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Population and Education, Social Statistics
Susanne Mainz Sørensen
+45 3917 3394

sms@dst.dk

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The Student Registre

The Student Register is a longitudinal register that allows you to follow the educational career of each students throughout all the educational programs constituting the students educational career. The register covers educational careers starting from preschool to PhD. All public recognized educational programs are included. Data about PhD are delayed by one year compared to the other data in the register. Adult or continuing education as well as education taken outside Denmark is not included in the register.

Data description

The Students Register is a longitudinal register that allows you to follow the educational career of each students throughout all the educational programs constituting the students educational career. The register is updated annually by reported data from the educational institutions. The reports concern continuing students from the previous year as well as entrance and exit during the year under review. Regarding exit, information on achieved qualification (= graduation) is retained. The register covers educational careers starting from preschool to PhD. at university level. Basic school includes only grade 8-10. up to the school year 2005/06. From 2007 preschool through 7th grade is included. All public recognized educational programs are included. 'Recognized programs' means that the Ministry of Education or another ministry has regulated and approved the programs. Data about PhD are delayed by one year compared to the other data in the register.

Please note, that adult or continuing education as well as education taken outside Denmark is not included in the register.

  • The variables in the register are;
  • Person number (PERSON_ID)
  • Education code (UDD)
  • Education part (UDEL)
  • Education form (UFORM)
  • Starting date (ELEV_VFRA)
  • Ending date (ELEV_VTIL)
  • Qualification code (AUDD)
  • Institution number (INSTNR)

For further description of the individual variables see documentation in TIMES.

There are 2 versions of the student register:

  • Elev3: Each grade in basis school and upper secondary school are on separate record. Vocational education is divided in the basis part and the main part. In addition, it is possible to see the institution shifts and breaks during an education. This version of the student register is the most detailed.

-Elev3 hole closed. In this version of the register, all gaps in the education, as a result of institutional shifts and breaks during a training removed if the hole is less than 13 months and each record are merged into one record.

Classification system

In connection with publications from the student register Statistic Denmark's classification system "DISCED" is used. A description of it can be found at: DISCED

Sector coverage

Educational institutions providing publicly recognized education or education which give access to public grants.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Enrolled: The student register is used to measure entrance to, enrolled and graduations from the ordinary education system. In connection with dissemination of statistical data in Statistic Denmark's Statbank the following definitions are used: Enrolled is defined as: people who are enrolled 30. September yyyy.

Graduate: The student register is used to measure entrance to, enrolled and graduations from the ordinary education system. In connection with dissemination of statistical data in Statistic Denmark's Statbank the following definitions are used: Graduate is defined as: people who completed an education in the period 1. October yyyy-1 - 30. September yyyy.

Entrance: The student register is used to measure entrance to, enrolled and graduations from the ordinary education system. In connection with dissemination of statistical data in Statistic Denmark's Statbank the following definitions are used: Entrance is defined as: people who begin their education in the period 1. October yyyy-1 - 30. September yyyy.

Counting year: The counting is done each October and the figures for a given counting year cover the period from 1 October from the previous year to 30 September that year

Statistical unit

The statistical unit is people.

Statistical population

The population consist of people who have been enrolled in an ordinary education in Denmark, that are public recognized. Since 2007 private education that give access to public grants is also included. The register covers education from preschool (up to 2006 only from 8th grade) up to PhD level. When the students register is updated, the information concerning the PhD are one year behind.

Reference area

The population consists of people who have been enrolled in an ordinary education in Denmark.

Time coverage

The Students Register, which was established in the early 1970s, is a longitudinal register and is updated once a year.

Base period

Not relevant for this register.

Unit of measure

The unit of measure is the number of people.

Reference period

The Student Register reference time is 30. september yyyy.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistics are published yearly.

Legal acts and other agreements

The Act on Statistics Denmark §6 and §8 stk. 3.

Cost and burden

The respondent burden is minimal. Data are collected from local school based administrative registers although a few institutions report by questionnaires.

Comment

Further information can be found on Statistics Denmark's homepage: Fulltime education.