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Labour Market, Social Statistics.
Kristine Mulvad Jensen
+45 3917 3841

krj@dst.dk

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Commuting

The statistic is relevant for users interested in mobility on the labour market and the data foundation makes it possible to connect detailed information for analysis.

User Needs

The commuting statistic is widely used by many external users who use data to analyze mobility on the labour market. Besides the data foundation makes it possible to connect detailed information for analysis.

User Satisfaction

There has not been conducted any analysis of the user satisfaction with the statistic. However, many external as well as internal users are using the statistic, and a number of users committees are set up by Statistics Denmark with the purpose to support the dialog with the users, and involve them in the development of the statistics. There is thus also a user’s committee pointed out for labour market statistics, which is involved in the work with the commuting distance.

Data completeness rate

There is no regulation in the field. RAS is, in the extent possible with register-based data, following the international guidelines from ILO (International Labour Organization). ILO is an UN organization that among other things determines the international guidelines on how to specify the population main connection to the labour market. The ILO guidelines are primarily pointed towards survey-based inquiries (Labour Force Survey), where the person itself provides the information about the connection to the labour market. Since RAS is based on register-data the requirements from ILO is adjusted to use for RAS. The ILO guidelines consist among other things of a set of rules for prioritizing the main connection to the labour market. The guidelines dictate that employment has a higher priority than unemployment, while unemployment has higher priority than activities outside the labour force.