Regional GDP and main aggregates by industry and Länder (NUTS 2)

Regional Accounts (RA) calculate gross regional product (GRP, regional GDP) as well as the following aggregates by industry for the Austrian Länder (federal provinces): gross value added at basic prices, gross fixed capital formation, compensation of employees, employment and total hours worked. The monetary aggregates are calculated at current prices, except gross value added and gross regional product which are also published at previous year’s prices. Employment data (total and employees) are published according to two different concepts: number of jobs and number of persons. The number of jobs are released in total and by industry (A17). Jobs include second, third, etc. jobs of the same person. Persons cover only the principal (main) activity. In contrast to the number of persons, the number of jobs exclude persons who are temporarily not at work but have an assurance of return to work (e.g. persons on parental leave). The number of persons by industry (A10) can be provided on request.

Gross value added and gross regional product are also published at previous year’s prices in terms of volume growth rates, back to the year 2001. As for the figures at current prices the data are provided at t+12 months. For gross value added a breakdown by industries is conducted.

Regional Accounts data are consistent with the annual National Accounts published in September 2021.

Gross regional product at previous year’s prices

In 2020, which was strongly affected by the Corona pandemic, all NUTS 2 regions showed a negative real growth of gross regional product (GRP) to the previous year, with volume growth rates ranging between -5.7% (Carinthia) and -10.2% (Tyrol). Total Austrian GDP at previous year’s prices decreased by 6.7%. Besides Carinthia, Vienna and Vorarlberg (both -5.8%), Upper Austria (-5.9%) and Burgenland (-6.3%) achieved growth rates of GRP above the Austrian average. In addition to Tyrol, Lower Austria, Styria (both -7.1%) and Salzburg (-7.9%) showed growth rates below the Austrian average.

Gross regional product per capita, current prices

Gross regional product per capita facilitates the comparison of economic power of the Austrian Länder. In 2020, Vienna (€50 400) shows the highest GRP per inhabitant for the first time since 2016. Salzburg follows with €49 900, ahead of Vorarlberg (€45 700). They were followed by Tyrol (€44 100) and Upper Austria (€43 700). These regions all lie above the Austrian average of €42 500. With figures between €35 300 and €39 000 Styria, Carinthia and Lower Austria lagged behind, as well as Burgenland, which continued to be bottom of the table with €30 200.

Please note that GRP relates to the place of performance (place of work), whereas the population figures used for calculating GRP per capita relate to the place of residence, i.e. transregional commuter movements are not taken into account. Burgenland and parts of Lower Austria, for example, are traditional commuter regions.

Gross regional product 2020 by Länder (NUTS 2): overview
Gross regional product in volume terms by Länder
Gross regional product 2000-2020 by Länder, current prices: absolute and per capita
Gross value added in volume terms: by Länder and by industry
Gross value added at current prices, 2000-2020 by Länder: overview
Gross value added at current prices 2000-2020: by Länder and by industry
Total employment (place of work concept) 2000-2020 by Länder (NUTS 2): overview
Total employment (place of work concept) 2000-2020: by Länder (NUTS 2) and by industry
Total hours worked 2000-2020: by Länder (NUTS 2) and industry
Employees (place of work concept) 2000-2019: by Länder (NUTS 2) and by industry
Total hours worked 2000-2019: by Länder (NUTS 2) and industry: employees
Compensation of employees 2000-2019: by Länder (NUTS 2) and by industry
Gross fixed capital formation 2000-2019: by Länder (NUTS 2) and by industry



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