Vienna: Immigrating Foreigners Boost EU's Fifth Largest City

More+More+ ♦ Published: January 31, 2022; 22:42 ♦ (Vindobona)

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vienna's population grew again in 2021. Read why immigration was critical for Vienna to continue its growth and what the forecast is for the future.

Vienna's population grew again in 2021, mostly due to immigration. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Thomas Ledl / CC BY-SA (

According to preliminary data from the Vienna State Statistics (MA 23), the population growth for Vienna in 2021 was around 13,900 people or +0.7%.

On January 1, 2022, about 1,935,000 people lived in the city. …