There was an average of 3.5 jobs which were created (for self-employed persons and employees). Most jobs per employer enterprise birth were recorded in the activities “Accommodation and food service activities” and “Administrative and support service activities” (4.6 each), “Transportation and storage” (4.2) as well as “Construction” (4.0).
The highest employer enterprise birth rates for the reference year
2017 were found for the activities “Arts, entertainment and recreation” (11.7%),
“Administrative and support service activities” (11.1%), “Transportation
and storage” (10.6) and “Education” (10.4%).The lowest employer
enterprise birth rates were recorded in the activities “Mining and
quarrying” (2.5%), “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and
remediation activities” (3.3%), “Manufacturing” (4.6%) and “Electricity,
gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (5.6%). In absolute counts the economic sectors “Wholesale and retail trade”
The results by legal form show that 62.3% of employer enterprises were created in 2017 as a sole proprietor. 25.4% of employer enterprises were formed as a limited liability company and 12.3% as partnerships or other legal forms. Most jobs on average per enterprise were created by partnerships or other legal forms (4.3).
Regarding to the employment size classes it can be found that most of the new employer enterprises had 1 to 4 employees (86.4%). The remaining percent accounted for the size classes 5 to 9 employees (10.2%) and 10 or more employees (3.4%).
The results according to provinces show that the employer enterprise birth rates were highest in Vienna (10.7%), Carinthia (8.5%) as well as in Lower Austria (8.1%) and Burgenland (8.0%). They were below the average for example in Vorarlberg (7.1%), Tyrol (7.2%), Salzburg (7.4%) and Upper Austria (7.7%).
In 2017, around two thirds (66.2%) of the employer enterprises (sole proprietorships only) were created by men. However, the female employer enterprise birth rate (10.9%) was higher than the male one (9.1%).
The absolute employer enterprise birth counts over the time period from
2007 to 2017 were not subject of large fluctuations; the number of new
employer enterprises decreased by 5.7%. The highest number of employer
enterprise births was recorded in 2011
The numbers of enterprise deaths for the last two reporting years (here: 2016 and 2017) and those for enterprise births, active enterprises and survival for the most recent reporting year (here: 2017) are provisional.
Since 2015 a revised method to produce employer business demography statistics was used. The data were recalculated with the new method back to reporting year 2007. For enterprise deaths the recalculation of the new methodology for the years 2007 to 2009 was ex post only possible in a limited way. That is why there is a break in time series for the year 2010.
|Employer enterprise births 2007-2017|
|Employer enterprise births 2007-2017 by legal forms (grouped)|
|Employer enterprise births 2007-2017 by employee size classes|
|Employer enterprise births 2007-2017 by provinces|
|Employer enterprise births 2007-2017 by gender of the sole proprietor|
|Employer enterprise births 2007-2017 by NUTS3 region|
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