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A Volksschule was part of an 18th-century system of state-supported primary schools established in the Habsburg Austrian Empire.[source?] Attendance was supposed to be compulsory. However, a 1781 census found that only one fourth of the school-age children attended. At the time, this was one of the few examples of state-supported schooling.

The Volksschule still exist in Austria today, Volksschule is the Austrian equivalent to the German word Grundschule and the Swiss German word Primarschule, i.e. primary school.