Welcome to the Department of Demography!

Our Department combines demographic research and teaching at the University of Vienna.

Demography is the scientific study of changing population size and structures. It analyses and mathematically models the multiple structures of human populations by age, sex, place of residence, level of educational attainment, labor force participation and other essential demographic characteristics of individuals. It focusses on the determinants of such changes – in particular, fertility, mortality and migration – and assesses the aggregate level consequences of past, current and future population changes on society, economy and environment.

The Department of Demography also serves as the university-pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna).


The Department of Demography is co-hosting the WIC Conference 2024 on "Delayed Reproduction: Challenges and Prospects". Deadline: 15 May 2024

We are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join our "Skill-PAL" project.

The principal aim is to give students a strong scientific grounding in the analysis and forecasting of demographic developments across the globe.

In recognition of his exceptional contribution to the field of population and service to the IUSSP, the Council elected Lutz as the 2024 IUSSP...

Congratulations to Natalia Katona, recipient of the WIC Master Students Poster Award 2023/24 for her outstanding work on 'Grandparenthood in Europe'!

Wolfgang Lutz is attending the 9th World Congress of IMA hosted by WIFO in Vienna, Austria.