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Demographic Change and Modernization in Vienna, 1700 to 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Weigl, Andreas
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Long time series of Vienna’s population history from 1700 to 1999. With this study the author A. Weigl submits the first detailed report on the population history of Vienna over the period from the late mediaevial time until the 20th century. The author documents by means of the development of migration, reproduction and mortality the process of Vienna’s population history. Important influencing factors as for excample food pattern, plagues and epidemics, medical advance, the change of mentalities and influences by demographic policies are discussed in detail. The significant role of modenization-processes is in the focus of the publication. By means of numerous long time series data the pecesses are documented empirically. Content of the Study: - Demographic Change and Modernization - Main Features of Vienna’s Population Development - Migration: The Impetus for an Increasing Town - Mortality: From Town Refurbishment to Municipal Welfare Policy - Fertility: The Genesis of the Modern Family - The Common Modernizationcontext of Transition List of Data-Tables in the GESIS-ZA-Online-Database HISTAT: A. Population Development of Vienna A.01 Population (1200-1999) A.02 Population Development by Territory as of Today (1590-1999) A.03 Regional Population Development (1700-1991) A.04 Population Movement (1869-1991) A.05 Agestructure (1856-1991) A.06 Population Development of the City, the suburbs and the periphery (1777-1857) A.07 Population by Urban Districts by Territory as of Today (1777-1991) A.08 Population by Urban Districts (1869-1939) A.09 Native Birth of the Population (1856-1934) A.10 Natural Population Movement (1707-1999) A.11 Proportion of Persons Younger than 14 Years by Urban Districts (1869-1939) A.12 Proportion of Persons in the Age of 60 and older by Urban Districts (1869-1939) A.13 Population and Birth Rates by Religious Denomination (1856-1939) B. Migration B.01 Ratios of Mobility-Transition (1710-1991) B.02 Acceptation of new Members into the Homeland Association (Naturalizations) (1919-1938) C. Mortality C.01 Age specific Mortality-Rates of Vienna (1856-1939) C.02 Age standardized Morality-Rates by Sex and by Causes of Death (1910-1935) C.03 Cholera-Mortality by Urnab Districts (1831-1873) C.04 Variola-Mortality (1728-1938) C.05 Average Life Expectancy (1830-1998) C.06a Age-Specific Mortality: Mortality Rates (1650-1999) C.06b Age-Specific Mortality: Agestructure of the Deceased (1650-1999) C.07a Infant Mortality (1728-1999) C.07b Infant Mortality Rate by Territory as of Today (1871-1938) C.08 Mortality Rates by Urban Districts (1871-1938) C.09 Infant Mortality by Urban Districts (1885-1911) C.10 Pulmonary Tuberculosis-Mortality by Urban Districts (1871-1938) D. Fertiliy D.01 General Fertility-Rate of Vienna (1856-1939) D.02 Fertility-Rate (1754-1999) D.03 Fertility-Indizes by Metropolitan Comparison (1910-1960) D.04 Illegitimacy-Rates (1797-1999) D.05 Marriage Rate, Birthrate and Deathrate (1706-1938) D.06 Marriage-, Mortality- and Infant Mortality Rate by Territory as of Today (1871-1938) D.07 Birth Rate by Urban Districts (1783-1938) E. Housholds E.01 Average Householdsize (1780-1991)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1700 / 2000
Geographic Coverage
  • Vienna (AT-9-VIE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Sources not printed: - Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv (WStLA), - Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek, - Niederösterreichisches Landesarchiv, - Datenmaterial zum Historischen Atlas der Stadt Wien, - Österreichisches Statistisches Zentralamt (ÖSTAT), - Pfarramt Dominikanerkirche (St. Augustin, St. Barbara, St. Michael, St. Stephan, Schotten), - Archiv des Statistischen Amtes der Stadt Wien, - Institut der Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Universität Wien (Wiener Datenbank für die europäische Familiengeschichte), - Diözesarchiv Wien. Gesetzesblätter und Protokolle. Printed sources, publications.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 299
    Number of Variables: 619
Further studies from A. Weigl about Vienna: - ZA8282: Population, Health System and Environment of Vienna, 1945 to 2001. - ZA8283: Time Series of Vienna’s Economy 1945 to 2001
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8159 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Weigl, Andreas: Demographischer Wandel und Modernisierung in Wien. Wien: Pilcher Verlag, 2000.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Weigl, Andreas (2003): Demographischer Wandel und Modernisierung in Wien, 1700 bis 1999. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.