According to data obtained by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), there were a total of 16,187 Filipino immigrants in Germany from 1988 to 2018. More than half of this figure originated from 10 Philippine provinces alone, out of 79 origin provinces registered in that period.
The National Capital Region (NCR) is the source of the most number of Filipino immigrants in Germany at 29.7% or 4,808, two-thirds of which are from the second (34.36%) and fourth districts (33.097%). This is followed by Cebu with a fairly large margin at 12% or 1,942.
Meanwhile, the provinces of Davao del Sur, Pampanga, and Cavite altogether are the source of about a tenth of immigrants in Germany (10.3%) with an average number of 556 Filipino emigrants, each comprising an average of 3.43% of the total emigrant population. Lastly, Rizal, Negros Occidental, Pangasinan, Laguna and Bulacan are origins of an average of 413 Filipino emigrants or 2.55% each of the total emigrant population.
These top ten provinces of origin account for a total of 10,480 or 64.74% of the Filipino immigrant population situated in Germany.