Dortmund - Demographics

Demographics

Ancestry Number
Germans 69,5%
Other European 15%
Turks 8%
Africans 3%
Asians 2%
Mixed/ Other 2,5%

Dortmund's population grew rapidly in times of 19th century industrialization when coal mining and steel processing started. For the first time in 1904 more than 100,000 people lived in Dortmund. Not taking war years into account population figures had constantly risen to 657,804 in 1965. Subsequently, population figures have fallen to approximately 580,000 in 2011; projections forecast a further decline to 550,000 inhabitants by 2030.

As of 2010, Dortmund had a population of 580.400 of whom about 180.000 (~30%) were of non-German origin. Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Dortmund by country of origin per 31 December 2009

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