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Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis - DEA56

EU regions: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Arnsberg Government Region > Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis

map of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis DEA56
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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201991
number of inhabitants2021323 130
population density2019796.6
old-age dependency ratio202138.3

* more on wikidata Q11280 * on OpenStreetMap * Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis slovensky: DEA56

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid DEA56 Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis

From wikipedia:

The Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis is a district in the center of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is part of the southern Ruhr urban area and has ca. 324,000 inhabitants (2012). The district's seat (capital city) is Schwelm; the largest of its nine towns is Witten.


The name of the district describes its geographical location – it is located in the valleys of the rivers Ruhr and Ennepe. Geologically it is part of the north-eastern Rhenish Massif, a Mittelgebirge landscape; only small parts of Witten belong to the flat Westphalian Lowland.


The district consists of nine municipalities, all entitled „Stadt" (town or city).

Adjacent cities and districts

The Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the district-free cities of Bochum, Dortmund and Hagen, the districts of Märkischer Kreis (with Schalksmühle and Halver) and Oberbergischer Kreis (with Radevormwald), the city of Wuppertal, the district of Mettmann (with Velbert) and the city of Essen.

Largest groups of foreigners :


The district was created in 1929 by merging the former district of Schwelm with parts of the former districts of Hattingen and Hagen. In 1970 and 1975 it was modified a bit during the reorganization of the districts in North Rhine-Westphalia; most notable was the inclusion of the previously independent city of Witten in 1975.

other: Arnsberg Government Region, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Olpe, Dortmund, Märkischer Kreis, Hamm, Herne, Soest, Bochum, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Unna, Hagen, Hochsauerlandkreis

neighbours: Hagen, Mettmann, Bochum, Märkischer Kreis, Oberbergischer Kreis, Wuppertal, Essen, Dortmund

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis - DEA56, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DEA56


Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %