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Personal assets and Liabilities

The statistics give information on the distribution of assets and liabilities in different strata in the population. The statistics has been produced since 2014.

Statistical presentation

The statistics including data on pension schemes, value of real estate, financial assets and liabilities in families grouped by several criteria is published in

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Statistical processing

Data from the different statistical sources are combined using the personal identification number.

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These statistics are relevant for researchers, ministries, pension funds and media for forecasts on the pension system and, analysis on the level of wealth in different strata and economic inequality. The statistical data are also used in other areas within Statistics Denmark in producing the National accounts.

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Accuracy and reliability

The quality is high but cannot be quantified.

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Timeliness and punctuality

These statistics are published approx. 12 months after the end of the reference year. Publications are released on time, as stated in the release calendar. 2

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These statistics have been compiled since 2014. These statistics are compiled according to common European guidelines, but is unique as the only complete and almost full register based statistics on wealth and liabilities. Use caution if doing international comparisons.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release, at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under Family distributed assets and liabilities. For further information, go to the subject page.

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