2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Increase in the number of employees

Employees
as of Dec 31 (FTE)

2017

2016

Change

2015

absolute

%

DB Long-Distance

15,993

16,326

– 333

– 2.0

16,339

DB Regional

35,651

36,008

– 357

– 1.0

36,494

DB Arriva

54,650

54,150

+ 500

+ 0.9

46,484

DB Cargo

28,257

29,671

– 1,414

– 4.8

30,303

DB Schenker

71,888

68,388

+ 3,500

+ 5.1

66,327

DB Netze Track

45,375

43,974

+ 1,401

+ 3.2

43,161

DB Netze Stations

5,463

5,093

+ 370

+ 7.3

4,982

DB Netze Energy

1,721

1,736

– 15

– 0.9

1,726

Other

51,937

51,022

+ 915

+ 1.8

51,386

DB Group

310,935

306,368

+ 4,567

+ 1.5

297,202

Effects from changes in the
scope of consolidation

–849

–537

–312

+58.1

DB Group – comparable

310,086

305,831

+4,255

+1.4

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

On a comparable basis, as of December 31, 2017, the number of employees has increased slightly, which was primarily attributable to the increase in employees at DB Schenker and at DB Netze Track.

Employees by regions
as of Dec 31 (FTE)

2017

2016

Change

2015

absolute

%

Germany

189,423

187,395

+ 2,028

+ 1.1

187,420

Europe (excluding Germany)

93,655

92,694

+ 961

+ 1.0

84,496

Asia/Pacific

15,971

15,016

+ 955

+ 6.4

14,232

North America

8,921

8,556

+ 365

+ 4.3

8,515

Rest of world

2,965

2,707

+ 258

+ 9.5

2,539

DB Group

310,935

306,368

+ 4,567

+ 1.5

297,202

Employee loyalty (years)

2017

2016

2015

Average length of service

19

20

20

Average age

46

46

46

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

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