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Personal Finances and welfare, Social Statistics.
Birgitte Lundstrøm
39 17 34 01

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Labour Usage in Social Care

The statistics are based on data for February reported to the statistics of earnings for the municipal sector. Based on the authorized budget plan for municipalities and regions, institutions from the selected budget accounts, are selected. The number of fulltime employees are calculated on basis of the employees actual hours worked. The number of fulltime employees are summarized and grouped by municipalities, regions, budget accounts and selected occupations. A certain check is made concerning whether the institutions are connected to the right budget accounts and whether the occupation of the employees are considered to be correct.

Source data

The statistics are based on the data for February reported to the statistics of earnings for the municipal sector and are calculated on basis of the reported data for February only. Data are collected by the office for municipal and regional wage data (KRL) and are transmitted to Statistics Denmark.

Frequency of data collection

Data are collected monthly and the statistics are calculated on basis of data covering all of February.

Data collection

All data is collected using wage data which the municipalities and regions enter about their employees in their own pay transfer systems. Data are complemented by a few extra variables that are collected for statistical use only. Data are collected by the office for municipal and regional wage data (KRL). Data are send to Statistics Denmark

Data validation

The municipalities and regions connect institutions and employees to budget accounts in the authorized budget plan for municipalities and regions. The municipalities do not always use the budget plan homogeneously. The office for municipal and regional wage data (KRL) has validated the budget accounts in detail and these validated budget accounts are used in the statistics. However, some institutions are not included in the statistics of KRL and the budget accounts of these institutions are not validated by KRL. In these cases the budget accounts reported by the municipalities are used instead. In some cases Statistics Denmark validate institutions connection to the budget accounts. To some extent it is validated whether the right institutions are selected and whether relevant institutions are connected to budget accounts that are not included in the statistics.

Furthermore the occupation of the employees are to some extent validated.

Data are checked for variances in fulltime employees over time, across municipalities, budget accounts and occupation. Big fluctuations over time are investigated. It is checked whether institutions have been reclassified to other budget accounts and whether the municipalities have changed the DISCO code of the employees. Reclassifications between budget accounts and changes in occupation are difficult to validate.

Data compilation

Data that are not considered to be the actual wage payment are excluded from the wage data for February. Data without hours paid and without gross pay are among others excluded. From the authorized budget plan of municipalities and regions, institutions are selected. These are institutions that are connected to budget accounts that are included in the statistics. The actual hours worked by the employees are recalculated to fulltime employees. If the work hours of an employee account to more than one fulltime employee the number of fulltime employee is reduced to one. The number of fulltime employees are summarized and grouped by municipalities, regions, budget accounts and selected occupations (DISCO-codes). Institutions are primarily connected to the municipality that is the responsible authority. in some cases where this is not possible the institution is connected to the municipality where the institution is situated geographically.

Adjustment

No adjustments are made other than what is already described under 3.4 Data validation and 3.5 Data compilation.