By 2040, 1 in 3 people will be a migrant in Germany (about 35%) or have a migrant background, according to a German migration expert.
“Currently, about a quarter of the people in German have a migrant background,” Brucker said. “In 20 years, it will be at least 35%, but could also be more than 40%.”
He noted that in cities, that figure is likely to be higher. “What we see in the big cities today will be normal for the country as a whole in the future,” Brücker said. “In a city like Frankfurt, we’ll have between 65% to 70%.”
1 in 3 people will be a migrant in Germany
The German economist said that an increasingly diverse population will be crucial to the security of Germany’s economy in the future. IAB figures suggest that Germany requires about 400,000 migrants per year until 2060 to avoid the economy shrinking.