Press release: 12.273-113/20

1 566 more births than deaths in 2019

Vienna, 2020-07-06 – In 2019, there were 84 952 births and 83 386 deaths in Austria, according to final results released by Statistics Austria. Thus, the excess of births over deaths amounted to +1 566 – a marginally higher natural population change than in 2018 (+1 560). Compared to the previous year, the number of births decreased by 583 (-0.7%) and the number of deaths declined by 589 (-0.7%). These figures also include 730 live births and 1 648 deaths of Austrian residents occurring abroad during 2019.

In 2019, 250 infants died during their first year of life. This translated into an infant mortality rate of 2.9‰.

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