Housing conditions

The 2019 annual average of main residence dwellings amounted to 3 949 863. This data is based on the Microcensus Housing Survey and reflects the number of Austrian private households – having risen by about 33 770 compared to the last year.

In 2019 less than half of households were occupied by the owner, another 43% were rented dwellings. Thereof 17% were communal flats, another 39% of flats were let by co-operatives and non-profit buildings organisations, respectively, and the rest of 44% were other, mainly private main residence dwellings. The average living space of all private households stood at 100.0 m2 in 2019. The average number of rooms (including kitchens from four square metres onward) was four rooms per dwelling and 1.8 rooms per person, respectively.

Already 95% of dwellings are among the best equipped dwellings with bathroom or shower, WC and central heating (equipment category A) – compared to 87% in the year 2004. The number of housing units of the category B (with single oven heating) has comparably declined, the share fell to 5%. Dwellings of category C have almost vanished (0.2%), as well as substandard dwellings (equipment category D) with 1%.

Central heating systems represented the dominant type of heating (50%). In 2019, every fourth Austrian household (27%) was connected to long-distance heating (or used block heating), another 13% used single-storey or single-dwelling heating. The percentage of housing units heated by individual ovens and that without any heating, respectively, stood at 5%.

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