Press release: 12.443-034/21

Births and deaths in 2020: 7 024 more deaths than births

Vienna, 2021-02-18 – In 2020, the number of live births amounted to 83 493, while 90 517 people died, as Statistics Austria reports on the basis of provisional figures. This resulted in a natural population decrease of -7 024 and corresponded to nine births and ten deaths per 1 000 inhabitants. Compared to 2019, the number of births decreased by 1.7% and the number of deaths increased by 8.6%.

Since 2015, data also include births and deaths occurring abroad of people with a main residence in Austria. These accounted for 580 births (0.7%) and 617 deaths (0.7%) in 2020.

In 2020, 260 children died under one year of age. This translated into a provisional infant mortality rate of 3.1‰.

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