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Quick Facts - Austria


Capital: Vienna
Political system: Federal Parliamentary Republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 16 April 1956
Population: 8 443 018 (2012)     
Population density: 101.8 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): German
Non-nationals of total population: 10.8 % (2011)

Funding (2011)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.82 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 2 298 250 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 273.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 34.04 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.57 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 30.70 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 13.37 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 128 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 176 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 2 431 USD (237 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 2.1 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 77.7 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 4/3/1958  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/10/2001  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Signed 5/6/2002. Not yet ratified.
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 18/12/2006

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334