As of 1 April 2023, a Farm Structure Survey (FSS) will be carried out throughout Austria as a sample survey with an integrated survey on commercial fruit plantations. About 35 000 agricultural and forestry holdings that meet at least one of the survey thresholds listed below were selected. All farms with orchards (commercial fruit growing) are included in the sample.
At the end of March, the participating farms receive a letter from Statistics Austria with information on the survey and personal access data. The survey is carried out online using an electronic questionnaire (eQuest web questionnaire).