The statistics measure the development in rent (housing). The survey has been carried out since the 1950s. Until 1982 the information was collected by personal interviews. After a new sample was drawn in 1982 the information has been gathered by questionnaires sent to the owners or administrators of the dwellings.
The statistics show the development in rents before and after rent subsidies. The average development in rent before rent subsidies is used for the consumer price index and the average development in rent after rent subsidies is used for the index of net prices.
The annually price development is compiled as a ratio between the average rent of the respective year and the average rent of the previous year for dwellings with a rent in both periods. The average development in rents after rent subsidies is compiled in the same way but with a deduction of the average subsidy.
The consumer price index where the rents index is included is generally viewed as a reliable statistic based on the views of users.
The statistical uncertainty is not calculated, but the quality of the consumer price index, where the development of rents statistics is included, is accessed to be high.
The consumer price index including the rents index is published on the 10th or the first working day thereafter, following the month in which the data was collected.
The statistics are published without delay in relation to the scheduled date.
The statistics have been compiled in the same way since 1982.
Statbank Denmark under both the consumer price index, the index of net retail prices and the harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP).