 people had migrated to Germany under family reunification claims while some 85,000 cited their reasons as asylum-seeking, refugees of international protection. Another 64,000 people migrated to Germany for employment reasons, and the remaining 41,000 emigrated to create their own families.

Number of People With Kosovar Migration Background on the Rise

Of 542,000 people with a migration background from Kosovo, 330,000 were born in Kosovo, with this number increasing from 189,000 recorded in 2010. The most evident difference is between 2021 and 2022, when 44,000 more people from this category were reported in the country, recording a 15 per cent increase.

The dominating group age among those with Kosovar migration background in Germany is between 25 and 45, with 176,000 or 32.5 per cent of the total falling under this age group, followed by those aged under 15, who represent 27.1 per cent of this population.

The average age of those who migrated to Germany varies from 20.9 to 22.1 years old between 2010 and 2022. in conclusion, the average age of people who migrated to Germany is 22 years old.

Baden-Wuettermberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Bavaria are the three main states where Kosovars chose to live in Germany. As per their education, 281,000 Kosovar migrants in Germany have a secondary education, compared to 87,000 who do not. Around 174,000, including those still in the process or expected to start their education.

Recent data show that 160,000 men hold a secondary education degree, compared to 121,000 women. The total number of women that do not hold any degree is 48,000, while the same for their counterparts is around 38,000.