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Board members and managers

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Board members and managers

The purpose of the statistic is to give a coherent and consistent description of the structure and development among members of board and management in enterprises. The statistic, was first published for the reference year 2017.

Statistical presentation

The statistic of board members and managers shows active members in board and management of active enterprises in Denmark. It contains the private sector, and all activity codes, but is limited to shareholder companies, Limited Liability Company and entrepreneurship companies.

With the publication of the reference year 2019 the statistic changes name to “Board members and managers”. The former name was “Members of boards and management”. The change in name was conducted to more precisely reflect the content of the statistic regarding managers. Data sources and method is unchanged.

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Statistical processing

The administrative sources for the statistic is coupled with statistical register data form Statistics Denmark about the population and enterprises and it covers members for active enterprises in Denmark, in the private sector with the types shareholder company, limited liability company and entrepreneurship company.

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The statistic is relevant for analyses of members in the boards and managements in the Danish business society. Central users are: Ministries, business centers, Regions, counties and private enterprises and persons.

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Accuracy and reliability

The uncertainty associated with the statistics is linked to uncertainty from the administrative sources of statistics. Enterprises have an obligation by law to self-report information. The Business Authorities can ultimately close companies who does not apply to legislation. Statistics Denmark have no possibility to control data, but asses on basis of this fact, that the uncertainty is limited in scope.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics are published approx. 11 months after the end of the reference period. The statistics are published without delay in relation to scheduled release times. From the reference year 2017, the statistics are published annually with preliminary figures, where the release is available 10 months after the end of the reference year.

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Limited to private companies, the statistics can be compared to the number of enterprises companies in the general enterprise statistics.

With the publication of 2019 data, educational attainment is determinated using a new method. As a result, the number of persons allocated in the group unknown drops by approximately 10.000 reducing the number of unknowns to around 26.000 for the year 2018, the last year published using the old method. For educational breakdown of the statistic drawn earlier, there will be inconsistencies to data in the official statistics in the STATbank.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release and in the StatBank under Board embers and managers.

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