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Office of City Development and Statistics
(Amt für Stadtentwicklung und Statistik)
Prinz Carl, Kornmarkt 1
69117 Heidelberg
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A selection of interesting data and facts about the Heidelberg economy

Employed persons

Total employed persons (Annunal average in 2014*)
117 500
out of this
 
- in the primary sector
300
- in the secondary sector
14 400
- in the tertiary sector
102 800

* estimate of the Office of City Development and Statistics

Employed persons liable to contribute to social security (as of 30 September 2014)
86 176
by economic sectors:
 
agriculture, forestry and fishery
119
manufacturing industries
13 796
out of this
 
- mining industry and non-metallic mineral industry; energy supply; water supply; sewerage and waste disposal; elimination of environmental pollution
844
- processing industry
11 089
- building trade
1 863
service sectors
72 261
out of this
 
- trade; maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
7 897
- transport and warehousing
1 790
- hotel and catering trade
3 362
- information and communication
3 538
- finance and insurance
2 718
- real estate and housing
607
- professional, scientific and technical activities
9 803
- other providers of services for enterprises
4 850
- public administration, defence, social security and extraterritorial organizations
3 306
- education
8 748
- health and welfare
22 694
- arts, entertainment and recreation
896
- other service providers not named elsewhere
1 855
- domestic services
197

Labour market

Unemployed persons (as of September 2015)
 
Total persons in civilian employment
 
Urban district of Heidelberg
3 546
District of the Heidelberg Employment Office
16 275
Rate of unemployment (as of September 2015)
in %
Persons in paid employment:
 
- Urban district of Heidelberg
5.1
- District of the Heidelberg Employment Office
4.5
Total persons in dependent civilian employment:
 
- Urban district of Heidelberg
5.6
- District of the Heidelberg Employment Office
5.0

Gross added value at manufacturing prices in Heidelberg in order of economic sectors since 2000

Year
Gross added value in million €
out of this
 
 
 
 
 
agriculture, forestry and fishery
total producing sector
out of this
manufacturing industry            
Service sectors
2000
5 499
14
983
759
4 502
2001
5 641
11
991
773
4 640
2002
5 645
10
1 047
803
4 589
2003
5 535
9
936
722
4590
2004
5 502
10
855
632
4 637
2005
5 504
8
891
644
4 605
2006
5 963
10
1 025
781
4 929
2007
6 032
12
1 080
880
4 941
2008
6 349
11
1 224
933
5 114
2009
6 238
9
1 070
773
5 159
2010
6 336
9
1 093
788
5 234
2011
6 267
8
1 077
777
5 182
2012
6 099
10
1 184
882
4 905

Modifications due to changes in the concept

The results of the national accounts (Volkswirtschaftliche Gesamtrechnung - VGR) are generally revised every five to ten years in order to introduce new concepts, implement methodological improvements and exploit new data sources. In 2011, another review took place, aimed above all at the changeover of the national accounts to the new Classification of Economic Activities, version 2008 (ES 2008). At the district level, audit results have so far been published only for the report years of 2008 to 2010. Retroactive accounting for 1991 to 2007 is still pending. As a matter of principle the revised data are comparable to a limited extent only.


Gross added value at manufacturing prices in order of economic sectors in 2011 and 2012

Economic sector
2011
 
2012
 
 
in million €
share in %
in million €
share in %
agriculture, forestry and fishery
8
0.1
10
0.2
producing sector
1 077
17.2
1 184
19.4
service sector
5 182
82.7
4 905
80.4
Gross added value (total)
6 267
100
6 099
100

Gross domestic product per employed person in 2011 and 2012

2010
2011
difference in %
€ 62 668
€ 60 041
- 4.2 %

Traffic

motorways
A 5, A 6, A 61, A 67
 
federal highways
B 3, B 37
 
railway
InterRegio-, EC/IC- and ICE connections
 
airports
Rhine-Main International Airport (ca. 56 miles from Heidelberg);
Mannheim-Neuostheim Regional Airport (ca. 9 miles from Heidelberg)
 
waterways
Neckar, Rhine
 
inland port
Mannheim Rhein-Neckar Port (ca. 12 miles from Heidelberg)