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Physiotherapists: number of employees in Germany 2000-2018

In 2018, there were approximately 190 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 over 30 percent resulting in approximately 357 thousand employed physicians in 2016. Additionally, the number of practicing nurses in Germany has also increased by around 30 percent between 2000 and 2018, to approximately 1.1 million nurses in 2018.

Number of physiotherapists employed in Germany from 2000 to 2018

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Provisional figure.

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