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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.
Gazelles are enterprises that are up till 5 years old, that have had an average annual growth of at least 20 per cent. over a three year period, and who had five or more employees in the beginning of the growth period. The population of gazelles in the period 2014-2017 is based on all new enterprises in 2012 and 2013, that had five or more employees in 2014. The indicator of growth is full time employees.
National figures are published on Danish industry codes while figures are delivered to Eurostat on NACE rev.2
The statistics covers the non-agricultural private sector.
Statistical concepts and definitions
Gazelle: A gazelle is a high-growth enterprise that is up to 5 years old with average annual growth greater than 20 pct. per annum over a three year period.
In part, the definition of gazelles follows the definition by the OECD and Eurostat (cf. Eurostat OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics, 2007 edition) of gazelles. In the manual gazelles are defined as all new enterprises up to five years old, that have 10 or more employees at the beginning of the growth period, and which have an average annual growth of 20 per cent per year, over a three-year period.
The indicator of growth is the number of 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 is published at enterprise level.
The population Gazelles constitute the number of new enterprises in t-5 or t-4 with at least 5 full-time employees in t-3 and with at least 20 pct. annually growth from t-3 to t., where t=the reference year of the population.
The statistics cover all of Denmark.
Growth periods 2004:2007-2018:2021.
Not relevant for this statistics.
Unit of measure
The unit of measure is number of enterprises.
01-01-2018 - 31-12-2021
Frequency of dissemination
The statistics is published annual.
Legal acts and other agreements
Data is currently transmitted to Eurostat on a voluntary basis described in Annex IX, Regulation No 295/2008.
Cost and burden
The statistics is based on administrative registers. Therefore there are no direct cost or burdens associated with the publication of the statistics.
If additional information is needed please contact Statistics Denmark. See also the Subject page