Data on the economic and social impact of the corona pandemic

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Reliable information, as provided by official statistics, is particularly important in the current situation. On this dedicated page, you will find a continuously updated collection of current results and infographics that illustrate the social and economic situation in Austria.

COVID-19 prevalence studies

COVID-19 prevalence study April 2020

COVID-19 prevalence study: maximum 0.15% of Austrian population infected with SARS-CoV-2 (press release)

SARS-CoV-2 infected people 21 –24 April 2020 (infographic, only available in German)

Well-being and fears of the population in the Corona crisis (infographic, only available in German)

Report COVID-19 prevalence study April 2020 (PDF 3 MB, only available in German)

COVID-19 prevalence study May 2020

COVID-19 prevalence in May 2020 low, work situation of employed persons normalises (press release)

Report COVID-19 prevalence study May 2020 (PDF, 402 KB, only available in German)

COVID-19 prevalence and antibodies study November 2020

More than half of the SARS-CoV-2 infections shortly before the second lockdown were unreported cases (press release)

COVID-19 Infections (infographic, only available in German)

4.7% of the Austrian population had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in mid/end October (press release)

Report COVID-19 prevalence and antibodies study November 2020 (PDF 543 KB, only available in German)

Presentation of the press conference from 11 December 2020 (PDF 1,6 MB, only available in German)

Population

Persons aged 65 and over

Population aged 65 years and older by municipalities (STATatlas)

Average Age by Municipalities (STATatlas)

Population by age and sex (webpage)

Care services

153 200 persons cared for at home, 96 500 in nursing homes in 2019 (press release)

Federal long-term care allowance 2020 (XSLX, in German)

Persons living in retirement homes by sex and age (2018) (infographics, only available in German)

Living arrangements

Single-parent households (German press release; table 1)

Living arrangements 2020: One third of population aged 65 and older lives alone (press release)

Families by type of family and number of children (XSLX, in German)

Average household size (XSLX)

People aged 65 and older living alone (infographics, only available in German)

Households, Living arrangements and Families 1985 - 2020 (infographics, only available in German)

Weekly deaths

Deaths 2000 to 2020 by calendar weeks (infographics 10.9.2020, only available in German)

Deaths in Austria since 2000 by calendar week (Open Data)

Deaths in Austria since 2000 by calendar week (interactive web application)

People died with main residence in homes for the elderly and disabled (XLSX, table only available in German)

Deaths 2000 to 2020 by calendar weeks (infographics, update 20.05.2021, only available in German)

Approximately 7% of all deaths in 2020 due to COVID-19 (press release)

Number of deaths continues to decrease (press release 27 May 2021, deaths calendar week 19)

Number of deaths fluctuates since mid-May (press release)

Births and deaths

Births and deaths in 2020: 7 024 more deaths than births (press release)

Immigration ensured population growth in 2020 despite high number of deaths (press release)

Live birth 2020: 30.1% were caesareans; 7.0% born preterm (press release)

Marriages, divorces, registrations and dissolutions of registered partnerships

39 478 marriages in 2020, 611 by same-sex couples (press release)

Fewer marriages and divorces in 2020 (press release)

Health

About 4% of deaths in March and April 2020 due to COVID-19 (press release)

Approximately 7% of all deaths in 2020 due to COVID-19 (press release)

Intensive care beds per 100 000 of the population (infographics, only available in German)

Vaccination readiness of the Austrian population (infographics, only available in German)

Economic Monitor

World Statistics Day 2020: new Economic Monitor provides overview of economic development in Austria (press release)

Economic Monitor (interactive tool)

Labour market

Labour market data March 2020 (press release)

Labour market data April 2020 (press release)

Labour market data May 2020 (press release)

Labour market data June 2020 (press release)

Austrian labour market during the corona crisis: 3% fewer employees in the second quarter 2020, working hours gradually normalising in June (press release)

Austrian labour market during the corona crisis: number of people in employment has recovered significantly in the third quarter of 2020, unemployment remains high (press release)

Austrian labour market in corona year 2020: 1.3% fewer employed, 19.0% more unemployed persons (pres release)

First effects of the corona crisis on the labour market (report, only available in German)

Women and men in systemically relevant occupations and their income (infographics, only available in German)

Weekly working time in April 2020 (infographics, only available in German)

