Population in Luxembourg: Mamer has experienced a major growth spurt


MAMER – With 30% more inhabitants in seven years, Mamer is the fastest growing municipality in Luxembourg. Explanations with Mayor Gilles Roth.

With 10,000 euros per m2, it is mainly wealthy people who come to Mamer.

Vincent Lescaut

In 2015 Mamer had 8,000 inhabitants. On January 1, 2022, the commune near the capital had 10,500 inhabitants, an increase of just over 30%, unique in Luxembourg, which places Mamer in 11th place in the ranking of the most populous communes in the Grand Duchy. The new residents are mainly “young families who work in the financial sector more broadly in the European institutions,” estimates CSV Mayor Gilles Roth, who affirms that his city has “anticipated” growth. With almost 10,000 euros per square meter, it is mainly the wealthy who settle here.

The European School 2 (EE2) has contributed significantly to this success, word of mouth does the rest. “We have more international communities, like the Greeks, people from the East” whose nationalities flow at EE2. The mayor also praises the qualities of his community. “It’s attractive, it’s close to Luxembourg City, the supermarket, there are good connections and we’re still surrounded by greenery.” According to Gilles Roth, “People are striving to settle near the axes, mobility plays a role, including soft mobility”.

“Not all organizers have the means”

“We have good infrastructure, Brill Park, which is a meeting point, cultural and sporting infrastructure … And we have security, patrols pass through the park, that’s really important to me.” In addition, each new apartment is subject to a special development plan (PAP) , which must be approved by the municipal council. “Not all developers have the means to build in Mamer and given the prices, they cannot afford inferior architecture,” adds the mayor.

In addition to the subdivisions protruding from the ground in the various towns of the municipality (Capellen, Holzem and Mamer), a “densification of the urban fabric along the road to Arlon since the general development plan (PAG) of 2015” has also played a role in the expansion of the city . “In one residence we accommodated about thirty people”. In housing estates, on the other hand, the urban fabric is more airy with 35 to 40 inhabitants per hectare. Enough to balance population and quality of life.

For the future, new housing estates for 1,200 to 1,500 additional residents are being built, partly through the housing fund. “We expect 250 to 300 more residents per year, we know how to handle that, the infrastructure is up to par. Above all, we must anticipate at the relay house level,” explains Gilles Roth, to welcome the children. With such population growth, who would want “a bonus” from the Ministry of Housing as part of the housing pact?

Here is a ranking of the communes in Luxembourg with more than 10,000 inhabitants on January 1, 2022 according to data from Statec.

  1. Luxembourg 128,500 inhabitants

  2. Esch an der Alzette 36,200 inhabitants

  3. Differdange 28,600 inhabitants

  4. Dudelange 21,600 inhabitants

  5. Pétange 20,400 inhabitants

  6. Sanem 17,900 inhabitants

  7. Hesperingen 15,900 inhabitants

  8. Bettembourg 11,400 inhabitants

  9. Schifflange 11,100 inhabitants

  10. Käerjeng 10,800 inhabitants

  11. Mamer 10,500 inhabitants

  12. Strassen 10,300 inhabitants

  13. Mersch 10,200 inhabitants

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