Private households

Private households

2021
4 019 700
Gone up 0.8 % compared to 2020

Single-person households

2021
1 525 700
Gone up 1.3 % compared to 2020

Average household size

2021
2.19

Description

The term private household is equated with dwelling (household-dwelling concept). This means that all persons (with main residence) in a housing unit form a private household.

Private households can be analysed by size, type and region as well as by demographic characteristics of the household reference person - e.g. age, gender, marital status and migration background.

The results come from the Microcensus Labour Force Survey (LFS) (sample survey) and the Register-based Census / Register-based Labour Market Statistics (RC/RBLMS) (administrative data) and are collected annually. The publication of the Microcensus Labour Force Survey refers to the previous year, that of the Register-based Census / Register-based Labour Market Statistics to the year before that.

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Highlights

Private households by household type 1985 to 2021 (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, until 2003 Microcensus, average of the surveys conducted in March, June, September and December. Households according to the "house keeping-unit"-concept. From 2004 Microcensus Labour Force Survey, annual average across all weeks. Households according to the "household-dwelling"-concept.

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