Starting from the beginning of the 1970ies, Austria’s population growth has almost exclusively been caused by migration gains from abroad since birth surpluses have been more or less negligible. At the same time, both international and internal migration gains and losses have been distributed very unevenly across Austria. Hence, migration movements showed regional variations: while larger agglomeration areas have been experiencing migration gains, rural areas have been facing migration losses.
1 058 695 Austrian inhabitants changed their residence
in 2019. Among them, three quarters (75.4% or 798 420 people) moved their
main place of residence within a given municipality or to a different
municipality within Austria, whereas 24.6% (260 225 people) moved across
the Austrian border.
In 2019, the number of internal migration movements
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