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Statistics Denmark (Danish: Danmarks Statistik) is a Danish governmental organization under the Ministry of the Interior and Housing and which reports to the Minister of Economic and Internal Affairs. The organization is responsible for creating statistics on the Danish society, for example employment statistics, trade balance, and demographics.[citation needed]

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Statistics in Denmark has a long history[clarification needed]; the first population census in Denmark was conducted in 1769.

Statistics Denmark was founded in January 1850, following the introduction of democracy to Denmark, as the "Statistical Bureau".

In 1966, the Danish Parliament adopted the Act on Statistics Denmark; this act changed the name of the Statistical Bureau to Statistics Denmark and defined its status as an independent institution.

Statistics Denmark provides information to politicians, other decision-makers, the general public, scholars, etc.[citation needed]

The production of statistics in Denmark is highly centralised. Statistics Denmark is responsible for ensuring that the overall statistical picture is complete and coherent regardless of the source.[citation needed] The main office is located in Copenhagen and this is where almost all of the 560 people employed by Statistics Denmark work.[citation needed]

The Act on Statistics Denmark gives an independent Board of Directors the responsibility to determine the institution's work programme, thus allowing Statistics Denmark to operate independently of government control.[verification needed]

The Act on Statistics Denmark grants access to the basic data necessary to produce the statistics. The Act states that public authorities must supply the information they possess when requested to do so by Statistics Denmark. Decisions on this must be settled by the Board. The private sector is also obliged to supply certain information for statistical purposes. The last population census was conducted in 1970. Censuses are now exclusively based on administrative registers private citizens now only participate in surveys on a voluntary basis. In accordance with these principles, Statistics Denmark has striven to develop a statistical system which is almost entirely based on the administrative registers of other public offices. Other collection methods are employed where necessary, but are only regarded as a supplement.[citation needed]

Statistics Denmark's electronic data bank (Statbank.dk) is available free-of-charge in Danish or English for any user. It includes almost all statistics produced in-house. When new general statistics are published in News from Statistics Denmark, the same data are made available at the same time from the data bank but in a far more detailed form.[citation needed]

Since the collected data normally offers opportunities to make other combinations and distributions than those published or provided through standard assignments, Statistics Denmark also undertakes special customised projects.[citation needed]

Statistics Denmark actively participates in international statistical activities. Denmark takes part in the joint European statistical programme.

As a member of the EU, Denmark participates in a binding agreement on the compilation, preparation and dissemination of statistics. Although the requirements on statistical output coincide, to a certain extent, with Denmark's national needs, considerable resources are devoted to the fulfilment of Danish obligations.[citation needed]

Statistics Denmark is also actively involved in the United Nations Statistical Commission, the Conference of European Statisticians (CES), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund, and the International Labour Organization.

Statistics Denmark has an International Consulting division, which co-ordinates technical co-operation. This unit initially focused its activities on transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe, but has gradually widened both the scope of its activities and the range of countries with which it is involved.[citation needed]

