General Elections and Censuses in Denmark, 1920-1945

Principal Investigator

Jørgen Elklit, Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, Universitetsparken



See abstract


In addition to information about the general elections which were held in the period 1920-1945, this study contains census information from the population censuses of the same period, as well as social statistics from the period 1934-1940 and tax and real property statistics from the period 1921-1946. #Comparisons on the municipal level between this study and (some of the) other studies containing municipal data are made diffi- cult by extensive changes and adjustments of municipality boundaries, which, of course, means a parallel redistribution of constituencies. Information about such changes, etc. has been collected in DDA-0019: Municipality Identification, 1909-1975, in order that this register may form the basis of necessary integration and aggregation procedures


Property statistics, General election, Cenus data, Tax, Social statistics


Demography(population, vital statistics and censuses): Censuses, Politics: Elections, Politics: Government, political systems and organisations


Time limits, Municipalities.

Geographic Coverage

National, DK

Data set

Order data

Variables: Unknown
Analysis unit: Other


In data set:
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Census data, Statistical data, Legislative roll call data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional (one time) study - partial replication,

Sampling procedure: NA

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Other, Structured registration form.

Test type:

Number of questions: 0

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 1920-01-01
End: 1945-12-30


Jørgen Elklit, General Elections and Censuses in Denmark, 1920-1945, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 2014. 1 data file: DDA-222, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-222

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-222

Archive information

Received: 1997-01-01


Study state: The Danish Data Archive has in cooperation with an external partner fully documented and preserved the data in a long-term preservation format.
Access conditions: Free access


DDI-L-3.1 XML Study metadata

Latest version: 1.0.0

Other metadata formats

DDA XML Study description


Primary publications

    Secondary publications

    • Ersson, Svante, Kommunistpartier i Væsteuropa: Studier i Elektoral Variation, Universitetet i Umeå, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, 395 pp., 1984
    • Ersson, Svante; Janda, Kenneth og Lane, Jan-Erik, Ecology of Party Strength in Western Europe. A Regional Analysis, Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 18, no. 2, Sage Publications, pp. 170-205, 1985
    • Lane, Jan-Erik og Ersson, Svante, Politics and Society in Western Europe, London, Sage Publications, 1987
    • Lindstrøm, Ulf, Fascism in Scandinavia 1920-1940, Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell, 1985