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Shelters

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Personal Finances and Welfare, Social Statistics
Sofie Biering-Sørensen
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Shelters

The purpose of these statistics is to provide information about the users of the types of accommodation as prescribed by section 110 of the Social Services Act, which includes reception centers etc. The statistics were originally established by the National Board of Social Appeals in 1999. Until 1 July 2016, these statistics were managed by the Appeals Board, after which they were transferred to Statistics Denmark.

Statistical presentation

The annual statistics on number of stays and number of persons who have spent the night on a accommodation are established in accordance with section 110 of the Service Act. The statistics are distributed by age, sex, number of nights and number of stays.

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Statistical processing

Data is received in two different formats. The received data are reviewed for obvious errors, such as date format and incorrect time periods. The received data is processed with the aim to gathered data into one data set. When all data sets are combined, duplicates, missing departure dates, etc. are validated. Data are linked to the population register in Statistics Denmark for further information about the users.

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Relevance

The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior has asked Statistics Denmark to collect and publish statistics concerning stays at § 110 accommodations. The statistics can be used to strengthen the breadth of the social field.

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Accuracy and reliability

Submitting data is required by law. The number of persons who use a type of accommodation as prescribed by section 110 of the Social Services Act during the year is measured fairly accurately. In some cases, completion is lacking in categories such as where the citizen is referred from, how the discharge has been taken place and where the user has been discharged to. In these cases, "unknown" is used in regard to the validation.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics for 2020 have been published as expected

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Comparability

The statistics are comparable since the data has been collected from 1999. In 2017 following information have been restored: referral method, relocation and where the citizen moves after termination. Data variables have been deleted and new ones have been added. This lead to a breakthrough for some information.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published in the StatBank under [https://www.Statbank.dk/statbank5a/default.asp?w=1920). These statistics were previously published by the Appeals Board. July 1st 2016, these statistics have been transferred to Statistics Denmark. For more information go to the subject page.

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