The statistics High growth enterprises in Denmark was published the first time in 2008. High growth enterprise as well as Gazelles were at that time measured. However, later the statistics was limited to only include Gazelles. The purpose of the statistics "Gazelles in Denmark" is to illustrate the development in the number of gazelles and jobs created in the growth period.
The statistics counts yearly the number of gazelles in Denmark, as well as jobs created in the growth period. In addition the turnover at the beginning and end of the growth period is available.
The growth indicator is the number of employees. The number of employees is converted into full-time equivalents (FTEs). The number of FTEs is used as a measure of the total amount of work performed by the gazelles employees during the year in question.
The statistics covers only Non-Agricultural Private Sector.
The preliminary numbers for the reference year 2019 are more uncertain than usually for preliminary numbers, as the enterprises, which are included in the survey used for Accounts Statistics for Non-Agricultural Private Sector, have received extended time to report. This is due to the COVID-2019 pandemic. As a result, some of the enterprises will not report before the publication of the preliminary numbers, and these observed numbers not be included in the preliminary numbers. The Accounts Statistics for Non-Agricultural Private Sector is the main source for the General enterprises statistic, Business demography and the statistic for New high growth enterprises. These are all effected.
The statistics are based on the Business demography statistics and the information regarding surviving firms up to 5 years old. The information of survival is used to the delimitation of the population to be measured. The enterprise's development in number of full-time employment is measured from start to end of the growth period.
The statistics is used by ministries and governmental agencies, regional and county authorities as well as private sector institutions and enterprises. Number of gazelles in Denmark is used in analysis of the development of young high-growth enterprises (gazelles). Moreover, it illustrates the creation of new jobs amongst these enterprises in the growth period. No user satisfaction is collected.
There exist a certain uncertainty regarding the identification of real new enterprises in the statistics of business demography, which the statistics Gazelles is based on. If the Business Demography has identified new administrative units incorrectly in relation to whether they are really new, it can affect the start population for these statistics, and thus the companies that have the opportunity to become new high-growth companies.
The statistics is available with final figures around 18 months after the end of the reference year. The statistics is published with preliminary data around 10 months after the end of the reference year.
The statistics has not previously been delayed.
The statistics can be compared with the statistics of Gazelles published by Eurostat. The statistics are based on the real new enterprises from the business demography statistics. There have not been changes in methods since the beginning of the series.
The data is published in NYT and is available in the StatBank.