Austria Population


Austria played a central role in the history of Europe, and fought on the German side in both world wars. The country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The inhabitants have a very high standard of living.

Key figures and facts

  • Capital: Vienna
  • Ethnic groups: Austrians 80.8%, Germans 2.6%, people from Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.9%, Turks 1.8%, Serbs 1.6%, Romanians 1.3%, others 10% (2018)
  • Language: German (official) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, others (including Slovenian (official in Carinthia), and Hungarian (official in Burgenland)) 5.3% (2001)
  • Religion: Catholics 73.8% (including Roman Catholic 73.6%, other Catholics 0.2%), Protestants 4.9%, Muslims 4.2%, Orthodox 2.2%, other 0.8% (including other Christians), none 12%, unspecified 2% (2001)
  • Population: 8,751,820 (2018)
  • Control Form: Republic
  • Area: 83 879 km2
  • Currency: euro
  • GNP per capita: 50 552 PPP $
  • National Day: October 26th

The population was estimated at 8.5 million in 2013. A previous decline in the population has stopped, and there is now an increase; Throughout the 1980s the average annual growth rate was 0.24%, in the 1990s it increased to 0.44%, and since 2000 it has been 0.5% annually.

Austria Country Population

Over 85% are German speaking Austrians, while immigrants make up 12.5% ​​of the population. There are, from old, minority groups of Slovenes in South Carinthia, Croats and Hungarians in Burgenland, Czechs and Slovaks in Vienna.

The average population density is 98.4 residents per km2; however, large areas of the mountainous areas are partly uninhabited, while the main valleys around Inn, Danube, Mur and Drau are densely populated with 200–400 residents per km2. The largest city is Vienna, which had 1,714,000 residents in 2011. Other major cities are Graz (262,000), Linz (189,000), Salzburg (148,000) and Innsbruck (120,000).

States

State Capital Area km2 Residents (2011)
Vienna Vienna 415 1 714 100
Lower Austria St. Pölten 19 174 1 612 000
Burgenland Eisenstadt 3 965 284 900
Upper Austria Linz 11 979 1 412 600
Salzburg Salzburg 7 155 531 700
Steiermark Graz 16 388 1 210 600
Carinthia Klagenfurt 9 533 558 300
Tirol Innsbruck 12 648 710 000
Vorarlberg Bregenz 2 601 369 900

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