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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.

Statistical presentation

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Population and Education, Social statistics
Henning Christiansen
+45 3317 3305

hch@dst.dk

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The Population

The population statistics is normally a quarterly inventory of the resident population in Denmark, but in connection with the Corona crisis, the number of deaths is disseminated on a weekly basis by date of death, age group and region. The statistics usually shows the population at the time of reference and the movements of the population, such as births, deaths and relocations, etc. in the period. The statistics are divided into gender, age, marital status and municipality of residence. The statistics are based on the CPR register from which Statistics Denmark receives daily data. The statistics are disseminated in Statistics Denmark's Statbank and in News from Statistics Denmark (in Danish only).

Data description

The various statistics are based on the resident population in Denmark. The permanent address concept, which is used in the populations statistics, is the same as that used by the local register (the permanent address is defined as the place where you with some regularity sleep, when you are not abroad because of holidays, business trips, or the place where you have your belongings).

In 2019, the register Life lines was established; Lifelines is a longitudinal register that allow you to follow the life course of the Danish population. The register covers all individuals who at some point have had residence in Denmark in the years 1986 and onwards

The longitudinal Register (Life lines) is updated annually and shows the individuals through their life courses. The purpose of the dataset is to facilitate easy sampling of individuals based on their life lines, i.e. by cohort, period, age, length of observations etc. The register covers the period 1986 to 2019 and is an annual survey of the population residing in Denmark. For the individual persons, the events born, immigrated, found, emigrated, disappeared, died and still in the population are stated.

Classification system

  • Regioner, landsdele
  • Degree of Urbanisatin-DEGURBA](https://dst.dk/da/Statistik/dokumentation/Nomenklaturer/degurba.aspx)
  • Group of countries (EU, Asia., Africa ...)

Sector coverage

Not relevant for these statistics.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Residence in Denmark: The various statistics are based on the resident population in Denmark. The permanent address concept, which is used in the populations statistics, is the same as that used by the local register (the permanent address is defined as the place where you with some regularity sleep, when you are not abroad because of holidays, business trips, or the place where you have your belongings.)

Marital status (legal status): Declaration of marital status. The marital status is the legal status.

Citizenship: The country where the person do have nationality (citizenship) in. If people have nationality (citizenship) in both Denmark and a foreign country do the Danish nationality (citizenship) have priority.

Statistical unit

Persons, families, households.

Statistical population

All persons who has residence and is registered in CPR at the time of calculation.

Reference area

Denmark excl. Greenland and Faroe Islands.

Time coverage

The population statistics cover the period from 2007 and onwards.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

Number of persons.

Reference period

  1. January, 1. April, 1. July and 1. October.

Frequency of dissemination

The population statistics is published each quarter and deaths are published weekly.

Legal acts and other agreements

Law of Statistic Denmark according to announcement nr. 15. By 12 August 1972 according to the amendment, which follow by law nr 386 13 June 1990 and law nr. 1025 19 December 1992. Europa-Parliament and the Councils regulation nr 862/2007 (Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on migration and international protection)

Cost and burden

There is no response burden as the data are collected via registers by Statistic Denmark.

Comment

Population and population projections . A detailed description is available in the publication "The movement of the population" (Vital Statistics).