Immigration in Austria - Migration Compensates for Expected Birth Deficit

Published: November 22, 2018; 12:29 · (Vindobona)

Austria will have just under 10 million inhabitants in 2080. This follows from the assumptions of sustained immigration, stagnating birth rates and a further increase in life expectancy. The number of people born abroad will already rise by one third by 2040.

The proportion of persons not born in Austria will increase to 23.4% by 2040. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Irish Defence Forces [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

Austria's population is growing and ageing

Forecasts by Statistik Austria indicate that this trend will continue in the future and is based on the assumptions of sustained immigration, stagnating birth rates and a further increase in life expectancy.

The fact that the baby boom cohorts with a high birth rate are now gradually reaching retirement age…

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