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Employment in Businesses

The Employment in Businesses (EiB) statistic is published annually. The EiB provides information about the number of establishments and the number of jobs at the end of November plus figures for employment in full-time equivalents and annual wages.

The jobs can be filled by self-employed persons, assisting spouses or employees.

The statistic can be distributed on municipalities, industries and size of the work place.

Data description

The EiB statistic is published annually. It provides information about the number of establishments and the number of jobs at the end of November plus figures for employment in full-time equivalents and annual wages.

The establishments are defined on the basis of Statistics Denmark's central business register. The number of establishments at the end of November are all workplaces connected with real active enterprises with jobs.

The jobs can be filled by self-employed persons, working spouses or employees.

Data is distributed by municipalities, industries and the size of the establishments.

The statistic is published in Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik (News form Statistics Denmark), Statbank Denmark and Statistical Yearbook.

Classification system

The statistic follows the Danish Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities 2007. A description of the classification is available here.

Sector coverage

The statistics include all sectors.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Establishment: An establishment is defined as an organizational unit of an enterprise, which is located at a specific address. The EiB comprises all establishments with jobs at the end of November. Only workplaces linked to real active companies are included in the EiB.

Full-time employees: The number of employees in full-time equivalents at the workplace during the year. The number of employees in full-time equivalents is calculated by setting the hours paid in proportion to the maximum number of hours of paid work during the year with a weekly employment of 37 hours (1,924 hours).

Job: The number of jobs corresponds to all jobs at each establishment at the end of November.

Payroll : Compensation for employees include A-income from which labour market contribution are paid. Compensation of employees also include ATP-contributions (Danish Labour Market Supplementary Pension Scheme) and the taxable value of fringe benefits. Also included are the total actual contributions to pension schemes from the Central Pensions System operated by the Danish tax authorities. Reimbursement of maternity and sickness benefits for the employer are not part of compensation of employees.

Statistical unit

The statistical unit is establishments.

The establishments covered by the EiB statistic are all workplaces connected with real active enterprises according to the information recorded in the central business register, where there can be referred jobs to at the end of November.

Statistical population

The population in the EiB comprises all establishments with jobs at the end of November. Only workplaces linked to real active companies are included in the EiB.

Reference area

Denmark and few register technical units in the group "Outside Denmark" (mainly sailors on long voyages).

Time coverage

The statistic has been published since 1990, but with data breaks during this period (see the section "Comparability over time").

With the present method the statistic covers the period 2008 and forward.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

Establishments.

Reference period

01-01-2017 - 31-12-2018

Frequency of dissemination

The statistic is published on a yearly basis.

Legal acts and other agreements

§6 in Law about Statistics Denmark (Lov om Danmarks Statistik). The main input of the EiB is information from eIncome, which is collected by the tax authorities and delivered to Statistics Denmark.

Cost and burden

There is no directly reporting burden associated with the statistic.

Comment

You can read more about the EiB here.