Press release: 12.077-143/19

Number of naturalisations increased by 6% during the first half of 2019

Vienna, 2019-08-21 – 5 349 persons acquired Austrian citizenship during the first half of 2019, according to Statistics Austria. The number of naturalisations increased by 6.0% compared to the first half of 2018 (5 045 naturalisations). Females accounted for 54.4% of all naturalisations, children and juveniles up to 18 years of age for 34.6%. Over a third of the new citizens is already born in Austria (34.7%).

In the first half of 2019, the largest groups of naturalised people (41.6%) were former citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (585), Turkey (485), Serbia (418), Kosovo (316), the Russian Federation (230) and Afghanistan (193).

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