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newspapers books scholar JSTOR August 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message This article relies too much on references to primary sources Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources August 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message Learn how and when to remove this template message Statistics Denmark Danish Danmarks Statistik 1 is a Danish governmental organization under the Ministry of the Interior and Housing 2 and which reports to the Minister of Economic and Internal Affairs 3 The organization is responsible for creating statistics on the Danish society 2 for example employment statistics trade balance and demographics citation needed Statistics DenmarkDanmarks StatistikFormationJanuary 1850PurposeCollecting national statistics for DenmarkRegionDenmarkParent organizationMinistry of the Interior and Housing Denmark Websitehttps www dst dk Statistics Denmark makes large use of public registers in the statistical production Population censuses are produced entirely from registers since 1981 citation needed StatBank is a large statistical database maintained by the central authority of statistics in Denmark 4 Online distribution of statistics has been a part of the dissemination strategy in Denmark since 1985 It is updated every day 9 00 am CET and contains all new statistics The statistics can be presented as cross tables diagrams or maps The output can be transferred to other programs for further compilation citation needed There is also a Danish version 5 Contents 1 History 2 Role of Statistics Denmark 3 Centralised production of statistics 4 Independence The cornerstone of statistics 5 Access to data is secured under the Act 6 Data banks 7 Customised service projects 8 International Co operation 9 Technical co operation 10 ReferencesHistory EditThis section needs expansion You can help by adding to it August 2021 Statistics in Denmark has a long history clarification needed the first population census in Denmark was conducted in 1769 6 Statistics Denmark was founded in January 1850 following the introduction of democracy to Denmark 6 7 8 as the Statistical Bureau 8 In 1966 the Danish Parliament adopted the Act on Statistics Denmark this act changed the name of the Statistical Bureau to Statistics Denmark and defined its status as an independent institution 6 8 Role of Statistics Denmark EditStatistics Denmark provides information to politicians other decision makers the general public scholars etc citation needed Centralised production of statistics EditThe production of statistics in Denmark is highly centralised 6 Statistics Denmark is responsible for ensuring that the overall statistical picture is complete and coherent regardless of the source citation needed The main office is located in Copenhagen and this is where almost all of the 560 people employed by Statistics Denmark work citation needed Independence The cornerstone of statistics EditThe Act on Statistics Denmark gives an independent Board of Directors the responsibility to determine the institution s work programme thus allowing Statistics Denmark to operate independently of government control 9 verification needed Access to data is secured under the Act EditThe Act on Statistics Denmark grants access to the basic data necessary to produce the statistics The Act states that public authorities must supply the information they possess when requested to do so by Statistics Denmark 9 Decisions on this must be settled by the Board The private sector is also obliged to supply certain information for statistical purposes The last population census was conducted in 1970 Censuses are now exclusively based on administrative registers private citizens now only participate in surveys on a voluntary basis In accordance with these principles Statistics Denmark has striven to develop a statistical system which is almost entirely based on the administrative registers of other public offices Other collection methods are employed where necessary but are only regarded as a supplement citation needed Data banks EditStatistics Denmark s electronic data bank Statbank dk is available free of charge in Danish or English for any user 4 5 It includes almost all statistics produced in house When new general statistics are published in News from Statistics Denmark the same data are made available at the same time from the data bank but in a far more detailed form citation needed Customised service projects EditSince the collected data normally offers opportunities to make other combinations and distributions than those published or provided through standard assignments Statistics Denmark also undertakes special customised projects citation needed International Co operation EditStatistics Denmark actively participates in international statistical activities Denmark takes part in the joint European statistical programme 10 As a member of the EU Denmark participates in a binding agreement on the compilation preparation and dissemination of statistics Although the requirements on statistical output coincide to a certain extent with Denmark s national needs considerable resources are devoted to the fulfilment of Danish obligations citation needed Statistics Denmark is also actively involved in the United Nations Statistical Commission the Conference of European Statisticians CES the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development the International Monetary Fund and the International Labour Organization 11 Technical co operation EditStatistics Denmark has an International Consulting division which co ordinates technical co operation This unit initially focused its activities on transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe but has gradually widened both the scope of its activities and the range of countries with which it is involved citation needed References Edit Om Danmarks Statistik www dst dk in Danish Retrieved 2021 08 04 a b About us www dst dk Archived from the original on 26 May 2014 Retrieved 4 August 2021 DNSS Document Country Profile of Denmark unstats un org Retrieved 2021 08 04 a b StatBank Denmark www dst dk Retrieved 4 August 2021 a b StatBank Denmark www statbank dk in Danish Retrieved 2021 08 04 a b c d Statistics Denmark PDF www dst dk Archived from the original on 4 August 2021 Retrieved 4 August 2021 Statistics Denmark United Nations Statistics Division PDF unstats un org January 2010 ISBN 978 87 501 1811 4 Retrieved 4 August 2021 a b c DNSS Document Country Profile of Denmark unstats un org Retrieved 2021 08 04 a b Act on Statistics Denmark 2018 Act of 2018 ESS European Statistical System www dst dk Archived from the original on 23 October 2015 Retrieved 4 August 2021 Cooperation with other international organizations www dst dk Archived from the original on 23 October 2015 Retrieved 4 August 2021 Coordinates 55 42 38 N 12 33 48 E 55 7105 N 12 5632 E 55 7105 12 5632 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Statistics Denmark 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