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In the households of people with a migration background, German is predominantly spoken


In most households where people with a migrant background live, German is predominantly spoken. It plays a role in how many members have foreign roots.

In 63 percent of multi-person households where at least one person had a migrant background, German was spoken predominantly last year. This was reported by the Federal Statistical Office on the basis of the microcensus. In seven percent of households, Turkish was the predominant language, followed by Russian (five percent), Polish and Arabic (three percent each).

According to the Federal Office, the language used mainly depends on how many people with foreign roots live in the household. In 95 percent of households where only one resident has a migrant background, most of them spoke German.

For households in which all members had foreign roots, it was still 44 percent. The Federal Statistical Office announced the figures on the occasion of the German Language Day on 14 September

Around 25 percent of people in Germany have a migration background. The authority speaks of it, if a person himself or at least one parent was not born with German nationality.

Examination: The numbers are based on the microcensus. This is the largest annual household survey of official statistics in Germany. Around 830,000 people are surveyed in about 370,000 private households and shared accommodation. They provide information on various topics such as their education, their place of residence or childcare. More information read here.

Source: spiegel

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