Austria Demographics

What is the population of Austria?

Population 8,859,449
Population Growth Rate 0.02%
Urban Population 67.7%
Population in Major Urban Areas VIENNA (capital) 1.72 million
Nationality Noun Austrian(s)
Nationality Adjective Austrian
Ethnic Groups German 88.5%, indigenous minorities 1.5% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Roma), recent immigrant groups 10% (includes Turks, Bosnians, Serbians, Croatians)
Languages Spoken German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland)
Language Note The official language is German. Linguistic minorities include Turks, Slovenes, Croats, Slovaks, Hungarians, and Czechs.

Austria Health Information

What are the health conditions in Austria?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 69.6%
Contraceptive Prevalence - note Note: Percent of women aged 18-46
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 10.31
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 100%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 10.6%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.3%
HIV/Aids Deaths 90
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 7.6
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 3.3
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 5.09
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 4.21
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 4
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 28.5
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 20.9%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 15,000
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 4.86
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 100%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 100%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.42

Austria Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Austria?

Life Expectancy at Birth 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 83 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 77 Years
Median Age 43 Years
Median Age - female 44 Years
Median Age - male 42 Years

Austria Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Austria median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 9
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 10.31
Median Age 43 Years
Median Age - female 44 Years
Median Age - male 42 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 1.78
Population Growth Rate 0.02%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.01
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .95
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .95
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .73

Austria Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Austria?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

There are an adequate number of hospitals available in Austria. Local hospitals will not settle their accounts directly with American insurance companies. You must pay the bill to the local hospital and later claim a refund from the insurance carrier in the United States. Medicare payments are not available outside the United States.

The Austrian Medicine Import Act generally prohibits the import of prescription drugs into Austria, with two exceptions:

Travelers residing outside the European Union are allowed to carry with them (as part of their personal luggage) drugs and medicines, but only a quantity the individual requires during the course of the stay; and,

Travelers, while staying in Austria, may receive drugs and medicines for their personal use by mail. The quantity is limited to the length of their stay in Austria and must never exceed three packages.

We recommend you have either a prescription or written statement from your personal physician that you are under a doctor’s care and that the medicine is necessary for your physical well-being while traveling.

Public health in Austria is excellent. Community sanitation in Vienna meets or exceeds that of most U.S. cities. Disease incidence and type are similar to the rest of Europe and the United States. At the present time, air pollution is not a major health problem in Vienna.

Austria Education

What is school like in Austria?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 5.9%
Literacy - total population 98%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 16 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 15 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 16 Years

Austria Literacy

Can people in Austria read?

Literacy - total population 98%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland)

Austria Crime

Is Austria a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Austria has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, and violent crime is rare. However, crimes involving the theft of personal property do occur. As such, most crimes involving U.S. citizens are crimes of opportunity, involving theft of personal belongings. Travelers are also targets of pick-pockets who operate where tourists tend to gather. Some of the spots where such crimes are most frequently reported include Vienna’s two largest train stations, the plaza around St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the nearby pedestrian shopping areas (in Vienna’s First District).

The U.S. Embassy receives reports of theft and pick-pocketing on public transportation lines, especially on those lines coming into and out of the city center. Secure your personal belongings and always take precautions while on public transportation and in public places such as cafes and tourist areas.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, but by buying them, you may also be breaking local law.

Austria Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While traveling in Austria, you are subject to its laws. While you are overseas you do not enjoy the same rights and privileges that you have in the U.S. If you do something illegal in your host country, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It is very important to know what is legal and what is not, since foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own. Criminal penalties also vary from country to country. There are also some things that may be legal where you are traveling but illegal in the United States. If you engage in sexual conduct with children or use or disseminate child pornography in a foreign country, you can be prosecuted in the United States.

Persons violating Austrian laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking illegal drugs in Austria are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

Arrest Notifications: Based on the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, bilateral agreements with certain countries, and customary international law, if you are arrested in Austria, you have the option to request that the police, prison officials, or other authorities alert the U.S. Embassy of your arrest, and to have communications from you forwarded to the Embassy.

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