Including the Chinese joint ventures, the Volkswagen Group employed an average of 669,275 people in fiscal year 2022, an increase of 0.2% year-on-year. In Germany, we employed 289,499 people on average; at 43.3 (44.1) %, their share of the total headcount was below the level of the previous year.
The number of active employees in the Volkswagen Group rose by 0.6% to 646,837 as of December 31, 2022. In addition, 12,378 employees were in the passive phase of their partial retirement and 16,590 young people were in vocational traineeships. At the end of the reporting period, the Volkswagen Group had a total of 675,805 employees worldwide. This represented an increase of 0.4% since the end of 2021. A total of 293,862 people were employed in Germany (−0.4%) and 381,943 outside Germany (+1.1%).