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Statistical processing

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Government Finance
Helene Gjermansen
+45 3917 3465

hgj@dst.dk

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The Public Sector Finances

The data for the statistic is based on accounting information from central government, regions, and municipalities, along with approximately 700 public companies. The accounting information is gathered directly from central government, regions, and municipalities, while data from the public companies are collected by the use of surveys. The accounting information is checked for errors, along others by comparing to the previous year's accounts, and a macro-validation is carried out on the most detailed industrial classification. The gathered data covers the full population, and as such no further calculations are necessary.

Source data

The data for the statistic is based on accounting information from central government, regions, and municipalities, along with approximately 700 public corporations (in Danish).

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

Account information from central and local government are received by electronic transfers while information from the public corporations comes via questionnaires or submission of financial statements.

Data validation

The gathered account information is checked for errors. The figures are compared with earlier account information. If the numbers deviate too much, the company in question is contacted to check the validity of the data. Furthermore, macro-validation is carried out on the most detailed industrial classification.

Data compilation

Data covers the full population so enumeration is not necessary. If account information from a public corporation is delayed then key indicators are used together with last year information.

Adjustment

No corrections to data is made other than those already described.