Total population at the beginning of the year/quarter

Long-term trend

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

According to preliminary results, 8 933 346 people were living in Austria on 1 January 2021. During 2020, the resident population increased by 32 282 (+0.36%). Hence, population growth was a bit lower than in the previous year (2019: 42 289; +0.48%).

At the beginning of 2021 some 1.53 million foreign citizens were living in Austria, representing a share of 17.1% of the total population (compared to 16.7% on 1 January 2020).

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

Results (overview): Population at the beginning of the year
Population at the beginning of the year since 1981 by Länder

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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