Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Mobility survey for Lower Austria 2008
Mobilität in NÖ - Ergebnisse der landesweiten Mobilitätsbefragung 2008

Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
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Contact information

DI Christoph Westhauser
Office of the Government of Lower Austria, department RU7 (Gesamtverkehrsangelegenheiten)
Landhausplatz 1, Haus 16
A-3109 St. Pölten
Phone: +43 2742/9005-14971
Fax: +43 2742/9005-14950
Email: post.ru7(at)
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Timeliness, transparency

One year between collection and publication of results

Type of data


Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Combination of telephone interviews (CATI) and written form (mailing)

Access to data

There are no formal agreements; the publication can be downloaded for free.

Conditions of access

Free download of publication

Aggregated tables and charts

Publication available in PDF format.

The data is only available in German.


Survey was carried out in 2003 and 2008. The sample used in 2008 was comprised of 9,300 individuals; 4,041 households, and 25,000 trips.


Day of the week, size of household, size of municipality, age, sex

Weighting of data to avoid statistical distortion of results

Throughout Lower Austria

Aged 6 and over

Representative for the population of Lower Austria

Data collected on the number of daily trips per person, transport mode, trip purpose, trip distance, household structure, attitudes towards mobility issues etc. Corresponds to: Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topic


Compatible with design of German KONTIV-surveys (Kontinuierliche Erhebung zum Verkehrsverhalten)

Compatible with design of German KONTIV-surveys (Kontinuierliche Erhebung zum Verkehrsverhalten)

Data quality

No errors reported

Comparability with results of former surveys

Clear terminology, explanation of terms used


Strengths: This report Includes socio-demographic aspects of mobility behaviour (age, gender, level of education, vehicle ownership etc.) and has an additional chapter concerning mobility behaviour of young people.

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