The Register-based Census is a complete survey of the entire Austrian population and its characteristics (Population Census), as well as of enterprises and their local units of employment, buildings and dwellings. The information needed is not collected from the citizens themselves, but is taken solely from existing administrative registers.
Censuses are necessary to obtain an accurate overview of the population, the number of buildings, dwellings and local units of employment every ten years. The census results serve as a basis for numerous matters needed by politics, administration, science, media and the population. The population count is very important for the fiscal equalisation between the federal government, the federal provinces and the municipalities, as is the number of citizens for elections.
The census consists of three parts:
Census of Local Units of Employment
- Local units of employment