Management of the holdings

Male farm managers

Share: 65 %
Sunk vs. 2010

Female farm managers

Share: 35 %
Gone up vs. 2010

Managers with agricultural and forestry training

68 317
Share: 44.1 %


In the frame of the Farm Structure Survey, data are collected on the structure of the agricultural and forestry holdings, including on Alpine/Mountain farms and farms in less-favoured areas. For the classification, available administrative data are combined with results from the questionnaires.

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 are used, and complemented with questionnaires.

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

Graphs, Tables, Maps


Farm managers by age class 1999, 2010, 2020 (chart)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Farm structure survey. Compiled on 12 July 2022.

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