On this page users will find an overview of the topic Household size in Austria. Below the map, users can see the highest and lowest values for Household size in Austria at the municipal level. By clicking on one of these municipalities, users can then go directly to the detailed view of the municipality and its neighbouring municipalities. In the category federal states users are directed to the respective federal state page of the topic Household size. Starting from the provincial page, users can then navigate further within Austria on the topic Household size on interactive maps. At the end of the page there is an overview of the other statistical themes on Similio with corresponding links.


Household size

Household size  in Austria

Household size: Description

The average household size is an indicator of the number of inhabitants per housing unit or household in a given geographical unit, from which conclusions can be drawn about the type of settlement and social structures. It can be used to distinguish between areas where households consist primarily of one person or more often of families or shared flats. In addition, the social implications of the indicator are also noteworthy in an international comparison. For example, Austria is not a country where several generations of a family share a common household. As a rule, the family education of the next generation does not take place in the parental home. It is also apparent that young people start their own household, if possible after completing secondary education, either alone, with a partner or in a shared apartment. Especially in combination with other attributes, household size is a valuable indicator of social life in Austria. After all, whether an area is more likely to be inhabited by small families, large families, hermits or flat-sharing communities is essential for assessing the purchasing power of households in a region. The size of the household can also be used to determine the housing situation, market conditions and the size of residential properties. In particular, a direct comparison between neighbouring municipalities or districts is particularly meaningful here, since considerable differences in similar areas usually depend on external factors that need to be determined.

Similio offers numerous Household size comparisons with interactive maps. There is a separate map for each Austrian municipality. Further maps for Household size are available at the level of political districts, landscapes, regions and at the level of federal provinces.

Follow the federal state links to get to the interactive Household size maps for the federal states.

Household size