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Expats in Germany

There are around 231,000 expats in Germany whose native language is English. This includes expatriates from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. The total population of Germany is 82 million, which means the expat population makes up less than 0.3%.

The following data on expats in Germany is valid as of 31.Dec.2005. Note that there are no statistics available for number of New Zealanders, but it is known that they make up less than 1% of the expat population.

Total for each nationality throughout Germany:
  • American: 97,864
  • British: 96,245
  • Canadian: 12,929
  • Irish: 10,040
  • Australian: 8,164
  • South African: 5,084
  • New Zealander: (estimate circa 2,000)


Bayern: 45,126 - Munich, Augsburg, Würzburg, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Passau, etc.
  • American: 22,290
  • British: 15,504
  • Canadian: 2,449
  • Irish: 2,245
  • Australian: 1,710
  • South African: 928


Nordrhein-Westfalen: 44,894 - Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Münster, Bonn, Cologne, Aachen, Düsseldorf, etc.
  • British: 27,217
  • American: 10,933
  • Canadian: 2,306
  • Irish: 2,200
  • Australian: 1,398
  • South African: 840


Hessen: 33,295 - Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Kassel, Darmstadt, etc.
  • American: 17,581
  • British: 11,391
  • Canadian: 1,463
  • Irish: 1,327
  • Australian: 943
  • South African: 590


Baden-Württemberg: 31,169 - Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Ulm, etc.
  • American: 15,316
  • British: 10,214
  • Canadian: 2,410
  • Irish: 1,260
  • Australian: 1,215
  • South African: 754


Berlin: 44,000
  • American: 10,634
  • British: 7,366
  • Canadian: 1,216
  • Irish: 1,049
  • Australian: 888
  • South African: 321


Niedersachsen: 16,820 - Hannover, Braunschweig, Osnabrück, Celle, etc.
  • British: 10,362
  • American: 4,211
  • Canadian: 800
  • Australian: 547
  • Irish: 500
  • South African: 400


Rheinland-Pfalz: 12,448 - Kaiserslautern, Koblenz, Landau, Mainz, etc.
  • American: 7,276
  • British: 3,760
  • Irish: 463
  • Canadian: 511
  • Australian: 257
  • South African: 181


Hamburg: 8,900 - Hamburg
  • British: 3,673
  • American: 3,286
  • Canadian: 642
  • South African: 506
  • Australian: 496
  • Irish: 297


Schleswig-Holstein: 5,671 - Kiel, Lübeck, Flensburg, etc.
  • British: 2,820
  • American: 1,751
  • Canadian: 361
  • Australian: 262
  • Irish: 237
  • South African: 240


Sachsen: 2,534 - Leipzig, Dresden, Chemnitz, etc.
  • American: 1,215
  • British: 799
  • Canadian: 203
  • Irish: 128
  • Australian: 116
  • South African: 73


Bremen: 2,356 - Bremen
  • British: 995
  • American: 964
  • Canadian: 135
  • Australian: 111
  • Irish: 88
  • South African: 63


Brandenburg: 1,803 - Potsdam, Cottbus, etc.
  • British: 803
  • American: 655
  • Canadian: 132
  • Irish: 95
  • Australian: 72
  • South African: 46


Saarland: 1,663 - Saarbrücken, etc.
  • American: 783
  • British: 548
  • Canadian: 120
  • Irish: 80
  • South African: 68
  • Australian: 64


Sachsen-Anhalt: 804 - Halle, Magdeburg, etc.
  • American: 358
  • British: 274
  • Canadian: 80
  • Australian: 37
  • South African: 30
  • Irish: 25


Thüringen: 803 - Erfurt, Jena, Weimar, etc.
  • American: 389
  • British: 283
  • Canadian: 60
  • Australian: 29
  • Irish: 21
  • South African: 21


Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 566 - Rostock, etc.
  • British: 236
  • American: 222
  • Canadian: 41
  • Irish: 25
  • South African: 23
  • Australian: 19


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