The Statistics Denmark Act requires businesses to provide information to 'Statistics Denmark'.
Information has to be confidential and there are safeguards in place to ensure contributions from private companies and public authorities remain anonymous.
Some information must be provided to Statistics Denmark, whatever the business type, e.g. on:
- the nature of the business;
- its location and ownership;
- the land area it occupies;
- plant and materials;
- working and pay conditions.
Statistics Denmark has produced a long-term plan called Strategy 2010. A statistics programme is also produced annually to provide background information about individual statistics and interdisciplinary and annual publications.
Types of statistics
Statistics are prepared under the legislation in force for that area. If the statistics are not regulated by law, they are prepared on the basis of agreements between the National Statistics Institutes.
Many of the standard reporting forms can be found on the public company portal 'Virk.dk'. A number of these can be filled in on-line.
Information on registering companies can be found at:
Companies must be entered in the business register at the Danish Business Authority. Once a company has been entered in the business register, it may be selected for inclusion in a sample. In this case, Statistics Denmark will inform the company in question of what statistics have to be reported and how frequently. Statistics may be provided electronically or on paper.
Statistics relating to Danish society can be found at StatBank Denmark: