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Expats in Bavaria

Bavaria has a total population of 12.5 million. The non-German population is 1.17 million, i.e. 9.36% of the total. The majority of foreigners are, in order of decreasing numbers, from Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, Italy, and Greece.

There are around 60,000 Expats in Bavaria from countries where the official language is English. That is less than 0.5% of the total population. The breakdown by country is as follows:
  • United States: 27,500
  • Great Britain: 20,000
  • Ireland: 6,100

The above data comes from stmas.bayern.de / auslaender. No official statistics could be found for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. But by knowing the statistics for Munich and then multiplying accordingly we can estimate these as:
  • Canada: 4,000
  • Australia: 1,100
  • South Africa: 950
  • New Zealand: 220

Most English speaking expatriates head for Munich. This is the capital of Bavaria and the city with the largest population and greatest job opportunities. For a breakdown of the statistics for Munich alone see the page: Expats in Munich. The other major towns in Bavaria are Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremburg (Nürnburg in German), Würzburg, and Aschaffenburg.

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