R&D in all economic sectors

Surveys on research and experimental development (R&D) in Austria

The number of personnel engaged with R&D, which was covered in the framework of Statistics Austria’s surveys on research and experimental development (R&D) in all economic sectors, was 83,659.9 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in 2019. In comparison with the reference period 2017, this represents an increase of the number of R&D personnel by 10.1%. In 2019, 70.0% of total R&D personnel were occupied in the business enterprise sector, 22.7% in the higher education sector, 6.5% in the government sector and 0.7% in the private non-profit sector.

In 2019, altogether €12.44 bn were spent on R&D in Austria in all sectors of performance. Hence, R&D expenditures increased by 10.2%, compared with the reference year 2017. Of the approximately €12.44 bn spent on R&D in 2019, 70.3% were spent in the business enterprise sector, 21.8% in the higher education sector, 7.3% in the government sector and 0.5% in the private non-profit sector.

54.8% of total R&D expenditures were funded by the business enterprise sector, 27.0% by government sector, 17.0% by the rest of the world (abroad), 0.9% by the higher education sector and 0.3% by the private non-profit sector. 48.3% of R&D expenditures fell upon experimental development, 33.9% on applied research, and 17.8% were spent on experimental development.

R&D personnel and R&D expenditure 2019 by sectors of performance
Research and Development (R&D) in all sectors surveyed 2019:
R&D personnel in headcounts and full-time equivalents by sectors of performance and occupation
Research and Development (R&D) in headcounts and full-time equivalents 2019 by sector of performance, occupation and gender
Research and experimental development (R&D) in all sectors of performance 2019: R&D personnel in full-time equivalents 2019 by regions and occupation
R&D personnel in full-time equivalents 2009 to 2019 by sectors of performance
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by sectors of performance and types of cost
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 in all sectors of performance by regions and types of cost
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by sectors of performance and types of research
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 in all sectors of performance by regions and types of research
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 in all sectors of performance by regions (by regions of the main location/ by region of the R&D location(s))
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2009 to 2019 by sectors of performance and sources of funds
Research and development (R&D) in all sectors surveyed:
Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by sectors of performance and sources of funds
Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 in all sectors of performance by regions and sources of funds
Gross Regional Product (GRP), Gross domestic expenditure for R&D and regional research intensities 2019
Regional research intensities in percentage of the GRP 2007-2019

Higher education sector

Higher education sector: R&D personnel in headcounts and full-time equivalents 2019 by fields of science and occupation
Higher education sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of cost
Higher education sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of research
Higher education sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and sources of funds

Universities (Part of the higher education sector)

Universities: R&D personnel in headcounts and full-time equivalents 2019 by fields of science and occupation
Universities: R&D personnel 2019 by fields of science and occupation - Distribution of working time with splitted adminsitrative share in percent
Universities: Researchers 2019 by fields of science, gender and age groups
Universities: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of cost
Universities: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of research
Universities: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and sources of funds

Government sector

Government sector: R&D personnel in headcounts and full-time equivalents 2019 by fields of science and occupation
Government sector: R&D personnel in headcounts and full-time equivalents 2019 by legal entities and occupation
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of cost
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by legal entities and types of cost
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of research
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by legal entities and types of research
Government sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and sources of funds
Government sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by legal entities and sources of funds

Private non-profit sector

Private non-profit sector: R&D personnel in headcounts and full-time equivalents 2019 by fields of science and occupation
Private non-profit sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of cost
Private non-profit sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and types of research
Private non-profit sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by fields of science and sources of funds

Business enterprise sector

Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel 2019 by industries, size classes and occupation
Business enterprise sector: Researchers 2019 by industries, education and gender
Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel and R&D expenditures 2019 by regions
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by industries, size classes and types of cost
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by industries and types of research
Business enterprise sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by industries and sources of funds
Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel 2019 by industries, size classes, occupation and gender
Business enterprise sector: R&D expenditures and R&D personnel in the ICT sector 2019
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2011-2019 by industries
Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel 2011-2019 by industries
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2019 by industries, size classes and socio-economic objectives
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures for extramural R&D to domestic institutions and institutions abroad 2019 by industries


Guglgasse 13, A-1110 Vienna 
Tel.: +43 1 71128-7070 
Fax: +43 1 71128-7728 
info@statistik.gv.at 
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9.00 am - 4.00 pm