Housing

Housing is a basic need and consumes a major part of household income. The housing conditions as well as the housing costs of private households are important aspects of the economic and social situation of a country; moreover, the extent of newly created as well as of already existent housing is a central parameter. The sector Housing comprises statistics based on the Microcensus Housing Survey, on EU-SILC, on the Housing Census as well as on the statistics on building permits and newly constructed buildings.

For the year 2018 the Microcensus Housing Survey, EU-SILC, the House Price Index and the statistics on building permits and newly constructed buildings were combined into the German language publication „Wohnen 2018 – Zahlen, Daten und Indikatoren der Wohnstatistik“ (PDF, 2MB). Latest results of the Microcensus Housing Survey as well as of EU-SILC are accessible from the series of tables „Wohnen 2019“ (PDF, 3MB).

  • The housing conditions of private households in Austria are collected according to different indicators including the tenure status of the households as well as the size of the dwelling. The sanitary facilities as well as the type of heating are part of the surveyed equipment criteria of dwellings. Most results are based on the Microcensus Housing Survey.
  • Households have to spend a substantial part of their income on housing costs. In the framework of the Microcensus Housing Survey, data on rents and on the running costs of rented dwellings (main residences) are collected. This information is taken into account for the calculation of the consumer price index and represents an important basis for the development of prices. EU-SILC provides information on housing costs for all types of tenure status – that includes, apart from rental costs, also data on energy costs and on interest repayments on mortgages. On this basis, information on the share of housing costs and on the housing cost overburden rate is available.
  • Already during planning and preparation, the development of buildings and dwellings has its impact on economic trends and, thus, provides information on the economic development of a country. This is why, in the calculation of short-term statistics, Eurostat takes into account data on building permits and on approved gross floor areas.
  • The stock of dwellings and buildings provides information on net addition as well as on long-term and qualitative refurbishment of buildings and dwellings and, what is more, information about the supply of households and other economic subjects may be derived. Until 2001, stock data was collected by using questionnaires in the framework of the Population Census (Housing Census and Buildings and Dwellings Census) every ten years. On 31 October 2011 key date a register-based population, building and dwelling census (Register Census 2011) has taken place for the first time. Basis of the Buildings and Dwellings Census 2011 was the Buildings and Dwellings Register (“GWR”) established in the year 2004.
Rent incl. running costs (Main residence dwellings)
 4th quarter  20191st quarter  20202nd quarter 2020
per dwelling monthly in EUR540.2545.3553.3
per square metre of floor space monthly in EUR8.098.168.27
Housing conditions (Main residence dwellings, annual average)
 201720182019
Number of main residence dwellings 3 890 0923 916092949 863
Average living space in square metres 99.6100.1100.0
Quota of rented dwellings (incl. sub-tenancy) in %43.142.842.8
Construction of buildings and dwellings, authorizations
 4th quarter  20191st quarter  20202nd quarter  2020
Approved dwellings (except additions and refurbishments in Vienna)20 00713 65317 315
Approved new buildings6 1186 2217 412
Construction of buildings and dwellings, completions
 201720182019
Completions: Newly constructed dwellings (except additions and refurbishments in Vienna)61 50669 21477 699
Completions: Newly constructed buildings23 76924 79727 681
Stock of dwellings and buildings
 19911)20012)20113)
Dwellings3.393.2713 863 2624 441 408
Buildings1.809.0602 046 7122 191 280
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Census 2011 - Austria
The 2011 census marks a turning point in the long history of population censuses
in Austria. For the first time, no use was made of conventional questionnaires filled
in by the population. Instead, ...

Release date: 6/2014 ISBN:978-3-902925-39-8

 
 

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Census 2011 - Gebäude- und Wohnungszählung
The register-based Census 2011 represents a turning point in the history of the Population Census, Housing Census and the Census of Enterprises and their Local Units of Employment in Austria. For the ...

Release date: 12/2013 ISBN:978-3-902925-16-9

 
 

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Wohnen 2018 - Zahlen, Daten und Indikatoren der Wohnstatistik
In “Wohnen 2018” (“Housing 2018”) data on housing are published in a topic-oriented manner. It provides an overview of data on housing statistics collected by Statistics Austria. The publication ...

Release date: 05/2019 ISBN:978-3-903264-16-8

 
 

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Wohnen 2017 - Zahlen, Daten und Indikatoren der Wohnstatistik
In “Wohnen 2017” (“Housing 2017”) data on housing are published in a topic-oriented manner. It provides an overview of data on housing statistics collected by Statistics Austria. The publication ...

Release date: 10/2018 ISBN:978-3-903106-91-8

 
 

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Wohnen 2016 - Zahlen, Daten und Indikatoren der Wohnstatistik
It is for the fourth time that data on housing are published in topic-oriented manner. The publication “Wohnen 2016” (“Housing 2016”) provides an overview of data on housing statistics collected by ...

Release date: 05/2017 ISBN:978-3-903106-42-0

 
 

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