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Business Dynamics, Business Statistics
Jesper Moltrup-Nielsen
+45 39 17 38 56

jmn@dst.dk

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Business Demography

The statistics cover the annual number of enterprise births and deaths and provides information on turnover and employment. The results are broken down by industry, size class, enterprise form, and geographical location. The statistics are disseminated in Nyt from Statistics Denmark and in our statbank.

Data description

The statistics cover the number of enterprise births and deaths. Furthermore, the survival of new enterprises is followed over a period of 5 years. Information about the turnover and employment of the enterprises are published.

Classification system

In Denmark results are published by sector, with breakdowns by Danish regions and size classes based on employment. Results to Eurostat are delivered using the international activity classification, NACE Rev. 2.

Sector coverage

The statistics includes all NACE codes (sectors).

Statistical concepts and definitions

Enterprise Birth: A birth amounts to the creation of a combination of production factors with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event. Births do not include entries into the population due to mergers, break-ups, split-off or restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include entries into a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity. A birth occurs when and enterprise starts from scratch and actually starts activity. An enterprise creation can be considered an enterprise birth if new production factors, in particular new jobs, are created. If a dormant unit is reactivated within two years, this event is not considered a birth.

Enterprise Death: A death amounts to the dissolution of a combination of production factors with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event. Deaths do not include exits from the population due to mergers, take-overs,break-ups or restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include exits from a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity. An enterprise is included in the count of deaths only if it is not reactivated within two years. Equally, a reactivation within two years is not counted as a birth.

Statistical unit

The statistics is published at enterprise level.

Statistical population

Number of births and deaths as well as survival of enterprises up till 5 years old.

Reference area

The statistics covers all of Denmark.

Time coverage

The statistics covers the period 2001 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number of enterprises.

Reference period

01-01-2018 - 31-12-2018

Frequency of dissemination

The statistics are compiled annually.

Legal acts and other agreements

Business demography data submitted to EU in accordance with SBS regulation, 295/2008. (Annex IX).

Cost and burden

The statistics is based on administrative data. There is consequently no response burden associated with this.

Comment

Additional information is available on the statistics' web page or by contacting Statistics Denmark.