SPD membership development Germany 1990-2018

This statistic shows the development of SPD party member numbers in Germany from 1990 to 2018. At the end of 2018, the SPD party counted 437,754 members, compared to 943,402 in 1990. Thus the number of party members has more than halved since then. The SPD is one of the oldest and biggest people's parties in Germany. SPD stands for "Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands" or "Social Democratic Party of Germany".

Number of SPD party members in Germany from 1990 to 2018

Number of SPD party members
2018437,754
2017 443,152
2016 432,706
2015 442,814
2014 459,902
2013 473,662
2012 477,037
2011 489,638
2010 502,062
2009 512,520
2008 520,970
2007 539,861
2006 561,239
2005 590,485
2004 605,807
2003 650,798
2002 693,894
2001 717,513
2000 734,667
1999 755,066
1998 775,036
1997 776,183
1996 792,773
1995 817,650
1994 849,374
1993 861,480
1992 885,958
1991 919,871
1990 943,402
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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Special properties

December 31 of each year

Supplementary notes

As of December 31, each year.

Due to switching to computing at the beginning of 1998, a total of 5,240 members were lost.

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