Expats in Berlin
There are approximately 44,000 Expats in Berlin
from countries where the official home language is English.
The total population of Berlin is about 3.5 million. The English-speaking expats make up approximately 1.3% of this total.
A good way to meet other English-speaking expatriates in Berlin and throughout Germany is to post to the TT chat forum
. Share information and advice with other Brits, Americans, Canadians, etc., talk about life in Berlin and Germany. The groups also regularly organise events such as drinks nights and dinner parties.
The total non-German population of Berlin is 1,000,000 that is approximately 29.0%. The majority of these foreigners and immigrants are from Turkey, the Arab World, with many also from Poland, Russia, Vietnam, the former Yugoslavia, Africa or Southern Europe.
Statistical population breakdown by nationality:
- United States: 19,146 (0.55%)
- Great Britain: 14,365 (0.41%)
- Ireland: 2,200 (0.06%)
- Canada: 2,963 (0.08%)
- Australia: 2,434 (0.07%)
- South Africa: 1.149 (0.03%)
- New Zealand: 563 (0.01%)
The largest minority groups where the native language is not English are:
- Turkey: 180,000 (5.2%)
- Poland: 105,000 (3.0%)
- Russia: 100,000 (2.8%)
- Arab League: 80,000 (2.3%)
- Vietnam: 35,000 (1.1%)
The above data comes from the city of Berlin Statistics Office
and is accurate as of 31.Dec.2012.
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