Historic censuses

First Census

Population (31 Dec 1869)
4 497 880

Last traditional Census

Population (15 May 2001)
8 032 926

First register-based Census

Population (31 Oct 2011)
8 401 940

Description

The results of the population census, which is conducted every ten years, present a numerical picture of the structure of the population, households and families in Austria. These statistics are compiled for various levels of the administrative and territorial structure of Austria. Therefore, the census results serve as a basis for political planning and decision making, economic decisions and scientific work.

In 2011, the implementation of the Census was changed substantially with the adoption of administrative data sources for the production of the Census. In the years between Censuses, the Register-based Labour Market Statistics produce census-like statistics. Together, they form a time series since 2009, and the results can be found on the topic pages. Both the Register Census and the Register-based Labour Market Statistics use administrative data in contrast to traditional census methods, where the data was collected via paper questionnaires.

Graphs, Tables, Maps

Highlights

Population since 1869 by sex

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Census 1869 - 2001, Register-based Census 2011. Compiled on 4 November 2013. Population 2001 according to the announcement of 17 September 2002 and thus the statistical result of the 2001 census. For data privacy protection reasons, the statistical disclosure control method of "Record Swapping" has been used on a part of the data. For analyses based on very small cell values, no reliable assertions can be made.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Census 1869 - 2001, Register-based Census 2011. Compiled on 4 November 2013. Population 2001 according to the announcement of 17 September 2002 and thus the statistical result of the 2001 census. For data privacy protection reasons, the statistical disclosure control method of "Record Swapping" has been used on a part of the data. For analyses based on very small cell values, no reliable assertions can be made.

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