Foreign background

Population with foreign background 2021
in private housholds
2 240 300
Gone up +4.8 % compared to 2020
First generation migrants 2021
1 635 000
Gone up +3.6 % compared to 2020
Second generation migrants 2021
605 300
Gone up +8.3 % compared to 2020

Population in private households by foreign background

Persons of foreign background are defined as people whose parents were both born abroad. This group can be divided into first-generation immigrants (people who were born abroad themselves) and second-generation immigrants (people who wer born in the country but whose parents were both born abroad). This definition of migration (forgein) background follows the "Recommendations for the 2020 censuses of population and housing" of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with respect to foreign background. According to these definitions, a person whose parents (mother and father) were born abroad has foreign background.

Information on the parents’ country of birth has been collected in the Microcensus Labour Force Survey since 2008. Since then, it has been possible to show the population in private households according to the definition of foreign background described here on the basis of the microcensus.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Labour Force Survey (Microcensus), average of all weeks of a year. Compiled on 17 March 2022. Population in private households. - Referring to the definition of "foreign background" see "Recommendations for the 2020 Censuses of Population and Housing" of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE, see http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/publications/2015/ECECES41_EN.pdf). - According to this definition foreign background means that both parents are born abroad. This group can be divided into migrants of the first (born abroad) and the second generation (born in Austria; children of first generation). - Projected data from a 0.6% quarterly sample (annual average).

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