Statistische Nachrichten - Summaries December2020
- Statistische Nachrichten in the year 2020
- Labour Market Dynamics 2019
- 2020 Population Projection for Austria
- How healthy is the Austrian population?
- CPI of October 2020
- Internet and Social Media 2019
Statistische Nachrichten in the year 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic it was a very difficult year and we are happy, that ist was possible to publish all issues on time. We hope that refereeing will continue in 2021 as we were used to before. As many of our subscribers are currently working from home Statistics Austria decided to make the some issues available as a free download.
Labour Market Dynamics 2019
Quarter-to-quarter transitions using the Microcensus Labour Force Survey longitudinal data
Usually analyses and main results of the Austrian
Labour Force Survey (LFS) focus on the cross-sectional dimension, i.e.
quarters or years. The analyses of quarter-to-quarter dynamics (longitudinal
dimension) open various additional insights into the Austrian labour
market. Instead of changes of aggregates only, e.g. the total numbers
of employed and unemployed persons, changes on the individual levels,
so called “flows”, allow to investigate the dynamics of the labour
market. The 3-by
Overall in 2019 the transitions between the labour market groups followed the usual seasonal patterns. On average, 95.3% of employed persons remained in employment in the following quarter, 1.1% became unemployed and 3.6% inactive. Unemployed people were much more mobile: Only slightly less than half (47.0%) of the unemployed remained unemployed, about one third (30.1%) took up employment and less than a quarter (22.9%) became inactive. However, the transition from the 4th quarter 2019 to the 1st quarter 2020 proved to be exceptional in that there was a sharp decline in employment. This flow can be traced back to the lockdown due to the corona virus in the last two weeks of the 1st quarter 2020.
2020 Population Projection for Austria
… and the Provinces till 2080 (2100) – Generation of Projections 2019
The Austrian population will increase to 9.45 million
people until 2040
Children and youngsters under 20 years are projected to account for a smaller proportion of the total population, namely 18.6% in 2080 as compared to 19.3% in 2019. The majority of the provinces will follow this trend, except Vienna, where rising proportions are expected. As the “baby-boom generation” (those born between 1955 and 1970) will reach retirement age after 2020, the size of the elderly population (ages 65 and over) is projected to increase in all nine provinces. Thus for Austria as a whole, the proportion of the elderly population will grow from 18.9% cent in 2019 to 29.3% by 2080. By then, Burgenland (35%) as well as Carinthia (33%) are expected to remain the “oldest” regions while the western part of Austria together with Vienna will still rank as the “youngest” regions. Vienna will hold a share of 25% elderly people by 2080. The average age of Austria’s population will significantly increase over the next decades from 42.9 (2019) to 47.5 years (2080).
In 2019 about 1.75 million foreign-born people lived
in Austria. This averages 20% of the total population. The number of
this population group will rise to 2.23 million
How healthy is the Austrian population?
Results of the Austrian Health Survey 2019
On behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Federal Health Agency a Health Interview Survey was carried out by Statistics Austria. The field phase lasted from October 2018 till September 2019. 15 471 randomly selected persons aged 15 years and more in private households were asked about their health status, about health determinants and health care. 75.7% of males and 73.3% of females consider their state of health as good or very good. About two thirds of the Austrian population (2.5 million women and 2.4 million men) suffer from at least one chronic disease or health problem. Chronic health problems in the back bone are reported most frequently – about one fourth of all Austrians (about 1.9 million) are afflicted with this health problem. 1.7 million report an allergy, 1.6 million a hypertension.
CPI of October 2020
The inflation rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI,
base year 2015) in October 2020 was 1.3% (September 2020: revised 1.4%).
Housing, water and energy
The measures to contain COVID
European comparison of usage in enterprises and households
In 2019, two out of three enterprises (68%) in the
EU provided to their persons employed portable devices that enable access
to the internet via mobile phone networks, e.g. UMTS, HSPA, 4G/LTE or
5G. The share of persons employed using such devices was 28% EU-wide.
Austria reported results each above the EU
While providing portable devices enabling internet
access through mobile phone networks was largely influenced by the size
of the enterprise (10 to 49 persons employed: 64%; 50 to 249 persons
employed: 84%; 250 and more persons employed: 95%), the share of persons
employed was quite high in small enterprises, too. In the EU
The use of social networks in the corporate sector has increased sharply over the past five years. Their spread increased across the EU by 55% between 2014 (33%) and 2019 (51%). Austria was roughly in line with the EU average. The use of social networks increased from 36% to 55% in the period in question, which corresponds to an increase rate of 53%.
Digitalization is also advancing more and more in
private life. Private internet use has increased by 12% across the EU.
In 2019, an EU average of 57% of 16 to 74 year olds said they had used social media in the three months prior to the survey. In 2014, the rate was still 46%, which means growth of more than 25%. A very similar development can be observed for Austria. In 2014, 44% of 16- to 74-year-olds in Austria used social media channels. In 2019, it was 56%, which equates to a growth rate of 27%.
Instant messaging services are used across the EU by around two thirds (67%) of 16 to 74 year olds. In Austria, the usage rate was more than ten percentage points higher (77%). This makes Austria one of the European leaders in the use of instant messaging services.
Supplement - Contents of the year 2020
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