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Facts & figures about the Dahme-Spreewald district

Key facts at a glance

The Dahme-Spreewald district is one of the most successful economic regions in the new German federal states. Each year, it has been able to record an increase of more than 1,000 additional employees required to pay social security contributions. The annual unemployment rate is continuously below the state and national average. Further, the region’s gross domestic product has almost doubled in the last ten years. These are all good reasons why the Dahme-Spreewald district regularly tops the table of all East German districts in business-related rankings, and occupies a mid-ranging spot nationwide. For instance, Dahme-Spreewald has climbed almost 150 places in the renowned Prognos Zukunftsatlas since 2004. Other rankings place the region even further ahead.

See for yourself! Here you can find all key economic framework data of the Dahme-Spreewald district at a glance.

Population trends

Population trends over the last 20 years

Population in the municipalities
38,001
Town of Königs Wusterhausen
16,622
Municipality of Schönefeld
14,088
Town of Lübben
10,581
Town of Wildau
9,502
Town of Luckau
9,409
Town of Mittenwalde
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 12/2020

Employment

Development of the average unemployment rate

Development of the average unemployment rate
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 12/2020
Overview
14,640
Chamber of Industry and Commerce/Chamber of Trade businesses (2020)
60,758
employees (06/2020)
65.5 %
employment rate (06/2019)
4.2 %
average unemployment rate (2020)
29,419
commuters into the region (06/2020)
39,012
commuters out of the region (06/2020)
Source: German Federal Employment Agency

Trend in employees required to pay social security contributions

Trend in employees required to pay social security contributions
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 06/2020

Employment by economic sector 2020

Economic sector Employees Employees
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 2,011
Manufacturing industry 13,259
Service sector 45,488
Total 60,758
Source: German Federal Employment Agency, as of 06/2020

Age structure of the workforce 2020

Age group Employees
Under 25 years 4,862
25 to under 50 years 32,940
50 years and older 22,956
Total 60,758
Source: German Federal Employment Agency, as of 06/2020

Economic power

Gross domestic product (GDP) 2018

GDP total: € 5,634 Millionen
GDP per employed person: € 72,067  
GDP per inhabitant: € 33,496  
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 08/2020

Gross domestic product (GDP) per employed person in 2018 in comparison

Dahme-Spreewald district: € 72,067
Federal state of Brandenburg: € 64,006
Germany: € 74,561
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 08/2020

Gross value added (GVA) by industry 2018

Economic sector € million
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 72
Manufacturing industry 855
Services 4,147
Total: 5,074
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 08/2020

Purchasing power

Purchasing power of LDS 2019

Purchasing power per inhabitant: € 22,375  
Purchasing power index per inhabitant: 93.2  

Comparison of purchasing power per inhabitant 2019

Dahme-Spreewald: € 22,375 (index: 93.2)
Brandenburg: € 21,909 (index: 91.3)
Germany: € 24,000 (index: 100)
Source: © Michael Bauer Research GmbH 2019 based on © German Federal Statistical Office

Tax collection rates

Local authorities of the LDS

  Königs
Wusterhausen
Wildau Lübben Luckau Mittenwalde Schönefeld
Property tax A: 250% 300% 520% 302% 250% 280%
Property tax B: 405% 385% 395% 391% 340% 380%
Business tax: 350% 350% 330% 350% 330% 240%
Source: Information from the municipalities, as at 12/2018

Real estate data

Rent index

Data as net rent before heating costs in €/m²
  1A location or good utility value 1B location or average utility value 2 location or simple utility value
Retail space 7.00 – 16.00 5.00 – 13.00 4.00 – 9.00
Office space 6.00 – 17.00 4.50 – 11.50 3.00 – 10.00
Restaurants 6.00 – 17.00 4.50 – 11.50 3.00 – 10.00
Production areas 1.00 – 6.50 1.00 – 6.50 1.00 – 6.50
Warehouses 0.50 – 8.00 0.50 – 8.00 0.50 – 8.00
Open spaces 0.50 – 2.50 0.50 – 2.50 0.50 – 2.50
Source: IHK Südbrandenburg Gewerbemieten-Service 2017

Standard land values for commercial areas

Standard land values for developed commercial and industrial sites
Berlin surrounding region 5.00 EUR/m² up to 470.00 EUR/m²
Weiterer Metropolraum 5.00 EUR/m² up to 25.00 EUR/m²
Source: Gutachterausschuss für Grundstückswerte LDS, deadline 31.12.2019, as of 06/2020

Standard land values for residential land

Standard land values for building land in individual residential construction
Urban locations (Lübben, Königs Wusterhausen, Luckau) 6.00 EUR/m² up to 320.00 EUR/m²
Berlin surrounding region 50.00 EUR/m² up to 650.00 EUR/m²
Wider metropolitan area 6.00 EUR/m² up to 400.00 EUR/m²
Source: Gutachterausschuss für Grundstückswerte LDS, deadline 31.12.2019, as of 06/2020

The full property market report for the Dahme-Spreewald district can be found at the following address: https://gutachterausschuss-bb.de/LDS/gmb.htm
(Please click “PDF document” to access the property market report for 2019)

The standard land values for the Dahme-Spreewald district and the state of Brandenburg as a whole can be found here: www.boris-brandenburg.de