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Personal Finances and welfare, Social Statistics.
Birgitte Lundstrøm
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Labour Usage in Social Care

The statistics are a yearly measurement of municipal and regional staff working with nursing and care and the staff working in municipal dental care and health care. The statistics are based on information covering February only and measure the number of fulltime employees working with municipal and regional nursing and care and municipal dental care and health care. The number of fulltime employees are grouped by municipalities, regions, occupation and the authorized budget plan used by municipalities and regions.

Data description

The statistics are a yearly measurement of municipal and regional staff working with nursing and care and the staff working in municipal dental care and health care. The statistics measure the number of fulltime employees working with municipal and regional nursing and care and municipal dental care and health care. The statistics are used to describe the use of different kinds of personnel over time in the mentioned areas. The statistics are based on the monthly data reported to the statistics of earnings for the municipal sector and are calculated on basis of the reported data for February only. The number of fulltime employees are grouped by municipalities and regions and selected occupations from DISCO-08 in Structure of Earnings. Furthermore the fulltime employees are grouped by selected budget accounts used by municipalities and regions. The statistics have been compiled since 2008, but is revised in 2016. Consequently data for 2016 are not comparable to data published in previous years. Further more The authorized budget plan for municipalities and regions is revised in 2018. Consequently some data for 2018 are not comparable to previous years.

Classification system

The statistics use two kinds of classifications. The first is DISCO codes, which are used to classify the occupation of the employees such as doctor or nurse. The second classification is the authorized budget plan for municipalities and regions, which is used to classify the expenses. The individual employee is placed in a certain part of the budget and a specific DISCO code.

Sector coverage

The statistics cover municipal and regional nursing and care and municipal dental care and health care.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Fulltime employee: A person who is employed 37 hours all of February. A person who is employed for 20 hours a week the whole month and another person who is employed 17 hours the whole month amounts to one fulltime employee when combined.

Statistical unit

The statistics measure the number of fulltime employees. The number of fulltime employees are calculated on basis of the number of hours worked during February.

Statistical population

Employees in municipal and regional care and nursing and employees in municipal dental care and health care.

Reference area

The statistics cover Denmark.

Time coverage

These statistics cover the years 2016 and 2017. Cf. 7.2 Comparability over time for a description of earlier data.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

The unit of measure is number of fulltime employees.

Reference period

01-02-2018 - 28-02-2018

Frequency of dissemination

The statistics are published on a yearly basis.

Legal acts and other agreements

The information is collected in accordance with the Act on Statistics Denmark § 6. The statistics are not based on EU regulation.

Cost and burden

There is no respondent burden estimate for these statistics. Data is extracted from the public pay transfer systems. Consequently, the respondents (institutions, municipalities and counties) are not directly involved in reporting data, apart from being responsible for maintaining a few statistical variables in the pay transfer systems.

Comment

Further information can be found at the Subject page for these statistics, or by contacting Statistics Denmark directly.