Austria Population 2017

8,747,828

Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Itality, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Austria is one of the world's richest countries with a very high standard of living. In 2017, Austria has an estimated population of 8.74 million.

Austria's current population is estimated at 8.74 million, up from its last official census. The last Austrian census was preliminary resultsconducted in 2011, showing a population of 8.421 million, up 5% over the last ten years.

The capital and largest city in Austria is Vienna, with a population of more than 1.7 million. and a metro population of 2.42 million. Vienna is very densely populated with more than 4,000 people per square kilometer (10,366/square mile).

Austria Demographics

There are 185,000 Turks, including Turkish Kurds, in Austria today, accounting for 2.2% of the population. This is the third largest ethnic minority after Serbs and Federal Germans (2.7%).

There are three "traditional" ethnic minorities within Austria that have found themselves within Austria as a result of European boundary changes over the years. They are Carthinian Slovenes, Croats and Hungarians. None of these groups number more than 50,000, and all have their rights protected by law.

Modern immigration has resulted in the creation of a number of sizeable new ethic groups in Austria. Notably more than 300,000 people came to Austria from the former Yugoslavia during and after the wars there, as well as more than 300,000 from Turkey. Many have been naturalized and are now Austrian citizens.

Across the entire country, the majority of the population increase recorded between 2001 and 2011 is as a result of immigration into Austria - the number of people living in Austria but born elsewhere increased by 35% over the past decade. Austria estimates that 81% of its population had no migration background, while about 19% had at least one parent of migrant background. There are estimated to be 415,000 descendants of foreign-born immigrants in the country.

German is the first language of 88.8% of Austrians. It is slightly different from the German spoken in Germany - in practice it doesn't differ much, though, and if you speak German you will be easily understood in Austria. The other main languages are Turkish (spoken by 2.3%), Serbain (2.2%) and Croatian (1.3%).

According to law, bilingual signs should be used in areas of the country populated by Austria's "traditional" ethnic minorities (Carinthian Slovenes plus Croats and Hungarians in Burgenland). This law has not always been followed in practice, however, and remains a significant political hot topic.

The majority of Austrians (73.6%) in the 2001 census reported that they were Roman Catholic. Protestants made up a further 4.7% of the population and Muslims 4.2%. 12% of respondents said that they were not religious.

According to the 2001 census, there are 8,140 Jews in Austria (around 0.5% of the population). Prior to the Holocaust, Austrian Jews made up between 8 and 10% of the total population.

Austria Population in 2018Source: Of the individual pictures, Gryffindor, of the panorama, Roland Geider (Ogre)

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Austria Population Growth

Austria is currently growing at a rate of just 0.01% per year. Its population is expected to remain fairly stable with a low growth rate until the end of the century.

About Austria

Official NameRepublic of Austria
Languages SpokenAustro-Bavarian German
BordersCZE, DEU, HUN, ITA, LIE, SVK, SVN, CHE
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude47.3333333313.33333333
Currencies UsedEUR

