Statistics Denmark

Danmarks Statistik (German Statistics Denmark ) is a Danish NGO based in Copenhagen, which is responsible for the compilation of statistics such as demographics, employment, trade balances and other areas of the Danish society.

Danmarks Statistik draws heavily on the published data from the Administration concerning the compilation of the statistics, since 1981, the censuses were created entirely from the register. The processed data are made available to the public since 1924, since 2001 free of charge in electronic format.


After the first Danish-Norwegian censuses 1769 and 1787 was created in 1833 with the "Table of commission", which consisted of high-ranking officials, the precursor to the official statistical processing.

On December 1, 1849, a law enacted on the independence of statistical organization of state control into force in 1850 then newly founded " Statistiske Bureau " (German Statistical Office ) was first part of the Interior Ministry in 1853 then part of the Treasury.

1895 " Statistiske Bureau " was renamed " Statens Statistiske Bureau " (German National Statistical Office ), since 1896, then appeared in the Statistical Yearbook. 1913 again the name of the office in " Statistics relating to the department " (Eng. Statistical Department) has been changed. Between 1924 and 1958, more areas of the economy have been included in the statistics indicated that, since 1961, focused on the statistical department of the Ministry of Economy.

The 1966 Act came into force on Danmarks Statistik allowed a more independent management under the supervision of a national statistician. Introduced in 1968 CPR number for every citizen of Denmark was in addition to the introduction of the computerized basis for the register-based census, which was conducted in 1981 for the first time.

Since 2001, for every internet user the ability to access online statistics on the data from Danmarks.

International cooperation

As a member of the EU, Denmark also involved in the production, processing and dissemination of statistics. Danmarks Statistik is also actively involved in the Nordic and other international statistical cooperation, such as the UN Conference of European Statisticians (CES ) and the statistical co-operation with the OECD, ILO, UNECE and others.