Dataset: Austria: European Parliament Election 2009


<p><b>Date of election:</b> 7 June 2009</p>

<p>The ruling Social Democrats (SPÖ) suffered a serious setback, falling to 23.74 percent (down from 33.33 percent in 2004), giving it its worst-ever result in a nationwide election. The result gave the SPÖ 4 seats in the EU Parliament. The Austrian People's Party (ÖVP), which is in a grand coalition government with the SPÖ, came first with 29.98 percent (winning 6 seats), a drop of about three percentage points compared to 2004. A party founded by the euroskeptic journalist and politician Hans-Peter Martin gained 4 percent to win 17.67 percent of the vote (3 seats), making it the third strongest party. The right-wing populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) won 12.71 percent of the vote (2 seats), a gain of nearly seven percentage points, while the Greens slipped from over 12 percent in 2004 to just 9.93 percent (2 seats). The Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ), a right-wing populist party founded by the late Jörg Haider, got just 4.58 percent and failed to make the 5 percent hurdle.</p>

<h4>Political parties represented in the election:</h4>
   <li>ÖVP - Austrian Peoples Party (Österreichische Volkspartei)</li>
   <li>SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>LDM - Hans-Peter Martin's List (Liste Dr. Hans-Peter Martin - für echte Kontrolle in Brüssel)</li>
   <li>FPÖ - Freedom Party of Austria (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs)</li>
   <li>Grüne - The Greens - The Green Alternative (Die Grünen - Dei Grüne Alternative)</li>
   <li>BZÖ - Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich)</li>
   <li>JuLis - Young Liberals Austria (Junge Liberale Österreich). Youth movement of the Liberal Forum (LIF)</li>
   <li>KPÖ - Communist Party of Austria (Kommunistische Partei Österreichs)</li>

Full Title

Austria: European Parliament Election 2009

Parallel Title

Austria: European Parliament Election 2009

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD


Date: 2009-03-23

List of Keywords

Topic Classification


Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2004 2004



Geographic Coverage

NUTS regions in Austria         
NUTS 1: 3
NUTS 2: 9
NUTS 3: 35

AT11 Burgenland (A)
AT111 Mittelburgenland
AT112 Nordburgenland
AT113 Südburgenland
AT12 Niederösterreich
AT121 Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen
AT122 Niederösterreich-Süd
AT123 Sankt Pölten
AT124 Waldviertel
AT125 Weinviertel
AT126 Wiener Umland/Nordteil
AT127 Wiener Umland/Südteil
AT13 Wien
AT130 Wien
AT21 Kärnten
AT211 Klagenfurt-Villach
AT212 Oberkärnten
AT213 Unterkärnten
AT22 Steiermark
AT221 Graz
AT222 Liezen
AT223 Östliche Obersteiermark
AT224 Oststeiermark
AT225 West- und Südsteiermark
AT226 Westliche Obersteiermark
AT31 Oberösterreich
AT311 Innviertel
AT312 Linz-Wels
AT313 Mühlviertel
AT314 Steyr-Kirchdorf
AT315 Traunviertel
AT32 Salzburg
AT321 Lungau
AT322 Pinzgau-Pongau
AT323 Salzburg und Umgebung
AT33 Tirol
AT331 Außerfern
AT332 Innsbruck
AT333 Osttirol
AT334 Tiroler Oberland
AT335 Tiroler Unterland
AT34 Vorarlberg
AT341 Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald
AT342 Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet
ATZZ Extra-Regio
ATZZZ Extra-Regio

Geographic Unit


Unit of Analysis

Statistical/administrative unit

Kind of Data

Aggregate data

Mode of Data Collection

Data was accessed by gemeinden (NUTS 5). Aggregation has been compiled by the NSD.

Data Sources

<p>Bundesministerium für Inneres: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p>;


"Wahlkarten" is included in national level only. Thus, regional results are reported without the "wahlkarten" category.

NUTS structure and electoral units: Election results are collected on municipal level, which correspond with the NUTS 5 statistical regions. These are  aggragated into the NUTS 1-3 units.

Availability Status

Data is available free of charge

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