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Data Centre

The Data Centre is a project of the Department of Sociology which helps employees and students to gain access to secondary data. Primarily, the goal is to support young academics and research projects of employees at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The data is provided on the basis of user licences with Eurostat and other facilities as well as data that is collected by projects at the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna. Furthermore, the Data Centre provides links to international facilities which offer direct downloads.  

Concerning quantitative data files, we offer two types: international comparative data sets and national theme-based data sets. They cover a large variety of topics on the basis of households and individuals:

  • Quality of Life
  • Labour Market
  • Values and Attitudes
  • Health
  • Education
  • Socio-economic Variables
  • Composition of Households
  • Occupational Careers  

List of available data files (German)

In addition to these quantitative files, the Date Centre strives to provide access to qualitative data from in-house projects. Those files include expert and group interviews, biographical interviews, protocols of observation, document analysis and other qualitative interview records and transcripts. This service is new and in construction since the beginning of 2015. Please send requests to email.  

At the moment, the following projects are willing to provide data:



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Verwiebe
Rooseveltplatz 2
A-1090 Wien


For further information please contact:

Christina Liebhart, BA MA
Rooseveltplatz 2
A-1090 Vienna

Department of Sociology
University of Vienna
Rooseveltplatz 2
A-1090 Vienna

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