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The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Consumption Survey
Konsumerhebung

Topic
Wellbeing
Social Systems and Welfare
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
URL
Aggregate tables and reports: www.statistik.at/.../index.html
Aggregate tables and reports: www.statistik.at/.../index.html
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Governance

Contact information

Christa Kronsteiner-Mann/Social and Housing Department
Statistik Austria
Guglgasse 13
1110 Vienna
Austria
Phone: +431711287026
Email: christa.kronsteiner-mann(at)statistik.gv.at
Url: Aggregate tables and reports: www.statistik.at/.../index.html

Timeliness, transparency

Survey was conducted from April 2009 to May 2010. The main results and social statistics were made available in 2011.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular


Cross-sectional, regular (every 5 years)

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Participants fill out a diary for two weeks and a second round of face-to-face interviews follows.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular


Cross-sectional, regular (every 5 years)

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Participants fill out a diary for two weeks and a second round of face-to-face interviews follows.


Access to data

Conditions of access


Detailed Microdata for 2009/2010 Consumption Survey available upon request for EUR 10,000. Aggregate Microdata for 2009/2010 Consumption Survey available upon request for EUR 750. Detailed and Aggregate Microdata for previous Consumption Survey Microdata available upon request for a reduced fee.


Anonymised aggregate and detailed Microdata


SPSS


The data is only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Detailed Microdata for 2009/2010 Consumption Survey available upon request for EUR 10,000. Aggregate Microdata for 2009/2010 Consumption Survey available upon request for EUR 750. Detailed and Aggregate Microdata for previous Consumption Survey Microdata available upon request for a reduced fee.


Anonymised aggregate and detailed Microdata


SPSS


The data is only available in German.


Coverage


Consumption surveys in some form have been conducted for 59 years (1954). Between 1954 and 1993/1994, they were conducted every ten years. Since 1999/2000 and the Austrian membership in the EU, the surveys have been carried out every 5 years to correspond with the revision of the national and Harmonised Consumer Price Index (CPI, HCPI). Round 1999/2000: data collected in 1999/2000, sample size of 7,098 households. Round 2004/2005: data collected in 2004/2005, sample size of 8,400 households. Round 2009/2010: data collected in 2009/2010, sample size of 6,534 households.


1954 (1999/2000 in current form)


Regional (Bundesland); income levels


Microcensus


By state (Bundesland), NUTS2


No age range specified


Population representative (Though survey excludes persons living in institutional residences)


Data collected on household income, living standards, household expenditure and consumption Corresponds to Social Systems and Welfare and Wellbeing Topics


• "Consumption Expenditure - Main findings from the 2009/2010 Consumption Survey" (Verbrauchsausgaben - Hauptergebnisse der Konsumerhebung 2009/2010) • "Consumption Expenditure 2009/2010 - Social Statistical Findings from the Consumption Survey" (Verbrauchsausgaben 2009/2010 - Sozialstatistische Ergebnisse der Konsumerhebung)

Coverage


Consumption surveys in some form have been conducted for 59 years (1954). Between 1954 and 1993/1994, they were conducted every ten years. Since 1999/2000 and the Austrian membership in the EU, the surveys have been carried out every 5 years to correspond with the revision of the national and Harmonised Consumer Price Index (CPI, HCPI). Round 1999/2000: data collected in 1999/2000, sample size of 7,098 households. Round 2004/2005: data collected in 2004/2005, sample size of 8,400 households. Round 2009/2010: data collected in 2009/2010, sample size of 6,534 households.


1954 (1999/2000 in current form)


Regional (Bundesland); income levels


Microcensus


By state (Bundesland), NUTS2


No age range specified


Population representative (Though survey excludes persons living in institutional residences)


Data collected on household income, living standards, household expenditure and consumption Corresponds to Social Systems and Welfare and Wellbeing Topics


• "Consumption Expenditure - Main findings from the 2009/2010 Consumption Survey" (Verbrauchsausgaben - Hauptergebnisse der Konsumerhebung 2009/2010) • "Consumption Expenditure 2009/2010 - Social Statistical Findings from the Consumption Survey" (Verbrauchsausgaben 2009/2010 - Sozialstatistische Ergebnisse der Konsumerhebung)


Linkage


COICOP (Classification of Individual Consumption Expenditures); ISCO


Linked to Microcensus

Linkage


COICOP (Classification of Individual Consumption Expenditures); ISCO


Linked to Microcensus


Data quality


Plausibility, accuracy and consistency check conducted, and data is compared with other datasets


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies in terminology or coding reported

Data quality


Plausibility, accuracy and consistency check conducted, and data is compared with other datasets


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies in terminology or coding reported


Applicability


Strengths: Survey collects data on material, as well as non-material indicators of living standards of residents of private households. The use of international classification systems lends itself to cross-national comparability. This survey has a large sample size and survey analysis is tied to the periodic, five-year adjustment of the Austrian CPI and the Harmonised CPI. Weaknesses: Institutionalized population is not included in the sample; voluntary participation.

Applicability


Strengths: Survey collects data on material, as well as non-material indicators of living standards of residents of private households. The use of international classification systems lends itself to cross-national comparability. This survey has a large sample size and survey analysis is tied to the periodic, five-year adjustment of the Austrian CPI and the Harmonised CPI. Weaknesses: Institutionalized population is not included in the sample; voluntary participation.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Maria M. Hofmarcher
  • (see Partners)