Never has there been less, the youth of Germany in decline
There have never been so few young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in Germany as today. The generation of this age group constitutes only ten percent of the population, while in 1983 the quota was 16.7 percent.
According to the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden, at the end of 2021 only one in ten people in Germany was between the ages of 15 and 24. 40 years ago the ratio was one in six people. In this way, the number of young people of this age group, both in absolute numbers and in quota, is lower than ever before since the 1950s.
With the exception of 2015, the quota of this age group has continuously decreased. Young people have had the highest quota in the composition of the population, according to statistics, in the first half of the 80s, when those born in the so-called baby boom years were in their teens. In 1983, 13.1 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 constituted 16.7 percent of the population.
There is a big discrepancy between the federal states. The city-state of Bremen has the highest number of young people with a quota of eleven percent, while the lowest quota is held by the state of Brandenburg with eight percent and the eastern states of Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Pomerania with a quota each of 8.3 percent. . Baden-Württemberg with 10.6 percent, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony with 10.5 percent are above average./DW/