102 600 job vacancies on average in Austria in 2020; 20% fewer than in 2019 (press release)

Austrian labour market during first quarter of 2021: still clearly marked by the Corona pandemic (press release)

Education

Child care facilities (webpage)

Number of children in child care facilities (infographics, only available in German)

School attendance (webpage)

Pupils in transfer classes (infographics, only available in German)

Pupils in their last year of high school (infographics, only available in German)

University students (webpage)

Social Statistics

2.7% of the Austrian population were severely materially deprived in 2020; COVID-19 pandemic caused a rise in financial worries (press release)

Expenditure on social protection amounted to €130 bn or 34.4% of GDP in 2020 (press release)

Household Budget Survey 2019/20

Monthly expenditures per household €3 250 (press release)

Housing

Average Real Estate Prices for the year 2020 (press release)

Information and communication technology (ICT)

Corona crisis boosts Internet telephony (press release)

More and more enterprises use cloud services (press release)

Gross domestic product (GDP) 

Austrian economy dropped by 12.1% in the second quarter of 2020, growth in 2019 at 1.4% (press release)

Economy grew by 12% in third quarter of 2020 compared to previous quarter (press release)

Drop of 5.7% in Austrian GDP in 4th quarter 2020, decline of 6.6% in 2020 (press release)

Public finance

Quarterly government debt at the end of March 2020 rose by €8.7 bn compared to the end of 2019 (press release)

Public Finances at mid-year 2020: government deficit at 9.4% of GDP, government debt at 82.6% (press release)

Government debt amounted to €300.2 bn or 79.1% of GDP at the end of September 2020 (press release)

Public Finances 2020: government deficit at 8.9% of GDP, government debt at 83.9% (press release)

Quarterly government debt at the end of March 2021: €326.9 bn or 87.4% of GDP (press release)

Tourism

Decreases in current tourism winter season 2019/20 due to lockdown in March (press release)

Austrian summer tourism largely depends on German and Austrian guests (press release)

Tourism March 2020 vs. March 2019 (infographics, only available in German)

Tourism summer season 2020 started in May with a 90% decrease in overnight stays compared to the same month last year (press release)

Tourism summer season 2020: number of nights spent in June decreased by 59% (press release)

Half time tourism summer season 2020: 21.5 million nights spent (-44.6%); resident guests cushion decline in July (-17.4%) significantly (press release)

Nights spent in August 2020 down by 11.2% year on year; nearly a quarter more nights spent by resident guests (press release)

Holiday trips of Austrians dropped by almost half in the first six months of 2020 (press release)

14% fewer nights spent in September 2020 despite an increase in resident guests; nights spent in the current summer season 2020 almost a third below the previous year's level (press release)

Tourism summer season 2020: one third fewer nights spent than in the previous season; nights spent by domestic guests at a high level (press release)

Austrian winter tourism largely depends on German and Austrian guests; Tyrol and Salzburg are most popular destinations (press release)

Travel habits summer 2020: less holiday trips abroad, Austria remains popular; every fourth holiday trip led to friends or relatives (press release)

Tourism winter season 2020/21 started with a sharp decrease of 80% in nights spent (press release)

Sharp decline in bed occupancy in the tourism year 2019/20 (press release)

Nights spent in 2020 dropped below the 100 million mark; number of guests almost halved (press release)

Current tourism winter season 2020/21: closures of accommodation establishments led to a decrease in nights spent of 92.3% to 2.6 million (press release)

Current tourism winter season 2020/21: almost total loss of nights spent (press release)

2020/21 winter tourism season continues to stagnate (press release)

Holiday trips declined by almost the half in 2020; declines related to holiday trips abroad significantly higher than for domestic trips (press release)

Tourism winter season 2020/21 registered a decrease in nights spent of 90,7% to 5.57 million (press release)

Summer holiday trips 2019-2021: domestic holiday trips and trips to Italy popular (press release)

Tourism summer season 2021 starts with strong increase in overnight stays compared to May 2020, but far below pre-crisis level (press release)

Retail trade

Retail sales: March 2020 vs. March 2019 (infographics, only available in German)

Turnover of Austrian retail trade decreased by 12.9% in March 2020; -29.0% in the non-food area (press release)

