Enterprises

An enterprise is defined as a legal unit producing goods or services and which has a certain degree of decision-making authority, especially in reference to the financial resources. The enterprise can carry out its economic activity/activities on one or more local units.

The size of an enterprise as measured by the number of persons employed is not relevant regarding the usage of the word enterprise. A tobacconist with just one self-employed person is an enterprise as well as a unit from the production sector with more than 1 000 employees.

Excluded from the census are embassies and other exterritorial units and private households with employees.

Possible dependencies and interdependencies between enterprises (e.g. enterprises functioning as corporate management and enterprises being under common administration) have not been determined.

Data confidentiality for the census of local units of employment 2011 was established according to the Register-based Census Act, Federal Law Gazette I No. 33/2006 - this federal law is not applicable for the census of local units of employment since 2012, because according to this law, the census may only be conducted every 10 years. The results of the census of local units of employment since 2012 are published according to the usual confidentiality rules of Statistics Austria.

Census of Local Units of Employment 2017

Enterprises and employed persons

At the reference date 31st of October 2017 there are 665 447 enterprises in Austria. They employ a total of 4 521 650 persons, 3 932 256 thereof being employees.

Comparing the results for the reference date 31st of October 2017 with the results from 2016 there is a significant rise in the number of enterprises and local units. This is due to better raw data for persons who work as 24 hours care. Those persons mainly work self-employed so they can be found as separate enterprises. 2017 there are 32 587 enterprises with one self-employed and no unemployed person in the economic domain of “Other social work activities without accommodation n.e.c.” (ÖNACE 88.99-0) –this is an increase of 1 608.8% compared to 2016. 28 026 of those enterprises are managed by a person with only a secondary residence in Austria. Thus the number of commuters from abroad increases from 2016 to 2017 as well.

Sole proprietorship

For 31st of October 2017 355 239 Austrian enterprises are led by one person and have no other person employed. This is more than half of all Austrian enterprises. Three out of five enterprises with sole proprietorship are managed by men. Only in the economic domains „Human health and social work activities“ and „Other service activities“ male sole prorietorships are a minority (18.9% respectively 21.1%).

Census of Local Units of Employment 2016

At the reference date 31st of October 2016 there are 624 418 enterprises in Austria. They employ a total of 4 398 908 persons, 3 847 094 thereof being employees.

Census of Local Units of Employment 2015

At the reference date 31st of October 2015 there are 620 471 enterprises in Austria. They employ a total of 4 336 952 persons, 3 784 482 thereof being employees.

Census of Local Units of Employment 2014

At the reference date 31st of October 2014 there are 629 898 enterprises in Austria. They employ a total of 4 299 547 persons, 3 731 515 thereof being employees.

Census of Local Units of Employment 2013

At the reference date 31st of October 2013 there are 616 521 enterprises in Austria. They employ a total of 4 266 021 persons, 3 705 824 thereof being employees.

Census of Local Units of Employment 2012

At the reference date 31st of October 2012 there are 620 523 enterprises in Austria. They employ a total of 4 224 286 persons, 3 673 999 thereof being employees.

Compared to the census of local units of employment 2011, the following changes apply:

  • Due to methodological changes regarding the concepts of the census of local units of employment 2012 there are some changes regarding the allocation of local units in specific NACEs: Starting 2012 all local units of an enterprise which is controlled by a public sector unit (according to ESA) are affiliated to the controlling unit.

Census of Local Units of Employment 2011

In the course of the Register-based Census for the year 2011 the local units are object of the count for the first time since 2001. Due to available data from administrative sources (companies register, tax authority, social security, Austrian Economic Chamber, agriculture and forestry register and associations register) enterprises and their local units can be determined without having to contact the enterprises. All enterprises of the profit-oriented sector are ascertained, as well as non-profit organisations and units from the public authorities. The census of local units of employment 2011 determines for the first time ever units from the agricultural sector and forestry.

Due to the usage of the administrative sources enterprises from “agriculture and forestry” and “public administration” can be determined for the first time. This, and the fact, that small and midget enterprises are captured by using the administrative data must thus be taken into account, when comparing the quantity of enterprises and their persons employed in the year of 2001 with those figures from 2011.

At the reference date 31st of October 2011 there are 622 591 enterprises in Austria. They employ a total of 4 167 164 persons, 3 615 352 thereof being employees.

Census of Local Units of Employment 2017

Enterprises and persons employed 2017 by sector and province

Census of Local Units of Employment 2016

Enterprises and persons employed 2016 by sector and province

Census of Local Units of Employment 2015

Enterprises and persons employed 2015 by sector and province

Census of Local Units of Employment 2014

Enterprises and persons employed 2014 by sector and province

Census of Local Units of Employment 2013

Enterprises and persons employed 2013 by sector and province

Census of Local Units of Employment 2012

Enterprises and persons employed 2012 by sector and province

Census of Local Units of Employment 2011

Enterprises and persons employed 2011 by sector and province


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