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Holiday dwellings

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information on holiday houses for rental, rented houses and the number of tourist nights spent in this type of accommodation. The most important variables are: Houses available, rented houses, rental contracts made and nights stayed per group of nationality.

Data description

The purpose of the statistics is to provide numbers of rented holiday houses and number of tourists staying over nights. All accommodation agencies with 25 or more houses or apartments at disposal are included in the statistics (if accountancy is directly settled with owner of the house, and not with another accommodation agency - this to avoid double accountancy).

The survey asks the following questions:

  • Number of bookings divided among guest nationality
  • Number of holiday houses or apartments at disposal
  • Number of nights stayed divided among guest nationality
  • Number of house-weeks rented out divided among guest nationality and municipality
  • Number of house-weeks rented out divided among guest nationality and calendar weeks

Guest nationalities are divided into Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Germans, Dutch and Others.

  • The statistics have been compiled since 1986.
  • From 1986 to 1989 the statistics covered only the main season, but from 1990 to 1994 the coverage was a full (split) year.
  • From the 4th quarter of 1994, quarterly surveys were carried out and from 1998 the annual statistics covers the calendar year.
  • From 2008 is data distributed on municipality level
  • From 2012 the question on number of available houses each week has been discontinued. Instead of is asked about number of houses for rent during the year on 1st of May.

Additional to this annual total survey a monthly sample survey is conducted, which estimates actual years number of rented holiday houses, based on figures from the annual survey. Se homepage.

Classification system

Not relevant for these statistics.

Sector coverage

The statistics targets holiday house accommodation agencies. Some are registered in proper line of business 68.31.20 in the Danish classification system DB07 -almost identical to the international NACE rev.2 classification system. Others are registered in other lines of businesses, since the accommodation business is not the main activity of the firm.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Number of nights: The number of nights a guest have spent in a holiday dwelling.

Weeks of rental: How many weeks a holiday dwellings is rented out to paying guests.

Bookings: A booking or a lease/contract is stay which the guest has paid. An example is booking a holiday dwelling for two weeks for a family of two adults and two children. This provides a booking, two rented house weeks and 56 nights.

Statistical unit

Holiday houses.

Statistical population

This statistic monitors tourism in holiday houses in Denmark. It is based on a survey that includes all companies that rent out holiday houses that have at least 25 houses for rent.

Reference area

Denmark.

Time coverage

The statistics has been conducted since 1986.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

Number.

Reference period

The statistics is compiled both annually and monthly. The annual compilation is a survey that reaches out the every business that rents out holliday houses with at least 25 houses for rent. The monthly statistic is based on a smaller survey that contains the largest business in the sector.

Frequency of dissemination

Annually.

Legal acts and other agreements

The Act on Statistics Denmark (Lov om Danmarks Statistik), Section 8, cf. Order no. 599 of 22 June 2000.

Cost and burden

0.3 man years.

Comment

Additional to this annual total survey a monthly sample survey is conducted, which estimates actual years number of rented holiday houses, based on figures from the annual survey. See homepage.