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Comparability

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Population and Education, Social statistics
Henning Christiansen
+45 39 17 33 05

hch@dst.dk

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Urban Areas

The definition of urban areas has been the same since 1976, but new maps could show boundary changes from one year to the next. The only exception is Hovedstadsområdet (the Metropolitan area). This area was until 1999 defined by using borders of municipalities. From 1999 urban areas within those municipalities are defined as all other urban areas. In this way the area covering Hovedstadsområdet has declined.

From 1. January 2006 borders of the urban areas are defined by using x,y coordinates.

Comparability - geographical

The definition of town is the same as it is in Sweden. Compared to Norway there is some differences. In other countries is the administrative borderlines the basic for town statistics.

Comparability over time

The definition of urban areas has been the same since 1976, but new maps could show boundary changes from one year to the next. The only exception is Hovedstadsområdet (the Metropolitan area). This area was until 1999 defined by using borders of municipalities. From 1999 urban areas within those municipalities are defined as all other urban areas. In this way the area covering Hovedstadsområdet has declined. From 1. January 2006 borders of the urban areas are defined by using x,y coordinates.

Coherence - cross domain

None.

Coherence - internal

Not relevant for these statistics.