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Statistics on the Danish national grid

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Analyse geographical areas with the Danish national grid

The Danish national grid, which was established by Statistics Denmark and the Danish Geodata Agency, divides the country into thousands of cells, which can be filled with statistics. You can then analyse and aggregate the information in the grid e.g. for use in market analyses, for local planning or for research.

Detailed content that is stable over time

The grid is stable over time, unlike administrative divisions such as municipalities, postcodes and parishes. We provide data on grid cells as small as 100 x 100 meter. Provided our requirements for non-identification of individuals or companies can be met (Privacy Requirements). Contact us if you need a different cell size.

Below you can see an example of statistics on the grid. The map shows how many people live within each square kilometer (text in Danish only).

Number of inhabitants by 1 square kilometer cells

Attach population statistics to the cells

Statistics Denmark offers several types of statistics on the Danish national grid e.g. by municipalities, regions or the entire country.

Statistics on the nighttime population

Here you will find information on the number of households and persons residing within the cells.

Statistics on the daytime population

Here you will find information about the number of people staying in the cells during the daytime. You can order two different datasets - one with the number of people in employment and one with the number of students.

Statistics by other variables

Here you get statistics on the people who reside in the cells of the grid distributed by a number of variables for you to choose. See the overview and read more about standard variables in the documentation document below.


The Danish National Grid does not cost anything in itself. However, you can find the detailed price list for deliveries of statistics on the grid here:

Privacy Requirements

If you buy statistics from us, we are very careful to comply with the so-called discretionary - or privacy requirements. In practice, this means that we require a certain minimum number of households in each grid cell. The requirements are either 50, 100 or 150 households, depending on the statistical variable you have selected. Cells with a smaller number of households than the minimum requirement must be aggregated with other cells before statistics can be delivered. The merged cells are called clusters. You can read more about how we produce clusters here:

Fact Sheet about clusters

You can find the requirements for number of households in the list of variables below:


To order statistics on the Danish National Grid, please click on the button below and fill out the form. We will then prepare an offer that you must approve.


Contact information

DST Consulting
tel +45 3917 3600

Allan Hansen
tel: +45 3917 3168

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DST Consulting
Phone: +45 39 17 36 00