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Demographics of Germany


          Every good researcher needs to know the stages of demographic transition. Stage 1 is at an early point of time when civilization just develops. It has a high Birth Rate and a High Death Rate (mainly due to low sanity, and bad medical care). Stage 2 is when the birth rate slightly drops, but is still relatively high while the death rate greatly drops. This can be do to a variety of factors. One, medical care increases, and two, knowledge of sanity increases as well and more areas are kept clean, although the medical care plays the main point in this stage. Stage 2 is usually a bit later as the civilization develops. In stage 3 the birth rate greatly decreases, while the death rate decreases slightly. This is due to the promotion of birth control, will to make a family after university (planning) and the higher education of both women and men. The civilization is generally quite developed by now. Stage 4 is when the low death rate and the low birth rate stay at that level. An example includes Canada, but they will be approaching stage 5. Stage 5 is when the civilization has greatly developed. You can see the lines in the diagrams "dotted" because it is supposed to be what will happen in the future. However:
The stage of demographic transition that Germany right now is stage 5, where the low death rate is higher than the low birth rate. Look below at the chart. Germany is currently at stage 5. (US Department of State)
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Birth Rate: 8.21 births for 1000 people
Death Rate:  11 deaths for 1000 people

Life Expectancy:  79.41 years
Stage Demographic Transition: Stage 5
Male to Female Ratio (total): 0.97 
0-14 years old: 13.7%
15 – 64 years old: 66.1%
Above 65 years: 20.3%
General Ages (Average)
Males: 44.3 years
Females: 45.6 years
Average of both: 44.3 years
Fertility Rate: 1.42 children (World Factbook, Index Mundi)

As you can see, there is a larger death rate than birth rate. On average there are about one and a half children born, higher than Canada's fertility rate. Also there is a fair dependency load, as well as more females than males. The life expectancy is also one of the best in the world, compared to other countries globally.