Short Term Statistics in Industry and Construction

In 2019 the number of enterprises with reporting obligations was about 10 070 (-0.6 per cent compared to the previous year).

Total response burden increased from 119 540 hours in 2018 to 120 110 hours in the year 2019 (+0.5 per cent).

Development of response burden in the years 2001 to 2019

In the course of 2001 to 2019 response burden could be reduced by about 32 per cent. Starting in the year 2003 the number of entries per enterprise was lowered by incorporation of administrative data sources. For that reason the mean response burden could be reduced considerably.

Usage of reporting devices

The use of electronic reporting devices was especially forced by Statistics Austria in the year 2011. Subsequently the share of paper-questionnaires could be reduced to 11.2 per cent in 2012 and further to 0.6 per cent in 2019. Since 2018 respondents have to report by the electronic web-questionnaire eQuest-Web. However, enterprises are allowed to report on paper in case of missing technical equipment. The increased usage of electronic reporting devices resulted in a reduced mean completion time per questionnaire.