Land use

Utilised agricultural area

2 602.7 thousand ha
Sunk vs. 2010

Utilised forestry area

3 413.6 thousand ha
Gone up vs. 2010

Arable land area

1 322.9 thousand ha
Sunk vs. 2010


In the frame of the Farm Structure Survey, data are collected on the structure of the agricultural and forestry holdings, including the land use (arable land, permanent crops, permanent grassland, non-agricultural land use).

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


Land use 1995, 1999, 2010 and 2020 (chart)

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

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