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Population and Education, Social statistics
Dorthe Larsen
+45 3917 3307

dla@dst.dk

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Church Statistics

The statistics is produced for parishes, deaneries and dioceses.

The basis for the statistics is partly data from the Central Population Register (CPR) and partly data on religious ceremonies reported from each parish. The data on religious ceremonies is received from the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs.

The statistics based on data from CPR concerns the number of members of the National Church, registrations and resignations as well as births and deaths.

The statistics based on data from the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs concerns baptism, confirmations, funerals, persons presented to the church, number of banns and religious blessings.

Data description

The statistics is produced for parishes, deaneries and dioceses.

The basis for the statistics is partly data from the Central Population Register (CPR) and partly data on religious ceremonies reported from each parish. The data on religious ceremonies is received from the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs.

The statistics based on data from CPR concerns the number of members of the National Church, registrations and resignations as well as births and deaths.

The statistics based on data from the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs concerns e.g. baptism, confirmations, funerals, persons presented to the church, number of banns and religious blessings.

Classification system

The parishes in Denmark can be grouped by deaneries and dioceses.

Sector coverage

Not relevant for these statistics.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Member of the National Church: In the Central Population Register (CPR) there is information about whether a person is member of the National Church or not.

Religious ceremony: From the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs is gathering information about religious ceremonies, e.g. baptisms, confirmations, funerals and weddings.

Statistical unit

People.

Statistical population

Population living in Denmark at 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October

Reference area

Denmark.

Time coverage

2007-

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

People.

Reference period

01-01-2017 - 31-12-2017

Frequency of dissemination

The statistics on number of members of the National Church, registrations and resignations as well as births and deaths are disseminated quarterly.

The statistics on religious ceremonies, e.g. baptism, confirmations, funerals, persons presented to the church, number of banns and religious blessings are disseminated yearly.

Legal acts and other agreements

The statistics are compiled for the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, which has decided that participation is compulsory.

Cost and burden

Not relevant for these statistics.

Comment

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