Families

In 2019, the Austrian Labour Force Survey (micro census) registered 2 449 000 families. Among them, there were 1 747 000 married couples, 403 000 cohabiting couples and 299 000 single parent families (257 000 mothers, 42 000 fathers). Between 1985 and 2019, the number of families increased by 19% from 2 052 000 to 2 449 000 in 2019.

While married unions with children still characterize the most frequent family type, less traditional family formations have been gaining more and more importance in the last decades. Even though the number of married couples remained almost constant (1985: 1 710 000; 2019:1 747 000), the share of married couples with children in the household (out of all married couples) decreased by 16.3 percentage points (1985: 53.8 per cent, 2019: 37.5 per cent). Meanwhile, the number of cohabiting couples with children increased from only 1.3 per cent 1985 to 7.1 per cent of all families in 2019.

Stepfamilies (or reconstituted families) are defined as couples (cohabiting or married) with children, where at least one child stems from a former partnership or marriage. In 2019, there were 85 000 reconstituted families with children below the ages of 25 years. With respect to all couples living with children below 25 in the household, 9.0% were stepfamilies.

According to the nuclear family concept defined by the United Nations, married or cohabiting couples with or without children or single parents with children constitute a family.  It is important to note that this concept is restricted to children who live in the same household without an own partner and/or own children, regardless of age. Thus, the total of all families also includes mothers and fathers with adult children. However, own children living outside of the household can’t be taken into account.

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Familien- und Haushaltsstatistik 2012
This publication presents central statistics on private households and families based on results of the Austrian Labour Force Survey (micro census) 2012, a large scale household sample survey. ...

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Familien- und Haushaltsstatistik 2011
This publication presents central statistics on private households and families based on results of the Austrian Labour Force Survey (micro census) 2011, a large scale household sample survey. ...

Release date: 05/2012 ISBN:978-3-902791-32-0

 
 

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Familien- und Haushaltsstatistik 2010
Results of the micro census

This publication presents central statistics on private households and families based on results of the Austrian Labour Force Survey (micro census) 2010, a large scale ...

Release date: 05/2011 ISBN:978-3-902703-85-9

 
 

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