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Official Statistics Ordinance

SFS 2001:100

Official Statistics Ordinance

Promulgated on 15 March 2001.
The Government prescribes as follows.

-- Unofficial translation provided by Statistics Sweden --

Area of application

Section 1. This Ordinance contains regulations supplementing the Official Statistics Act (2001:99).

Official statistics

Section 2. Official statistics are such statistics as are described in the Annex to this Ordinance. The Annex also indicates which government authorities are responsible for official statistics (hereinafter designated statistical authorities).
It is the sole prerogative of the Government to decide on substantial changes in the official statistics.

Bringing of actions to prohibit use of the symbol, etc.

Section 3. Pursuant to section 22 of the Official Statistics Act (2001:99), Statistics Sweden is responsible for bringing actions to prohibit the continued use of the symbol for official statistics or the designation Official Statistics of Sweden, or any symbol or designation that is liable to be mistaken for the official symbol or designation.

Collection of data

Section 4. Data for the official statistics shall be collected in such a manner as to make it as easy as possible for respondents to provide information.

Section 5. A statistical authority is entitled to issue additional regulations to ensure the implementation of Sections 7-11 of the Official Statistics Act (2001:99).

Section 6. Government authorities shall supply the data required for the production of official statistics to the relevant statistical authorities. The data shall be submitted in a form agreed upon by the authorities concerned.

Information for respondents

Section 7. When a statistical authority collects data for the purposes of official statistics from a party other than a government authority, it shall at the same time provide information regarding:
-the purpose for which the data is being collected,
-the regulations on which the duty to provide information is based,
-who has commissioned or ordered the collection of data,
-whether consultation has occurred with the organisation representing the respondent,
-the rules that apply for the protection of information,
-the rules that apply for the storage of information,
-any penalties that a respondent failing to provide information may incur,
-other factors that are of any importance in the connection, such as the right of the individual to apply for access to information and redress.
If the provision of information is voluntary, the authority shall inform the respondent of this fact.

Processing of personal data, etc.

Section 8. The Annex indicates the circumstances under which processing of personal data coming under Section 15 of the Official Statistics Act (2001:99) is permitted.

Section 9. Data that is processed to produce official statistics may also be processed to produce other statistics and for research purposes. This is, however, conditional on there being no incompatibility between the purpose of such processing and the purpose for which the data was collected.

Section 10. The statistics production activities of any statistical authority shall be so organised as to keep them separate from the other activities of the authority.


Section 11. Statistics Sweden may process data in the following registers for the purpose of providing database services pursuant to Sections 2 and 3 of the Ordinance containing Directives for Statistics Sweden (1988:137):

- Total Population Register (TPR),
- Register of Population Changes,
- Population and Housing Censuses,
- Property Tax Assessment Register,
- Education Register (UREG),
- Labour Force Surveys (LFS),
- Business Register,
- Foreign Trade Register,
- Register of Income and Wealth (IoF),
- Employment Register,
- Longitudinal Register of Education and Labour Market Statistics (LUCAS),
- Value-added Tax Register,
- Income Statements Register,
- Occupational Register,
- Register of the Living Conditions Surveys (ULF),
- Agricultural Register (kept by the Swedish Board of Agriculture),
- Register of Criminal Convictions (kept by the National Council for Crime Prevention),
- Car Statistics Register (kept by the Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis).


Elimination

Section 12. Before a statistical authority, pursuant to Section 19, paragraph 1 of the Official Statistics Act (2001:99), eliminates data from its records, it must inform the National Archives.
The National Archives may communicate regulations regarding exceptions from elimination, pursuant to Section 19, paragraph 2 of the Act.

Availability

Section 13. The statistical authorities shall provide documentation and quality declarations for the official statistics, and shall make these statistics available to the general public.

Section 14. Official statistics based on individuals shall be disaggregated by sex unless there are special reasons for not doing so.

