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Weinviertel - AT125

EU regions: Austria > Ostösterreich > Lower Austria > Weinviertel

map of Weinviertel AT125
coat of arms Weinviertel AT125
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201970
number of inhabitants2021125 490
population density201952.3
old-age dependency ratio202135

* more on wikidata Q701613 * Weinviertel slovensky: AT125

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Weinviertel

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid AT125 Weinviertel

From wikipedia:

The Weinviertel ("wine quarter") or Viertel unter dem Manhartsberg ("area below the Manhartsberg") is located in the northeast of Lower Austria.

In the east, the Weinviertel borders Slovakia at the March River. In the south, it borders Mostviertel and Industrieviertel, its limits being the Wagram, the Danube and the Marchfeld. Its western neighbor is Waldviertel, the traditional border being the Manhartsberg. In the north, the Weinviertel is adjacent to the Czech Republic, more specifically Moravia. The river Thaya runs back and forth across the border.


The name Weinviertel is derived from viticulture; it is Austria's largest wine growing area. The most important grape varieties are:

  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Pinot blanc
  • Welschriesling
  • Zweigelt
  • Blauer Portugieser


Other important rivers are Göllersbach, Hamelbach, Pulkau, Rußbach, Schmida, Waidenbach, Weidenbach and Zaya.

Beside viticulture and agriculture, other industries contribute to the Weinviertel economy. Most notably, there are some oil fields in its eastern part, which are exploited by OMV and located in the „oil communities" of Neusiedl an der Zaya, Zistersdorf, Matzen, Auersthal and Prottes.

other: Lower Austria, Wiener Umland/Nordteil, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich-Süd, Wiener Umland/Südteil, Weinviertel, Amstetten District, St. Pölten

neighbours: Trnava Region, Wiener Umland/Nordteil, South Moravian Region, Bratislava Region, Waldviertel

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Weinviertel - AT125, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/AT125


Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %