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The Register of Pension Statistics


Primary variables


Amount paid (pension)

Benefit/care allowance

Civil status


Municipality of residence

Pension type

Personal ID No.

Reason for stopping payments

Spouse's CPR No.

Years' residence in Denmark


The Register of Pensions Statistics cover everyone receiving a retirement or early retirement pension in January, including recipients of invalidity allowance, as well as persons residing abroad who receive a Danish pension. The statistics thus include all recipients of retirement pensions aged 67 years and above (from 2004, 65 years and above) as well as recipients of early retirement or invalidity benefits between the ages of 18 and 66 (from 2004, 18 to 64 years).

The aim of the statistics is to elucidate the numbers of recipients of social pensions divided by recipients of a retirement pension, early retirement pension and disability benefits and benefits paid annually. The statistics are listed by age, gender, type of pension, marital status, care home residents, regional/municipal distribution and amounts paid.

With effect from January 2009, extraction criteria changed so that pensioners aged 65 before year-end are included as retirees in the listing as at January, regardless of whether their pensions are payable in advance or arrears. This means that some approximately 700 individuals are reckoned as retirees whilst the method used hitherto would have stated them as being on early retirement.

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Collection Period

Collection Period
The population consists of all individuals resident in Denmark in receipt of a social pension or disability benefit and individuals resident abroad in receipt of a Danish pension
Database Categories

Application requirements

Scientific Services at Statistics Denmark

Statistics Denmark comprises register collections, including data from 1970 till today and therefore, present a very important research potential with almost endless opportunities. Research Services at Statistics Denmark help and advices about access to data, to exploit the potential of the data in compliance with the Danish legislations.

To obtain access to data from Statistics Denmark a list of demands must be obtained. The research project must be associated to a Danish public research unit. Furthermore, The Danish Data Protection Agency (Danish: Datatilsynet) must approve the research project if data are linked to data from other authorities or registers. The applicant is responsible for payment of all the cost associated to the process.

If data from Statistics Denmark are coordinated with data from the Danish Health Data Authority, the applicant should contact the Danish Health Data Authority and inform about contact person at Statics Denmark as well as the case number, project description, extension description and approval from the Danish Health Data Authority and/or The National Committee on Health Research Ethics.

Application process

  • Contact Scientific services (FSE) at Statistics Denmark
  • Attact a short project description
  • The research project is given a case number
  • In case of coordination of data, contact The Danish Health Data Authority
  • If the application is approved by The Danish Health Data Authority, the data is sent to Statistics Denmark



As a public authority and data processor Statistics Denmark are subject to Danish laws for treatment of personal data, that should secure that the Danish health data are treated right. These legislations include The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Danish: Persondataloven) and The Danish Act of Health (Danish: Sundhedloven).

Contact information

Data owner
Statistics Denmark
Contact data owner
Sejrøgade 11
2100 København Ø
Website - data owner
Data administrator
Statistics Denmark
Contact data administrator
Peter Elmer Lauritsen
T: 39 17 32 23
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