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Singles account for forty percent of Germany’s households. GfK Demographics Germany 2013 GfK annually calculates the regional distribution of family types, age groups, income brackets and accommodation types. The results of the study “GfK Demographics 2013” show that these traits vary starkly from region to region in Germany. 
Family types
The share of single-person households in Germany is 40 percent according to the current study. In 2013, Germany’s share of multiple-person households without children exceeded households with children, at 31.5 percent and 28.5 percent respectively.
As in previous years, Regensburg urban district significantly outpaces Germany’s other districts with a 55.7 percent share of single-person households. This equates to 1.4 times the national average. Second place in this category goes to the urban district of Berlin with 54.3 percent, followed by the urban districts of Würzburg, Munich and Hamburg. Cloppenburg rural district has the lowest share of single-person households at 23.1 percent.

household type

Germany – total

highest share

lowest share

Single-person households


Regensburg UD

Cloppenburg RD

Multiple-person households without children


Cloppenburg RD

Regensburg UD

Multiple-person households with children


Landshut RD

Berlin UD

source: GfK Demographics Germany 2013                                                             
UD = urban district; RD = rural district 
While single-person households tend to be concentrated in large cities or cities with universities, family households with children are often strongly represented in rural areas. At 39.2 percent, the Bavarian rural district of Landshut has the highest share of children, followed by other Bavarian districts such as Kelheim and Straubing-Bogen. At 39.1 percent, the rural district of Cloppenburg has the most multiple-person households without children in Germany. 
Age distribution
At 35.3 percent, senior households (60 and older) comprise Germany’s most well represented group, followed by 40-49 year-olds at 20.2 percent, 50-59 year-olds at 18.2 percent and 30-39 year-olds at 14.5 percent. Young households under 30 continue to be the nation’s most underrepresented age range at 11.7 percent.
The university city of Leipzig has the highest share of young households: Twenty-two percent of Leipzig’s households fall into this category, which is almost twice the national average.
By contrast, the urban district of Chemnitz has the greatest share of senior households in at 43.8 percent, which is around one-fourth higher than the national average. This puts Chemnitz ahead of the districts of Vogtlandkreis and Zwickau.

age of household head* Germany – total highest share lowest share
Up to under 30 years


Leipzig UD
Lüchow-Dannenberg RD
30 to under 40 years


Munich UD
Prignitz RD
40 to under 50 years


Erding RD
Chemnitz UD
50 to under 60 years


Haßberge RD
Dresden UD
60 years and older


Chemnitz UD
Freiburg i.Br. RD

source: GfK Demographics Germany 2013                          UD = urban district; RD = rural district
*household head = main wage earner 
Income brackets
The GfK Demographics study also reveals the socio-economic levels of all households in a given region. These are grouped into seven brackets according to the amount of disposable monthly income.
The districts of Hochtaunus, Main-Taunus and Starnberg have the greatest share of the nation’s top earners, with 16 to 18 percent. This amounts to around five times the national average of 3.5 percent.
Bremerhaven is Germany’s district with the highest share of low earners at 36.7 percent (more than 2.5 times the national average), followed by the urban districts of Trier and Halle (Saale).
About the study
“GfK Demographics” evaluates socio-demographic data on various regional levels. It provides information on Germany’s population and households according to household type (single- and multiple-person with or without children, immigrant households), age range (i.e., age of household head), income level (divided into seven brackets), as well as the architectural profile of the residence (single- or dual-family house, etc.).
Note: “GfK Demographics” makes use of new data sources. This results in significant changes to the classifications at various regional levels. We therefore advise against carrying out time series comparisons.
GfK Demographics is used by marketing and sales divisions for locating target groups. The detailed data reveals the best areas in which to concentrate marketing and sales campaigns. GfK Demographics 2013 is available for all of Germany’s urban and rural districts, municipalities, postcodes, streets and 2.6 million street segments from GfK’s Geomarketing solution area.
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with around 13,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. GfK is constantly innovating and using the latest technologies and the smartest methodologies to give its clients the clearest understanding of the most important people in the world: their customers. In 2012, GfK’s sales amounted to €1.51 billion.
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