Households

Private households: All persons living in a housing unit as their main residence form a private household (household-dwelling-concept). Institutional households: Establishments that are used for the accommodation and care of a group of persons – normally over the longer term. Homeless persons: Persons with a residence confirmation which enables them to prove residency.

Register-based Labour Market Statistics 2019

According to the results of the Register-based Labour Market Statistics (reference date: 31 October 2019), there are 3 955 761 private households in Austria. Based on the population in private households (8 753 667), the average size of a private household is 2.21 persons. 135 271 persons live in 3 393 institutional households and further 5 442 persons are registered homeless persons.

In comparison with the Register-based Labour Market Statistics 2018, the number of private households has increased by 40 401 households (+1.0%) while the population has increased by 0.6%. In the last six decades, the average household size has decreased from 3.11 (1951) to 2.21 in the year 2019.

The distribution of the private households by size clearly shows the trend towards small households. The 1 487 592 persons living on their own, make up 37.6% of all households. In 30.4% of all private households there are two persons, in 14.5% there are three, in 11.3% there are four persons. In only 6.2% of all households in Austria five or more persons are living together.

Please consult our German website for tables and charts containing further information.

Register-based Census 2011

According to the final results of the Register-based Census held on 31 October 2011, there are 3 649 309 private households in Austria. Based on the population in private households (8 276 628), the average size of a household is 2.27 persons. 116 594 persons live in 3 171 institutional households and further 5 811 persons are registered homeless persons.

In comparison with the Population Census 2001, the number of private households has increased by 309 646 households (+9.3%) while the population has increased by only 4.2%. In the last six decades, the average household size has decreased from 3.11 (1951) to 2.27 in the year 2011.

The distribution of the private households by size clearly shows the trend towards small households. The 1 324 287 persons living on their own, make up 36.3% of all households. In 29.6% of all private households there are two persons, in 15.3% there are three, in 12.2% there are four persons. In only 6.6% of all households in Austria five or more persons are living together.

Register-based Labour Market Statistics 2019

Households 1951 to 2019 by type and size of household and Länder
Private households 2019 by type of household and Laender
Persons in institutional households 2018 and 2019 by type of institution and sex
Persons in institutional households 2019 by type of institution, sex and age
Population 2019 by living arrangement, age and sex

Register-based Census 2011

Households 1951 to 2011 by type and size of household and Länder


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