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Austria Population


The population of Austria in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 8,116,000, which placed it as number 91 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 15% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 17% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 96 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is 0.05%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 8,058,000. The population density in 2002 was 97 per sq km (252 per sq mi). The majority of the population lives in the lowland regions and river valleys. There has been a recent influx of foreign workers in many of the urban regions.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 65% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Vienna, had a population of 2,068,000 in that year. Other large cities include Graz, 226,424; Linz, 186,298; Salzburg, 144,816; and Innsbruck, 113,826. According to the UN, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 0.5%.


8,199,783 (July 2007 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 15.1% (male 633,375/female 603,459)
15-64 years: 67.5% (male 2,781,291/female 2,749,539)
65 years and over: 17.5% (male 585,747/female 846,372) (2007 est.)

Median age:
total: 41.3 years
male: 40.2 years
female: 42.4 years (2007 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.077% (2007 est.)

Birth rate:
8.69 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Death rate:
9.84 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Net migration rate:
1.91 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.012 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.692 male(s)/female
total population: 0.953 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 4.54 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.56 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 79.21 years
male: 76.32 years
female: 82.26 years (2007 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.37 children born/woman (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.3% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
10,000 (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less than 100 (2003 est.)

noun: Austrian(s)
adjective: Austrian

Ethnic groups:
Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4% (2001 census)

Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)

German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene,official in Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 census)

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: NA
female: NA