Annual Report 2023

Group Management Report


Including the Chinese joint ventures, the Volkswagen Group employed an average of 678,825 people in fiscal year 2023, an increase of 1.4% year-on-year. In Germany, we employed 296,134 people on average; at 43.6 (43.3)%, their share of the total headcount was on a level with the previous year.

The number of active employees in the Volkswagen Group rose by 1.2% to 654,359 as of December 31, 2023. In addition, 12,585 employees were in the passive phase of their partial retirement and 17,081 young people were in vocational traineeships. At the end of the reporting year, the Volkswagen Group had a total of 684,025 employees worldwide. This represented an increase of 1.2% since the end of 2022. The workforce in Germany rose to 298,687 people (+1.6%) and the workforce outside Germany – including the sale of OOO Volkswagen Group Rus, Kaluga/Russia – increased to 385,338 (+0.9%).


as of December 31, 2023

Employees by division/business area (pie chart)