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As of 14 September 2021, we have organised our statistics in a new way. If you need help finding the set of statistics that you usually use, or if you want to know more about the changes, you can read more here.

As of 14 September 2021, we have organised our statistics in a new way. If you need help finding the set of statistics that you usually use, or if you want to know more about the changes, you can read more here.

Comparability

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Population and Education, Social statistics
Henning Christiansen
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hch@dst.dk

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The Population

In compiling the statistics, the circumstance that the occurrence of the events is reported to the central Population register with some delay, is taken into account. As the local register rationalize in the procedure for reporting the event will be reported earlier than before. I the 4. quarter of 1992 shorten the period which Statistics Denmark wait for the delayed reports from 40 to 30 days. In other countries which base the population on register can this period of delay vary.

The municipality reform in Denmark i 2007, reduced the number of municipalities from 271 to 98. For around of these new large municipalities is it not possible to compare before and after 2007 as some of the old municipalities is split up and each part is united with each 2 of the new municipalities. The municipality is after the reform in 2007 is classified as LAU1.

The population calculated by the longitudinal register (Lifelines) includes slightly fewer people than Statistics Denmark's population register. This is because the register is based solely on the time of the incident without taking into account the time of updating in CPR, which Statistics Denmark's population register takes into account, and which means that the population is slightly underestimated as not all registered emigrations are corrected here.

Comparability - geographical

In compiling the statistic, the circumstance that the occurrence of the events is reported to the central Population register with some delay, is taken into account.

The basis of compiling the total population as of 1. January is the persons, who on 1. January are recorded on the central Population Register (CPR). This population is adjusted for births, deaths, relocations, marriages and divorces, which took place before 1 January, but which were reported to the CPR not later than 30 days after the occurrence of the events.

Comparability over time

Since the CPR and the local register has rationalized and improved the procedure of reporting, since the beginning at 1971 the events has been reported faster to the CPR. With a view to publishing faster, the period of waiting for the late reporting from CPR, was shortened in the 4th quarter of 1992 from 40 days to 30 days.

The 1. of July 2007 a reorganization of the IT database was made. This made it possible to take into consideration the correction and annulment whish the local register report to CPR. In general the quality of the population register has been improved by this reorganization.

Coherence - cross domain

Not relevant for these statistics.

Coherence - internal

Not relevant for these statistics.