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Office of City Development and Statistics
(Amt für Stadtentwicklung und Statistik)
Prinz Carl, Kornmarkt 1
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 58-21500
Fax +49 6221 58-48120

A selection of interesting data and facts about the Heidelberg economy

Employed persons

Total employed persons (Annunal average in 2015*)
117 500
out of this
 
- in the primary sector
300
- in the secondary sector
14 400
- in the tertiary sector
102 600

* estimate of the Office of City Development and Statistics

Employed persons liable to contribute to social security (as of 30 September 2015)
87 857
by economic sectors:
 
agriculture, forestry and fishery
136
manufacturing industries
14 185
out of this
 
- mining industry and non-metallic mineral industry; energy supply; water supply; sewerage and waste disposal; elimination of environmental pollution
861
- processing industry
11 465
- building trade
1 859
service sectors
73 536
out of this
 
- trade; maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
7 830
- transport and warehousing
1 844
- hotel and catering trade
3 760
- information and communication
3 749
- finance and insurance
2 634
- real estate and housing
649
- professional, scientific and technical activities
9 896
- other providers of services for enterprises
5 020
- public administration, defence, social security and extraterritorial organizations
3 300
- education
8 863
- health and welfare
22 848
- arts, entertainment and recreation
980
- other service providers not named elsewhere
1 954
- domestic services
209

Labour market

Unemployed persons (as of March 2016)
 
Total persons in civilian employment
 
Urban district of Heidelberg
3 374
District of the Heidelberg Employment Office
16 351
Rate of unemployment (as of March 2016)
in %
Persons in paid employment:
 
- Urban district of Heidelberg
4.8
- District of the Heidelberg Employment Office
4.5
Total persons in dependent civilian employment:
 
- Urban district of Heidelberg
5.3
- 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
5 299
14
1 072
846
4 213
2001
5 453
11
1 077
858
4 364
2002
5 525
10
1 136
890
4 379
2003
5 440
9
1 009
794
4 422
2004
5 331
10
917
693
4 404
2005
5 322
9
959
711
4 354
2006
5 745
10
1 101
857
4 634
2007
5 829
12
1 170
968
4 647
2008
6 076
11
1 315
1 029
4 749
2009
6 024
9
1 163
865
4 852
2010
6 185
8
1 184
876
4 993
2011
6 289
9
1 146
850
5 113
2012
6 740
11
1 257
975
5 472
2013
6 864
12
1 252
935
5 599

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.
Detailed information:
Volkswirtschaftliche Gesamtrechnung der Länder VGRdL


Gross added value at manufacturing prices in order of economic sectors in 2012 and 2013

Economic sector
2012
 
2013
 
 
in million €
share in %
in million €
share in %
agriculture, forestry and fishery
11
0.2
12
0.2
producing sector
1 257
18.6
1 252
18.2
service sector
5 472
81.2
5 599
81.6
Gross added value (total)
6 740
100
6 864
100

Gross domestic product per employed person in 2012 and 2013

2012
2013
difference in %
€ 65 410
€ 65 762 
+ 0,5 %

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)