Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

The housing specification register
Boligopgørelsen (tidligere boligtællingen)

Topic
Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Relevance for this Topic
Country Denmark
URL
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Governance

Contact information

Statistics Denmark
Sejroegade 11
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45)39173130
Email: dst(at)dst.dk
Url: www.dst.dk/.../...-tidligere-boligtaellingen-.aspx

Timeliness, transparency

N.A.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study


Registry

Data gathering method

Registries


Access to data

Conditions of access


Researchers can gain access to the database through Statistics Denmark.


Permission to use the Danish Registers has to be requested from the Danish Data Protection Agency. This will extend the application process by 1-2 months.


Anonymised microdata


SAS


Documentation is available in Danish. There is no documentation available in English.


Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 1995.


1995


Information on the entire Danish population’s housing.


All dwellings in Denmark


Covers all dwellings in Denmark


Covers all dwellings in Denmark


This survey covers all dwellings in Denmark and includes the following variables: type of building, year of construction, heating conditions, number of rooms, size of the home, wiring and wiring defects, rent/owner occupied, size and type of household and geography.


N.A.


Linkage


N.A.


Data can be linked to other register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.


Data quality


N.A.


Some dwellings can be registered as empty in times when one resident moves out and another moves in.


There has been a slight change in the definition of dwellings in 2005. Before 2005, summer houses where not included even though there where residents registered as living there permanently.


Applicability


Strengths: The survey covers all dwellings in Denmark. It is possible to link the database to other registers and the data can further be linked to information about moving patterns in the register BOPA. Weaknesses: Some of the information is dependent upon the residents reporting to the building and home register when buildings are renovated.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Chantal Nielsen
  • (see Partners)