There were over one million deaths recorded in Germany in 2021. This was an increase compared to the year before, and the same can be said for 2020 compared to 2019. Deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic was officially declared in March 2020 have contributed to the statistic.
Births and deaths
Since the 1990s, Germany has recorded more deaths than births almost annually. In 2020, there were 773,166 births and 985,620 deaths. These are concerning figures leading to future demographic risks and hardships, unless figures change in future decades. Germany is in the throes of demographic change, which directly influence the potential for the population to continue developing. Among these is the expansion of older age groups, less families with more than one child and growing numbers of one-person households.
Not getting younger
As of 2020, the average age among the German population is 44.6 years, and this has increased annually in recent years. In fact, 40 to 59-years olds currently make up the largest age group in Germany, followed by those aged 65 years and older. 25 to 39-year-olds are in third place. Concerns voiced among experts for a future with an aging population include increased heavier tax burdens for the employed.
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Statistisches Bundesamt. (April 28, 2022). Number of deaths in Germany from 1991 to 2021 [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved December 08, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/1127989/deaths-number-germany/
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