The Danish sustainability indicators are a supplement to the “Global Goals for Sustainable Development”. They are the result of the project Our Goals, which put the UN Global Goals in a Danish context. The Danish indicators show what the Danes find important when it comes to social, economic and resource-related sustainability in Denmark.
Statistics Denmark and the 2030-Panel have published 197 new Danish indicators to translate the 17 UN Global Goals into a Danish context. The indicators are based on input from more than 6,000 Danish companies, organisations, researchers and dedicated citizens. Read the report and see the Danes’ approach to sustainable development in Denmark.
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Proportion living below the absolute poverty line
Proportion of population with material wants
The data shows partly the proportion of the population (minimum 16 years) who stated that they could not afford: replace wornout clothing, meet with friends or Family, participate regurlarly in leisure activities or go to the dentist if needed, and partly the proportion of the population (regardless of age) whose household, for economic reasons, was not able to: do not have a car for private use, can not pay an unforeseen expense up to DKK 10,000, can not take at least one week's vacation annually.
Proportion of persons in the low-income group
Proportion of the working-age population on social security benefits
Proportion of the population of working age on longterm social security benefits
Proportion of the net wealth for population over the age of 18
The data shows the trend in average net wealth for people over the age of 18 as well as the decile limits.
Proportion of the population (16-64 years) who are members of an unemployment insurance fund
Birth weight for live-born babies
Number of days of absence per full-time employee per year, by age group and sex
Number of people who received treatment for substance abuse
Number of criminal decisions, by nature of the offence
The data shows the number of criminal decisions under the Danish Road Traffic Act, by the nature of the offence.
Number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents, by means of transport
Average age of women in Denmark at first birth giving
Number of general practitioners per 100,000 inhabitants
Proportion of 18-year-olds who have completed lower secondary school and proportion of 25-year-olds who have completed upper secondary school or vocational education and training
Proportion of preschool personnel with a relevant qualification by job title
Proportion of 35-year-olds with a vocational qualification
Proportion of students who drop out of a programme of study within five years of commencing
Number of course participants and full-time students in adult and continuing education
Proportion of 35-year-olds with a vocational qualification by parents’ level of education
Number of stays of at least one day at a women’s crisis shelter, by country of ancestry
Number of victims of sexual offences and violent crimes per 100,000 population, by sex
Average number of days that mothers and fathers receive maternity/paternity benefits
Average number of days absent from work due to a child’s illness, per full-time equivalent
Average total pension wealth, by sex
Proportion of self-employed relative to total workers, by sex
Distribution of ICT specialists, by sex and proportion of the population between 16 and 74 years of age with basic digital skills
The data shows the development of the gender distribution among information, communication and technology (ICT) specialists and the proportion of the population between 16 and 74 years of age with basic digital skills. Digital skills are assessed on the basis of activities carried out on the internet in four areas: information, communication, problem solving and content creation.
Households’ average annual expenditure on water and wastewater as a share of household income
Proportion of homes heated with oil-fired central heating
Share of total energy consumption of renewable energy, by sector
Growth in labour productivity in Denmark, total economy
Real disposable GNI per capita
Real disposable NNI per capita
Proportion of start-ups still operating after two years
Rate of entry and exit of firms
Proportion of employers with employees in supported employment, by organisation sector and size
Proportion employed in businesses by sector
Proportion of people employed in green goods and services
Proportion of SMEs that have applied for finance according to types of finance and outcome
Emissions of CO2e relative to gross value added, excluding burning of biomass, by sector
Annual emissions of CO2e from transport
The data shows the development in annual emissions of CO2e. The figure shows the development in annual emissions of CO2e in the transport sector disaggregated by different types of transport. The figures are exclusive of biomass. The tables shows - in addition to the data from the figure - also the development in annual CO2e emissions from the total transport sector and from the international transport by Danish ships, aircraft and land vehicles as well as the total CO2e emissions.
Development in business sector expenditure on own research and development, by sector
Trends in the Palma ratio and the average equivalent disposable income, by deciles for the whole population
Proportion of nominated and elected candidates for parliamentary, municipal and regional elections, by sex
Proportion of nominated and elected candidates and composition of the population, by ancestry
Distribution of candidates nominated for the Danish Parliament and the population aged over 15, by highest completed level of education
Relationship between income decile in the childhood home and income decile for 35-year-olds
The data shows the distribution of income deciles for 35-year-olds according to the income decile of their childhood home at age 10. The figure shows only the most recent year. The x-axis of the figure shows the persons the income decile as 35-year-old while the values on the y-axis shows the persons as a 10-year-old.
Average, standard hourly earnings, by sex
Number of persons who immigrate to Denmark annually to work, by type of work permit and sex
Perceived financial burden of the cost of housing
Financial burden of housing
Relative price of selected public transport services
Green spaces calculated as a proportion of the total area, by region
Number of listed buildings nationwide and in the five regions
Number of electric passenger cars and buses relative to the total number of passenger cars and buses in Denmark
Proportion of public-sector newly registered cars and goods vans that run on electricity, by municipal, regional and central governments
Proportion of higher education study places located outside Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg, by level of education
Proportion of Danish agricultural land used for organic and zero tillage farming
The food production industry’s emissions of CO2e per DKKm of market value
Waste generated, by sectors
Total amount of recycling, incineration and landfill waste
Number of green jobs
Proportion of expenditure on organic food and beverages relative to total expenditure on food service in the public sector
Proportion of residual waste in total household waste
Denmark’s total CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions
Number of victims of reported violent crimes
Proportion of former prisoners who are convicted of new violent crime
Number of notifications per 1,000 children aged 0-17 years
Proportion of eligible citizens who voted in the Danish parliamentary, European parliamentary, regional and municipal elections.
Number of verdicts handed down in accordance with section 266 b of the criminal code, the hate speech section
The debt and wealth of private households in Denmark
Number of foreign student exchange stays in Denmark and number of Danish student exchange stays abroad
The data shows the trends in number of foreign student exchange stays in Denmark and number of Danish student exchange stays abroad. The same student can have several stays and, thereby, be counted several times.
Proportion of imported goods from developing and least developed countries out of total Danish imports of goods