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Accuracy and reliability

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Government Finances, Economic Statistics
Per Svensson
+45 3917 3453

psv@dst.dk

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Taxes and Duties

  • Collection: Data is collected from a number of different government accounts as well as various other statistics. Data from these sources are not calculated based on the same principles, and as such corrections must be made to ensure that it matches the tax base of the individual tax or duty.
  • Refinement: The data are subject to error detection before they are published.

The statistical uncertainty is not calculated.

Overall accuracy

As the data is compiled from administrative registers, the overall accuracy is considered to be very high.

Sampling error

Not relevant for these statistics.

Non-sampling error

Not relevant for these statistics.

Quality management

Statistics Denmark follows the recommendations on organisation and management of quality given in the Code of Practice for European Statistics (CoP) and the implementation guidelines given in the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (QAF). A Working Group on Quality and a central quality assurance function have been established to continuously carry through control of products and processes.

Quality assurance

Statistics Denmark follows the principles in the Code of Practice for European Statistics (CoP) and uses the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (QAF) for the implementation of the principles. This involves continuous decentralized and central control of products and processes based on documentation following international standards. The central quality assurance function reports to the Working Group on Quality. Reports include suggestions for improvement that are assessed, decided and subsequently implemented.

Quality assessment

As the data is compiled from administrative registers, the overall accuracy is considered to be very high.

Data revision - policy

Statistics Denmark revises published figures in accordance with the Revision Policy for Statistics Denmark. The common procedures and principles of the Revision Policy are for some statistics supplemented by a specific revision practice.

Data revision practice

In connection with publishing the general government budget and accounts statistics, provisional and final figures for the total taxation in the national accounts groups are calculated.