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.
The statistics describe households and families and number of persons within households and families.
New concepts and definitions were introduced in 2008 to replace the previously produced household and family statistics. The concepts in the statistics used until 2007 are not comparable to the present ones. Files on household and family statistics from 1980 to 2007 are satisfactorily comparable with regard to most points, but not comparable from 2008 and onwards. In http://www.statbank.dk there are comparable data from 1986 and onwards.
The following classifications are used:
Not relevant for these statistics.
Household: Households consists of all persons resident at the same address, irrespective of family ties. Consequently, a household may comprise more than one family.
Type of household:
Family: Persons in a family live on the same address. A family consists of a single person or a couple with or without children.
Children living at home are considered to be a part of their parents family, if they:
A couple is two persons living together and part of one of the following four types:
Children below 18 years not living with their parents are considered their own family if:
The family can be identified by a FAMILIE_ID, which can be followed over time:
Family with children: There are different definitions of families with children in the statistics.
In http://http://http://http://www.statbank.dk/10012 families with children are in the tables FAM44N and FAM44B defined as families with children living at home.
In http://http://http://www.statbank.dk/10012 families with children are in the tables BRN9-BRN16 only defined by their age. In most cases as persons aged 0-17 years.
The in-residence family of the child is where the child has his/her address.
If the parents of the child are living at two different addresses, the visiting family is where the child does not have his/her address.
Children: There are different definitions of children in the statistics.
In http://http://http://www.statbank.dk/10012 children in the tables FAM133N and FAM111N are defined in the following ways:
Children living at home are included in their families, if they:
Children below 18 years not living with parents are considered to be their own family, if they:
In http://http://http://www.statbank.dk/10012 children in the tables BRN9-BRN16 are only defined by their age. In most cases as persons aged 0-17 years.
Separate children are children, who have address at only one parent and this parent's new partner.
Visiting children are children, who have address at the other parent.
Siblings: Siblings can be full-, half- or step-siblings.
Full-siblings have the same father and mother.
Half-siblings have either the same father or the same mother.
Step-siblings are children of the new partner of the father or the mother. The partner must have the same address as either the father or the mother.
Households, families, adults and children.
Population resident in Denmark on 1st January
Not relevant for these statistics.
Persons, families and households.
01-01-2017 - 31-01-2017
The Act on Statistics Denmark according to announcement no. 599 June 22 2000.