Information for residents

The Register-based Census Act regulates that in principle, the data for the Census 2021 should exclusively be collected from administrative registers. In contrast to the old Censuses before 2011, there is no need for the residents to fill out forms. There is just one circumstance in which the Register-based Census act, article 5 section 5, allows Statistics Austria to directly contact certain members of the resident population, namely cases of possible discrepancies, who are only recorded in the Central Population register, but have no "life signs" in any other register. Those persons receive so-called "RSb" (certified) letters, asking for clarification if they indeed had their main residence (= centre of his/her vital interests) in Austria on the reference date 31st October 2021. Answering those letters within 14 days is required by law. The "RSb" type of letter is necessary to emphasise the official nature of the enquiry and to obtain information about the method of delivery.

Schreiben und Antwortformular (German)

For fellow citizens whose first language is not German, the main text and the response form of the above-mentioned "RSb" letter are listed here in 16 different languages:

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