Austria Population 2019

8,761,553

Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Austria is one of the world's richest countries with a very high standard of living. In 2019, Austria has an estimated population of 8.77 million.

Austria's current population is estimated at 8.77 million, up from its last official census. The last Austrian census was preliminary results conducted in 2011, showing a population of 8.421 million, up 5% over the last ten years. This makes Austria the 97th most populated country in the world.

Capital of Austria

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).

Surface Area and Overall Population Density

Austria is a landlocked country that has claim of 83,871 square kilometers of surface area with approximately 104 people per square kilometer. This makes Austria the 102nd most densely populated country in the world.

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 Carinthian 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 sizable new ethnic 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.

German is the first language of 88.8% of Austrians as well as the official language of the country. 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%), Serbian (2.2%) and Croatian (1.3%).

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. In 2018, 73.8% are Roman Catholic, Protestant is at 4.9% of the population, with Muslims maintaining a steady 4.2%.

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.

Immigration to Austria

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.

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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 6 minutes
One death every 6 minutes
One net migrant every 26 minutes
Net gain of one person every 26 minutes

Austria Population in 2018Source: By Jean Fonseca (Jean Fonseca (photo personnelle)) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

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
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude47.3333333313.33333333
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymAustrian

Austria Population Density

Austria Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Vienna1,691,468
Graz222,326
Linz204,846
Favoriten201,882
Donaustadt187,007
Floridsdorf162,779
Salzburg153,377
Innsbruck132,493
Ottakring104,627
Simmering101,420
Meidling97,624
Klagenfurt am Woerthersee90,610
Villach58,882
Hernals57,546
Hietzing54,265
Dornbirn49,278
Wiener Neustadt44,820
Steyr38,331
Hoetting35,043
Feldkirch33,420

Austria Population Clock

The population of Austria (as of 4/8/2019)?8,761,553
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)8,766,201
Births Per Day233
Deaths Per Day232
Net Migrations Per Day 55
Net Change Per Day 56
Population Change Since January 1st5,488

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Estimate as of April 8th 2019 is: 8,762,891

Austria Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20198,766,20149.10%50.90%104.52970.16%
20188,751,82049.06%50.93%104.35980.19%
20178,735,45349.03%50.97%104.15980.27%
20168,712,13748.99%51.01%103.88980.39%
20158,678,65748.96%51.04%103.48970.63%
20108,409,94948.74%51.26%100.27940.38%
20058,253,65048.61%51.39%98.41910.45%
20008,069,27648.53%51.47%96.21900.20%
19957,990,12148.27%51.73%95.27840.68%
19907,723,94947.83%52.17%92.09830.28%
19857,614,86847.54%52.46%90.79790.01%
19807,609,75247.32%52.68%90.7374-0.07%
19757,637,68947.16%52.84%91.06670.32%
19707,516,23946.97%53.03%89.62660.57%
19657,305,15846.76%53.24%87.10660.65%
19607,070,76646.58%53.42%84.31640.34%
19556,953,40646.48%53.52%82.91580.05%
19506,936,43946.42%53.58%82.70530.00%

Austria Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20208,782,21049.13%50.87%104.71970.00%
20258,878,61749.25%50.75%105.861010.22%
20308,945,88249.34%50.66%106.661020.15%
20358,970,47749.41%50.59%106.961020.05%
20408,962,11049.46%50.54%106.86101-0.02%
20458,931,07049.49%50.51%106.49104-0.07%
20508,877,85749.52%50.48%105.85107-0.12%
20558,798,68449.55%50.45%104.91107-0.18%
20608,705,19349.61%50.39%103.79107-0.21%
20658,615,63049.69%50.31%102.72107-0.21%
20708,536,49349.74%50.26%101.78108-0.18%
20758,461,26249.78%50.22%100.88107-0.18%
20808,384,84849.82%50.18%99.97108-0.18%
20858,312,87749.86%50.14%99.12108-0.17%
20908,256,49649.91%50.09%98.44108-0.14%
20958,217,90849.95%50.05%97.98109-0.09%
Data Sources
  1. Statistics Austria
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 censuses, with official population estimates through 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer