Economic Indicators

The Hamburg metropolitan region offers a great quality of life in a vibrant, creative city. Its hallmarks are strong purchasing power, a superb pool of potential employees and business-friendly policies. Impressive figures, facts and comparisons show why Hamburg is the economic powerhouse of an entire region.

Economic Indicators Hamburg

Hamburg (2017)

Metropolitan Region (2017)

Area

755 km²

26,000 km²

Population

1.83 million

5.3 million


Population
(Source: Statistisches Jahrbuch 2018/ 2019 v. Statistikamt Nord)

2017

Total inhabitants in millions Hamburg

1.83

Female

Male

933,377

897,207

Under 18 years of age (%)

18 to 60 years of age (%)

60 years and above (%)

16.5

60.1

23.4


Labour Market 
(Source: Statistisches Jahrbuch 2018/ 2019 v. Statistikamt Nord (Bundesagentur für Arbeit))
(1) As at June 30 (2) Annual average

Basic data

2016

2017

Employees subject to social insurance contribution (1)

933,846

952,959

Unemployment rate (2)

7.1 %

6,8 %

Number of unemployed (2)

70,666

69,248

For additional economic data please refer to the online databases of the national and northern German statistics agencies.

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