Number of inhabitants

the number of inhabitants or appropriate number of inhabitants is the absolute number of all inhabitants of a regional administrative body (for example municipality, city, district, district, Land of the Federal Republic and state).

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official number of inhabitants

„the official number of inhabitants “becomes from the statistic one National office determines and the municipality communicated. As legal basis „the law over the statistics of the population movements and the updating of the population conditions serves “of 4. July 1957 (BGBl. I S. 694) in the version of the proclamation of 14. March 1980 (BGBl. I. S. 308). The officially updatedTotal population is determined on basis of the census by 1987 and change messages of the inhabitant reporting offices and the register offices.

Among the inhabitants thereby alone the citizens do not rank, but independently of her residencelegal status foreigner like also children and young people as well as all remaining domicile-entitled, whereby regularly onlythe inhabitants with main domicile to be counted. Legal entities are excluded from it. The official number of inhabitants forms the basis for numerous laws (for example financial allocations, organization of the constituencies, number of the advice mandates and seats in parlament). The data published by the statistic national office have the municipality as lowest level.

Local number of inhabitants

„the local number of inhabitants “is used only for municipality-internal purposes (for example infrastructure planning) and won by the city or local administration from the local inhabitant reporting register. There all persons - independent of the announce-legal housing status -, announced in the municipality, are registered. To the local number of inhabitants all belongMain or Zweitwohnsitz in the municipality announced persons. It does not possess legal-obligatory character.

Because of different definitions of the term „“the data of the city or local administration are not comparable and for inter+local comparisons unsuitable to inhabitants with those of the statistic national office. But excluding the official number of inhabitants one consults,since she for all municipalities according to the same criteria is determined. The local number of inhabitants deviates for methodical reasons frequently from the officially updated total population of the statistic national office, usually upward.

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