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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 a whole 100 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 trends
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 12/2018
Population in the municipalities
37,563
Town of Königs Wusterhausen
16,197
Municipality of Schönefeld
14,030
Town of Lübben
10,376
Town of Wildau
9,571
Town of Luckau
9,279
Town of Mittenwalde
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 11/2019

Employment

Development of the average unemployment rate

Development of the average unemployment rate
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 12/2019
Overview
14,462
Chamber of Industry and Commerce/Chamber of Trade businesses (2019)
62,848
employees (06/2019)
65.5 %
employment rate (06/2019)
3.7 %
average unemployment rate (2019)
31,140
commuters into the region (12/2019)
38,291
commuters out of the region (12/2019)
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 06/2019

Employment by economic sector 2019

Economic sector Employees Employees
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 2,066
Manufacturing industry 13,378
Service sector 47,404
Total 62,848
Source: German Federal Employment Agency, as of 06/2019

Age structure of the workforce 2019

Age group Employees
Under 25 years 4,633
25 to under 55 years 43,486
55 years and older 14,726
Total 62,848
Source: German Federal Employment Agency, as of 06/2019

Economic power

Gross domestic product (GDP) 2017

GDP total: €5,516 Millionen
GDP per employed person: €72,495  
GDP per inhabitant: €33,091  
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 07/2019

Gross domestic product (GDP) per employed person in 2017 in comparison

Dahme-Spreewald district: €72,495
Federal state of Brandenburg: 63,844
Germany: 74,032
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 07/2019

Gross value added (GVA) by industry 2017

Economic sector € million
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 77
Manufacturing industry 851
Services 4,046
Total: 4,974
Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office for Statistics, as of 07/2019

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
Quelle: 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 500.00 EUR/m²
Weiterer Metropolraum 5.00 EUR/m² up to 25.00 EUR/m²
Quelle: Gutachterausschuss für Grundstückswerte LDS, Stand 08/2019

Standard land values for residential land

Standard land values for building land in individual residential construction
Urban locations (Lübben, Königs Wusterhausen, Luckau) 5.00 EUR/m² up to 250.00 EUR/m²
Berlin surrounding region 40.00 EUR/m² up to 550.00 EUR/m²
Wider metropolitan area 5.00 EUR/m² up to 200.00 EUR/m²
Quelle: Gutachterausschuss für Grundstückswerte LDS, Stand 08/2019

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 2018)

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