Household size: Description
The interactive Similio map of the federal state Carinthia on the topic Household size offers a good overview of the situation in Carinthia. Detailed maps of the districts and landscapes on the topic Household size are also available.
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.