Job density

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The job density (also called job occupancy) is a demographic key figure that always relates to a specific region (e.g. state or municipality) and indicates the relationship between existing jobs and the resident population .

The State Statistical Offices and the Federal Statistical Office in Germany calculate the density of jobs from the number of jobs subject to social security contributions in a region divided by the number of residents of working age (number of residents with main residence in the reference region aged 15 to under 65) multiplied by 1000.

Similar to the excess of commuters , job density serves as an indicator of the relative economic performance of a region. Communities with a low job density are regarded as “ dormitory cities ”, those with high density as economic centers .

The city with the highest job density in Germany is Eschborn with a value of 2,459 (33,522 jobs with 13635 inhabitants of working age). Among the German cities are Frankfurt and Regensburg in front.


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