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Facts and Figures

How many people are living in Thuringia? Are there more men or women employed? How many Thuringians graduated from university? Which industries produce the greatest revenues and which are the most important trade partners for the Thuringian economy? How big is the Free State's unemployment rate?

Here you can find answers to these and other interesting questions.

Population and area

16202,14 km²

Area

2134393 inhabitants

Population

132 people/km²

Population density

1046200

Working population

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Employment

Age structure of employees

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Employees

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Unemployed

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Economy

Thuringia boasts a much diversified industrial sector that ranges from the food to the automotive industry to high-tech industries such as biotechnology and opto-electronics. An efficient craft sector and the growing service sector are further powerful pillars of Thuringia’s economy.

For years, the processing industry have been the engine of economic growth. Its gross value added has doubled in the last ten years and more than quadrupled compared to that of 1991. The share of processing industry in the overall economic output of Thuringia is above the German national average.

63,8

Gross domestic product in billions of Euros (2018)

32,2

Sales (industry) in billions of Euros (2018)

36

Export rate in % (2018)

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Exports (2016)

Thuringian exports reached a volume of 14.4 billion Euros in 2016.

Vehicle components were the products from the Free State with the highest demand, followed by goods from plastics, electrical devices, measurement and control technology. USA and France rank first and second in Thuringia’s export statistics followed by Hungary, Great Britain, China, Poland and Austria.

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Educational Institutions

Universities and numbers of students (winter semester 2018/2019)

32,280 students in total

Source: own survey for winter semester 2018/2019

Universities of applied sciences and numbers of students (winter semester 2018/2019)

15.942 students in total

Source: own survey for winter semester 2018/2019

Vocational training schools (school year 2018/2019)

105

vocational training schools

49305

pupils

Vocational training schools (school year 2018/2019)

883

schools

194780

pupils

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

school leavers

38,8

in % with Abitur (2018/2019)

47,7

in % with university entrance qualification including university of applied sciences (2018/2019)

8,8

in % without graduation (2018/2019)

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

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      Thuringia offers about 400 fully developed and immediately available industrial and commercial sites of all sizes. Our online database gives you an overview of potential properties. In combination with our Company Database, that lists more than 4,000 approved profiles of Thuringian companies, you can also check which companies are located at your chosen site. In addition, this search function is also available for research institutions.