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.
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.
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.
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.
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.