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5 258 317

population of Norway as of 1 January 2017

Population, by age. 1. January
2017Change in percent
2016 - 20172012 - 20172007 - 2017
Total5 258 3170.95.512.3
 
0 years59 335-0.1-1.91.0
1-5 years307 437-1.1-1.56.3
6-12 years447 9011.45.43.5
13-15 years185 352-0.5-3.2-2.0
16-19 years262 7050.11.27.5
20-44 years1 774 2750.34.111.1
45-66 years1 455 3101.15.515.5
67-79 years545 0223.925.939.2
80 years and over220 9800.4-0.31.3

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Table 1 
Population 1 January. The whole country, counties and municipalities

Population 1 January. The whole country, counties and municipalities
20162017Increase in population, in per cent.
2016 - 2017
11 January 2017, the municipalities 0706 Sandefjord, 0719 Andebu and most of 0720 Stokke were merged to the new municipality 0710 Sandefjord, and about 2200 persons were transferred from 0720 Stokke for 0704 Tønsberg.
21 January 2017 was the boundary between 1102 Sandnes and 1124 Sola changed
 
The whole country5 213 9855 258 3170.9
 
01 Østfold289 867292 8931.0
0101 Halden30 54430 7900.8
0104 Moss32 18232 4070.7
0105 Sarpsborg54 67855 1270.8
0106 Fredrikstad78 96780 1211.5
0111 Hvaler4 5114 5170.1
0118 Aremark1 4041 398-0.4
0119 Marker3 6103 597-0.4
0121 Rømskog6726851.9
0122 Trøgstad5 3435 3670.4
0123 Spydeberg5 7365 7650.5
0124 Askim15 61515 7200.7
0125 Eidsberg11 39611 4060.1
0127 Skiptvet3 7423 7831.1
0128 Rakkestad8 0848 1731.1
0135 Råde7 3577 3980.6
0136 Rygge15 45815 7471.9
0137 Våler (Østf.)5 1865 3352.9
0138 Hobøl5 3825 5573.3
 
02 Akershus594 533604 3681.7
0211 Vestby16 73217 1882.7
0213 Ski30 26130 6981.4
0214 Ås18 99219 2881.6
0215 Frogn15 69515 7430.3
0216 Nesodden18 62318 8691.3
0217 Oppegård26 79226 9880.7
0219 Bærum122 348124 0081.4
0220 Asker60 10660 7811.1
0221 Aurskog-Høland15 91416 1621.6
0226 Sørum17 44317 6651.3
0227 Fet11 37411 5551.6
0228 Rælingen17 42617 7301.7
0229 Enebakk10 87010 9270.5
0230 Lørenskog36 36837 4062.9
0231 Skedsmo52 52253 2761.4
0233 Nittedal22 85723 2131.6
0234 Gjerdrum6 3236 5463.5
0235 Ullensaker34 18935 1022.7
0236 Nes (Ak.)20 78321 2412.2
0237 Eidsvoll23 81124 4152.5
0238 Nannestad12 26712 6573.2
0239 Hurdal2 8372 9102.6
 
03 Oslo658 390666 7591.3
0301 Oslo municipality658 390666 7591.3
 
04 Hedmark195 356196 1900.4
0402 Kongsvinger17 83517 8570.1
0403 Hamar30 12030 5981.6
0412 Ringsaker33 59733 8420.7
0415 Løten7 5887 6330.6
0417 Stange20 11920 3171.0
0418 Nord-Odal5 1315 100-0.6
0419 Sør-Odal7 9017 866-0.4
0420 Eidskog6 1426 127-0.2
0423 Grue4 7634 7770.3
0425 Åsnes7 4567 329-1.7
0426 Våler (Hedm.)3 7603 743-0.5
0427 Elverum21 03021 0860.3
0428 Trysil6 5256 5500.4
0429 Åmot4 4294 5182.0
0430 Stor-Elvdal2 6002 530-2.7
0432 Rendalen1 8811 858-1.2
0434 Engerdal1 3051 274-2.4
0436 Tolga1 6201 6200.0
0437 Tynset5 5805 5840.1
0438 Alvdal2 4262 4410.6
0439 Folldal1 5921 577-0.9
0441 Os (Hedm.)1 9561 9630.4
 
