Facts and Figures

Zahlen & Fakten

Residents
Residents of the city of Giessen
(communal statistics 06/2017)
84,677

Residents of the district of Giessen
(statistics of Hesse 12/2015)

262,505
Residents of the administrative region
(statistics of Hesse 12/2015)
1,040,091
Resident population of the city of Giessen
(statistics of Hesse 12/2015)
Men: 48.94 %
Women: 51.06 %
Non-Germans: 16.97 %

 

Key trade indices for the city of Giessen
(©Michael Bauer Research GmbH, 2016)
Buying power index 90,4

Centrality index

192,7

   
   
   

 

Overnight stays in the city of Giessen
(statistics of Hesse, 2017)
Overnight stays 2016 165,586

 

Tax assessments of the city of Giessen
Business tax collection rate 420 %
Property tax rate A 330 %
Property tax rate B 600 %
   



Employees in the city of Giessen subject to social security contributions
(Agentur für Arbeit 07/2017)
Total 47,449
   
Industry 11.2 %
Trade, hospitality and transportation 19.6 %
Company-related services 18.6 %
Public and private services 50.3 %
Others 0.3 %


  
Labour market of the city of Giessen (Agentur für Arbeit 11/2018)
Unemployed 3,355 (7.4 %)

Open positions

1,450

 

Labour market of the district of Giessen (Agentur für Arbeit 11/2018)
Unemployed 7,163 (5.0 %)
Open positions 2,941
   
 

 

Business in the city of Giessen
(
communal statistics 12/2016)
Total 6,145
   
Business registrations 2016 644
Business deregistrations 2016 636
   

 

Largest private companies in the city of Giessen / approx. number of employees
(IHK; own information; Helaba Study)
Trade and Services
Universitätsklinikum Gießen-Marburg GmbH
Standort Gießen
4,300
Volksbank Mittelhessen eG 1,300
Sparkasse Giessen 500
Mittelhess. Druck- und Verlags-GmbH 400
Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH 300
Industrial and construction companies
Tucker GmbH 900
Mettler Toledo GmbH 500
Poppe GmbH & Co. KG 370
Werth Messtechnik GmbH 300
Canon Gießen GmbH 250
Heyligenstaedt GmbH 230
Faber & Schnepp (construction) 200

 

 
Universities
Student density 2017 About 37,000 students (highest student density in Germany)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (JLU statistics)
Number of students summer term 2017 26,392
Of which female 16,194
Of which foreign students 2,511
Technical University Giessen-Friedberg (THM statistics)
Number of students summer term 2017 16,937
Of which are female 4,900
Of which are foreign students 2,462
Of which Campus Giessen 10,121
Verwaltungsfachhochschule (administration; 07/2017)
Students at the Giessen site 547
 

 

Hesse-wide information: Statistical Office of Hesse