Press release: 12.183-023/20

Population reaches 8.9 million at the beginning of 2020

Vienna, 2020-02-12 – According to preliminary results of Statistics Austria, 8 902 600 people were living in Austria on 1 January 2020. During 2019, the resident population increased by 43 825 (+0.5%). Hence, population growth was slightly higher than in the previous year (2018: 36 508; +0.4%).

At the beginning of 2020, some 1.49 million foreign citizens were living in Austria, representing a share of 16.7% of the total population (compared to 16.2% on 1 January 2019). Germans (200 059 persons; +4.0%) were still the largest group of foreigners living in Austria; for the first time, Romanian nationals (123 461; +9.6%) followed in the second place.

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