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Personal Finances and Welfare, Social Statistics
Annesofie Thorup Olesen
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Housing Benefits

The statistics on housing benefits cover statistics on the number of all beneficiaries (i.e. households), and amounts received on a monthly basis. Rent subsidies (for non-pensioners, as well as to early retirees, who have been assigned pension after January 1st 2003) and housing allowances (for retirees) depending on a number of variables (type of benefit, rent income and number of children).

Data description

Housing benefits cover statistics on the number of beneficiaries (i.e. households) and the amount paid in December of each year. Rent subsidies (for non-pensioners, as well as to early retirees who have been awarded a pension after 1 January 2003) and housing allowances (pensioners) for December distributed on a number of variables (by type of benefit, rent income and number of children).

Classification system

Housing benefit is aggregated the various types of benefits, and on municipality and Country in total in BOST63, and age in BOST64.

Sector coverage

Not relevant for these statistics.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Housing benefit: Tax-free subsidy on housing expenses. The amount depends, among other things, on the rent, the household income and wealth and the number of children and adults in the household. Housing benefit is primarily granted to tenants. Owners and co-operatives can be granted housing benefit consisting partly or entirely of a loan. Housing benefit is granted to a household - albeit the amount is paid to the individual applicant. Housing benefit is divided into housing allowance and housing subsidy.

Housing allowance: Housing benefit granted to retired senior citizens.

Housing subsidy: Housing benefit granted to citizens who are not retired.

Statistical unit

Number of households and the amount paid.

Statistical population

The target population is all households who received housing benefit in 2020.

Reference area

Denmark.

Time coverage

The statistics cover the time period from 2007 and onwards.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

Households are measured as numbers. The amount paid is measured as DKK.

Reference period

2020.

Frequency of dissemination

Yearly.

Legal acts and other agreements

The Act on Statistics Denmark section 6 of Act no. 599 of 22nd June 2000.

No EU regulation.

Cost and burden

There is no response burden, since data are collected via the housing benefit register.

Comment

On Borger.dk information on housing benefits can be found - see here (in Danish) boligstøtte.