Note 3 - Employee costs
2011 2010
    DKK million DKK million  
Wages and salaries 2,246  2,108 
Pensions 209  196 
Other social security costs 172  156 
Other employee costs 139  119 
Stock-based payment   111  88   
Employee costs, total 2,877  2,667 
Recognized in the income statement under the following items:
Cost of goods sold 1,043  978 
Sales and distribution costs 622  549 
Research and development costs 766  738 
Administrative costs   445  401   
2,876  2,666 
Recognized in the assets as:
Change in employee costs recognized in inventories    
Employee costs, total 2,877  2,667 
Geographical distribution:
Denmark 1,627  1,558 
Rest of Europe, Middle East, and Africa 243  212 
North America 601  530 
Asia Pacific 292  289 
Latin America   114  78   
Employee costs, total 2,877  2,667 
Average number of employees in the Group 5,751  5,357 
Average number of employees in R&D department 1,204  1,051 
Number of employees outside Denmark as a percentage of total number of employees 57% 56%
Reference is made to Note 45 concerning the geographical distribution of employees.