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Population and Education, Social Statistics
Susanne Mainz Sørensen
+45 39 17 33 94

sms@dst.dk

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Highest Education Attained

There is a great variety of users. The information is generally used in connection with describing the population or sections hereof. The register is used in connection with status reports for other statistical fields. Data reports are thus submitted for (mainly on the population's highest level of education completed) a wide number of integration registers operated by Statistics Denmark. Furthermore, the register is frequently used in connection with external service activities order by Danish ministries, municipalities, research institutions, professional organization, private enterprises, private individuals and, not least, requests made by the news media.

User Needs

There is a great variety of users. The information is generally used in connection with describing the population or sections hereof. The register is used in connection with status reports for other statistical fields. Data reports are thus submitted for (mainly on the population's highest level of education completed) a wide number of integration registers operated by Statistics Denmark. Furthermore, the register is frequently used in connection with external service activities order by Danish ministries, municipalities, research institutions, professional organisations, private enterprises, private individuals and, not least, requests made by the news media.

User Satisfaction

In working with the education statistics the users are involved as much as possible. Some users can help secure that the data from the schools have a high quality. Other users can provide inspiration for new statistics and analysis. Finally, we try to get inspiration for the development of methods and models that can contribute to the continued development and improvement of statistics through users.

Data completeness rate

When the register of the educational attainment level is produced, Denmark deviates from the OECD rules on two points. 1. It is the education levels in the Danish classification of education DISCED and not ISCED that is used when the individual qualifications are being assessed in relation to each other. 2. Educational attainment is classified on the basis of the characteristics of the education program at the time the register is produced and not at the time the program is completed.

When the register of highest completed education is updated, there are two sources that are not ready with data for the last year, Ph.D. (HF_KILDE = 14) and Greenland (HF_KILDE = 12). Information from these two sources is therefore not included in the last year of the register.