Decline in turnover for service enterprises (-5.5%) and trade (-4.1%) in the first quarter of 2020 (press release)

Turnover in Austrian retail sector decreased by 1.9% in the first half of 2020 (press release)

Considerable decrease of turnover in services by 27.9% in the second quarter of 2020 (press release)

Hours worked in trade and services decreased in the first half of 2020 (press release)

Turnover in Austrian retail trade increased by 0.4% in the first nine months of 2020 (press release)

Turnover of service and trade enterprises decreased in the first three quarters of 2020 (press release)

Austrian retail trade 2020: food retail turnover increased, non-food retail decreased partly significantly (press release)

Austria's service and trade enterprises with significant turnover losses in 2020 (press release)

Number of persons employed in trade and in services decreased in 2020 (press release)

Turnover of Austrian retail trade increased by 23.6% in March 2021 (press release)

Historic 24.0% drop in turnover for service enterprises in the first quarter of 2021 (press release)

Prices

Consumer Prices

Inflation decreased to 1.5% in April 2020 (HICP: 1.5%) (press release)

Inflation decreased to 0.7% in May 2020 (HICP: 0.6%) (press release)

Inflation increased to 1.1% in June 2020 (HICP: 1.1%) (press release)

Inflation increased to 1.7% in July 2020 (HICP: 1.8%) (press release)

Inflation decreased to 1.4% in August 2020 (HICP: 1.4%) (press release)

Inflation increased to 1.5% in September 2020 (HICP: 1.3%) (press release)

Inflation decreased to 1.3% in October 2020 (HICP: 1.1%) (press release)

Inflation remains at 1.3% in November 2020 (HICP: 1.1%) (press release)

Inflation decreased to 1.2% in December 2020 (HICP: 1.0%) (press release)

Average annual inflation rate of consumer prices at +1.4% in 2020 (HICP: 1.4%) (press release)

Inflation decreased to 0.8% in January 2021 (HICP: 1.0%) (press release)

Inflation increased to 1.2% in February 2021 (HICP: 1.4%) (press release)

Inflation in March 2021 expected at 2.0% according to flash estimate (press release)

Inflation increased to 2.0% in March 2021 (HICP: 2.0%) (press release)

Inflation in April 2021 expected at 1.9% according to flash estimate (press release)

Inflation in May 2021 expected at 2.8% according to flash estimate (press release)

Inflation increased to 2.8% in May 2021 (HICP: 3.0%) (press release)

Inflation in June 2021 expected at 2.7% according to flash estimate (press release)

Inflation remains at 2.8% in June 2021 (HICP: 2.8%) (press release)

Wholesale prices

Wholesale price index decreased by 6.9% in April 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 7.9% in May 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 5.1% in June 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 4.6% in July 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 4.0% in August 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 5.0% in September 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 4.1% in October 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 3.8% in November 2020 (press release)

Wholesale prices in 2020 on average 4.1% lower than in 2019 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 0.1% in January 2021 (press release)

Wholesale price index increased by 2.2% in February 2021 (press release)

Wholesale price index increased by 6.9% in March 2021 (press release)

Wholesale price index increased by 8.7% in April 2021 (press release)

Wholesale price index increased by 10.9% in May 2021 (press release)

Wholesale price index increased by 11.2% in June 2021 (press release)

Industrial producer prices

Industrial producer prices fell by 2.4% in April 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices went down by 2.7% in May 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices declined by 2.1% in June 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices fell by 2.1% in July 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices fell by 1.9% in August 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices declined by 1.8% in September 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices decreased by 1.5% in October 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices fell by 1.4% in November 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices decreased by 1.6% in 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices fell by 0.3% in January 2021 (press release)

Industrial producer prices increased by 0.9% in February 2021 (press release)

Industrial producer prices rose by 2.8% in March 2021 (press release)

Industrial producer prices went up by 4.6% in April 2021 (press release)

Industrial producer prices increased by 6.0% in May 2021 (press release)

House Price Index

House Price Index rose by 7.6% in 2020 (press release)

House Price Index 2020 (infographics, only available in German)

Foreign trade

Foreign trade January to February 2020: decrease in imports (-6.3%) and exports (-4.9%) (press release)

Foreign trade January to March 2020: decrease in imports (-6.8%) and exports (-5.0%) (press release)

