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Households, Families and Children

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Population and Education, Social Statistics
Dorthe Larsen
+45 3917 3307

dla@dst.dk

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Households, Families and Children

The statistics describe the resident population in Denmark. Statistics are produced covering three different kinds of units: households, families and persons. The statistics describe these units on the basis of household- and family-related variables (e.g. type of family, type of family with children, size of family, type of household).

Statistical presentation

The statistics on households and families describe the total population living in Denmark. Statistics are produced covering three different kinds of units: households, families and persons. The statistics describe these units on the basis of household- and family-related variables (e.g. type of family, size of family, type of household). The basis for the statistics consists solely of CPR data on sex, age, marital status, references to spouses and parents, and address specification. The address data form the basis of the division into households, municipalities and regions.

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Statistical processing

Daily deliveries from the Central Population Register (CPR) provide the basis for the statistics.

No corrections are made.

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Relevance

The statistics are used by municipalities, regions, ministries, labour market organizations, international organizations, the media and private persons for public and private planning purposes and as basis for public debate.

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Accuracy and reliability

It is very important for the primary data of the statistics that the address information is reliable. The statistics are influenced by the extent to which the population is not registered in the CPR register at correct addresses. No estimates are made of the scale of this problem, and it is not possible to make corrections for this.

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Timeliness and punctuality

Statistics on households and families are published approx. 45 days after January 1st. Statistics on families with children are published approx. 135 days after January 1st.

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Comparability

The definition of families was changed in 2008. Statistics on families based on the new definition are accessible from the database Statbank Denmark back to 1986. These data cannot be compared to family statistics published before 2008.

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Accessibility and clarity

News from Statistics Denmark (Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik), Population and Elections (Statistical News (Statistiske Efterretninger)), StatBank Denmark (Danmarks Statistikbank). Statistical Yearbook, Statistical 10-year Review, the annual publication Vital Statistics (Befolkningen Udvikling).*

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