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Total country population 8,900,000
Core Jewish population 10,300
Jews per total 1,000 in population 1.16
Population with a Jewish parent 14,000
Enlarged Jewish population 17,000
Law of Return Jewish population 20,000



  • The total population of Austria on 1 January 2016 stood at 8,700,500. Its population grew by 124,200 in 2015, of which 122,900 was due to inward immigration. 
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Austria was estimated to be 9000 (0.10% of the wider population) and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 17,000 (0.19% of the wider population).
  • The core Jewish population was estimated to be 7000 in 1990 (0.09% of the wider population), and has therefore grown by approximately 28% over 25 years during a period in which the wider population grew by 12%. 
  • Between 1990 and 2015, 514 Austrians emigrated to Israel. 
  • An estimated 20,000 Austrians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
  • The Austrian Jewish community is concentrated in Vienna, with a few other smaller communities. In recent years, the Austrian Jewish community has grown due to an influx of Jews from the Former Soviet Union. 

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