The results of a population census present a numerical picture of the structure of the population, households and families in Austria. Because these statistics are compiled not solely for the overall federal territory but also for municipalities and even smaller domains, the census results serve as a basis for many public administration tasks, for economic decisions and for scientific work. They furthermore provide citizens with information both for their own decision-making and for evaluating the success of political measures. The figures contribute to the fair apportioning of tax monies among the federal provinces and municipalities, and serve the allocation of National Assembly seats among constituencies. They reflect the demand for transport facilities for commuters, facilitate the rational management of new business locations, and enable realistic zoning plans and land use measures as well as projections relating to the future population and its structure in Austria.
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