Germany is the 2nd most popular migration destination in the world, after the U.S. Of all the 27 EU states, Germany has the second highest percentage of immigrants in its population after the United Kingdom. By United Nation estimates, as of 2017, 12,165,083 people living in Germany are immigrants or about 14.8% of the German population.
Change in foreign population of German states (2010 – 2017)
According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany in 2017, the most people without German citizenship were Turkish (1.48 million), followed by Polish (0.87 million), Syria (0.70 million), Italy (0.64 million) and Romania citizens (0.62 million).
The most common groups of resident foreign nationals in Germany
|Rank||Nationality||Population||% of foreign nationals|
|15||Bosnia and Herzegovina||180.95||1.7|
|26||Iran & Kurdistan Province||102.76||1.0|
Most common gender among immigrant groups in Germany