Figures, Data & Facts

 People

Inhabitants: 1,237,298
Inhabitants/km²: 75
Private households: 528,000
Average age (years): 43.6
Life expectancy (years): 84.3 (women)/79.4 (men)
Share of academics: 15.2%
People capable of working: 636,696
Purchasing power per head (€): 19,675

Nature

Area/km²: 16,401
Share of forest area: 60%
Share of Austrian forest areas: 26.1%
Public water estate (m²): 101 millions
Settlement area: 31.9%
Length of borders in total (km): 870
External border with Sl (km): 145
Nature park area (km²): 2,306

 Research

Research expenditure (€):  2.23 billions
R&D quota: 5.14%
R&D institutions: 500 plus
Universities: 9
Centers of Competence: 25
Companies in CoC: 550 plus
Share of Austrian CoC: 56,82 %
Share of renewable energy: 28.2%

Economy

Gross regional product(billion €): 44,283
Active companies: 72,684
Companies over 250 employees: 188
Companies under 250 employees: 27,295
Sole proprietor businesses: 44,417
Export rate: 44%
Goods exports (€): 19.3 billions
Goods imports (€): 10.6 billions

 Culture

Tourist arrivals: 4.1 millions
Overnight stays: 12.7 millions
UNESCO World Heritage (Graz)
European Capital of Culture (Graz)
City of Human Rights (Graz)
Festival of classical music „styriarte“
Avantgarde festival „steirischer Herbst“

Knowledge

Schools / kindergarten / nurseries: 902 / 715 / 228
Kindergarten children: 29,221
Nursery school children: 3,551
Pupils: 150,771
University Students: 63,000
Teaching stuff: 16.102
Degrees in technical studies/year: 1.977
Educational expenditure (€): 19,658.00