05 Oppland188 953189 4790.3
0501 Lillehammer27 47627 7811.1
0502 Gjøvik30 13730 3190.6
0511 Dovre2 7012 675-1.0
0512 Lesja2 0552 048-0.3
0513 Skjåk2 2042 202-0.1
0514 Lom2 3472 3600.6
0515 Vågå3 6643 640-0.7
0516 Nord-Fron5 7415 723-0.3
0517 Sel5 9355 916-0.3
0519 Sør-Fron3 1543 1630.3
0520 Ringebu4 4624 5020.9
0521 Øyer5 0725 0820.2
0522 Gausdal6 2276 204-0.4
0528 Østre Toten14 90614 887-0.1
0529 Vestre Toten13 18013 1790.0
0532 Jevnaker6 6296 6961.0
0533 Lunner9 0449 0800.4
0534 Gran13 69513 7070.1
0536 Søndre Land5 7585 717-0.7
0538 Nordre Land6 7516 7730.3
0540 Sør-Aurdal3 0583 026-1.0
0541 Etnedal1 3211 3512.3
0542 Nord-Aurdal6 4586 4900.5
0543 Vestre Slidre2 1682 114-2.5
0544 Øystre Slidre3 2203 2480.9
0545 Vang1 5901 5960.4
 
06 Buskerud277 684279 7140.7
0602 Drammen67 89568 3630.7
0604 Kongsberg27 01327 2160.8
0605 Ringerike29 80130 0340.8
0612 Hole6 7676 7720.1
0615 Flå1 0741 0810.7
0616 Nes (Busk.)3 4223 357-1.9
0617 Gol4 5784 6120.7
0618 Hemsedal2 4222 4420.8
0619 Ål4 7114 7190.2
0620 Hol4 4974 5350.8
0621 Sigdal3 5123 502-0.3
0622 Krødsherad2 2752 257-0.8
0623 Modum13 79413 786-0.1
0624 Øvre Eiker18 20518 5622.0
0625 Nedre Eiker24 43124 7181.2
0626 Lier25 73125 7400.0
0627 Røyken21 49221 9312.0
0628 Hurum9 4139 4620.5
0631 Flesberg2 6992 696-0.1
0632 Rollag1 4041 399-0.4
0633 Nore og Uvdal2 5482 530-0.7
 
07 Vestfold244 967247 0480.8
0701 Horten27 17827 2020.1
0702 Holmestrand10 74110 8611.1
0704 Tønsberg142 27644 9226.3
0706 Sandefjord (-2016)145 8200-100.0
0709 Larvik43 86744 0820.5
0710 Sandefjord1062 019.
0711 Svelvik6 6046 6530.7
0713 Sande (Vestf.)9 2979 4962.1
0714 Hof3 1633 1760.4
0716 Re9 3619 4861.3
0719 Andebu (-2016)15 9370-100.0
0720 Stokke (-2016)111 6570-100.0
0722 Nøtterøy21 62121 7480.6
0723 Tjøme4 9714 928-0.9
0728 Lardal2 4742 4750.0
 
08 Telemark172 494173 3070.5
0805 Porsgrunn35 95536 1980.7
0806 Skien53 95254 3160.7
0807 Notodden12 71712 7570.3
0811 Siljan2 3352 3570.9
0814 Bamble14 08814 1380.4
0815 Kragerø10 60710 586-0.2
0817 Drangedal4 1364 1480.3
0819 Nome6 5346 5850.8
0821 Bø (Telem.)6 1016 2622.6
0822 Sauherad4 3384 303-0.8
0826 Tinn5 9405 894-0.8
0827 Hjartdal1 6131 593-1.2
0828 Seljord2 9912 979-0.4
0829 Kviteseid2 4482 442-0.2
0830 Nissedal1 4431 4762.3
0831 Fyresdal1 3231 319-0.3
0833 Tokke2 2462 228-0.8
0834 Vinje3 7273 7260.0
 
