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Social protection expenditure

The statistic is published annually in the form of two statistics tables in the Statbank and a Danish news release in Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik. The statistics are also part of the Danish Statistisk Tiårsoversigt.

In addition, internationally comparable figures for this statistic are available in the Social protection expenditures available on Eurostat's website.

More information is available on the page of Social Expenditures at Statistics Denmark’s website, as well as on the site on classifications, where e.g. codes, categories and manuals in for the statistic are accessible.

Release calendar

The publication date appears in the release calendar. The date is confirmed in the weeks before.

Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

These statistics are published in a Danish press release on Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik.


Publications only in Danish.

On-line database

The statistics are published in the StatBank under Social protection expenditure in the following tables:

  • ESSPROS1: Social expenditure by measure, type of benefits and time
  • ESSPROS2: Social expenditure by purpose, financing source and time

Micro-data access

The Micro-data of the statistics is not accessible.


The statistics are reported annually - in moderated versions - to Eurostat in the form of early estimates, social expenditure and net social expenditure, and are published under Social Protection Statistics.

Confidentiality - policy

Data Confidentiality Policy for Statistics Denmark is followed.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The statistics are published at a level of detail that does not require further discretion.

Documentation on methodology

The statistic follows the guidelines described in the ESSPROS Manual and user guidelines.

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.