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Half a million local authority employees
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The number of employees in the municipal authorities has exceeded half a million, and consists of 507 000 in the 4th quarter of 2016. This is an increase of less than two per cent compared to the 4th quarter of 2015.

Employment in municipal activities

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Key figures

507

thousand local authority employees

Employed persons and contracted man-years in municipalities and counties12
20152016Change in absolute figuresChange in per cent
2015 - 20162015 - 2016
1The figures for Oslo municipality are included in the figures for the county authority for upper secondary school and dental health services only.
2As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
Municipalities
Employed persons497 656506 8799 2231.9
Contracted man-years371 236.1380 447.19 211.02.5
Contracted man-years adjusted for long term leaves333 747.4342 638.28 890.82.7
 
Counties
Employed persons49 01349 1341210.2
Contracted man-years42 723.942 900.1176.20.4
Contracted man-years adjusted for long term leaves39 603.639 745.1141.50.4

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Table 1 
Contracted man-years in municipalities and county authorities. Figures for 4th quarter

Contracted man-years in municipalities and county authorities. Figures for 4th quarter12
201520161Change in absolute figuresChange in per cent
20162015 - 2016
1The figures for Oslo municipality are included in the figures for the county authority for upper secondary school and dental health services only.
2As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
Municipalities, contracted man-years in total371 236.1380 447.19 211.02.5
Administration49 719.951 648.81 928.93.9
Kindergarten42 641.242 273.3-367.9-0.9
Primary and lower secondary education98 945.3101 224.42 279.12.3
Health and social services160 041.7165 269.45 227.73.3
Cultural activities7 585.57 508.8-76.7-1.0
Other activities12 302.612 522.4219.81.8
 
County authority, contracted man-years in total142 723.942 900.1176.20.4
Administration5 062.15 355.6293.55.8
Upper secondary education34 353.334 101.3-252.0-0.7
Dental health services2 947.83 063.7115.93.9
Other activities360.6379.518.95.2

Table 2 
Contracted man-years and contracted man-years adjusted for sick-leave and maternity leave in nursing and care services

Contracted man-years and contracted man-years adjusted for sick-leave and maternity leave in nursing and care services12
20152016
1The division into groups of personnel is based on a combination of education and profession
2As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
Contracted man-years in total135 432.9137 950.0
Change in per cent last year1.9
Personnel with a health care education196 635.999 190.3
Nursing and care personnel whitout authorised health care education35 712.034 494.6
Service-personnel1 765.82 999.3
Administration1 319.31 265.9
 
Share of contracted man-years municipal activities92.091.9
Share of contracted man-years private activities8.08.1
 
Contracted man-years in total adjusted for sick-leave and maternity leave119 961.0122 384.8
Change in per cent last year2.0
Staff with health care education84 405.186 909.6
Nursing and care personnel whithout authorised health care education32 731.131 626.9
Service-personnel1 601.32 681.5
Administration1 223.51 166.8
 
Share of contracted man-years adjusted for long leaves in municipal activitites91.991.8
Share of contracted man-years adjusted for long leaves in private activitites8.18.2

About the statistics

The purpose of the register-based statistics on employment in local and county authorities is to provide information on the structure and development of employment among employees in these sectors. The statistics include persons registered as resident and short-term immigrants, and cover all employment per person.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Not relevant

Standard classifications

From 2009 the term "industry" is based on The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007) (NOS D 383).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Employment in municipal activities
Topic: Labour market and earnings

Responsible division

Division for Labour Market Statistics

Regional level

The figures are published on municipality, county and national level. Statistics on municipalities are published in Statbank Norway, while statistics on national level are published in Today's statistics.

Frequency and timeliness

The statistics are published annually in June. Preliminary figures are published annually through KOSTRA in March each year.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

The basic material is stored.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the register-based statistics on employment in municipalities and county-municipalities is to provide information on the structure and development of employment among employees in these sectors. The statistics was first published through the KOSTRA-project (Municipality-State-reporting) in 2007 with figures from 2005 and 2006.

Users and applications

Important users are local, regional and central public sector as well as organisations.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Statistics Norway also publishes figures on total employment within the municipalities and counties in the Quarterly national accounts. The figures on employed persons are higher than in the Quarterly national accounts due to the fact that the latter only includes the main occupation of each person while the figures in register-based statistics also include all second jobs.

The figures of contracted man-years also are higher than Quarterly National Accounts

Legal authority

The Statistics Act of 16 June 1989, section 3-2 (administrative registers)

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The population is all persons employed within the municipalities and county authorities. Foreigners with a short term employment are also included. The observational units are individuals (persons), but the statistics cover all employment per person. The total figures include all employment in activities/units covered by the accounts for municipalities and county municipalities.

The division between municipality - municipality cooperation and county-municipality and county-municipality cooperation is that activities under the municipal treasurer's department are classified under the term municipality/county-municipality.

Data sources and sampling

The information is based on several registers. The main sources for health care education are the Register for Health Care Personnel, administered by the Directorate of Health and the National education database (NUDB), managed by Statistics Norway. The Central Register of Employees is the main source for data on employees. In addition information is gathered through several other registers, among them the End of the year certificate register and the register of General Practitioners. The Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises provides information about industry, sector and municipality of the workplaces.

From 2015 The Central Register of Employees is replaced by a new joint data source, A-ordningen.

This is a full count

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Register of Health Care Personnel, administered by the Directorate of Health: This register gives an overview of all health care personnel licensed to practise their profession. Statistics Norway receives status per November for all personnel with a licence to practise. The register covers educations for which state authorization is required, and hence does not give information about health care educations in general. Non-applicants with a health care education are not included in this register. The register may also include people who have been granted a Norwegian licence, but who have not practised their profession in Norway.

The National education database (NUDB): The National Education Database (NUDB) was created in 2002 and contains individually based education statistics dating back to 1970. Each year the database is updated with records of current students and completed educations for the previous academic year. This register is used as a supplement to the Register of Health Care Personnel.

The Register of Employees: Statistics Norway receives data from the employee register from the National Insurance Administration on a weekly basis. This data source was replaced by A-ordningen in 2015. 

The End of the Year Certificate register: Concerning information from the Directorate of Taxes' End of the Year Certificate Register, a preliminary version in March is used as data source. This data source was replaced by A-ordningen in 2015

The Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises : Variables concerning enterprises, such as the municipal location of workplace and industry are collected through the Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises, managed by Statistics Norway.

For the three most central registers concerning the production of statistics follow this procedure. Statistics Norway controls that all enterprises with more than one establishment have separate numbers for each unit and that employees are registered with the establishment where they actually work.

Contracted man-years are estimated by converting contracted working hours per week into full-time equivalents. The contracted working hours in mid-November are assumed to be representative for the whole year.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures giving away a person's identity will not be published.

Comparability over time and space

The transition to the National database for education (NUDB) as source of information on education gave an increase in the number of persons with a completed health care education, particularly educations where a state authorization is not required for working, such as social workers and child welfare officers.

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