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Millennials in Germany - statistics & facts

Generally millennials are considered to belong to the age group 18 to 35. There are also more detailed breakdowns when observing their preferences and lifestyles which include the age groups 18 to 25 and 26 to 35 years old.

Among millennials living in Germany in 2021, 51 percent were male and roughly 49 percent were female. In terms of marital status, around 46 percent of German millennials were single, 51 percent were married and 3.6 percent were divorced. 24 percent of millennials lived in 1-person households. 53 percent of 26 to 40-year-olds had no children under 14.

As of 2021, the largest share of millennials pursuing their professional education were completing an apprenticeship with a subsequent graduation certificate (an apprenticeship diploma or a trade proficiency certificate). Working full-time in a company was the most commonly held occupation. In 2021, 16 percent of German millennials had 500 to 1,000 euros worth of net income. 2 percent had one of 5,000 euros or more. As far as banking method preference goes, the majority of millennials used ATMs, followed by online banking.

And how do German millennials fill their leisure time? Various surveys have been conducted in recent years to find out more, spanning consumer behavior, attitudes, values and technology usage. As of 2021, almost 11 percent of millennials visited the gym several times a week, while 62 percent never did so. Around 6 percent went to concerts and festivals roughly once a month. The same year, the Balearic Islands were the most popular vacation destination, though 39 percent didn't go on vacation at all.

Millennials are widely referred to as digital natives. As of 2020, almost 88 percent used the internet and 83 percent went on social media several times a week. The most popular smartphone and mobile phone brands were Samsung, Apple's iPhone and Huawei.

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