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1. This Ordinance enters into force on 1 April 2001. It supersedes and nullifies the following legal instruments:
a) the Statutory Order regarding the provision of data for title registration and property price statistics (1970:27),
b) the Duty of Agricultural Enterprises to Supply Information Ordinance (1992:1032),
c) the Official Statistics Ordinance (1992:1668),
d) the Ordinance regarding the Use of Certain Personal Registers for Purposes of Official Statistics (1995:1060).
2. Regulations that have been issued pursuant to Section 4 of the Official Statistics Ordinance (1992:1668) shall, when the new Ordinance is applied, be regarded as issued pursuant to Section 5 of the new Ordinance.
3. With regard to the processing of personal data covered by the Data Act (1973:289), in place of the provisions given in Section 8 of this Ordinance, the equivalent provisions in the Data Act shall apply up to and including 30 September 2001.


SFS 2001:100 --- Annex

Official Statistics

CONTENTS

Agriculture, forestry and fishery
Business activities
Citizen influence
Culture and leisure
Education and research
Energy
Environment
Financial markets
Health and medical care
Household finances
Housing and construction
Judicial system
Labour market
Living conditions
National accounts
Population
Prices and consumption
Public finances
Social insurance
Social services
Trade in goods and services
Transport and communications

Official statistics ----------------------- Statistical authority

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERY

Agricultural economy ----------------------- Swedish Board of Agriculture
Agricultural production ----------------------- Swedish Board of Agriculture
Agricultural structure ----------------------- Swedish Board of Agriculture
Aquaculture ----------------------- National Board of Fisheries
Employment in agriculture ----------------------- Swedish Board of Agriculture
Employment in forestry ----------------------- National Board of Forestry
Fishery ----------------------- National Board of Fisheries
Forestry production ----------------------- National Board of Forestry
National forest survey ----------------------- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Price trends in agriculture ----------------------- Swedish Board of Agriculture

BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

Accommodation statistics ----------------------- Swedish Tourist Authority
Bankruptcies ----------------------- Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies
Business investments ----------------------- National Institute of Economic Research
Capacity utilisation in industry ----------------------- Statistics Sweden (SCB)
Industrial deliveries and orders ----------------------- SCB
Industrial inventories ----------------------- SCB
Industrial production trends ----------------------- SCB
International enterprises ----------------------- Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies
Newly started enterprises ----------------------- Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies
Structure of the business sector ----------------------- SCB

CITIZEN INFLUENCE

General elections ----------------------- SCB
Party preferences ----------------------- SCB

Processing of sensitive personal data
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to the political opinions of individual persons (provided they have given their consent for such processing) and their union membership is permitted for the production of statistics on General elections and Party preferences.

CULTURE AND LEISURE

Adult education associations ----------------------- Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs
Cultural environment conservation --------------- Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs
Cultural expenditure ----------------------- Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs
Libraries ----------------------- Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs
Museums ----------------------- Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Education register ----------------------- SCB
Higher education ----------------------- National Agency for Higher Education
Research ----------------------- SCB
School system and child daycare ----------------------- National Agency for Education
Study support ----------------------- Swedish National Board of Student Aid

ENERGY

Energy balances ----------------------- Swedish National Energy Administration
Energy supply and use ----------------------- Swedish National Energy Administration
Price trends in the energy sector -------------------- Swedish National Energy Administration

ENVIRONMENT

Emissions ----------------------- Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental pressure ----------------------- Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental protection cost ----------------------- SCB
Fertilisers and lime ----------------------- SCB
Implementation of the Environmental Code ------ Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Land use ----------------------- SCB
Sales and use of chemicals ----------------------- National Chemicals Inspectorate
State of the environment ----------------------- Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Waste ----------------------- Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Water use ----------------------- SCB

FINANCIAL MARKETS

Deposit and loan statistics ----------------------- Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Financial accounts ----------------------- Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Financial enterprises except insurance companies ----------------------- Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Insurance companies ----------------------- Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Shareholding statistics ----------------------- Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE

Health and disease ----------------------- National Board of Health and Welfare
Health care and medical services ----------------------- National Board of Health and Welfare
Causes of death ----------------------- National Board of Health and Welfare

Processing of sensitive personal data
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to the health of individual persons is permitted for the production of statistics on Health and disease and Health care and medical services.

