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Data is delivered annually from the financial management systems of the municipalities and regions. Extensive validation is performed on a micro level through error detection rules based on the official accounting system. The provisional accounts are not validated to the same extent as neither the budgets, the final accounts and the balances.
Data is delivered from the financial management systems of the municipalities and regions.
Frequency of data collection
Data is received electronically from the financial management systems of the municipalities and regions.
Error detection is done on a micro level through error detection rules based on the official accounting system. The rules in the accounting system are updated several times each year according to the notices for the municipalities and regions sent out by the Ministry of the Interior and Health. The accounts for the individual municipalities and regions are also compared with the accounts of the previous years, taking account of both absolute and relative changes. All municipalities and regions are validated, which in many cases lead to contact with municipalities and regions in order to correct and validate the data. Only minor errors do not lead to contact with the relevant municipalities and regions, but are corrected by Statistics Denmark. Data will be sent before publication to partners at the Ministry of the Interior and Health, the Ministry of Finance, KL and Danish Regions, which points out suspicions. Statistics Denmark follows up on these i.e. by contact to the relevant municipalities and regions.
The provisional accounts are subject to a much less extensive data validation. This means that for the provisional accounts, Statistics Denmark only take contact to the municipalities and regions in case of no reporting or serious error in the report.
Statistics Denmark does not, as a rule, make calculations, corrections and the like in case of missing data.
The calculations of per capita, current prices (DKK) use population figures from the statbank table FOLK1A, though BEV607 is used for accounts in 2007 and BEV1A07 is used for budgets 2007 and 2008. For the annual accounts Q3 population is used in the financial year (ie, 1 July), while for the budgets population is used for Q4 of the year before the financial year (ie 1. October). For budgets 2007 and 2008 the population in Q1 in the financial year is used. Note that the amounts per capita are calculated in DKK and not DKK 1,000.
There is no correction of data beyond what has been described under data validation and data treatment.