Danish Education Registers

Scand J Public Health. 2011 Jul;39(7 Suppl):91-4. doi: 10.1177/1403494810394715.


Introduction: Collection of systematic information on education is a long-established practice in Denmark.

Content: We describe the education registers available through Statistics Denmark. In particular, we describe the most widely used register: the Population Education Register (PER).

Validity and coverage: In 2008, 96% of the Danish population aged 15-69 have non-missing education information in PER. For the immigrant population born in the same cohorts the coverage is 85-90%, which is a high coverage in an international context.

Conclusion: The validity and coverage of the Danish education registers are very high.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Denmark
  • Education, Continuing
  • Educational Status*
  • Humans
  • Registries* / standards