09 Aust-Agder115 785116 6730.8
0901 Risør6 9206 9360.2
0904 Grimstad22 55022 6920.6
0906 Arendal44 31344 5760.6
0911 Gjerstad2 4732 5111.5
0912 Vegårshei2 0362 1043.3
0914 Tvedestrand6 0146 0510.6
0919 Froland5 6185 7131.7
0926 Lillesand10 57710 7021.2
0928 Birkenes5 1475 1780.6
0929 Åmli1 8471 8560.5
0935 Iveland1 3171 3421.9
0937 Evje og Hornnes3 5823 6140.9
0938 Bygland1 2041 200-0.3
0940 Valle1 2421 2460.3
0941 Bykle9459520.7
 
10 Vest-Agder182 701184 1160.8
1001 Kristiansand88 44789 2680.9
1002 Mandal15 52915 6000.5
1003 Farsund9 7059 7690.7
1004 Flekkefjord9 0969 090-0.1
1014 Vennesla14 30814 4250.8
1017 Songdalen6 4196 5682.3
1018 Søgne11 26011 3210.5
1021 Marnardal2 2902 3090.8
1026 Åseral942937-0.5
1027 Audnedal1 7501 7650.9
1029 Lindesnes4 9434 9500.1
1032 Lyngdal8 4978 5881.1
1034 Hægebostad1 7021 7020.0
1037 Kvinesdal5 9815 9880.1
1046 Sirdal1 8321 8360.2
 
11 Rogaland470 175472 0240.4
1101 Eigersund14 94214 899-0.3
1102 Sandnes274 82075 4970.9
1103 Stavanger132 644132 7290.1
1106 Haugesund36 95137 1660.6
1111 Sokndal3 3133 3160.1
1112 Lund3 2433 2590.5
1114 Bjerkreim2 8252 8260.0
1119 Hå18 59118 8001.1
1120 Klepp18 97019 0420.4
1121 Time18 57218 6560.5
1122 Gjesdal11 85311 9020.4
1124 Sola226 09626 016-0.3
1127 Randaberg10 73710 8731.3
1129 Forsand1 2381 2450.6
1130 Strand12 46412 6621.6
1133 Hjelmeland2 7372 708-1.1
1134 Suldal3 9033 853-1.3
1135 Sauda4 7104 7601.1
1141 Finnøy3 2213 2350.4
1142 Rennesøy4 8564 8920.7
1144 Kvitsøy5245341.9
1145 Bokn865855-1.2
1146 Tysvær10 92511 0411.1
1149 Karmøy42 18742 2290.1
1151 Utsira2002010.5
1160 Vindafjord8 7888 8280.5
 
12 Hordaland516 497519 9630.7
1201 Bergen277 391278 5560.4
1211 Etne4 1064 1350.7
1216 Sveio5 5935 6561.1
1219 Bømlo11 77811 8060.2
1221 Stord18 77518 8210.2
1222 Fitjar3 1403 1891.6
1223 Tysnes2 7972 8471.8
1224 Kvinnherad13 27113 241-0.2
1227 Jondal1 1041 1080.4
1228 Odda6 9307 0251.4
1231 Ullensvang3 4013 377-0.7
1232 Eidfjord925921-0.4
1233 Ulvik1 1161 1311.3
1234 Granvin9209331.4
1235 Voss14 42514 5140.6
1238 Kvam8 4758 423-0.6
1241 Fusa3 8763 8950.5
1242 Samnanger2 4432 4881.8
1243 Os (Hord.)19 74220 1522.1
1244 Austevoll5 1185 1560.7
1245 Sund6 9757 0581.2
1246 Fjell24 87025 2041.3
1247 Askøy28 38028 8211.6
1251 Vaksdal4 1254 1230.0
1252 Modalen3813830.5
1253 Osterøy7 9578 0260.9
1256 Meland7 8128 0212.7
1259 Øygarden4 8524 9131.3
1260 Radøy5 0775 1281.0
1263 Lindås15 60715 7310.8
1264 Austrheim2 8582 8840.9
1265 Fedje5765871.9
1266 Masfjorden1 7011 7100.5
 
