Vienna Population 2021

1,944,910
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Vienna's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,944,910. In 1950, the population of Vienna was 1,615,058. Vienna has grown by 14,966 since 2015, which represents a 0.78% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Vienna, which typically includes Vienna's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Vienna, the capital city of Austria, is home to around 1.757 million people within its city confines - making it the largest city in Austria and the 7th largest in the EU. This number is set to rise slightly to 1.767 by the end of 2014.

Vienna is situated in the far east of Austria and is very nearly the largest speaking German city in the world; Berlin currently holds that title. UNESCO designated Vienna a World Heritage Site in 2001.

Another point of interest about Vienna is that it plays host to many international events and celebrations. One of the most notable is the annual Life Ball, which is held to support people with HIV or AIDS. This even attracts many high profile guests including Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Clinton.

Districts in Vienna

The 1.7 million predicted residents of Vienna make their homes across the 23 districts within the city. The “Inner Stadt” is home to the most of Vienna’s points of interest and historical buildings. It is surrounded by the “Ringstrasse,” which separates the center of Vienna with the surrounding districts. It is the southern and eastern areas of the city that are home to most of the industrial areas, with new buildings being more prevalent in the southern area.

Population Density of Vienna

The city is densely populated, as you would expect, this large city comes in with around 4,000 people residing per square kilometer. The population is not evenly spread; although this may not sound extreme, some districts are much more tightly packed than others.

Vienna Demographics

The people of Vienna are very cosmopolitan with nearly 40% of them having migrant backgrounds- mostly from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The variety of national backgrounds gives rise to a wonderful mix of surnames and languages in use in the country. Despite Austria being a strongly Roman Catholic country the actual number of Viennese stating Roman Catholic as their religion has dropped from 90% in 1961 to under 40% in 2010. Over a quarter say that they have no religion. Vienna retains, however, its long held reputation as a city of great culture – both musically and artistically. It has been home to many great composers and artists; the legacy remains of the many theatres, opera houses and galleries. These days, Vienna is voted 3rd best city to live in a world quality of life survey. It certainly remains a very popular tourist destination.

Vienna Growth

As well as the wonderful history, beautiful buildings and masses of famous past residents Vienna makes an important contribution to modern commercial industry. In 2001, Vienna came first in a global competition for “Innovative Cities.” A pointer to this victory could be the fact that Vienna has been used as an example for urban planners and regularly hosts conferences on the topic. The city has also been the top destination on the world for international conventions and congresses since 2005. Vienna boasts a flourishing economy being ranked the 5th richest region in Europe with a GDP of $52,306 per capita - with steady a growth forecast for the city’s future.

Vienna Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20352,153,5840.69%14,833
20342,138,7510.70%14,784
20332,123,9670.70%14,774
20322,109,1930.71%14,787
20312,094,4060.71%14,819
20302,079,5870.72%14,835
20292,064,7520.72%14,830
20282,049,9220.73%14,808
20272,035,1140.73%14,797
20262,020,3170.74%14,820
20252,005,4970.75%15,010
20241,990,4870.77%15,216
20231,975,2710.78%15,248
20221,960,0230.78%15,113
20211,944,9100.78%14,966
20201,929,9440.76%14,606
20191,915,3380.78%14,791
20181,900,5471.18%22,091
20171,878,4561.18%21,834
20161,856,6221.18%21,640
20151,834,9821.18%21,358
20141,813,6241.18%21,109
20131,792,5151.18%20,835
20121,771,6801.18%20,650
20111,751,0301.18%20,381
20101,730,6491.18%20,143
20091,710,5061.18%19,882
20081,690,6241.18%19,705
20071,670,9190.85%14,113
20061,656,8060.96%15,811
20051,640,9951.39%22,456
20041,618,5391.39%22,210
20031,596,3291.39%21,874
20021,574,4551.39%21,575
20011,552,8800.24%3,653
20001,549,2270.07%1,032
19991,548,1950.07%1,029
19981,547,1660.07%1,029
19971,546,1370.07%1,026
19961,545,1110.07%1,029
19951,544,0820.07%1,027
19941,543,0550.07%1,025
19931,542,0300.07%1,024
19921,541,0060.07%1,026
19911,539,9800.06%874
19901,539,1060.06%851
19891,538,2550.06%850
19881,537,4050.06%851
19871,536,5540.06%850
19861,535,7040.06%849
19851,534,8550.06%848
19841,534,0070.06%850
19831,533,1570.06%847
19821,532,3100.06%848
19811,531,462-0.48%-7,318
19801,538,780-0.56%-8,686
19791,547,466-0.56%-8,722
19781,556,188-0.56%-8,772
19771,564,960-0.56%-8,809
19761,573,769-0.56%-8,883
19751,582,652-0.56%-8,921
19741,591,573-0.56%-8,971
19731,600,544-0.56%-9,009
19721,609,553-0.56%-9,085
19711,618,638-0.12%-1,899
19701,620,537-0.05%-756
19691,621,293-0.05%-755
19681,622,048-0.05%-758
19671,622,806-0.05%-757
19661,623,563-0.05%-758
19651,624,321-0.05%-756
19641,625,077-0.05%-760
19631,625,837-0.05%-758
19621,626,595-0.05%-759
19611,627,3540.04%630
19601,626,7240.07%1,172
19591,625,5520.07%1,169
19581,624,3830.07%1,169
19571,623,2140.07%1,166
19561,622,0480.07%1,168
19551,620,8800.07%1,166
19541,619,7140.07%1,166
19531,618,5480.07%1,162
19521,617,3860.07%1,165
19511,616,2210.07%1,163
19501,615,0580.00%

Vienna Population Data (Urban Area)

Urban Areas in Austria

  1. Vienna City Administration - Facts and figures - Viennese population data and information
  2. Statistics Austria - Austrian population data and statistics
  3. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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