Including the Chinese joint ventures, the Volkswagen Group employed an average of 667,647 people in fiscal year 2021, an increase of 0.3% year-on-year. In Germany, we employed 294,479 people on average; at 44.1 (44.4)%, their share of the total headcount was slightly below the level of the previous year.
The number of active employees in the Volkswagen Group rose by 1.6% to 643,297 as of December 31, 2021. In addition, 12,341 employees were in the passive phase of their partial retirement and 17,151 young people were in vocational traineeships. At the end of the reporting year, the Volkswagen Group’s total workforce grew to a total of 672,789 employees worldwide. This represents a year-on-year increase of 1.5%, mainly due to the inclusion of the Navistar workforce. A total of 295,065 people were employed in Germany (+0.2%) and 377,724 outside Germany (+2.6%).