Foreign Nationals Make Up One-Fifth of Austria’s Population

Foreign Nationals Make Up One-Fifth of Austria’s Population

Integration Minister Susanne Raab and Statistik Austria director Tobias Thomas in Vienna on July 8, Regina Aigner


Some 1.8 million foreign-born nationals were living in Austria at the beginning of 2024, according to the latest annual migration report from Statistik Austria.

This represents 19.7% of a total population of around 9.16 million.

The report, published on Monday for the 14th time, also noted that a further 620,100 people belong to the “second generation” of migrants, born in Austria to migrant families.

Combined, these figures account for around 2.45 million people, or 27.2% of the population, marking a 0.8% increase from 2022.

“Austria is growing, and it is growing only because of immigration,” said Tobias Thomas, Director General of Statistik Austria, as he presented the Statistical Yearbook 2024 “Migration and Integration” alongside Integration Minister Susanne Raab of the People’s Party (ÖVP) and Katharina Pabel, chairwoman of the government’s integration council.

Among foreign nationals in Austria, Germans form the largest group, with around 232,700 residing in the country as of January 1, 2024. They are followed by 153,400 Romanian citizens, 124,100 Turkish citizens, and 122,200 Serbian citizens. Hungarian nationals rank fifth, with 107,300 residents.

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