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Population in Austria



Population in Austria and its history follow the common changes taking place in different spheres of the social and industrial lives of the country. Several other factors like historical and regional distinctions have equally contributed towards the rising trend in the Population in Austria.

The catastrophes of both the World Wars led to considerable movement of the Population in Austria. Witnessing the extensive disasters and devastation these Wars brought about, that were both intentional and mandatory, people started fleeing from the country to other foreign nations in search of mental peace and environmental stability. Meanwhile, huge population from other parts of Europe who suffered severe destruction, poured in the Austrian mainland in search of occupation. The post world War scenario in Austria led to extensive industrialization, which was one of the main attractions why people crowded the country. This further boosted up the demography of the country, resulting in a mixed culture.

The latest population in Austria is 8,199,783. The gradual increase in the present rate is also a result of the opening of Eastern Europe that had great impact on the size and structure of the Austrian demography .


The population of the Austrian capital city at Vienna is around 1.6 million in the main city area. The total urban count when added with the population of the suburbs, comes to around 2.2 million, which is indeed alarming. The total number of people residing alone in Vienna constitutes a major section of the population in Austria. The reason is that most immigrants from eastern and central parts of Europe preferred to settle in this beautiful city in Austria.

Compared to the Austrian capital, the total population strength in other parts of the country does not go beyond 1 million. The second largest Austrian city, Graz houses 250,099 people, followed by Innsbruck with 117,346, Salzburg with 150,000 and Linz with 188,968 inhabitants. Rest of the Austrian cities comprises a population strength of less than 100,000 persons.

Population in Austria is rising fearfully. To give it a proper check, the Austrian government should take sincere initiatives and efforts to stop population influx from other foreign lands that comprise a major part of the country's demography.