Foreign trade January to April 2020: decrease in imports (-11.3%) and exports (-9.3%) (press release)

Foreign trade January to May 2020: decrease in imports (-14.3%) and exports (-12.9%) (press release)

Foreign trade shows first possible signs of recovery: imports and exports in June 2020 each sunk by around 5% (press release)

Foreign trade July 2020: exports declined by 6.1%, imports by 15.5% (press release)

Foreign trade in August 2020 still restrained: imports declined by 5.6%, exports by 7.2% (press release)

Foreign trade in September 2020: imports declined by 3.3%, exports stagnated at +0.1% (press release)

Foreign trade in October 2020: imports declined by 6.0%, exports by 10.7% (press release)

Foreign trade in November 2020: imports slightly increased by 0.05%, exports rose by 1.8% (press release)

Foreign trade 2020: significant declines in imports (-8.6%) and exports (-7.5%) (press release)

Foreign trade January 2021: sharp decline in imports (-10.4%) and exports (-9.5%) (press release)

Foreign trade in February 2021: increase in imports (+3.7%) and exports (+3.1%) (press release)

Foreign trade in March 2021: significant increase in imports (+23.7%) and exports (+16.8%) (press release)

Foreign trade 2020 (final results): sharp decline in imports (-8.5%) and exports (-7.1%); in spite of Corona pandemic foreign trade volume of over €140 bn (press release)

Foreign trade in April 2021: significant increase in imports (+44.9%) and exports (+37.7%) in comparison to the weak results in April 2020 (press release)

Regional foreign trade

Regional foreign trade first half year 2020: most Austrian federal states with strong declines (press release)

Regional foreign trade year 2020: most Austrian federal states with declines (press release)

Industry and Construction

Short term statistics – industry and construction

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020; construction +3.4% (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 25.6% in April 2020; January to April 2020 -11.6% (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 23.5% in May 2020; January to May 2020 -14.0% (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 7.3% in June 2020; flash estimates for August 2020 show further year-on-year declines in industry (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 5.8% in July 2020; flash estimates for September 2020 show a slightly year-on-year increase in industry and construction (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 5.5% in August 2020; January to August 2020 -11.1%; flash estimates for October 2020 show year-on-year decrease in industry (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 0.9% in September 2020; January to September 2020: 9.7%; flash estimates for November 2020 show slight year-on-year increases (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 8.8% in the period January to October 2020; flash estimates shows partial recovery in industry and construction for December 2020 (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 3.5% in November 2020; but 7.7% decline in turnover from January to November 2020, turnover decrease also expected for January 2021 (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 2.0% in December 2020; decline in turnover in whole year 2020; turnover recovery for February 2021 (press release)

Strong turnover recovery in industry and construction (+27.6%) for March 2021; turnover still decreased by 3.4% in January 2021 (press release)

Strong turnover recovery in industry and construction (+46.0%) for April 2021; turnover increased by 7.2% in February 2021 (press release)

Strong recovery of turnover in industry and construction (+38,6%) for May 2021; turnover increased by 5.0% compared to May 2019 (press release)

Production index

Production index in April 2020 decreased by 21.4% compared to April 2019 (press release)

Production index in May 2020 fell by 13.5% compared to May 2019 (press release)

Production index declined by 10.3% in June 2020 (press release)

Production index in July 2020 declined by 4.4% compared to July 2019 (press release)

Production index in August 2020 declined by 3.3% compared to August 2019 (press release)

Production index in September 2020 decreased by 1.4% compared to September 2019 (press release)

Production index in October 2020 decreased by 0.6% compared to October 2019 (press release)

Production index increased by 0.1% in November 2020 (press release)

Production index declined by 5.1% in December 2020 (press release)

Production index declined by 3.8% in January 2021 (press release)

Production index in February 2021 increased by 1.9% (press release)

Production index in March 2021 increased by 12.7% (press release)

Production index increased by 35,9% in April 2021 (press release)

Production index in May 2021: +23.4% compared to May 2020 (press release)

Construction costs

Construction costs for roads and bridges again decreased in April 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs in almost all construction branches in May 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for almost all construction branches in June 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for road and bridge construction in July 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for road and bridge construction in August 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for road and bridge construction in September 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for road and bridge construction in October 2020 (press release)

