Austria has a population of 8,772,865 residents (as of 2017) including 1,341,930 foreign citizens (15.3 percent of total population), thereof 677,201 third Country citizens, i.e. non-EU/non-EEA citizens and non-Swiss citizens (7.7 percent of the total population).
Germans form the biggest group of immigrants. Other largest groups are Serbs, followed by Turks, Romanians Bosnians Hungarians, Croats, Polish, Syrians and Afghans. (2018).
In 2017, 24.735 asylum seekers were registered in Austria; most of them came from: Syria (29,8%), Afghanistan (14,9%), Pakistan (6,2%).
Austria is a democratic federal state and a parliamentary democracy in which the division of powers is essential: The legislative, executive and judicative powers are separated.
German is the official language in Austria. Regionally valid official languages are also: Slovenian, Burgenland Croatian, Hungarian, Romany, Czech and Slovakian. These languages are spoken by recognised minorities.
In Austria, you may practice the religion of your choice. It is also allowed to not belong to or to leave any religious community or to convert from one religion to another.
Most Austrians are Christians. Part of the population does not belong to any religion – either since birth or because they have resigned from a religion.