Austria Population 2017

8,598,556

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's current population is estimated at 8.557 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 2017Source: 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
Bergheim5,031
Lenzing5,044
Wernberg5,070
Matrei in Osttirol5,076
Ebbs5,088
Frankenburg5,162
Lochau5,209
Bad Aussee5,210
Krieglach5,236
Gleisdorf5,245
Purgstall5,247
Pinkafeld5,257
Melk5,272
Feldkirchen an der Donau5,286
Horsching5,312
Hopfgarten im Brixental5,314
Friesach5,369
Thalgau5,501
Himberg5,534
Rottenmann5,561
Hainburg an der Donau5,622
Poysdorf5,653
Zistersdorf5,661
Ybbs an der Donau5,676
Mittersill5,680
Kindberg5,790
Gmund5,811
Schrems5,811
Traismauer5,815
Abtenau5,828
Waidhofen an der Thaya5,838
Reutte5,851
Timelkam5,855
Nenzing5,856
Micheldorf in Oberoesterreich5,902
Sankt Florian5,913
Bad Gastein5,947
Neusiedl am See5,949
Fuerstenfeld5,962
Eisenerz5,987
Altach6,040
Pressbaum6,083
Laa an der Thaya6,084
Eberndorf6,088
Pottendorf6,105
Tamsweg6,126
Pasching6,143
Gloggnitz6,213
Seeboden6,221
Gallneukirchen6,282
Paternion6,301
Horbranz6,414
Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel6,416
Mattersburg6,448
Horn6,485
Asten6,516
Zirl6,567
Vols6,573
Absam6,594
Kremsmunster6,626
Frohnleiten6,629
Hartberg6,634
Garsten6,657
Kuchl6,668
Wilhelmsburg6,718
Jenbach6,806
Gratkorn6,806
Oberwart6,879
Wordern6,886
Liezen6,903
Grodig6,918
Arnoldstein6,923
Bad Hofgastein7,002
Leibnitz7,029
Sieghartskirchen7,062
Langenlois7,081
Strasswalchen7,145
Deutsch-Wagram7,153
Kottingbrunn7,184
Hochst7,207
Hermagor7,242
Bruck an der Leitha7,339
Landeck7,351
Vorchdorf7,455
Wattens7,517
Freistadt7,574
Strasshof an der Nordbahn7,637
Perg7,644
Ferlach7,661
Zeltweg7,726
Langenzersdorf7,733
Ebenthal7,809
Herzogenburg7,866
Bad Goisern7,869
Deutschlandsberg8,049
Maria Enzersdorf8,085
Wolfurt8,110
Fohnsdorf8,203
Trofaiach8,313
Purkersdorf8,327
Ebensee8,376
Finkenstein am Faaker See8,406
Rum8,498
Engerwitzdorf8,510
Wiener Neudorf8,530
Ganserndorf8,588
Sierning8,722
Gross-Enzersdorf8,791
Berndorf8,796
Velden am Woerthersee8,817
Kitzbuhel8,818
Attnang-Puchheim8,908
Gerasdorf bei Wien8,948
Sankt Valentin9,063
Neu-Guntramsdorf9,071
Weiz9,128
Lauterach9,212
Mariatrost9,217
Imst9,225
Muerzzuschlag9,410
Ebreichsdorf9,509
Laakirchen9,569
Altmunster9,651
Seekirchen am Wallersee9,865
Voitsberg9,980
Judenburg9,992
Zell am See10,046
Bischofshofen10,144
Goesting10,211
Sankt Andrae10,250
Gotzis10,342
Koflach10,447
Enns10,816
Mistelbach10,820
Sankt Johann im Pongau10,887
Hollabrunn10,966
Bad Voslau11,013
Worgl11,265
Neunkirchen11,313
Voelkermarkt11,373
Rankweil11,455
Korneuburg11,498
Ried im Innkreis11,511
Marchtrenk11,666
Zwettl Stift11,718
Hard11,766
Waidhofen an der Ybbs11,774
Vocklabruck11,887
Eisenstadt12,190
Lienz12,270
Hall in Tirol12,460
Schwaz12,507
Knittelfeld12,704
Sankt Veit an der Glan13,116
Bruck an der Mur13,254
Gmunden13,287
Bludenz13,904
Telfs14,028
Perchtoldsdorf14,041
Hohenems14,072
Tulln14,201
Bad Ischl14,267
Wetzelsdorf14,314
Feldkirchen in Karnten14,440
Stockerau14,831
Ansfelden14,936
Ternitz15,153
Ansfelden15,673
Schwechat15,711
Kufstein16,115
Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer16,119
Traiskirchen16,212
Spittal an der Drau16,363
Braunau am Inn16,403
Hallein18,980
Lustenau20,218
Modling20,710
Kapfenberg21,819
Leonding22,736
Amstetten22,832
Krems an der Donau23,932
Traun23,959
Weinzierl bei Krems24,092
Leoben24,809
Klosterneuburg24,843
Baden24,893
Wolfsberg25,610
Bregenz27,611
Feldkirch31,082
Wiener Neustadt38,481
Steyr39,566
Dornbirn43,013
Sankt Poelten49,001
Wels57,946
Villach58,882
Klagenfurt am Woerthersee90,610
Innsbruck112,467
Salzburg150,269
Linz181,162
Graz222,326
Vienna1,691,468

Austria Population Clock

What is the population of Austria (as of 10/16/2017)?8,598,556
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)8,592,400
Births Per Day46
Deaths Per Day44
Net Migrations Per Day 55
Net Change Per Day 57
Population Change Since January 1st16,473

Austria Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 9.706 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.45 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.326 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.971 years
Male Life Expectancy 79.576 years
Female Life Expectancy 84.289 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.521 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.738 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.055 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 2.563 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 3.129 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.328 years
Rate of Natural Increase 0.258
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.386%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.783%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 0.972%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.414%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.241%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.519%
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) Growth Rate
20178,592,40049.19%50.81%1040.25%
20158,544,58649.11%50.89%1040.29%
20108,391,98648.73%51.27%1020.38%
20058,234,85848.60%51.40%1000.42%
20008,050,88448.53%51.47%980.35%
19957,972,83348.27%51.73%970.35%
19907,706,57147.83%52.17%940.63%
19857,600,51447.54%52.46%920.13%
19807,597,26947.32%52.68%92-0.07%
19757,628,13847.16%52.84%930.03%
19707,509,74646.98%53.02%910.45%
19657,298,79446.77%53.23%890.64%
19607,065,52546.59%53.41%860.57%
19556,949,48246.48%53.52%840.20%
19506,936,44546.42%53.58%84-0.09%

Austria Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20208,655,69349.24%50.76%1050.25%
20258,762,99249.34%50.66%1060.22%
20308,844,31049.40%50.60%1070.13%
20358,886,48149.44%50.56%1080.04%
20408,894,42849.46%50.54%108-0.01%
20458,880,18349.46%50.54%108-0.06%
20508,845,52949.45%50.55%107-0.11%
20558,787,72949.46%50.54%107-0.16%
20608,716,00049.52%50.48%106-0.17%
20658,643,36749.61%50.39%105-0.16%
20708,577,92249.70%50.30%104-0.14%
20758,518,91449.76%50.24%103-0.13%
20808,463,79349.79%50.21%103-0.13%
20858,414,05649.82%50.18%102-0.10%
20908,377,193.999,999,99949.86%50.14%102-0.07%
20958,350,95649.92%50.08%101-0.05%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations