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Population and Education, Social Statistics
Dorthe Larsen
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Immigrants and Descendants (discontinued)

The statistics provide information on the number of immigrants and their descendants, their age, sex, citizenship, place of birth, country of origin and geographical distribution.

Data description

The statistics provide information on the number of immigrants and their descendants, their age, sex, citizenship, place of birth, country of origin and geographical distribution.

The statistics is based from data obtained from the Central Population Register (CPR).

Classification system

The concepts ”Immigrants and descendants” and “Western and non-western countries” is defined by Statistics Denmark. These concepts do not occur in other countries.

Sector coverage

Not relevant for these statistics.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Immigrant: An immigrant is defined as a person born abroad whose parents are both (or one of them if there is no available information on the other parent) foreign citizens or were both born abroad. If there is no available information on either of the parents and the person was born abroad, the person is also defined as an immigrant.

Descendant: A descendant is defined as a person born in Denmark whose parents (or one of them if there is no available information on the other parent) are either immigrants or descendants with foreign citizenship. If there is no available information on either of the parents and the person in question is a foreign citizen, the person is also defined as a descendant.

Person of Danish origin: A person – regardless place of birth – where at least one parent is Danish citizen and also born in Denmark.

Country of origin: Country of origin is defined as following:

When no parents are known, the country of origin is defined from the persons own information. If the person is an immigrant, it's assumed that the country of origin is equal to the country of birth. If the person is a descendant, it's assumed that the country of origin is equal to the country of citizenship.

When only one parent is known, the country of origin is defined as the country of birth of the parent. If this is Denmark, the country of citizenship is used.

When both parents are known, the country of origin is defined as the country of birth of the mother respectively country of citizenship.

Western/Non-western countries: Western countries: All 28 EU countries and Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican State, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Non-western countries: All other countries.

Statistical unit

People.

Statistical population

Population living in Denmark at 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October

Reference area

Denmark.

Time coverage

1986-

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

People.

Reference period

01-01-2017 - 31-01-2017

Frequency of dissemination

Quarterly.

Legal acts and other agreements

Act on Statistics Denmark

Regulation no. 862/2007 concerns immigrants.

Cost and burden

Not relevant for these statistics.

Comment

Link to web-site concerning immigrants and descendants.