In the past two decades, the love relationships between a German and Foreigner have been more than doubled. In 2017, the number of couple living together were 1.5 million in which one was German and other was Foreigner and of those 1.2 million were married.

On Tuesday, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the data represents seven percent of all couples living in Germany. While, In eight percent of cases of partnership, both partners had a foreign nationality which in number is 1.7 million couples. The survey involves nearly 21 million couples in Germany, 85% were German-German couples (17.5 million).

The data was collected in 2017 micro-census which refers to co-habiting heterosexual couples. Germans are called those people who have both German citizenship and a foreign passport. Also, Germans who hold a foreign passpor were designated just as Germans.

The Federal Office excludes homosexual partnerships in this survey. But, they stated that they would not have a major impact on the overall result. The data says, four percent of German men and women each have a foreign partner. 

German men have married to women belongs to Turkey (14 percent), Poland (nine percent) and Russia (eight percent). While, German women have married to men come from Turkey (19 percent), Italy (twelve percent) and Austria (seven percent). The figure has been increasing over the years. It was only two percent in 1996.

The Federal Statistical Office or Destatis is a federal authority of Germany which reports to the Federal Ministry of the Interior. The Office works for collecting, processing, presenting and analyzing statistical information concerning the topics economy, society and environment of Germany. The purpose of the office is to provide objective, independent and highly qualitative statistical information for the whole public. 

Hannah Weber

Hannah Weber  is a seasoned journalist with nearly 10 years experience. While studying journalism at FernUniversität Hagen, Hannah found a passion for finding engaging stories.  As a contributor to Deutch News, Hannah mostly covers human interest pieces.


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