Austria - First increase in income of agricultural workers since 2012 - January 01, 2017

First estimates based on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA) compiled by Statistics Austria reveal that, following a four-year period of decrease, the average agricultural income per worker (measured as the net value added at factor cost per annual work unit) increased with 7.5% in real terms in 2016 (2015: -7.2%). With the continuous reduction in agricultural labour input (-1.4%), agricultural factor income per worker, showed an even higher increase (+9.5%, in nominal terms). The statistical office published also regional data on the disposable income of private households per capita for 2015. Private households in Vorarlberg received the highest disposable income per capita in 2015 (€23 500). For the first time in the Regional Accounts time series, the disposable income per capita in Burgenland reached the national average of €22 200. The lowest disposable income per capita was recorded in both Carinthia and Vienna (€21 500). Vienna was the only region that showed a declining disposable income per capita (-0.2%). This was mainly due to the strong population growth of 1.9%, which was markedly above the national average of +1.0%.

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