Increasing costs in almost all construction branches in November 2020 (press release)

Increasing costs in almost all construction branches in December 2020 (press release)

Increasing costs in all construction branches in January 2021 (press release)

Increasing costs in all construction branches in February 2021 (press release)

Increasing costs in all construction branches in March 2021 (press release)

Construction costs continue to rise in April 2021 (press release)

Construction costs continue to rise in May 2021 (press release)

Construction costs continue to rise in June 2021 (press release)

Construction output price index

Construction output price index second quarter 2020: increasing prices in all construction branches (press release)

Construction prices increased in all construction branches in the third quarter of 2020 (press release)

Increase of prices for all construction branches in 2020 (press release)

Increasing costs in all construction branches in January 2021 (press release)

Construction prices increased in all construction branches in the first quarter of 2021 (press release)

Enterprises

Bankruptcies decreased by 23% in the first half of 2020 (press release)

Bankruptcies decreased again sharply in the first quarter of 2021; registrations increased slightly (press release)

Agriculture

Agricultural income 2020 according to preliminary estimates above previous year's level (press release)

Crop production continues to decline in the 2019/20 agricultural year (press release)

Transport

Aviation

Commercial aviation 2019: passenger volume increased by 14.1% compared to 2018 (press release)

Interactive map on commercial aviation (STATatlas)

Nearly 80% less airline passengers in July and August 2020 (press release)

Passenger volume in commercial aviation declined by 74.4% in 2020 (press release)

Passenger cars - new registrations

New passenger car registrations decreased by more than one third in the first half-year 2020 (press release)

New passenger car registrations decreased by one fourth in 2020; two-wheelers and passenger cars with alternative drive systems showed significant increases (press release)

New passenger car registrations increased by 16.2% in the first quarter of 2021; March results almost reach pre-Corona level (press release)

Passenger car one-day registrations increased by about one fifth in the 1st quarter of 2021 (press release)

New passenger car registrations nearly doubled in April 2021; alternative powered passenger cars are significantly increasing (press release)

New passenger car registrations rose by 11.3% in May 2021; alternative drives clearly on the rise (press release)

One fifth more new passenger car registrations in the 1st half of 2021, but still about one fourth less than in 2019 (press release)

Passenger car one-day registrations increased by one fourth in 1st half of 2021; still well below 2019 level (press release)

Passenger cars – used registrations

Registrations of used passenger cars decreased by 11.5% in the first half year of 2020 (press release)

Used passenger car registrations declined by 4.0% from January to September 2020 (press release)

About one forth more used passenger cars in first quarter 2021; registrations of used two-wheelers also recorded significant increases (press release)

By one sixth more used passenger cars in first half of 2021 (press release)

Stock of motor vehicles

7 million mark for motor vehicles exceeded for the first time in 2020; number of passenger cars increased to 5.1 million (press release)

Road freight transport

Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises declined by 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2020 (press release)

Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises increased by 18.1% in the first quarter of 2021 (press release)

Transport volume of Austrian enterprises in road freight transport decreased by 6.6% to 375.6 million tonnes in 2020

Freight transport on rail and Danube

Transport volume by rail fell by almost 20% in the second quarter of 2020; transport volume on the Danube decreased only slightly (press release)

Freight transport volume on the river Danube decreased by 3.1% in 2020 (press release)

Transport volume by rail decreased by 4.9% in 2020 (press release)

Road traffic accidents

One in three road deaths in the first half of 2020 due to inappropriate speed; more cyclists involved in accidents (press release)

Increase in road traffic accidents in the 3rd quarter 2020; highest number of seriously injured persons in the last 25 years (press release)

Fewer deaths and injuries in road accidents in 2020; inappropriate speed number one cause of fatal accidents (press release)

139 fatalities in single-vehicle accidents in 2020; two thirds of all single-vehicle accidents caused by drivers of single-track vehicles (press release)

Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indicators

Corona crisis affects Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) differently (press release)

How's Austria?

"How's Austria?": life satisfaction in 2019 remained high, material wealth has increased significantly, but so have emissions and resource consumption; study offers first outlook on the impact of the Corona crisis (press release)

How are the European economies recovering?

European Statistical Recovery Dashboard (linked to Eurostat)