Statistics Austria follows the "Recommendations for the 2020 censuses of population and housing" of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with respect to foreign background. According to these definitions, a person whose parents (mother and father) were born abroad has foreign background.
Persons of foreign background can be further divided into immigrants of the first generation (persons born outside the country) and immigrants of the second generation (children of first generation immigrants born in Austria).
Information on the country of birth of parents is collected in the Austrian Labour Force Survey since 2008. All population in private households is covered.
Please consult our German website for tables and charts containing further information.
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