Increased disparity among Danes

Christian Wenande
August 18th, 2016

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Danmarks Statistik has published its ten-year booklet

According to a new book published by the national statistics keeper Danmarks Statistik, the inequality gap between the living conditions of rich and poor Danes is steadily increasing.

‘Statistisk Tiårsoversigt 2016’ offers a ten-year overview of statistics in Denmark and reveals that wealth, health, education and employment disparities are all increasing.

For instance, an article within the book, ‘Denmark – a little nation with growing differences’, showed that the average family in Rudersdal Municipality has about twice as much income as the average family in Lolland Municipality, while the life expectancy in Rudersdal is 82.4, compared to 76.9 in Lolland.

READ MORE: Health disparity continuing to grow in Denmark

More single dads
The growing disparity is particularly evident in the education system where the share of grade 8-10 students at public schools has dropped by 6 percentage points, and increased at private schools by 3.

More children are growing up in apartments these days, and in 24 percent of families with children there is just one adult.

There are over 151,000 single mothers living with their kids and 34,800 single fathers, which is an increase of 38 percent compared to 2006.

Fast and furious car and film stats
Among the other interesting stats to emerge, it has been revealed there are now 2.4 million cars on the Danish roads – an increase of 22 percent compared to 2006.

And in 2015 there were 25 percent fewer films compared to ten years ago, but 13 percent more cinema tickets sold.



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