In this project, mobile phone mobility data and sales data from cash-less transactions are used to provide early estimates
for selected economic activities. The intention is to produce flash estimate for retail sales, private consumption and foreign
tourist overnight stays as early as every Monday for the week just ended. Statistics Austria publishes preliminary monthly
data for retail sales and overnight stays with a lag of at least one month; final values are not available until two months
after the end of a month. For this analysis, weekly data on cashless sales at point-of-sale locations of a payment system
provider are used. These payment data are provided for sales made in stationary or online stores, domestic or abroad, and
are subdivided into 30 demand categories. In addition, two anonymised and summarised data sets of A1-mobile phone customers
prepared by Ivenium Data Insights are evaluated: first, daily visitor flow data in ten selected inner-city shopping streets.
Together with the cash-less transactions data, they are used for retail sales and private consumption nowcasts. Second, daily
roaming information from foreign mobile customers using the A1 network during a stay in Austria for at least one full day,
is available disaggregated by country of origin and province of stay. This information is used for the nowcasting of foreign
Mit der Übergabe der vierteljährlichen Volkswirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung an Statistik Austria im Herbst 2020 setzt das
WIFO die Berechnung der Schnellschätzung methodisch neu auf. Mit dynamischen Faktormodellen wird eine Methode eingesetzt,
welche die Veränderungsrate der BIP-Komponenten direkt schätzt. Infolge des Überganges von einer synergetischen Kombination
aus vierteljährlicher VGR und Schnellschätzung zur reinen Schnellschätzung wird der methodische Schwerpunkt in Richtung "Nowcasting"
verlagert. Dafür werden in der Zusammenstellung der Daten jene Indikatoren auf Monats- und Quartalsbasis einfließen, die verlässliche
Vorlaufeigenschaften gegenüber den Größen der VGR haben.
We investigate which changes people in the Lower Austrian regions are currently experiencing in the areas of life, work, housing
and mobility, how they are actually feeling today and what they expect for the future. In addition to the subjective aspects
of the quality of life collected through a survey, objective indicators appropriate to the subject areas are also included
in the study and jointly analysed. In addition to the topic "youth", particular attention is paid to regional differences
between the desires of Lower Austrians for the future, for example between urban and rural regions or, which is particularly
relevant in Lower Austria, between the surrounding regions of Vienna and other sub-regions.