Minifacts about Norway 2013

 

3. Demographics, health and crime



Population and population changes
  1995 2012
Population1  4 369 957 5 051 275
Inhabitants per km2 land area 14 16
     
Live births, total 60 292 60 255
Male 31 006 30 933
Female 29 286 29 322
Live births per 1 000 inhabitants 13.8 12.1
     
Deaths, total 45 190 41 992
Male 23 020 20 072
Female 22 170 21 920
Deaths per 1 000 inhabitants 10.3 8.4
     
Excess of births 15 103 18 263
In-migration 25 678 78 570
Out-migration 19 312 31 227
Net in-migration 6 366 47 343
Population growth 21 547 65 405
Population growth. Per cent 0.5 1.3
1  Population as of 1 January 1996 and 1 January 2013.
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/befolkning/

Registered population as of 1 January 2013 and projection for 2020-2060 (average national growth rate). 1 000
Age 2013 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060
Total 5 051 5 511 6 037 6 400 6 681 6 928
0-5 years of age  375  417  444  436  457  470
6-15 years of age  617  657  738  757  752  787
16-66 years of age 3 386 3 615 3 817 3 941 4 075 4 129
67 years of age and older  673  822 1 038 1 266 1 397 1 541
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/folkfram/

Counties and most densely populated municipalities. 1 January 2013
County/ municipality Number of municipalities Area1  . Km2 Per cent Population Per cent
Mainland  428  323 787  100.0 5 051 275  100.0
Østfold 18 4 182 1.3  282 000 5.6
Fredrikstad    288   76 807  
Sarpsborg    406   53 696  
Akershus 22 4 918 1.5  566 399 11.2
Bærum    192    116 677  
Oslo 1  454 0.1  623 966 12.4
Hedmark 22 27 397 8.5  193 719 3.8
Ringsaker   1 281   33 406  
Hamar    351   29 353  
Oppland 26 25 192 7.8  187 254 3.7
Gjøvik    672   29 407  
Lillehammer    477   26 850  
Buskerud 21 14 910 4.6  269 003 5.3
Drammen    137   65 473  
Ringerike   1 552   29 400  
Vestfold 14 2 224 0.7  238 748 4.7
Sandefjord    121   44 629  
Larvik    535   41 239  
Telemark 18 15 299 4.7  170 902 3.4
Skien    779   53 015  
Porsgrunn    165   35 392  
Aust-Agder 15 9 157 2.8  112 772 2.2
Arendal    270   43 336  
Grimstad    304   21 594  
Vest-Agder 15 7 276 2.2  176 353 3.5
Kristiansand    276   84 476  
Mandal    222   15 237  
Rogaland 26 9 378 2.9  452 159 9.0
Stavanger   71    129 191  
Sandnes    304   70 046  
Hordaland 33 15 460 4.8  498 135 9.9
Bergen    466    267 950  
Sogn og Fjordane 26 18 623 5.8  108 700 2.2
Førde    587   12 559  
Møre og Romsdal 36 15 114 4.7  259 404 5.1
Ålesund   98   45 033  
Molde    363   25 936  
Sør-Trøndelag 25 18 856 5.8  302 755 6.0
Trondheim    342    179 692  
Nord-Trøndelag 23 22 415 6.9  134 443 2.7
Stjørdal    938   22 379  
Nordland 44 38 460 11.9  239 611 4.7
Bodø   1 392   49 203  
Rana   4 461   25 752  
Troms Romsa 24 25 870 8.0  160 418 3.2
Tromsø   2 524   70 358  
Harstad    446   24 291  
Finnmark Finnmárku 19 48 616 15.0 74 534 1.5
Alta   3 849   19 646  
Hammerfest    849   10 072  
1  Including lakes.
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/folkemengde/

Population by gender, age and marital status. 1 January 2013



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/folkemengde/

Married and cohabiting couples with and without children. 1 January
  1990 2012
Couples, total  973 000 1 125 000
Married couples1  total  871 000  847 000
Without children2   467 000  505 000
With children2   404 000  342 000
     
Cohabiting couples, total  102 000  277 000
Without children2  52 000  122 000
With children2  50 000  155 000
1  Including registered partners.
2  Children = under 18, unmarried and living at home.
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/familie/

Fertility rates in selected countries. 2011
Ireland 2.05
Iceland 2.02
France 2.01
UK 1.96
Sweden 1.90
USA 1.89
Norway 1.88
Finland 1.83
Denmark 1.75
Switzerland 1.52
Italy 1.39
Spain 1.36
Germany 1.36
Portugal 1.35
Poland 1.30
Source: Eurostat and World Health Organization.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ and http://www.who.int/gho/en/

Fertility rates by county. 2012



Source:  Statistics Norway. Map data: Norwegian Mapping Authority
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/fodte/

Life expectancy at birth



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/dode/

Life expectancy at birth in selected countries. 2011
  Female Male
Japan 87 81
Switzerland 85 81
Spain 85 79
France 85 79
Italy (2010) 85 80
Iceland 84 81
Sweden 84 80
Finland 84 77
Norway 83 79
Greece 83 79
Denmark 82 78
USA (2009) 81 76
Poland 81 73
Russia (2009) 75 63
Source: Eurostat and World Health Organization.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ and http://www.who.int/gho/en/

Persons per private household



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/familie/

Contracted registered partnerships 1993-2008. Contracted same-sex marriages 2009-2012



