Press release: 12.203-033/20

Births and deaths in 2019: 1 918 more newborns than deaths

Vienna, 2020-02-27 – In 2019, the number of live births amounted to 84 221, while 82 303 people died, as Statistics Austria reports on the basis of provisional figures. This resulted in a natural population increase of +1 918 and corresponded to ten births and nine deaths per 1 000 inhabitants. Compared to 2018, the number of births decreased by 1.5% and the number of deaths declined by 2.0%.

Since 2015, data also include births and deaths occurring abroad of people with a main residence in Austria. These accounted for 465 births (0.6%) and 637 deaths (0.8%) in 2019.

In 2019, 234 children died under one year of age. This translated into a provisional infant mortality rate of 2.8‰.

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