International migration

In 2020, 136 343 immigrations and 96 279 emigrations resulted in an international net migration gain of 40 064 inhabitants. While the number of international migrations was lower than in the previous year, the net migration gain remained on the same level (2019: +40 613 people with 150 419 immigrations and 96 279 emigrations). Among Austrian citizens, net migration was considerably smaller than in 2019 (2020: -1 837; 2019: -4 343) but remained negative as more Austrian citizens left the country than emigrated back to Austria.

Three quarters of Austria’s net migration gains of foreign citizens originated from other countries within the European Union, EFTA-States or the United Kingdom (+31 801), which is similar to the previous year (2019: +33 497). Only one quarter of the net migration gain was generated by third country nationals (+10 100), whose net migrations decreased by 12% since 2019 (2019: 11 459). 46% of the third country migration gain was based on migration from citizens of other European countries (4 632 people). German citizens represented the nationality with the largest net gain (+9 008), followed by Romanian (+6 318), Croatian (+4 770), Syrian (3 286) and Hungarian citizens (+2 824).

At the regional level, Vienna remained the major destination of international immigration. In 2020, the Austrian capital received 30.6% of all international net-migration gains (+12 272), followed by Upper Austria (+6 411), Lower Austria (+5 196), Styria (+3 933), and Tyrol (+3 423). Within the provinces (NUTS 2), high international net-migration gains were registered in the provincial capitals and their surrounding regions.

Results (overview): International migration 1996-2020 by federal territories
International Migration 2019-2020 by month, federal territories (NUTS-2) and citizenship

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