The purpose of the statistics about child benefit and family allowance is to illustrate the number of recipients of child benefit and family allowance plus the payments. The statistics of child benefit was due from the tax year 1957/58, but the current format dates back to 2017.
The statistics describe the number of people receiving child and youth benefit and family allowance and the benefit amount. Since 2017, the statistics are based on the paid amounts each quarter, and not the rates as previously. The statistics are published in News and the Statbank. The statistics are aggregated i regards to benefit type and geographical area.
The statistics is collected directly from the IT'systems paying out the family allowances at ATP via NetCompany. Data is validated by checking for duplicate amongst others. Data are aggregated by benefit or allowance type and geographical area.
Users: Ministries, agencies, the Law Model, Local Government Denmark, municipalities and researchers. The statistics is used internally in Statistics Denmark. The statistics is not presented at any committees for users.
The statistics are based on a register that covers all recipients of child benefits and grants, as well as the children the benefits are provided for. The data also includes correction due to errors in previous payments.
Normally the statistics is published 3 months after the end of the 4th quarter.
In it's current form data is fully comparable from 2017 Q1. Prior to 2017 adjustments made to payouts due to errors in preceding quarters was not included in the data.