Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Commuter Statistics

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

Mag. Adelheid Bauer
Statistics Austria
Guglgasse 13
A-1110 Vienna
Phone: +43 (1)71128-7210
Fax: +43 (1) 715 68 28
Email: info(at)
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Timeliness, transparency

Since 2009, there are two years between data collection and the publication of results

Type of data


Type of Study

Longitudinal registry

Data gathering method


Access to data

Subscription to STATcube is necessary to gain access to detailed and larger data volumes, to data inaccessible to guest users and to be able to store query tables: English guide:

Conditions of access

Free download of publication, data download via STATcube database of Statistics Austria, more detailed information by direct contact to Statistics Austria.

Reception of data within 1-2 working days

Aggregated tables on the level of municipalities

Publication available in PDF-format. The database is available in xls, csv, xml, and txt formats.

Access to STATcube database is provided in German and English.


Data has been collected in 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011.


Complete coverage (registry)


Throughout Austria

Population aged 6 and over

Data collected on the number of in-commuters, out-commuters, non-daily commuters, means of transport (until 2001), by type of commuter (job, education) etc. (data available on the level of municipalities) Corresponds to: Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topic


Use of harmonised standards

Linkage possible with Austrian Microcensus data on municipality level

Data quality

No errors reported

Data is comparable with results of former surveys, but since 2009, there is no information on means of transport available.

Clear terminology, explanation of terms used


Strengths: This is a comprehensive survey based on the register that provides data down to the municipal level. Weaknesses: Current data from 2009 on uses a register based on Labour Market Statistics by Statistic Austria (no information on means of transport available). The data is preliminary and they are still in the process of developing evaluation standards.

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