According to preliminary results, 1 687 people died in Austria in calendar week 17 (from 26 April to 2 May 2021), which is approximately the same number of people as in the two preceding weeks (1 689 in calendar week 16; 1 683 in calendar week 15). The number of deaths is currently 14.1% above the five-year average (2016–2020) for calendar week 17.
Fewer deaths and injuries in road accidents in 2020; inappropriate speed number one cause of fatal accidents
Due to the lower traffic volume during the corona-related lockdowns from March to May and in November and December 2020, road traffic accidents with personal injury in Austria decreased significantly: 38 074 people were injured or killed in road traffic accidents in 2020. This represents a decrease of 16% or 7 482 people compared to 2019 (45 556).
The level of education in Austria is increasing: 18.1% of 25 to 64 year olds have a university degree or equivalent
The educational attainment in Austria is increasing. Since 2018, there are more university graduates and graduates of equivalent study programmes in the prime working age population than people who have at most a compulsory school diploma. This emerges from the current publication "Education in Figures 2019/20".
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