Press release: 12.274-114/20

Net Migration of 2019 (+40 613) 15% higher than in 2018

Vienna, 2020-07-06 – In 2019, Austria registered 150 419 immigrations and 109 806 emigrations, as Statistics Austria reports. This resulted in an international net-migration gain of 40 613 people, an increase of 15.0% compared to the previous year (2018: +35 301), but still below the results of all years between 2012 and 2017, where net migration fluctuated around +43 797 (2012) and +113.067 (2015). Continuing a longstanding trend, more Austrian citizens left the country than migrated back to Austria, translating into a migration loss of 4 343 people in 2019. At the same time, a migration gain of 44 956 foreign citizens was recorded in 2019; an increase of 12.3% against 2018 (+40 017).

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