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Population growth in Austrian cities

Urban populations in Austria have grown in the past decade as increasing numbers of people move to cities in search of better opportunities.

The region of Styria has seen particular growth with the population in the city of Graz rising by over 12% in the last ten years and surrounding communities such as Kalsdorf growing by over 20%.

There has also been a striking increase in the number of women who move to the city through marriage or because of jobs there. As well as better job opportunities, other pull factors to urban areas include good infrastructure, wider ranges of educational and health facilities as well as better public transport connections.

However not all areas of Austria are experiencng a population boom. Former industrial regions and border areas are increasingly going in the opposite direction with the population of Bad Radkersburg down by 13.9%.

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