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 2018

According to the results of the Register-based Labour Market Statistics (reference date: 31 October 2018), there are 3 915 360 private households in Austria. Based on the population in private households (8 704 219), the average size of a private household is 2.22 persons. 141 120 persons live in 3 664 institutional households and further 6 078 persons are registered homeless persons.

In comparison with the Register-based Labour Market Statistics 2017, the number of private households has increased by 35 778 households (+0.9%) while the population has increased by 0.6%. In the last six decades, the average household size has decreased from 3.11 (1951) to 2.22 in the year 2018.

The distribution of the private households by size clearly shows the trend towards small households. The 1 461 179 persons living on their own, make up 37.3% of all households. In 30.3% of all private households there are two persons, in 14.7% there are three, in 11.5% 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 2018

Households 1951 to 2018 by type and size of household and Länder
Private households 2018 by type of household and Laender
Persons in institutional households 2017 and 2018 by type of institution and sex
Persons in institutional households 2018 by type of institution, sex and age
Population 2018 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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