The first realxdata Gentrification Index covers the period from 2013-2017 and shows which districts already experienced gentrification which ones have the socioeconomic dynamic to go in that direction and which ones are not at risk. (see here:

2020 an updated version of this gentrification index covering the period from 2015-2019 was published. Now we will have a closer look which districts change their class in the expected or even unexpected direction for 4 big German cities. (see here:


The first map shows the changes of the Gentrification Index in the expected direction. The red areas in the city center undergo an intensification of the gentrification process (Westend, Charlottenburg, Moabit, Tiergarten, Halensee, Wilmersdorf, Fridenau, Schöneberg, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Alt-Treptow,Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg). 3 areas convert like expected in the 2019 Index from potentially gentrification to gentrification (Nikolassee, Steglitz, Rahnsdorf and Rummelsburg). The other areas in blue/green changed the category from low gentrification risk to potential. Those areas will be especially interesting to monitor in the next few years.