The statistical business register (SBR) is at the heart of the production of high quality economic and business statistics. It serves as the data basis for the establishment of a survey frame and the survey population. The statistical business register contributes to an efficient national statistical system and reduces the reporting burden on enterprises. It also serves as an important source of information for statistical analyses of the business population and its demographics.
The main task of the National Statistical Business Register is the systematic, timely collection of information on all economically active units in Austria and organizations of importance for the national accounts. The following unit types are recorded in the SBR: the legal unit, the cost accounting unit, the location, the central reporting unit, the statistical enterprise, the enterprise group, as well as the kind-of-activity unit and the local unit.