8.901.064 people lived in Austria on 1 January 2020, according to the final results of Statistics Austria.
Compared to the beginning of 2019, this represents an increase of 42.289 inhabitants (+0.48%). P
opulation growth thus was slightly higher than in the year before: In 2018, the Austrian population had increased by only 0.41% (+36 508 people).
About 96% of Austria’s population growth in 2019 was due to international migration gains of 40.613 people. However, natural population growth also contributed to the overall increase,