Carinthia is famous for setting up new businesses: for every 1,000 people, 4.8 new companies are set up (average number in Austria: 4.6).
The average (gross) monthly income was € 2,329 in 2014 (WIBIS 2014).
The prognosticated employment growth for 2016 is +3.200 (WIBIS, Zahl des Monats, 11/2016)
In 2015 5,263 people moved to Carinthia and 7,775 domiciled in Austria left. 10,872 people moved from abroad to Carinthia and 6,709 Carinthians left. (Statistik Austria)
Research & Development
Carinthia’s research community focuses on:
- technology and natural sciences
- interdisciplinary networking with social and cultural studies
- embedded systems
- electronic components & communication
- production technology
- renewable composites
The research hub of Carinthia has steadily increased its investment ratio in research and development. In 2013 it amounted to 2.9 per cent.
Carinthia has invested € 506.8 million in its research hub. The neighbouring Province of Styria – with which Carinthia works closely to strengthen the research environment in the South of Austria – invested approximately € 2 billion in 2013.
20 new companies settled in Carinthia with the help of the BABEG in 2015: 12 from Italy, 4 from Slovenia, 1 from Germany, 1 from elsewhere in Austria and 1 from Japan, together creating a total of 167 new jobs.
The industry in Carinthia focuses on
- electronic components and PCBs
- innovative production technologies and mechanical engineering
- new materials
- information and communication technology
The number of registered patents and utility models increased from 109 in 2014 to 120 in 2015.
The amount of funding available in general to set up new companies in the area amounted to 2.4 million Euro in 2015, creating 666 new jobs.
The output of companies in Carinthia was 21.106 billion Euro in 2014. Staff costs amounted to 5.256 billion Euro.
The output per employee stands at 147,277 Euro in Carinthia. Carinthia ranks 5th in Austria.
The export ratio was 38 per cent in 2015 and reached 7 billion Euro (WIBIS 2015) for the first time.
Spread over 9,538 square kilometres, Carinthia is home to 1,200 lakes and 16 rivers. The southernmost province of Austria certainly has earned its nickname, ‘The Land of Water’.
Carinthia is the transit hub for Southeast Europe and the Alpe-Adria Region.
250 million Euro will be invested in high-speed internet over the next few years. (A joint project performed by telecommunications companies and the Republic of Austria.) By 2020 bandwidths of over 100 Mbit/s should be a reality.
Carinthia also invests in its easy accessibility by air and train. Klagenfurt Airport is being renovated and the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) are planning investments worth 2 billion Euro.
- 407 schools
- 24 vocational secondary schools
- 2,125 students in universities of applied sciences
- 10,650 students at the University of Klagenfurt (WIBIS, updated 2013/14)
41.8 per cent of the population aged between 25 and 65 have an apprenticeship diploma, 10.5 per cent graduated from a university of applied sciences or an academic university.
The Austrian Broadband Atlas (BB-Atlas) by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) provides you with an overview of the availability of broadband transmission technologies.
The WIBIS will give you an idea about updated figures and forecasts in terms of Carinthia’s economic development. It is the very detailed economic policy reporting and information system by the Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund (KWF).