Social impact of crisis

Increase of Household Income
3rd quarter 2022
21 %
Gone up + 1.5 %-points to previous quarter
Decrease of Household Income
3rd quarter 2022
36 %
Sunk - 1,2 %-points to previous quarter
Expected housing arrears
3rd quarter 2022
1 916 000
Gone up + 729 000 persons

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 16-69 year-olds whose household income has decreased or increased in the last 12 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. So far, 11 countries are participating in this pilot study. The national survey of the social consequences of the crisis ("SILCexpress: How we are today") is financially supported by Eurostat and the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Website for respondents: here

Q: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Survey of the social consequences of the crisis ("SILCexpress: How we are today"). Data version 6.12.2022

Date PDF download
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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