In 1961 roughly 100 000 foreign citizens lived in Austria representing a share of about 1.4% of the total population at the time. At the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s the foreign population in Austria increased significantly in both total and relative numbers due to the systematic recruitment of labour migrants from former Yugoslavia and Turkey. Thus, in 1974 a preliminary maximum was reached at 311 700 foreign citizens (4.1% of the total population). Marked international migration gains at the beginning of the 1990s resulted in an increase in the proportion of non-nationals. Following a short period of stagnation during the second half of the 1990s, the number of foreign citizens in Austria started to increase again after the millennium and for the first time reached a share of more than 10% of the population at 1st January 2008.
On 1 January 2020,
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