Germany has seen population growth in 2021 but statistics show that the share of younger people aged 15 to 25 among the overall population is just one in ten.
By the end of the last year, just one out of ten Germans were aged between 15 and 24, a figure down from one in six just 40 years prior. According to Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of young people both proportionally and in absolute terms is the lowest it has been since at least 1950.
Destatis does note, however, that the overall German population has increased to a new high of 83.2 million.
The number of young people differs across each German regional state with Bremen having the highest proportion of young people