General business demography

Enterprise births

2020 (preliminary)
32 773

Enterprise birth rate

2020 (preliminary)
5.7 %
Sunk -0.6 %-points compared to 2019

Enterprise death rate

2020 (preliminary)
5.0 %
Sunk -1.0 %-points compared to 2019


Statistics on business demography include data on births of enterprises, on their survival, on deaths of enterprises, on the population of active enterprises, as well as on the corresponding employment data. The population is formed by enterprises with or without employees. Birth rates, death rates and (five-year) survival rates are important indicators for the development of an economy and the employment, as particularly new enterprises stimulate the economy by creating new jobs.

Legal base is EU regulation on European business statistics and on national level the Unternehmensdemografiestatistik-Verordnung. The business registers of Statistics Austria (Business register for administrative purposes and Business register for statistical purposes) form the central sources. Additionally, tax data, employer and employee's data from the Umbrella Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions, as well as data from the Chamber of Commerce and the Commercial register are used.




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Business demography statistics 2020 by economic activities (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Business demography statistics. Preliminary data. - 1) Without groups 64.2 "Activities of holding companies" and 64.3 "Trusts and funds".

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