Your household participates in the SILC survey for the first time?
If your household was selected for SILC, you received a letter with the necessary information. Your interview will take place in person: An interviewer will contact you to schedule an appointment for the survey. The interviewer will come to your home on the agreed date and will fill in the SILC questionnaire on a laptop with each household member (16 years and older). The interviewers employed by Statistics Austria have an ID card with them, which guarantees that they are authorized to conduct the interviews.
If a household member is not at home, a new appointment will be made. If a household member is unable to answer by themselves due to illness, disability or language difficulties, another household member can provide information. An interview in English is also possible.
Your household had already participated in the SILC survey last year?
Your household will participate for a total of four consecutive years. Starting with the second participation, your household can choose between a face-to-face, a telephone or an online interview. Statistics Austria tries to accommodate this request, but for organizational reasons cannot guarantee that every household will receive the preferred interview mode.
In the following years, the interview is similar to the first survey year, only a few questions differ. Please understand that your information is required even when nothing has changed in your case.
Your contact information has changed?
If the home address, telephone number or e-mail address of your household or individual household members have changed, please let us know. Either by telephone +43 1 711 28-8338 (Mon-Fri 9 AM to 3 PM), e-mail (email@example.com) or with this form (German only) by mail (STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Guglgasse 13, 1110 Wien).
Your household participates in the SILC survey by telephone?
Starting in the second survey year, you can choose to be interviewed by telephone. Your household will again be contacted by an interviewer to make an appointment or to start the survey.
The survey will again be conducted with each individual household member (age 16 and older). Children under 16 are not required to complete the questionnaire themselves. This is done by the person who has the most knowledge about the children. In addition, the person who knows the most about the household fills out the general household questionnaire.
Your household participates in the SILC online survey?
From the second survey year onwards, your household can also opt for an online survey. The access data is sent directly to the household by letter and is valid for all household members. You can access the questionnaire here: www.statistik.at/onlinebefragung.
The survey procedure is the same as in the previous year: Each household member aged 16 and over fills in their own questionnaire. Children under 16 do not have to fill out the questionnaire themselves. This is done by the person who has the most knowledge about the children. In addition, the person who knows the most about the household fills out the general household questionnaire.
You cannot find your access data? Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +43 1 711 28-8991 (Mon - Fri 9 AM to 3 PM)
Details, tips and filling-in assistance can be found in this document:
What will your household receive as a thank you for participating?
After completing all questionnaires, your household will receive a 20-euro shopping voucher per year. You can redeem this voucher in many stores and restaurants. Or you can decide to make a donation: Statistics Austria will forward 20 euros as a donation to the nature conservation project "Alpenmoore" for your participation. If you would like to learn more about the nature conservation project of Österreichische Bundesforste AG (Austrian Federal Forests), you will find detailed information in the project description (German only).