Danish registers on personal income and transfer payments

Scand J Public Health. 2011 Jul;39(7 Suppl):103-5. doi: 10.1177/1403494811405098.


Introduction: The Income Statistics Register provided by Statistics Denmark is the key register describing the income composition of the entire Danish population starting in 1970.

Content: The register contains more than 160 variables including salaries, entrepreneurial income, taxes, public transfer payments, capital income, private pension contributions, and payouts. In addition, Statistics Denmark provide more detailed registers on specific income transfers, including sickness benefit, old age pension, disability pension, and cash and unemployment benefits.

Validity and coverage: The income data are generally of high quality, but for variables not relevant for administrators the quality may be lower.

Conclusion: The registers on income and transfer payments include many variables on the income composition.

MeSH terms

  • Denmark
  • Humans
  • Income*
  • Pensions
  • Registries* / standards
  • Salaries and Fringe Benefits
  • Sick Leave
  • Social Security
  • Socioeconomic Factors*
  • Transportation