The latest statistics on the number of foreign nationals and individuals of foreign origin with German citizenship show that around 441,000 Croats were living in Germany at the end of 2016.
However, these statistics include not only people with Croatian citizenship, but also Croatian citizens who, in the meantime, obtained a German passport or whose parents are of Croatian origin.
The average age of Croatian nationals living in Germany is 38 years. As far as educational status is concerned, out of 441,000 Croatians, 57 of them have a high school diploma, whilst 34,000 of them have a university degree.
According to earlier data on foreign newcomers, around 55,000 Croatian citizens moved to Germany last year which only indicates on a continuous trend of increased emigration of Croatian citizens to Germany, which began with Croatia's accession to the European Union in 2013.
An individual who has migrated from abroad or has at least one parent, who was born as a citizen of another country, is considered as a person with a migrant background. This also includes ethnic Germans living outside the territory of Germany, such as the Danube Swabians or the Volga Germans.