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Austria Population and Religion Percentage

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. As per Statistics Austria, the population of Austria  on 1 January 2022 is 8,978,929 (9 million or 90 lakhs) and as per the UN World Population Prospect Report, the estimated population in 2024 is 8,977,139 (9 million)

Estimated Population of Austria in 2024: 9 million or 90 Lakh

Source: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Population statistics

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Total Population8,977,139
Global Rank97
Land Area 82,445 sq. km (31,832 sq. mi)
Area Rank113
Pop. Density109 people/sq. km
Growth Rate0.22%
Fertility Rate* of Austria1.53
Infant mortality rate ** in Austria2.3
Median Age in Austria43.5  Years
Life Expectancy in Austria82.05 years
Urban Population of Austria57.3 %

Source: World Population Prospects 

Religion in Austria

Christianity is the main Religion in Austria, adhered to by 68.2% of the country’s population. Among Christians, 55.2% were Catholics, 4.9% were Orthodox Christians, 3.8% were Protestants, and the remaining 4.2% were other Christians.

Islam is the second largest religion in Austria and is followed by 8.3% of the population. Other Smaller religions are followed by 1.2% of the population and include Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and others. About 22.4% declared they did not belong to any religion, denomination, or religious community.

Religion Percentage in Austria 

– Catholicism 55.20%
– Eastern Orthodoxy 4.90%
-Protestantism 3.80%
– Old Catholicism 0.10%
– Other Christians 4.20%
Islam 8.30%
Buddhism 0.30%
Hinduism 0.10%
Judaism 0.10%
Other religions 0.70%
Unaffiliated 22.40%

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Top Cities in Austria by Population
3LinzUpper Austria1,93,814
8WelsUpper Austria59,339
9Sankt PöltenLower Austria52,145
11Wiener NeustadtLower Austria42,273
12SteyrUpper Austria38,120
15LeondingUpper Austria26,174
16KlosterneuburgLower Austria26,395
17BadenLower Austria25,229
20KremsLower Austria24,085

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Population of Austria 2024 | Religion in Austria