Skip to comments.German births fall to record low but immigration surges
Posted on 07/16/2012 8:45:15 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
The number of babies born in Germany sank to a record low in 2011, official statistics showed Monday, but a surge in immigration to Europe's top economy led its population to grow.
Last year around 663,000 children were born in Germany, down 2.2 percent from 2010, according to preliminary data released by the federal statistics office Destatis.
It was the lowest number recorded in Germany since 1946 and half as many babies as were born in West and East Germany in 1964, at the height of the post-war baby boom.
In 2011 852,000 people died in Germany, 0.7 percent fewer than the previous year.
"As in all years since 1972, more people died than children were born," Destatis said in a statement. "In 2011 the difference reached about 190,000 in 2010 and 181,000 in 2010."
However Destatis expert Reinhold Zahn told local news agency DPA that the number of people in Germany nevertheless rose last year as about 279,000 more people moved to the country as left it -- the highest number in a decade.
The strong influx, driven in part by Germany's status as a refuge from the debt crisis engulfing stricken countries, led the country's population to rise by nearly 100,000 people.
However the long-term trend points to the German population shrinking, figures show. It has around 82 million today but statistics indicate it could be home to as many as 17 million fewer people in 50 years' time.
Like other advanced economies, Germany is facing a snowballing population crisis, leaving the country short of workers and adding to the strain on already stretched public coffers.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is childless, has introduced a raft of measures aimed at boosting the birth rate, including generous parental leave allowances and an increase in the number of kindergarten places.
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Wow, a real crisis moment for the Mother Country - what can I do to help?
“Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is childless, has introduced a raft of measures aimed at boosting the birth rate, including generous parental leave allowances and an increase in the number of kindergarten places.”
And there is the problem. Government is subsidizing working mothers and state education. That does not make for higher birth rates. All it does is grow government and make people less likely to have babies. Society should not try to replace God with government if it wants higher birth rates.
They could offer free land in eastern Germany to Amish and Mennonites to settle. These groups are German speaking with a high birth rate - and won’t wage Jihad against the majority.
What are you talking about? The Germans have to play daddy to the other 240 million members of the EU. They have adopted Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Europe is committing suicide. And the elites will not allow the people, even politicians, to discuss it.
I suggest that anti-jihad and pro-Western Civ activists wear a white rose, to show the totalitarian inclinations of the New Order.
I would bet the farm that most of those immigrants are colonizing separatists of the Islam “faith”.
The master race will be consumed by the feral race.
How many acres did you say that farm had?
History is full of cultures which became demoralized and went extinct or were otherwise overrun by outside invaders.
Okay, I was wrong. Just making an assumption, based on what’s going on in the rest of Europe and the world.