About the EU cut: Nine out of ten Austrians are happy with life
VIENNA. The reasons for this are higher rates of survival in diseases such as cancer and less poverty. This is from the new study "How is Austria?" Statistics Austria.
How is Austria? This question is set by Statistical Statistics in its new study. Answer: basically good. Nine out of ten Austrians are satisfied or very satisfied with their lives. Maternal wealth and survival rates in diseases such as cancer are on the rise and fewer people are at risk of poverty than the EU average. There is a need to capture the environment and housing costs.
Almost 38 percent of Austrians are considered very satisfied with their lives – 17 percent more than compared to the EU. Asked, "How satisfied are you with your life?" Only 10.6 per cent of 12,876 respondents in the previous year responded "low". With 18.1 percent in 2017, the percentage of people at risk of poverty is also well below the EU average of 22.5 percent.
Growing survival rate
Factors such as "social participation" and "subjective well-being" are also part of the quality of life. The study shows that unemployed people consider them much less than full-time employees. Moreover, since 2000, "low and high incomes of self-employed workers can be observed," says an expert in six studies in the study. The highest 20 percent of revenues have about 4.3 times as much money as the bottom 20. However, the satisfaction is that the gender pay gap is steadily decreasing.
A special reason for joy is the health of the Austrian. Since 2000, there has been a drop of 35% in "early mortality from non-communicable diseases", including cancer.
However, the overpayment of housing costs has been negatively estimated. This describes the percentage of the population that consumes more than 40 percent of household income on housing costs – i.e. Rent, operating expenses, heating. Since 2008, the value has increased by one percent to 7.1 percent.
Graph: How is Austria?
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Excessive emissions of greenhouse gases
From 2000 to 2016, energy consumption in transport increased by 31.7 percent – well above the EU average of 6.6 percent. Greenhouse gas emissions are also "too high." The value of 50.6 million tons in 2016 is "only below the maximum permitted by the Law on Climate Protection (51 million tons)," says the expert panel study.
Negative, an estimate of land use. Although the number of organic treated areas has almost doubled (22.4 percent in 2017), daily consumption for construction and transport areas on average was 12.9 hectares a day from 2014 to 2017.
However, Alekandra Vegscheider-Pichler from Statistics Austria can not say how the trend will continue. "We estimate last year and we have no forecasts." (Sc)
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