The Coherent Social Statistics (Statistics regarding income compensating benefits)

The aim of the register

The register aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number of persons who have received one or more types of income compensating social benefits within the calendar year, i.e. statutory social benefits intended to compensate for the complete or partial absence of a labour market income.

Responsible authority

Statistics Denmark

Contact person

Solveig Vibe-Petersen, tel 3917 3654



The register sheds light on the part of the population who receives income compensating benefits within a calendar year. The register includes the individual types of income compensation benefits, measured by the first and last month in which the benefits were received, the number of days the benefits were received as well as the annual amount. Data from the register also allows for defining the receiving population on the basis of a variety of social background data, such as family and marital status, education, occupation, income, citizenship (immigrant or descendant status), etc.


Age, Gender, Municipality, Benefit type(s), Duration (in days) of a given benefit, The annually paid amount per benefit type, The first and last month in which benefits were received.
Various background information is also available in the register: Family and marital status, Occupation and income, Education, Citizenship, Immigrant/ancestry status, Code for possible death.

Accessing the data

Contact Statistics Denmark




The Central Register of Labour Market Statistics (CRAM), the Register for Labour Market Policy Measures (AMFORA), the Sickness Benefits Statistics Register, the Social Benefits Register, the Social Pensions Register, the Income Statistics Register, the Education Classification Module (UKM) and the Population Statistics Register.

Period covered



The publication “Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik” (News from Statistics Denmark), the “Sociale forhold, sundhed og retsvæsen” series in the publication “Statistiske Efterretninger” (Statistical News) and StatBank Denmark.
Annual publications: Statistical Yearbook, Statistical Ten-Year Review and Statistics Denmark’s “Kommune Års Service” (statistics services for municipal districts). The basis for and content of the register are described in the publication “Statistiske Efterretninger” (Statistical News).