14 Sogn og Fjordane109 530110 2660.7
1401 Flora11 92311 9990.6
1411 Gulen2 3702 3710.0
1412 Solund7857941.1
1413 Hyllestad1 3951 4383.1
1416 Høyanger4 1614 1900.7
1417 Vik2 6892 7221.2
1418 Balestrand1 2941 288-0.5
1419 Leikanger2 2982 3321.5
1420 Sogndal7 8397 9411.3
1421 Aurland1 7641 7871.3
1422 Lærdal2 1722 159-0.6
1424 Årdal5 3595 3630.1
1426 Luster5 0935 1511.1
1428 Askvoll3 0233 0651.4
1429 Fjaler2 8302 8621.1
1430 Gaular2 9422 9660.8
1431 Jølster3 0203 0491.0
1432 Førde12 90013 0090.8
1433 Naustdal2 8402 8480.3
1438 Bremanger3 8463 8470.0
1439 Vågsøy6 0466 031-0.2
1441 Selje2 7742 7910.6
1443 Eid6 0156 0640.8
1444 Hornindal1 2001 198-0.2
1445 Gloppen5 7845 7830.0
1449 Stryn7 1687 2180.7
 
15 Møre og Romsdal265 290266 2740.4
1502 Molde26 73226 8220.3
1504 Ålesund46 74747 1991.0
1505 Kristiansund24 52624 442-0.3
1511 Vanylven3 2563 203-1.6
1514 Sande (M. og R.)2 5592 540-0.7
1515 Herøy (M. og R.)8 9728 957-0.2
1516 Ulstein8 4308 4570.3
1517 Hareid5 1895 185-0.1
1519 Volda9 0379 1020.7
1520 Ørsta10 67710 7440.6
1523 Ørskog2 3102 296-0.6
1524 Norddal1 6521 6630.7
1525 Stranda4 5984 6230.5
1526 Stordal1 0201 005-1.5
1528 Sykkylven7 6757 6950.3
1529 Skodje4 6204 6671.0
1531 Sula8 9529 0070.6
1532 Giske8 0948 1761.0
1534 Haram9 2009 3121.2
1535 Vestnes6 6116 577-0.5
1539 Rauma7 4927 5030.1
1543 Nesset2 9702 963-0.2
1545 Midsund2 0882 085-0.1
1546 Sandøy1 2701 246-1.9
1547 Aukra3 5183 5470.8
1548 Fræna9 7179 7410.2
1551 Eide3 4673 454-0.4
1554 Averøy5 8265 8560.5
1557 Gjemnes2 5932 6110.7
1560 Tingvoll3 1033 1090.2
1563 Sunndal7 1607 126-0.5
1566 Surnadal5 9695 9860.3
1567 Rindal2 0362 026-0.5
1571 Halsa1 5471 5993.4
1573 Smøla2 1412 1600.9
1576 Aure3 5363 5901.5
 
16 Sør-Trøndelag313 370317 3631.3
1601 Trondheim187 353190 4641.7
1612 Hemne4 2604 2590.0
1613 Snillfjord9789820.4
1617 Hitra4 6224 6590.8
1620 Frøya4 7994 9372.9
1621 Ørland5 2095 2911.6
1622 Agdenes1 7331 711-1.3
1624 Rissa6 6446 628-0.2
1627 Bjugn4 7794 8220.9
1630 Åfjord3 2723 263-0.3
1632 Roan961959-0.2
1633 Osen9769780.2
1634 Oppdal6 8866 9731.3
1635 Rennebu2 5622 556-0.2
1636 Meldal3 9543 9600.2
1638 Orkdal11 77911 8911.0
1640 Røros5 6355 623-0.2
1644 Holtålen2 0312 0460.7
1648 Midtre Gauldal6 2986 3190.3
1653 Melhus16 09616 2130.7
1657 Skaun7 7558 0003.2
1662 Klæbu6 0676 050-0.3
1663 Malvik13 73813 8200.6
1664 Selbu4 1324 098-0.8
1665 Tydal8518611.2
 
17 Nord-Trøndelag136 399137 2330.6
1702 Steinkjer21 78121 9720.9
1703 Namsos13 01013 0510.3
1711 Meråker2 5232 508-0.6
1714 Stjørdal23 30823 6251.4
1717 Frosta2 6312 6300.0
1718 Leksvik3 5313 480-1.4
1719 Levanger19 61019 8921.4
1721 Verdal14 88514 849-0.2
1724 Verran2 5272 515-0.5
1725 Namdalseid1 6221 593-1.8
1736 Snåase - Snåsa2 1392 1590.9
1738 Lierne1 3751 3891.0
1739 Raarvihke - Røyrvik4694690.0
1740 Namsskogan8678720.6
1742 Grong2 4662 4670.0
1743 Høylandet1 2501 2641.1
1744 Overhalla3 8253 8400.4
1748 Fosnes633628-0.8
1749 Flatanger1 1031 090-1.2
1750 Vikna4 3874 4180.7
1751 Nærøy5 1265 1380.2
1755 Leka5625843.9
1756 Inderøy6 7696 8000.5
 
