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Sports clubs and sporting facilities

The purpose of these statistics is to illustrate the physical and organizational structures of sports in Denmark, as well as memberships under the various sports federations. The statistics have been established since 2017 and are comparable throughout the period.

Statistical presentation

These statistics is an annual estimate of the number of associations, number of members and sports facilities in Denmark. These statistic are allocated by organization, facility type and geographical by municipality.

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Statistical processing

Facilities are compiled per October 1st annually from the Danish Sports Facility Database. The database is a co-operation between the Danish Institute for Sports Studies and the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities. The number of sports associations and members are reported annually by DIF, which collects data about sports associations and members from administrative sources.

Data processing in Statistics Denmark includes coding of data, tabulation and control of detailed register extracts to the level of publication.

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Users are Ministries, Agencies and various interest groups. The statistics are developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and a project group comprising representatives of the national sports associations, researchers and other resource persons in this area. The statistics may serve to qualify public debate on sports and cultural policies.

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Accuracy and reliability

The statistics do not take into account missing reports to resp. the Central Association Register or the Facility Database. This could e.g. be an association with non-reporting of a group of members or a municipality's non-reporting of a new sports facility. However, the statistics are based on known authoritative sources and databases regarding the sports organizations' membership and facility numbers.

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Timeliness and punctuality

Publications are made annually approximately four months after the end of the reference period. These statistics are published without delay, with reference to the announced time of publication in the release calendar.

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No comparison with other countries are made. Selected results may be compared to other presentations of the original sources, e.g. those made by the Central Registry of Sports Associations and the Danish Sports Facility Database.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published in the StatBank under Sports infrastructure and resources.

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