HOUSEHOLD FINANCES

Household expenditures ----------------------- SCB
Income and income distribution ----------------------- SCB

Processing of sensitive personal data
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to expenditures in connection with personal illnesses and with membership of unions and faith communities is permitted for the production of statistics on Income and income distribution and Household expenditures.

HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION

Construction costs ----------------------- SCB
Housing and rent data ----------------------- SCB
Housing construction and conversion ----------------------- SCB
Income, costs and unlet dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings ----------------------- SCB
Property prices and registrations of title ----------------------- SCB
Property tax assessments ----------------------- SCB
Statistics on building permits for housing and non-residential premises ----------------------- SCB

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

Correctional care ----------------------- National Council for Crime Prevention
Courts of law ----------------------- National Council for Crime Prevention
Crime ----------------------- National Council for Crime Prevention
Persons convicted of crime ----------------------- National Council for Crime Prevention
Recidivism ----------------------- National Council for Crime Prevention

Processing of sensitive personal data, etc.
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to crime, judgments in criminal cases and criminal remedies is permitted for the production of statistics on Crime, Persons convicted of crime, Correctional care and Recidivism.

LABOUR MARKET

Employment and working hours ----------------------- SCB
Gross wages ----------------------- SCB
Labour Force Surveys ----------------------- SCB
Occupational injuries ----------------------- Swedish Work Environment Authority
Vacancies and unemployment ----------------------- SCB
Wages, salaries and labour costs ----------------------- National Mediation Office
Work environment ----------------------- Swedish Work Environment Authority

Processing of sensitive personal data
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to the health and union membership of individual persons is permitted for the production of statistics on Employment and working hours, Labour Force Surveys, Vacancies and unemployment, Work environment and Occupational injuries.

LIVING CONDITIONS

Gender statistics ----------------------- SCB
Living conditions ----------------------- SCB

Processing of sensitive personal data
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to the health and union membership of individual persons is permitted for the production of statistics on Living conditions.

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

National accounts ----------------------- SCB

POPULATION

Immigration and asylum seekers ----------------------- SCB
Population composition ----------------------- SCB
Population projections ----------------------- SCB
Population size and changes ----------------------- SCB

PRICES AND CONSUMPTION

Building price index and factor price index for the construction sector ----------------------- SCB
Consumer price index ----------------------- SCB
Household purchasing plans ----------------------- National Institute of Economic Research
Producer and import price index ----------------------- SCB
Purchasing power parities ----------------------- SCB

PUBLIC FINANCES

Central government borrowing and debt ----------------------- Swedish National Debt Office
Municipal finances ----------------------- SCB
National budget outcome ----------------------- Swedish National Financial Management
Authority
Tax assessment ----------------------- Swedish National Financial Management
Authority

SOCIAL INSURANCE ETC.

Support to families with children ----------------------- National Social Insurance Board
Support in the event of sickness and disability ----------------------- National Social Insurance Board
Support in old age ----------------------- National Social Insurance Board

Processing of sensitive personal data
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to the health of individual persons is permitted for the production of statistics on Support to families with children, Support in the event of sickness and disability and Support in old age.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Care of elderly persons and persons with disabilities ----------------------- National Board of Health and Welfare
Care of individuals and families ----------------------- National Board of Health and Welfare

Processing of sensitive personal data, etc.
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to administrative custody measures and to personal health in connection with coercive intervention pursuant to the Care of Abusers (Special Provisions) Act (1988:870), is permitted for the production of statistics on Care of individuals and families.

Also pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to disbursements of support and other measures in connection with the health of individual persons is permitted for the production of statistics on Care of elderly persons and persons with disabilities.

TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES

Domestic trade ----------------------- SCB
Foreign trade ----------------------- SCB

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Air traffic ----------------------- Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis (SIKA)
Communications patterns ----------------------- SIKA
Maritime traffic ----------------------- SIKA
Postal services ----------------------- SIKA
Rail traffic ----------------------- SIKA
Road traffic ----------------------- SIKA
Telecom services ----------------------- SIKA

Processing of sensitive personal data, etc.
Pursuant to Section 8, processing of personal data relating to crime, judgments in criminal cases and the health of persons injured in traffic accidents is permitted for the production of statistics on Road transport.


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