Livestock (FSS)

Farms with livestock

82 001
Sunk vs. 2010

Livestock unit (LSU) in total

2.3 mn heads
Sunk vs. 2010

Average livestock units per farm

Gone up vs. 2010


In the frame of the Farm Structure Survey, data are collected on the structure of the agricultural and forestry holdings, including data on the livestock in holdings that are producing animals and their structure. Additionally, calculations according to livestock units are available.

According to EU-legislation, a census is conducted every ten years, with sample surveys in three-year or four-year intervals in between. All agricultural and forestry holdings which meet the minimum requirements set out in the legislation are required to take part. Relevant available administrative data sources (the Integrated Administration and Control System, the central cattla database, the Consumer Health Information System) are used and complemented with questionnaires.

For the census, regional data are available - partially at the municipality level. In sample survey years, the smallest geographical unit available is that of the federal province.

Graphs, Tables, Maps


Average livestock units per farm 1999, 2010 and 2020

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Farm structure Survey 2020. Compiled on 12 July 2020.

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