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 (2015)

Metropolitan Region (2017)

Area

755 km²

26,000 km²

Population

1.8 million

5.2 million


Population
(Source: Statistisches Jahrbuch 2016/ 2017 v. Statistikamt Nord)

2015

Total inhabitants in millions Hamburg

1.8

Female

Male

914,346

873,062

Under 18 years of age (%)

18 to 60 years of age (%)

60 years and above (%)

16.1

60.1

23.6


Labour Market 
(Source: Statistisches Jahrbuch 2016/ 2017 v. Statistikamt Nord (Bundesagentur für Arbeit))
(1) As at June 30 (2) Annual average

Basic data

2014

2015

Employees subject to social insurance contribution (1)

892,508

912,650

Unemployment rate (2)

7.6 %

7.4 %

Number of unemployed (2)

73,663

73,291

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

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