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Indices of Average Earnings for the Private Sector (Discontinued)

These statistics are published in the Statbank under Implicit index of average earnings.

Release calendar

The publication date appears in the release calendar. The date is confirmed in the weeks before.

Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

The index is published in a news release by Statistics Denmark called NYT which can be found on the subject page on Earnings and labour costs.


The index of average earnings for Corporations and Organizations are presented in both the Statistical Ten-Year review and the Statistical Yearbook.

On-line database

These statistics are published in the Statbank under Implicit index of average earnings.

Micro-data access

Scientists do not have access to the micro data. Still, the primary data is available at the level of individuals. Consequently it is possible to define special projects, order customized compilations etc against a fee. However, because the data is collected from a sample of enterprises the possibility of breakdown of estimates on various subgroups is limited. It should also be noticed that the searching for errors in the dataset is done at exactly those levels of classifications that are being published. For these reasons, when faced with a customized order, Statistics Denmark always assess whether or not to accept the order by taking into account the amount of resources necessary to complete the job and the quality of the data material in question.


A part of the data material is also used in the production of the labour cost in Statistics Denmark’s construction cost index. In addition, the data material is also used to produce the Danish figures in the European Labour Cost Index (LCI).

Confidentiality - policy

The production of the index does, in general, follow the data privacy policy of Statistics Denmark. To learn more more about the policy, read the page on data confidentiality. In addition, the index does not include information on smaller industries, such as oil refinery, water supply and renovation.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Not relevant in the case of the index of average earnings.

Documentation on methodology

For further information about the compilation method, see Løn- og indkomststatistik 2002:8 (Statistics on earnings and incomes) appearing in the series Statistikservice (Statistics Service). Since then first quarter of 2005 has been used as the base period for the index and was assigned the value 100. For more information it can also be referred to the publication “Indeksberegninger I Danmarks Statistik” where a more thorough explanation of the methodology can be found.

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.