Irregular migration as a specific policy concern is a relatively recent phenomenon. All available evidence suggests that the irregular resident population has declined considerably over the past several years as a consequence of EU enlargement and a drop in irregular entries and asylum related migration from non-EU countries. Withdrawal and loss of status on other grounds is a main source of irregular migration. 

Short Information

CLANDESTINO Policy Brief (July 2009)



Background information

Capital: Vienna
Total population (2007): 8 298 923
Foreign nationals (2007): 826 013
Foreign nationals as % of total: 9.9%
EU member since: 1995