Disposable income and distribution of income accounts of households by Länder (federal provinces) (NUTS 2)

According to Statistics Austria's latest calculations, the disposable income of households per capita ranged from €22 500 (Vienna) to €25 200 (Vorarlberg) in 2019. Data of primary and secondary income accounts are consistent with the non-financial sector accounts (as from September 2020).

As of December 2020, Statistics Austria provides regional distribution accounts that only comprise transactions of households. Up to that date, the calculations included both households (S.14) and non-profit institutions serving households (S.15). In line with the national non-financial sector accounts, the regional distribution of income accounts of households are available for the years 2012 to 2019. The previous time series of regional distribution of income accounts of households (incl. non-profit institutions serving households), covering the period from 2000 to 2018, can still be retrieved in our STATcube database.

Disposable income of households 2019

In 2019, households in Vorarlberg recorded the highest disposable income per capita at €25 200, ahead of Lower Austria at €25 100. Burgenland had the third highest disposable income per capita at €24 800. Salzburg and Upper Austria were also above the Austrian average of €24 000, while Styria and Tyrol were slightly below it. Disposable income per capita was also below the average in Carinthia. Households in Vienna had the lowest per capita income at €22 500.

Regional differences in disposable income per capita are rather low in Austria.

Distribution of income accounts of households

The primary income (balancing item of the primary distribution of income account) is the income received by households due to their participation in the production process. The primary distribution of income account comprises operating surplus/mixed income, compensation of employees and property income.

The secondary distribution of income account reflects the redistribution of (primary) income through monetary transfers (income and property taxes, social contributions, social benefits other than social benefits in kind, other current transfers). The balancing item of the secondary distribution of income account of the household sector is the disposable income.

Primary income of private households 2012-2019 by Länder (NUTS 2): absolute
Primary income of private households 2012-2019 by Länder (NUTS 2): per capita
Disposable income of private households 2012-2019 by Länder (NUTS 2): absolute
Disposable income of private households 2012-2019 by Länder (NUTS 2): per capita



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