|Inhabitants:||358,079||179,604 (50.2 %)||178,475 (49.8 %)|
|As of: Dec 31, 2015|
|As of: Dec 31, 2014|
€ per inhabitant
(District of Osnabrück)
|Gross domestic product 2014:||26,357||73 %|
€ per employed person
(District of Osnabrück)
|Gross value added 2014|
|- Production sector:||63,333||84 %|
|- Service sector:||46,593||81 %|
€ per inhabitant
(District of Osnabrück)
|Net revenue from local business tax 2015:||363.28||94 %|
|Municipal share of income tax 2015:||355.20||92 %|
|Employed persons:||117,120||49,995 (42.7 %)||67,125 (57.3 %)|
|Change over previous year:||3,278 (2.9 %)|
|Employment rate:||61.3 %|
|As of: Jun 30, 2015|
|Employed persons acc. to economic sectors:|
|As of: Jun 30, 2014|
|Unemployed persons (District of Osnabrück):|
|Unemployment rate in % (District of Osnabrück):|
|Schools of general education 2015 (District of Osnabrück)|
|Secondary schools (Hauptschulen):||25|
|Secondary schools (Oberschulen):||18|
|Secondary schools (Realschulen):||24|
|Integrated comprehensive schools:||3|
|Free Waldorf schools:||2|
|Vocational schools 2014 (District of Osnabrück)|
|Vocational technical schools:||4|
|Technical secondary schools:||2|
|Other educational facilities¹:||Over 200 schools in the Osnabrück district ensure an education and training tailored to individual abilities. The vocational schools play an important part in the training of qualified specialists.
A special example is the Melle Vocational Academy (Berufsakademie). With this institution, the district of Osnabrück has one of the three specialist wood technology academies in Germany. As a result of the high concentration of furniture industry firms in the eastern part of the district and in the neighbouring federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia, it has been possible to build up a vocational academy at the highest level.
The region also profits from the tertiary educational institutions in Osnabrück. Osnabrück University and its tuition priorities of business, jurisprudence, social sciences, pedagogics and cultural science, cultural and geosciences, mathematics/informatics, physics, and biology/chemistry educate a highly qualified next generation of specialists. The same applies to the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Osnabrück with its priorities of agricultural science, electronics and informatics, landscape architecture, mechanical engineering, materials and processes, and business studies. The neighbouring university locations of Münster and Bielefeld complement the regional facilities in the technical and medical fields in particular.
|Hospitals:||10 (2,000 total beds)|
|Other medical health facilities:||The healthcare industry has a special position in the district of Osnabrück as one of the most important economic sectors. The industry employs 14,000 people within the district.
The 10 hospitals and the altogether 647 resident medical practitioners and dentists provide medical care throughout the district. The district enjoys special competence through its specialist clinics for heart sugery, diabetes and ophthalmology.
The overall picture of medical care is complemented by a further 2,200 beds in the prophylactic and rehabilitation domains. The district of Osnabrück is the second strongest spa location in Lower Saxony with its health resorts Bad Essen, Bad Iburg, Bad Laer and Bad Rothenfelde.
|Leisure facilities:||The district of Osnabrück lies in the nature park Nördlicher Teutoburger Wald - Wiehengebirg. With a total of 122,000 ha this is the largest nature reserve in northern Germany.
The scenic attractiveness and recreational possibilities are correspondingly high. Apart from those seeking rest and recreation, the landscape attracts numerous hikers, ramblers, cyclists and inlining enthusiasts from near and far every year. The numerous castles, palaces, cloisters and manor houses are appealing destinations to start with.
|Cultural facilities:||The district of Osnabrück offers numerous cultural venues for those interested. A special highlight is the Kalkriese Museum Park, where visitors can find aout everything about the famous Varus Battle between the Teutonic tribes and the Romans. Children, in particular, can experience the period through active guided tours.
Further museums of cultural history recall the history of the region. Open-air stages and various event venues complete a varied spectrum of cultural offerings.
The proximity to the major regional centre of Osnabrück is also advantageous. Alongside museums the visitor can look forward to a diverse programme of theatre presented on a variety of municipal and private stages.
|Sport facilities:||The district of Osnabrück has a lot to offer in sporting terms. In addition to watching the Artland Dragons, our successful basketball team that delivers exciting first division games, residents and visitors can engage themselves actively in a number of ways.
The district can boast numerous sporting facilities like the Lake Alfsee holiday, leisure and watersports centre, indoor and outdoor swimming baths, sports grounds, golf courses, flying and gliding airfields, equestrian arenas, and many other opportunities.
|Comment on the transport infrastructure:||The good transport links is the district of Osnabrück's trump card and a decisive plus in your business location decision. The district enjoys outstanding access to the national and international road, air, waterway and rail transport networks. Consequently, we hold out splendid prospects for companies in their endeavours to develop existing and open up new markets.
The motorways A 1, A 30 and A 33 form a transport node within the district of Osnabrück. The various spokes emanate quickly from this central hub towards modern exhibition centres and major economic centres: Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Bremen, the Ruhr basin industrial region, Hannover and central Germany can add a colourful European mixture to your customer landscape.
National and international rail connections coupled with the direct proximity to the Münster / Osnabrück international airport guarantee your company and your personnel unrestricted mobility. With prudence and foresight, the Osnabrück district government already makes commercial and industrial sites available today with direct access to the Mittelland Canal; the district is thus optimally equipped to meet all the needs and wishes of your company.
|Phone:||+49 541 501 0|
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|Sources:||¹||Own Survey (Last update on Dec 3, 2015)|
LSNhttp://www.statistik.niedersachsen.de/ - Niedersachsen State Statistical Office,
State Statistical Office of Bremenhttp://www.statistik.bremen.de/ (As of: date specified)
Statistics from the German Federal Employment Agencyhttp://statistik.arbeitsagentur.de/ (As of: date specified),
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|The statistical data have been updated to include the most recent available figures on Mar 10, 2017|