Press release: 12.794-092/22

Austria's population has passed the nine million mark

Vienna, 2022-04-26 – According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, 9 027 999 people lived in Austria on 1 April 2022, 48 105 (+0.54%) more than at the beginning of 2022 (8 979 894). An evaluation of the registration date of main residences shows that the 9 million mark was reached on 17 March 2022. Thus, Austria's population increased more during the first three months of 2022 than in the whole of 2021 (+47 230 people or +0.53%). This increase is largely due to the refugee migration of Ukrainian nationals.

"Austria already cracked the nine million mark in terms of population in mid-March. The population has grown faster than expected due to refugee migration from Ukraine. In the first quarter of 2022, the population increased by around 48 000 people, a good 40 000 of whom are Ukrainian nationals," says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.

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