Austria Population 2015

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 2015, Austria has an estimated population of 8,557,000.

Austria Population 2015

Austria's current population in 2015 is estimated at 8.557 million, up from its last official census. The last Austrian census was preliminary resultsconducted in 2011</a>, 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 Clock
What is the population of Austria (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 1,146
Deaths Per Day 1,115
Net Migrations Per Day 274
Net Change Per Day 305
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Austria Population Indicators
Indicator Value World Ranking
Median (Average) Age 43.18 years 7th
Crude Birth Rate 9.726 births/thousand 175th
Crude Death Rate 9.468 deaths/thousand 49th
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.326 people/thousand 24th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 82.06 years 18th
Life Expectancy (Male) 79.69 years 18th
Life Expectancy (Female) 84.36 years 17th
Total Fertility Rate 1.527 children/woman 171st
Net Reproduction Rate 0.738 surviving daughters/woman 169th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.055 males per female 64th
Infant Mortality Rate 2.514 deaths/1,000 live births 179th
Under Five Mortality 3.069 deaths/thousand 178th
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.328 years 15th

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

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.

Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations