The Census of Local Units of Employment collects data from administrative sources on enterprises and their local units of employment located in Austria as well as their employees (reference date: 31 October every year). It covers all economic activities from sections A to S. The Census of Local Units of Employment does not cover local units of exterritorial entities (such as embassies), private households with employees or landlords/landladies (ÖNACE 68.20-9) that are not included in the Commercial Register. An enterprise is defined as a legal unit producing goods or services. Possible dependencies and interdependencies between enterprises have not been determined.
In contrast to the Register-based Labour Market Statistics that capture only the main activity of Austrian residents, the Census of Local Units of Employment counts every employment relationship. In addition, employees without Austrian residence are included (commuters from abroad).