Employer business demography

Employer enterprise births

2019 (preliminary)
18 161

Employer enterprise birth rate

2019 (preliminary)
7.6 %
Sunk -0.4 %-points compared to 2018

Employer enterprise death rate

2019 (preliminary)
9.0 %
Gone up +1.1 %-points compared to 2018


Statistics on employer business demography include data on employer enterprises births, on their survival, on employer enterprises deaths, and on the population of active employer enterprises. The difference to statistics on general business demography is that this separate data collection comprises only employer enterprises. The objective is to identify not only those which have already had at the time of creation at least one employee, but also those becoming employers later on. 

Legal base is EU regulation on European business statistics and on national level the Unternehmensdemografiestatistik-Verordnung. The business registers of Statistics Austria (Business register for administrative purposes and Business register for statistical purposes) form the central sources. Additionally, tax data, employer and employee's data from the Umbrella Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions, as well as data from the Chamber of Commerce and the Commercial register are used.

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Employer business demography statistics 2019 by economic activities (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Employer business demography statistics. Preliminary data. - 1) Without groups 64.2 "Activities of holding companies" and 64.3 "Trusts and funds".

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