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/ekteskap/

Marriages1 and divorces2



1 From 2009, includes same-sex marriages.
2 Prior to 1951, divorces where one of the spouses was resident in Norway, from 1951 divorces where the husband was resident in Norway.
Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/ekteskap/

Adoptions by type of adoption



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/adopsjon/

Most popular names given to children in 2012
  Boys' names Girls' names
1 Lucas/Lukas Nora/Norah
2 Emil Emma
3 Mathias/Matias Sofie/Sophie
4 Jonas Linnea/Linea
5 Alexander/Aleksander Sara/Sahra/Sarah
6 William Emilie
7 Oskar/Oscar Ingrid/Ingri
8 Magnus Thea/Tea
9 Markus/Marcus Leah/Lea
10 Oliver Sofia/Sophia
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/navn/

Immigrant population1  and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents2 
  Immigrant population1  Norwegian-born to immigrant parents2 
National background3  1995 2012 1995 2012
Total  186 039  546 732 29 009  108 438
         
Immigrant population and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, per cent of total population 4.3 11.0 0.7 2.2
         
Europe, total 92 887  294 327 6 850 28 957
Poland 5 015 67 339  561 4 764
Sweden 13 860 34 838  554 1 740
Germany 6 761 23 740  373 1 943
Denmark 17 265 18 227 1 224 1 596
Russia4   788 14 953 19 1 880
UK 10 247 13 211  509  748
Bosnia-Herzegovina4  9 409 13 146  255 3 192
Kosovo4  . 9 686 . 4 014
Netherlands 2 872 6 818  325  739
Finland 4 173 6 160  226  500
         
Africa, total 14 433 60 238 3 146 19 476
Somalia 3 328 20 976  667 8 419
Eritrea 43 8 135 3 1 431
Ethiopia 1 875 5 172  386 1 233
Morocco 3 026 5 112 1 168 3 479
Ghana 1 099 1 583  223  582
         
Asia, including Turkey, total 60 918  163 281 17 567 57 047
Iraq 2 337 21 784  199 7 151
Pakistan 11 507 17 893 7 266 14 844
Philippines 3 974 14 903  539 1 528
Iran 7 099 14 795  694 3 118
Thailand 1 925 13 882 71  516
Vietnam 10 520 13 222 2 811 7 649
Afghanistan  359 11 279 71 1 940
Turkey 5 922 10 696 2 121 6 046
Sri Lanka 5 951 8 816 1 162 5 477
India 3 704 7 721 1 457 3 109
         
North and Central America, total 10 028 12 879  377  694
USA 8 078 7 715  272  298
Canada 1 018 1 612 35 54
         
South America, total 6 993 14 146 1 041 2 221
Chile 5 074 6 135  887 1 647
Brazil  502 3 201 17  126
         
Oceania, total  778 1 861 30 43
1  Foreign-born with two foreign-born parents.
2  Persons with two foreign-born parents.
3  Country of birth for persons born abroad; mother's or father's country of birth for persons born in Norway with two foreign-born parents.
4  Comparisons are difficult due to changes in national borders.
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/innvbef/

Asylum seekers arriving in Norway, by nationality
Nationality 1993 1998 2005 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total 12 876 8 374 5 402 17 226 10 064 9 053 9 785
Europe 11 523 4 716 1 435 1 486 1 318  847 1 143
Africa  464 1 229 1 624 7 180 5 112 5 097 5 263
Asia  731 2 138 2 106 7 239 3 143 2 796 3 086
North and Central America 12 2 10 13 30 38 27
South America 26  204 18 27 12 12 3
Oceania - 2 - 1 1 1 -
Stateless  120 85  209 1 280  448  262  263
Source: Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.
More information: http://www.udi.no/english

Persons aged 16-79 who are overweight (bmi>=27) or obese (bmi>=30). Per cent



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/helseforhold/

Daily smokers, by gender. Per cent



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/royk/

Causes of death. 2011
  Per cent Total Male Female
Deaths, total  100.0 41 304 20 029 21 275
         
Diseases, total 93.7 38 697 18 504 20 193
Malignant tumours 26.2 10 838 5 817 5 021
Heart and circulatory diseases 31.4 12 964 6 007 6 957
Respiratory diseases 9.7 4 026 1 961 2 065
Other 26.3 10 869 4 719 6 150
         
Violent deaths, total 6.3 2 607 1 525 1 082
Accidents 4.6 1 890 1 026  864
Suicides 1.4  598  434  164
Homicides 0.3  114 62 52
Other 0.0 5 3 2
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/dodsarsak/

Persons criminally charged per 10 000 inhabitants; criminal offences investigated and cleared per 1 000 inhabitants



Source:  Statistics Norway.
More information:  http://www.ssb.no/en/lovbrudde/

Reported offences, by type of offence
  2002 2011
Offence type Number Per 1 000 inhabitants Number Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total  437 250 96.6  380 092 77.2
Economic 7 950 1.8 8 053 1.6
Other offences for gain  226 285 50.0  171 921 34.9
Violent 25 289 5.6 26 254 5.3
Sexual 3 142 0.7 4 612 0.9
Narcotics 45 092 10.0 42 788 8.7
Damage to property 22 809 5.0 19 553 4.0
Environmental 2 900 0.6 2 741 0.6
Workplace environment  887 0.2  819 0.2
Traffic 59 339 13.1 56 922 11.6
Other 43 557 9.6 46 429 9.4
Source: Statistics Norway.
More information: http://www.ssb.no/en/lovbrudda/