Physiotherapists: number of employees in Germany 2000-2016

Number of physiotherapists employed in Germany from 2000 to 2016 (in 1,000s)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 18, 2019
Physiotherapists: number of employees in Germany 2000-2016 In 2016, there were approximately 185 thousand physiotherapists employed in Germany. This is a significant increase from the year 2000, when there were around 78 thousand physiotherapists employed in the country. The number of physiotherapists has increased year-on-year since the start of the provided time interval.
Frequency of visiting physios in Germany

As of 2018, there were 40 percent of individuals in Germany who were living with a long-standing limiting health condition or illness. This was higher than the share of those in other similar sized Western European countries such as Great Britain, Spain and France. Nine percent of people in Germany say they visit a physical or occupational therapist at least three times a year. Overall, 23 percent of those in Germany will visit a physical or occupation therapist at least once a year.

Other healthcare positions also increasing

Across the same time period, the number of physicians in Germany has increased by almost 30 percent resulting in approximately 345 thousand employed physicians in 2016. Additionally, the number of practicing nurses in Germany has also increased by close to 30 percent between 2000 and 2016, to approximately 1.06 million nurses in 2016.
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Number of physiotherapists employed in Germany from 2000 to 2016 (in 1,000s)

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Number of employees in thousands
2016185
2015181
2014176
2013169
2012162
2011154
2010148
2009139
2008131
2007125
2006117
2005110
2004104
200399
200291
200184
200078
Number of employees in thousands
2016185
2015181
2014176
2013169
2012162
2011154
2010148
2009139
2008131
2007125
2006117
2005110
2004104
200399
200291
200184
200078
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 18, 2019
In 2016, there were approximately 185 thousand physiotherapists employed in Germany. This is a significant increase from the year 2000, when there were around 78 thousand physiotherapists employed in the country. The number of physiotherapists has increased year-on-year since the start of the provided time interval.
Frequency of visiting physios in Germany

As of 2018, there were 40 percent of individuals in Germany who were living with a long-standing limiting health condition or illness. This was higher than the share of those in other similar sized Western European countries such as Great Britain, Spain and France. Nine percent of people in Germany say they visit a physical or occupational therapist at least three times a year. Overall, 23 percent of those in Germany will visit a physical or occupation therapist at least once a year.

Other healthcare positions also increasing

Across the same time period, the number of physicians in Germany has increased by almost 30 percent resulting in approximately 345 thousand employed physicians in 2016. Additionally, the number of practicing nurses in Germany has also increased by close to 30 percent between 2000 and 2016, to approximately 1.06 million nurses in 2016.
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