On the subject of gender statistics STATISTICS AUSTRIA presents facts and figures on the situation of women and men in Austria. The objective is to provide an overview of the economic and social situation of women and men in selected areas of life.
The present results show that life expectancy in the year 2018 was 4.7 years higher for women than for men. Expressed in figures, life expectancy was 84.0 years for women and 79.3 years for men.
On the other hand, women have successfully caught up in education. In the group of 25- to 64-year-olds more women (19.2%) than men (15.9%) hold an academic degree. The labour force participation of women has also steadily increased. The employment rate of women aged 15 to 64 years rose from 65.2% (2009) to 69.2% (2019). Yet, the increase in female employment is mostly due to a rise in part-time work. In 2019, 47.7% of employed women worked part-time (2009: 43.1%).
According to the gender
pay gap published by Eurostat women earned 19.6% (2018) less
than men (EU
Please consult our German website for tables and charts containing further information.
In addition to this website, the publication “Frauenbericht 2010“ (German with English summaries) (2010) contains detailed analyses on the situation of women in Austria.
|04.03.2020||International Women's Day 2020: women have successfully caught up in education and employment, part-time work and lower incomes lead to higher social risks|
|04.03.2019||International Women's Day 2019: growth in female employment mainly due to part-time work, gender pay gap slightly declined but still above EU average|
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