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Census of Housing

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Department of Social Statistics, Population and education
Annika Klintefelt
+45 39 17 36 78

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Census of Housing

The purpose of the housing statistics is to analyze the total housing stock and population housing. The statistics is used in the municipal equalization system. The housing statistics has been conducted annually since 1981. The statistics is comparable from 2010 onwards.

Statistical presentation

The statistics are produced on a yearly basis and comprises all homes in Denmark. The statistics and is described through a number of variables; type of dwelling, type of ownership, type of heating installation, toilet, bathing, and kitchen facilities plus the year of construction and also the stock of occupied dwellings by tenure (rented or owner-occupied dwellings) type of household etc. In addition, the number of persons in dwellings by age and gender and number of children. The statistics are also geographically distributed by municipalities, regions and provinces.

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Statistical processing

BBR- and CPR-data are matched via addresses and dwellings are split into dwellings with and without registered population. Inconsistencies are corrected and data summed.

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Census of Housing is used by ministries, municipalities, companies and private persons.

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Accuracy and reliability

No investigation has been conducted on the overall accuracy and reliability, but the degree of unknown information on the dwellings are low. A close co-operation between the municipal authorities of the Register of Buildings and Dwellings and the Central Population Register ensures a high consistency between the addresses of the two registers.

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Timeliness and punctuality

Data is released timely around 4 month after the reference period.

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Then Census of Housing has been based on the BBR and CPR-registers since 1. January 1981. With the exceptions of a few variables the data are consistent from 1981. There are though certain reservations for comparison during this time period. Description of changes is found under 'Comparability - over time'

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Accessibility and clarity

  • Continuous publications: The statistics are published in Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik (News from Statistics Denmark)
  • Yearbooks: the Statistical Yearbook and the Statistical Ten-Year Review.
  • Website:

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