Austria Population Density

Name Population
Vienna1,691,468
Graz222,326
Linz181,162
Salzburg150,269
Innsbruck112,467
Klagenfurt am Woerthersee90,610
Villach58,882
Wels57,946
Sankt Poelten49,001
Dornbirn43,013
Steyr39,566
Wiener Neustadt38,481
Feldkirch31,082
Bregenz27,611
Wolfsberg25,610
Baden24,893
Klosterneuburg24,843
Leoben24,809
Weinzierl bei Krems24,092
Traun23,959
Krems an der Donau23,932
Amstetten22,832
Leonding22,736
Kapfenberg21,819
Modling20,710
Lustenau20,218
Hallein18,980
Braunau am Inn16,403
Spittal an der Drau16,363
Traiskirchen16,212
Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer16,119
Kufstein16,115
Schwechat15,711
Ansfelden15,673
Ternitz15,153
Ansfelden14,936
Stockerau14,831
Feldkirchen in Karnten14,440
Wetzelsdorf14,314
Bad Ischl14,267
Tulln14,201
Hohenems14,072
Perchtoldsdorf14,041
Telfs14,028
Bludenz13,904
Gmunden13,287
Bruck an der Mur13,254
Sankt Veit an der Glan13,116
Knittelfeld12,704
Schwaz12,507
Hall in Tirol12,460
Lienz12,270
Eisenstadt12,190
Vocklabruck11,887
Waidhofen an der Ybbs11,774
Hard11,766
Zwettl Stift11,718
Marchtrenk11,666
Ried im Innkreis11,511
Korneuburg11,498
Rankweil11,455
Voelkermarkt11,373
Neunkirchen11,313
Worgl11,265
Bad Voslau11,013
Hollabrunn10,966
Sankt Johann im Pongau10,887
Mistelbach10,820
Enns10,816
Koflach10,447
Gotzis10,342
Sankt Andrae10,250
Goesting10,211
Bischofshofen10,144
Zell am See10,046
Judenburg9,992
Voitsberg9,980
Seekirchen am Wallersee9,865
Altmunster9,651
Laakirchen9,569
Ebreichsdorf9,509
Muerzzuschlag9,410
Imst9,225
Mariatrost9,217
Lauterach9,212
Weiz9,128
Neu-Guntramsdorf9,071
Sankt Valentin9,063
Gerasdorf bei Wien8,948
Attnang-Puchheim8,908
Kitzbuhel8,818
Velden am Woerthersee8,817
Berndorf8,796
Gross-Enzersdorf8,791
Sierning8,722
Ganserndorf8,588
Wiener Neudorf8,530
Engerwitzdorf8,510
Rum8,498
Finkenstein am Faaker See8,406
Ebensee8,376
Purkersdorf8,327
Trofaiach8,313
Fohnsdorf8,203
Wolfurt8,110
Maria Enzersdorf8,085
Deutschlandsberg8,049
Bad Goisern7,869
Herzogenburg7,866
Ebenthal7,809
Langenzersdorf7,733
Zeltweg7,726
Ferlach7,661
Perg7,644
Strasshof an der Nordbahn7,637
Freistadt7,574
Wattens7,517
Vorchdorf7,455
Landeck7,351
Bruck an der Leitha7,339
Hermagor7,242
Hochst7,207
Kottingbrunn7,184
Deutsch-Wagram7,153
Strasswalchen7,145
Langenlois7,081
Sieghartskirchen7,062
Leibnitz7,029
Bad Hofgastein7,002
Arnoldstein6,923
Grodig6,918
Liezen6,903
Wordern6,886
Oberwart6,879
Gratkorn6,806
Jenbach6,806
Wilhelmsburg6,718
Kuchl6,668
Garsten6,657
Hartberg6,634
Frohnleiten6,629
Kremsmunster6,626
Absam6,594
Vols6,573
Zirl6,567
Asten6,516
Horn6,485
Mattersburg6,448
Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel6,416
Horbranz6,414
Paternion6,301
Gallneukirchen6,282
Seeboden6,221
Gloggnitz6,213
Pasching6,143
Tamsweg6,126
Pottendorf6,105
Eberndorf6,088
Laa an der Thaya6,084
Pressbaum6,083
Altach6,040
Eisenerz5,987
Fuerstenfeld5,962
Neusiedl am See5,949
Bad Gastein5,947
Sankt Florian5,913
Micheldorf in Oberoesterreich5,902
Nenzing5,856
Timelkam5,855
Reutte5,851
Waidhofen an der Thaya5,838
Abtenau5,828
Traismauer5,815
Schrems5,811
Gmund5,811
Kindberg5,790
Mittersill5,680
Ybbs an der Donau5,676
Zistersdorf5,661
Poysdorf5,653
Hainburg an der Donau5,622
Rottenmann5,561
Himberg5,534
Thalgau5,501
Friesach5,369
Hopfgarten im Brixental5,314
Horsching5,312
Feldkirchen an der Donau5,286
Melk5,272
Pinkafeld5,257
Purgstall5,247
Gleisdorf5,245
Krieglach5,236
Bad Aussee5,210
Lochau5,209
Frankenburg5,162
Ebbs5,088
Matrei in Osttirol5,076
Wernberg5,070
Lenzing5,044
Bergheim5,031

Austria Population Clock

What is the population of Austria (as of 12/12/2017)?8,747,828
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)8,735,453
Births Per Day231
Deaths Per Day229
Net Migrations Per Day 73
Net Change Per Day 75
Population Change Since January 1st25,950

Austria Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 9.685 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.613 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 3.084 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.684 years
Male Life Expectancy 79.25 years
Female Life Expectancy 84.04 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.499 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.724 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.055 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 2.412 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 2.924 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.672 years
Rate of Natural Increase 0.072
Median Age (Total) 43.8 years
Median Age (Female) 44.9 years
Median Age (Male) 42.7 years

Austria Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20178,735,45349.03%50.97%104980.33%
20158,678,65748.96%51.04%103970.63%
20108,409,94948.74%51.26%100940.38%
20058,253,65048.61%51.39%98910.45%
20008,069,27648.53%51.47%96900.20%
19957,990,12148.27%51.73%95840.68%
19907,723,94947.83%52.17%92830.28%
19857,614,86847.54%52.46%91790.01%
19807,609,75247.32%52.68%9174-0.07%
19757,637,68947.16%52.84%91670.32%
19707,516,23946.97%53.03%90660.57%
19657,305,15846.76%53.24%87660.65%
19607,070,76646.58%53.42%84640.34%
19556,953,40646.48%53.52%83580.05%
19506,936,43946.42%53.58%83530.00%

Austria Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20208,782,21049.13%50.87%105970.00%
20258,878,61749.25%50.75%1061010.22%
20308,945,88249.34%50.66%1071020.15%
20358,970,47749.41%50.59%1071020.05%
20408,962,11049.46%50.54%107101-0.02%
20458,931,07049.49%50.51%106104-0.07%
20508,877,85749.52%50.48%106107-0.12%
20558,798,68449.55%50.45%105107-0.18%
20608,705,19349.61%50.39%104107-0.21%
20658,615,63049.69%50.31%103107-0.21%
20708,536,49349.74%50.26%102108-0.18%
20758,461,26249.78%50.22%101107-0.18%
20808,384,84849.82%50.18%100108-0.18%
20858,312,87749.86%50.14%99108-0.17%
20908,256,49649.91%50.09%98108-0.14%
20958,217,90849.95%50.05%98109-0.09%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer