Social

Number of Employees and employee structure

Employees as of Dec 31
(FTE)

2020

2019

Change

2018

absolute

%

 

DB Long-Distance

18,794

17,289

+1,505

+8.7

16,548

DB Regional

37,159

36,374

+785

+2.2

35,881

DB Cargo

30,052

29,525

+527

+1.8

28,842

DB Netze Track

50,330

48,787

+1,543

+3.2

46,969

DB Netze Stations

6,525

6,216

+309

+5.0

5,804

DB Netze Energy

1,861

1,772

+89

+5.0

1,734

Other

57,878

55,497

+2,381

+4.3

53,877

Integrated rail system

202,599

195,460

+7,139

+3.7

189,655

DB Arriva

46,008

52,331

6,323

12.1

53,056

DB Schenker

74,161

76,153

1,992

2.6

75,817

DB Group

322,768

323,944

1,176

0.4

318,528

  Changes in the scope
of consolidation

435

298

137

+46.0

DB Group – comparable

322,333

323,646

1,313

0.4

To guarantee better comparability, the number of employees is converted into full-time employees (FTE). Figures for part-time employees are measured in accordance with their share of the regular annual working time.

As of December 31, 2020, the number of employees was at the same level as at the end of the previous year. Declines at DB Arriva, mainly due to the cessation of the ARN franchise and at DB Schenker as a result of the decline in volume, were almost entirely compensated for by an increase in the integrated rail system. Measures to increase capacity and quality at DB Netze Track, DB Long-Distance and DB Regional had an impact here. In the Other area, the number of employees also increased, partly as a result of expanding digitalization measures and the increase in in-house production depth, especially at DBE&C, DB Systel and DB Vehicle Maintenance.

Employees by regions
as of Dec 31 
(FTE)

2020

2019

Change

2018

absolute

%

 

Germany

207,996

202,328

+5,668

+2.8

196,334

Europe (excluding Germany)

85,699

92,106

6,407

7.0

92,336

Asia/Pacific

16,764

16,890

126

0.7

16,751

North America

9,027

9,285

258

2.8

9,736

Rest of world

3,282

3,335

53

1.6

3,371

DB Group

322,768

323,944

1,176

0.4

318,528

Employee loyalty (years)

2020

2019

2018

 

Average length of service

17

17

18

Average age

45

45

45

Germany (companies with about 98 % of domestic employees).

Share of women as of Dec 31 (%)

2020

2019

2018

 

DB Group

24.3

24.3

24.5

     in Germany

23.3

23.3

23.2

Further information can be found in the section Number of employees and employee structure.

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