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Quality of Life Indicators

The statistics contain information about Danish objective and subjective quality of life at the individual level. The objective indicators covering the whole country, while subjective indicators collected for 38 of the 98 municipalities and has a total land. It is the first time that the investigation is carried out and it is not known whether it will continue in the future.

Data description

Statistics Denmark in 2015-2016 examined the Danish population's quality of life - partly through a large representative survey and partly by comparing the survey results with register data on various aspects of quality of life, including income, health, education and work. The study draws through a total of 38 indicators a picture of the quality of life in Denmark using both a subjective and an objective perspective.

Statistics Denmark has asked citizens over 18 years in the country, but mainly in 38 municipalities, how they experience their everyday lives. 42,500 people participated in the survey, which is the first of its kind in Denmark.

Quality of life indicators also contains information such as gender, age, income, vocational skills, education and medical contact in the context of survey questions about quality of life.

Classification system

The statistics are grouped by age ranges of income, education level and socioeconomic status

Sector coverage

No relevant for these statistics

Statistical concepts and definitions

Quality of Life: We use the OECD definition: Good mental states, including all of the various evaluations, positive and negative, that people make of their lives and the affective reactions of people to their experiences

Statistical unit


Statistical population

The adult Danish population (18 years and older)

Reference area

Denmark The subjective indicators cover only 38 municipality of 98 municipality

Time coverage

The objective indicators: 2008-2015 (with few exeptions) The subjective indicators: 2015

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics

Unit of measure

Units of measure change from indicator to indicator, and is described and defined in the notes to the Statistics Bank.

Reference period

01-01-2015 - 31-12-2015

Frequency of dissemination


Legal acts and other agreements

The Statistical Law, § 6 (see. Legislative Decree no. 599 of 22 June 2000). Participation in the survey is voluntary and requires no collection basis.

Cost and burden

There is no direct response burden since the survey is voluntary.


Additional information can be obtained from Statistics Denmark