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ICT Use in Enterprises

The purpose of the statistics is to shed light on the use of ICT in enterprises, including e-commerce and benefits/barriers to the use of ICT. The statistics form part of Statistics Denmark's focus on the information society. The survey has been carried out annually since 1998. The survey is harmonized with the EU model questionnaire, which is used in most member states.

Statistical presentation

The statistics are published annually and describes the use of ICT in enterprises in Denmark. The following areas are covered: The diffusion and use of ICT and the Internet, including ICT systems and e-commerce. A considerable number of variables are replaced each year as a result of the development in user needs and the need to measure new technology. In 2019 are there questions about the enterprises use of advanced technology such as 3D printing, robotics, Big data analysis and satellite-based services. The survey covers enterprises in the private, non-financial urban industries.

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Statistical processing

The statistics is annual and questionnaire-based. Validation includes consistency checks built into the digital form, combined with subsequent checks and possible re-contact to reporting enterprises. The published results are grossed up to population level. Stratification is based on activity and enterprise size class.

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Relevance

The results are used by ministries, organizations, researchers and journalists etc., as a basis for political interventions, analyses, articles and research projects etc. A considerable number of variables are replaced each year as a result of the development in user needs and the need to measure new technology. The on-going development of the survey contents takes place in close dialogue with national stakeholders as well as in EU fora.

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Accuracy and reliability

The survey is sample based and consequently there is some uncertainty in the results in the form of random variation from the detailed branch and enterprise size. Every year uncertainty calculations are produced, and these show that the sampling uncertainty is limited. The results from the survey for enterprises with at least 10 full-time employees are based on data from 4.076 enterprises from a total population of 16.757 enterprises. The overall response rate is 98 percent.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics are published 7 months after the end of the reference period. No preliminary figures are published. Results are published in September, where the reference period is January (and, for some variables, the previous calendar year).

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Comparability

The survey is harmonized with the EU model questionnaire, which is used in most member states.

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Accessibility and clarity

News from Statistics Denmark and the annual publication. The main results are available in Danish on Statistics Denmark's homepage at the address Statistics Denmark's homepage.

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