Germany’s first and so far only demographic clock has been hanging in Siegen for a year now. Not only population development was an important topic, but also areas directly affected by demography were presented in a transparent and easily understandable way. These areas included, among others, the labour market, childcare and student numbers. Every month in the past year and in the coming year, a core topic related to demography was presented in an easily understandable way. The demographics clock works with meaningful diagrams, which convey the various key figures in compressed form.
Behind the city of Siegen and its inhabitants lies a successful year in terms of population development. In the year 2018, the demographic clock should not allow the topic of demography to fall into oblivion. The clock remains in the form of a screen and remains open to the public. Interested visitors can get an idea of the demographic situation of the city at the Siegen Krönchencenter. The watch with its varied contents can also be viewed digitally at www.demografieuhr.de.
The year 2018 begins with a detailed analysis of the inflows and outflows of the city of Siegen. The information is based among other things on the data of the statistical offices of the Federal Government and the Länder as well as on the population data of the city of Siegen. The data is forecast with the help of mathematical models from statmath GmbH.