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Proposition of accomodation

The statistics on types of accommodation are an annual assessment of users of various types of accommodation. The statistics are broken down on users and stays.

Data description

The types of accommodation included in the statistics are those established and run as prescribed by section 110 of the Social Services Act. I.e. types of accommodation run either by the region or the municipality, independent and private accommodation facilities run as agreed with the region or the municipality as well as any residential institutions established and run as part of a special allocation project if the special allocation project is connected directly with an existing accommodation facility. The statistics only include types of accommodation offering residential stays. This means that the statistics do not include drop-in centres and other social centres which do not provide other forms of residential stays than emergency overnight accommodation.

Classification system

The statistics show partly the users broken down by sex, age, total duration of the stays and the number of times, partly characteristics of the stays broken down by sex, age and duration of the individual stays.

Sector coverage

Not relevant for these statistics.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Types of accommodation as prescribed by section 110 of the Danish Social Services Act: The municipal council shall provide temporary accommodation in facilities for persons with special problems who have no home or who cannot stay in their own home and who are in need of accommodation and activating support, care and subsequent assistance.

Duration of stay: For the persons who lived in a section 110 type of accommodation at the beginning of the year, a technical check-in at 1 January has been made for the purpose of the statistics bank tables only. This check-in concerns persons who had not been checked out by the end of the previous year and accordingly were still living in an accommodation facility at the beginning of the year. For persons who stayed in a facility on 31 December, only overnight stays in the statistical year are included

Attachment period: For periods, some users use the shelter units in the facilities every night, which means that the stays are of a long-term nature. These periods are added up to one stay (attachment period). This calculation method provides a more accurate picture of the actual duration of stays. If measured based on attachment period, there will be fewer stays of 24 hours and correspondingly the average length of stays nationwide will be longer.

Statistical unit

The statistical units are persons and accommodations.

Statistical population

Persons using a type of accommodation as prescribed by section 110 of the Danish Social Services Act.

Reference area


Time coverage

These statistics cover the time period from 1999 and onwards.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

The unit of measure are the number of persons and the number of stays.

Reference period

01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019

Frequency of dissemination


Legal acts and other agreements

Data is retrieved under the authority of section 6 (the public centres) and section 8(4) (the non-public centres) of the Act on Statistics Denmark.

Cost and burden

The accommodation facilities covered by the statistics must report to Statistics Denmark on a quarterly basis. From 2017, the number of questions about the users of different types of accommodation has been reduced as the transfer of the statistics from the Appeals Board to Statistics Denmark has enabled pooling with other statistical registers.


You can request further information from Statistics Denmark or online form the Subject page.