The City of Vienna has carried out integration and diversity monitoring since 2007. The Integration and Diversity Monitor is a type of compass for the city, which shows Vienna’s current position with regard to integration and diversity and the development of the past few years.
Integration monitoring allows for a continuous observation of all areas where integration takes place and can be measured such as education, participation in the labour market, income levels, and housing supply. Based on selected indicators, it describes the social status quo of Vienna’s population from the perspective of integration policies and, by providing guidance, also serves as a foundation for strategic developments in the policies and organisation of City of Vienna. Diversity monitoring analyses where the City of Vienna stands in the implementation of its approach to diversity management. In line with the policy objectives defined and the need for action in society that results from integration monitoring, it assesses the achievements of the administration in adapting its services and personnel development and the requirements for future developments.
The 3rd Integration and Diversity Monitor was presented in November 2014. It shows that the depth and quality of the methods applied have once again improved and that the Monitor has a high degree of relevance as it shows trends and changes over a longer period of time. The results provide an insight into the eight main topics of integration and diversity and reflect the diversity status of more than 40 municipal departments and their affiliated organisations. The 3rd Monitor also includes the first survey of City Administration staff with regard to their ethnic background, gender, and qualification grades and has been evaluated in accordance with equality aspects.