Population by citizenship and country of birth

Long-term trend

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.

Current annual results

On 1 January 2020, 1 486 223 residents with foreign citizenship were living in Austria. They represented a share of about 16.7% of the total population of Austria. Out of them, 778 443 were citizens of other member states of the European Union or EFTA, whereof 199 993 held the German citizenship who represented the largest foreign nationality in Austria. In addition, some 707 780 third-country nationals were living in Austria on 1 January 2020.

Please consult our German website for tables and charts containing further information.

Results (overview): Population by nationality and country of birth

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Bevölkerungsstand 1.1.2013
Demographic trends are closely linked to a large number of individual decisions covering all aspects of lifeleading in sum to changes in the population structure. The evolution of the population in ...

Release date: 12/2013 ISBN:978-3-902925-18-3

 
 

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Bevölkerungsstand 1.1.2012
Demographic trends are closely linked to a large number of individual decisions, alltogether, affecting changes of the population structure. Population development in Austria at both the national and ...

Release date: 08/2012 ISBN:978-3-902791-47-4

 
 

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Bevölkerungsstand 1.1.2011
This publication contains population figures for Austria, its federal provinces (Länder), districts and municipalities as well as the components of population change in 2007, accompanied by an ...

Release date: 10/2011 ISBN:978-3-902791-02-3

 
 

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Demographisches Jahrbuch 2019
Based on scientifically high-quality statistics and analyses, Statistik Austria draws a comprehensive and objective picture of Austrian society and economy. With its figures and data, Statistik ...

Release date: 12/2020 ISBN:978-3-903264-62-5

 
 

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Demographisches Jahrbuch 2018
On the individual level, demographic change is caused by a vast number of decisions in the course of human life. On the aggregate level, the outcomes of these decisions lead to changes in the ...

Release date: 12/2019 ISBN:978-3-903264-28-1

 
 

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Demographisches Jahrbuch 2017
On the individual level, demographic change is caused by a vast number of decisions in the course of human life. On the aggregate level, the outcomes of these decisions lead to changes in the ...

Release date: 12/2018 ISBN:978-3-903106-95-6

 
 

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