Source: The Local
Germany’s population reached 82.8 million at the end of 2016, according to government estimates. That’s around 600,000 more than the previous year – an increase equivalent to the population of Leipzig – and almost 300,000 more than the previous record year, 15 years ago in 2002.
But without immigration – both of refugees and EU nationals – the population would have shrunk. So what do the statistics tell us?