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Accuracy and reliability

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Business Dynamics, Business Statistics
Kalle Emil Holst Hansen
+45 39 17 35 65

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High Growth Enterprises

There exist a certain uncertainty regarding the identification of new enterprises, which the statistics Gazelles is based on. The uncertainty associated with the Business Demographic statistics is associated with the references between the entities which mainly comes from the Danish Tax Authorities Business System (WEB), and lack of knowledge of the transfer of activity from one company to another, including the separation of activity. Failure to do so can result in economic and employment data are not correctly linked to the individual units.

Overall accuracy

As the statistics is based on already validated register data of high quality; the overall accuracy is considered high.

Sampling error

Not relevant for this statistics.

Non-sampling error

None.

Quality management

Statistics Denmark follows the recommendations on organisation and management of quality given in the Code of Practice for European Statistics (CoP) and the implementation guidelines given in the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (QAF). A Working Group on Quality and a central quality assurance function have been established to continuously carry through control of products and processes.

Quality assurance

Statistics Denmark follows the principles in the Code of Practice for European Statistics (CoP) and uses the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (QAF) for the implementation of the principles. This involves continuous decentralized and central control of products and processes based on documentation following international standards. The central quality assurance function reports to the Working Group on Quality. Reports include suggestions for improvement that are assessed, decided and subsequently implemented.

Quality assessment

The uncertainty associated with the Business Demographic statistics is associated with the references between the entities which mainly comes from the Danish Tax Authorities Business System (WEB), and lack of knowledge of the transfer of activity from one company to another, including the separation of activity. Failure to do so can result in economic and employment data are not correctly linked to the individual units. The problem is being tackled by subjecting, especially the largest firms, to a manual control and error recovery. For businesses with employees, the knowledge on where the employees have been employed during the year. A large shift of employees can mean the transfer of activity to another unit.

More information is available in the Business demography documentation of statistics. Business Demography.

There are currently no calculations on uncertainty .

Data revision - policy

Statistics Denmark revises published figures in accordance with the Revision Policy for Statistics Denmark. The common procedures and principles of the Revision Policy are for some statistics supplemented by a specific revision practice.

Data revision practice

Earlier, only final figures have been published. From the reference period 2013-2016, both preliminary and final figures are published.