2.14 million people in Austria have a migration background

According to Statistics Austria, an average of approximately 2.14 million people with a migration background (24.4% of the total population) lived in Austria in 2020.

This is about 610.000 or 40% more than ten years ago (2010: 1.53 million).

About 90% of the people from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Syria, Chechnya and Turkey living in Austria feel completely at home or at least rather at home here, says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas

In the past ten years, the share of the population with a migration background has risen continuously from 18.5% to 24.4%.

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