There was an average of 3.7 jobs which were created (for self-employed persons and employees). Most jobs per employer enterprise birth were recorded in the activities "Manufacturing" (5.9) and "Mining and quarrying" (5.6).
The highest employer enterprise birth rates for the reference year
2012 were found for the activities “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning
supply" (12.9%), “Human health and social work activities”
(10.0%) and “Professional, scientific and technical activities”
(9.2%). The lowest employer enterprise birth rates were recorded in
the activities ” Mining and quarrying” (4.2%) and “Education”
(3.6%). In absolute counts the
economic sectors "Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles
The results by legal form show that around two thirds of employer enterprises (66.1%) were created in 2012 as a sole proprietor. 19.1% of employer enterprises were formed as a limited liability company and 14.3% as partnerships or other legal forms. Most jobs on average per enterprise were created by partnerships and other legal forms (5.6).
Regarding to the employment size classes it can be found that nearly 90% of the new employer enterprises had 1 to 4 employees. The remaining percent accounted for the size classes 5 to 9 employees (7.5%) and 10 and more employees (3.5%). The count for the active employer enterprises is also highest for the enterprises with 1 to 4 employees (65.8%).
The results according to provinces show that the employer enterprise birth rates were highest in Tyrol (8.9%), Vienna (8.1%) as well as Carinthia (8.0%) and Lower Austria (7.9%). They were below the average in Vorarlberg (6.1%), Upper Austria (7.3%), Salzburg (7.3%).
In 2012, 66.5% of the employer enterprises (sole proprietorships only) were created by men. However, the female employer enterprise birth rate (9.2%) was higher than the male one (8.6%).
The absolute employer enterprise birth counts over the time period from
2004 to 2012 were not subject of large fluctuations; the number of new
employer enterprises declined by 10.7%. The fewest employer enterprise
births were recorded in 2009 and 2010
An evaluation of the development by legal form illustrates that employer enterprises created as
sole proprietorships declined over this time period
Observing the trends by employee size class it is shown that employer enterprise births
with between 1 and 4 or 5 and 9 employees slightly decreased over time
(both 10%), whereas those that had from 10 and more employees fall by
Compared to other provinces, Carinthia
The results by gender (sole proprietorships only) show that the number of newly created sole proprietorships owned by men decreased by 10.6%. In contrast, those created by women decreased just by 4.9%.
|Employer enterprise births 2004-2012|
|Employer enterprise births 2004-2012 by employee size class|
|Employer enterprise births 2004-2012 by legal form|
|Employer enterprise births 2004-2012 by provinces|
|Employer enterprise births 2004-2012 by gender of the sole proprietor|
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