Survey results of Austria: Home Life

The survey results show that nearly half of the Austrian population own their home: 12% live in an owned flat whilst 35% in an owned house. Looking at the other half who rent their home, significantly more Austrians live in a rented apartment than a rented house.
On average, Austrians have moved four times in their live, which tallies with the European average.

Homeowners and tenants in Austria

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In total 91% of respondents from Austria dream of owning their home.
The majority of Austrians dream of an owned home

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Males aged between 40 and 49 years are especially likely to live in an owned home, usually in a rural area. In contrast to that, the majority of tenants is female, lives in a city and is between 20 and 29 years old.
Typical profile of a homeowner in Austria

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Austrians are willing to spend a maximum of 40% of their net income on housing. This corresponds to the amount of money that they are already spending on their homes.

Income spent on housing Austria

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Potential income spent on housing Austria

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The large majority of Austrians believe that costs for living are increasing. What is noticeable is that especially those who rent a hold this view.

Living is rather expensive Austria

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Living is getting ever more expensive Austria

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Living is getting ever more expensive Austria (rented vs owned)

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With 21% of people living in a single household Austria exceeds the European average a little bit. Most people in a single household rent a flat, whereas almost half of the people living with their partner own the house they live in.

Who people share their home with Austria

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Who people share their home with Austria (residence)

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15% of Austrians have a secondary residence. In the majority of cases the second homes are located in a rural area in Austria and used for weekends.
Purposes of secondary residences Austria

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Location of secondary residences Austria

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Austrians stated that their perfect home would have five rooms and 133 square meters.
Size of ideal living space in Austria

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Their top features of an ideal property are:
Top five living criteria in Austria

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Survey results of Austria: Home Life