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Table 2 Estimates* for the regional population size of MSM in Federal States and largest cities in Germany

From: Estimating the regional distribution of men who have sex with men (MSM) based on Internet surveys

Source for estimate KABaSTI (online)
2006
GMA-2007 GayRomeo User Profiles 2008
German Federal States, in alphabetical order
(postal code regions)
MSM total
(20–60 y)
Baden-Wuerttemberg
(68 – 79, 88, 89)
69,000 62,000 71,000
Stuttgart (70, 71) 15,000 13,000 19,000
Bavaria
(80 – 87, 90–97)
64,000 66,000 85,000
Munich (80 – 81) 19,000 23,000 37,000
Berlin
(10 – 14)
81,000 80,000 77,000
Brandenburg
(14 – 17)
8,000 7,000 7,000
Bremen
(27, 28)
10,000 10,000 9,000
Hamburg
(20 – 22)
29.000 33.000 33.000
Hesse
(34–36, 60 – 65)
50,000 49,000 48,000
Frankfurt (60 – 61) 16,000 17,000 26,000
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (17 – 19) 8,000 9,000 8,000
Lower Saxony
(26,29–31, 37,38,49)
42,000 44,000 39,000
Hanover (30) 10,000 10,000 13,000
North Rhine- Westphalia
(32, 33, 40–48, 50 – 53)
150,000 159,000 139,000
Cologne (50,51) 34,000 37,000 37,000
Duesseldorf (40) 10,000 14,000 15,000
Rhineland-Palatina
(54 – 58, 67)
17,000 18,000 19,000
Saarland
(66)
8,000 7,000 8,000
Saxony
(01–04, 08,09)
29,000 25,000 25,000
Leipzig (04) 11,000 9,000 9,000
Saxony-Anhalt
(39, 06)
11,000* 10,000 10,000*
Schleswig-Holstein
(22–25)
14,000 14,000& 11,000&
Thuringia
(07, 98,99)
9,000 10,000 10,000
  1. *Assumption concerning total size of the German MSM population in age groups 20–59: 2.6% of adult male population = 600,000; estimates rounded to 1,000