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Social impact of crisis

Perceived Increase of Household Income
4th quarter 2023
19 %
Sunk - 1.2 %-points to previous quarter
Perceived Decrease of Household Income
4th quarter 2023
28 %
Sunk - 2.4 %-points to previous quarter
Expected housing arrears
4th quarter 2023
1 108 000
Sunk - 130 000 persons to previous quarter

Since the end of 2021, quarterly data on income changes and subjective perceptions of financial situation and personal well-being are being collected in order to monitor crisis impacts in a timely manner. The main EU-indicators are the share of 18-74 year-olds whose household income has changed in the last twelve months according to their own assessment, as well as the share of the population that has difficulties making ends meet with their current income. With additional indicators such as consumption restrictions (deprivation), housing cost burden, payment difficulties, etc., effects of the Corona crisis (or the currently very high inflation) on the quality of life of different population groups can be observed.

Between 2021 and 2023 Austria carried out the project with ten other EU countries and was financially supported by Eurostat and the Ministry of Social Affairs. From 2024, "How we are today" will be fully funded by the Ministry of Social Affairs.

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The indicators on the risk of poverty or social exclusion calculated according to the EU's Europe 2030-Strategy are based on EU-SILC and can be found on the page on Poverty.

Q: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Survey of the social consequences of the crisis ("SILCexpress: How we are today"). Data version 20.03.2024. Created on 26.03.2024.

Date Title PDF download
2024-03-26 file Perceived income losses in the fourth quarter of 2023 lower than in the previous year
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2023-12-20 file Housing costs remain a high burden for one fifth
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2023-10-03 file Less perceived income losses in Q2/2023 than in previous year
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2023-06-29 file Perceived and expected income losses in first quarter of 2023 lower than in previous quarter
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2023-05-04 file Income gains and losses increase year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022
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2023-01-20 file More than half of the population plan to spend less on major purchases in the future
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2022-10-12 file More than one third of the population lost some income in the past twelve months
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2022-07-05 file High income dynamics in the 1st quarter 2022
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2024-12-18 calendar-alt Social impact of crisis 3rd Quarter 2024
Population and society / Income and living conditions / Social impact of crisis
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2024-10-03 calendar-alt Social impact of crisis 2nd Quarter 2024
Population and society / Income and living conditions / Social impact of crisis
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2024-06-27 calendar-alt Social impact of crisis 1st Quarter 2024
Population and society / Income and living conditions / Social impact of crisis
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