Total population at the beginning
of the year/quarter
In 1961, Austria had just over seven million inhabitants.
High population growth during the 1960s (+415 000 people) was followed
by a decade of population stagnation. Austria’s population in the
1970s grew by only 74 000 people. The 1980s in turn saw a stronger population
growth (+158 000 people). The population increase until the mid-1990s
can be attributed on the one hand to a surplus of births over deaths
and on the other hand to net-migration gains from abroad. Between 1991
and 2001 the number of inhabitants in Austria rose by 310 000 people.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the evolution of Austria’s population
was characterised in particular by international migration from abroad,
which led to a high population increase.
Current annual results
8 858 775 people were living in Austria on 1 January
2019, according to final results by Statistics Austria. Compared to
the beginning of 2018, the resident population increased by 36 508 persons
(+0.41%). Thus, the Austrian population growth reached the lowest level
within the last seven years; lower population growth was last recorded
in 2011 (+0.39%). Between 2012 and 2017, the annual increase of Austria's
resident population averaged 0.80%. In 2017, population growth had been
significantly higher (+49 402 persons; +0.56%).
At the beginning of 2019, some 1.44 million foreign
citizens were living in Austria, representing a share of 16.2% of the
total population (compared to 15.8% on 1 January 2018).
Please consult our German
website for tables and charts containing further information.
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