This was announced by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of figures from the Federal Motor Vehicle Office (KBA) and its own calculation on Friday. During the same period, the number of cars increased by 14 percent from 41,3 million to just under 47,1 million.
In 2019, the car density was highest in Saarland with 640 cars per 1.000 inhabitants, followed by Rhineland-Palatinate (619) and Bavaria (613). The city-states show ?? due to different infrastructural conditions such as the mostly well-developed local public transport (ÖPNV) ?? the lowest car density. Berlin has by far the lowest number of cars per 1 inhabitants (000), followed by Bremen (335) and Hamburg (430). In the federal states in the west, the car density of 434 vehicles per 586 inhabitants was generally higher than in the eastern federal states (1.000), according to the statisticians. While the number of cars in Germany has been increasing for years, the length of the road network for regional traffic has stagnated. From 497 to 1995 it grew in Germany by around 2019 kilometers to 1.200 kilometers (+230 percent). In contrast, the length of the autobahn increased sharply in Germany: from 000 to 0,5 by 1995 percent to a good 2019 kilometers. In the eastern federal states it increased by 18 percent to 13.100 kilometers, in western Germany by almost 57 percent to 3.050 kilometers. Growing mobility is also reflected in the number of passengers on scheduled services. The number of people transported in buses and trains rose by eight percent from 10 billion people in 10.100 to 10,6 billion in 2010. While the western federal states showed higher growth rates in terms of car density, the number of people who used public transport increased more in the eastern federal states (+11,4 percent) than in the western (+2019 percent). The growth in Berlin (here assigned to the east) was particularly strong at 14 percent.
In the other eastern federal states, however, growth was only 1,6 percent.