18 Nordland241 906242 8660.4
1804 Bodø50 48851 0221.1
1805 Narvik18 78718 756-0.2
1811 Bindal1 4651 4730.5
1812 Sømna2 0312 0470.8
1813 Brønnøy7 9627 956-0.1
1815 Vega1 2441 234-0.8
1816 Vevelstad5075284.1
1818 Herøy (Nordl.)1 7431 7882.6
1820 Alstahaug7 4377 428-0.1
1822 Leirfjord2 2162 2782.8
1824 Vefsn13 42713 4650.3
1825 Grane1 4621 4690.5
1826 Hattfjelldal1 4651 414-3.5
1827 Dønna1 4021 4100.6
1828 Nesna1 8381 837-0.1
1832 Hemnes4 4864 5240.8
1833 Rana26 03926 1010.2
1834 Lurøy1 9231 920-0.2
1835 Træna478465-2.7
1836 Rødøy1 2681 267-0.1
1837 Meløy6 4716 435-0.6
1838 Gildeskål2 0432 024-0.9
1839 Beiarn1 0341 0430.9
1840 Saltdal4 7004 7020.0
1841 Fauske9 6049 7291.3
1845 Sørfold1 9631 958-0.3
1848 Steigen2 5432 5430.0
1849 Hamarøy - Hábmer1 8241 810-0.8
1850 Divtasvuodna - Tysfjord1 9741 960-0.7
1851 Lødingen2 1442 134-0.5
1852 Tjeldsund1 2831 252-2.4
1853 Evenes1 4001 4020.1
1854 Ballangen2 5562 554-0.1
1856 Røst551535-2.9
1857 Værøy765744-2.7
1859 Flakstad1 3361 3491.0
1860 Vestvågøy11 19811 2940.9
1865 Vågan9 3509 4441.0
1866 Hadsel8 0828 009-0.9
1867 Bø (Nordl.)2 6322 624-0.3
1868 Øksnes4 5294 5801.1
1870 Sortland10 21410 3781.6
1871 Andøy4 9804 908-1.4
1874 Moskenes1 0621 0731.0
 
19 Troms164 330165 6320.8
1902 Tromsø73 48074 5411.4
1903 Harstad24 69524 8450.6
1911 Kvæfjord3 0292 986-1.4
1913 Skånland3 0413 0480.2
1917 Ibestad1 4031 394-0.6
1919 Gratangen1 1371 121-1.4
1920 Loabák - Lavangen1 0511 0762.4
1922 Bardu4 0193 994-0.6
1923 Salangen2 2302 220-0.4
1924 Målselv6 7416 7810.6
1925 Sørreisa3 4523 4961.3
1926 Dyrøy1 1581 138-1.7
1927 Tranøy1 5431 540-0.2
1928 Torsken9139210.9
1929 Berg915914-0.1
1931 Lenvik11 61811 6970.7
1933 Balsfjord5 7015 685-0.3
1936 Karlsøy2 2822 273-0.4
1938 Lyngen2 8612 8760.5
1939 Storfjord - Omasvuotna - Omasvuono1 8651 8901.3
1940 Gáivuotna - Kåfjord2 1502 132-0.8
1941 Skjervøy2 9202 912-0.3
1942 Nordreisa4 8954 9190.5
1943 Kvænangen1 2311 2330.2
 
20 Finnmark75 75876 1490.5
2002 Vardø2 1372 104-1.5
2003 Vadsø6 1606 154-0.1
2004 Hammerfest10 45510 5270.7
2011 Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino2 9562 938-0.6
2012 Alta20 09720 4461.7
2014 Loppa9519681.8
2015 Hasvik1 0541 037-1.6
2017 Kvalsund1 0351 027-0.8
2018 Måsøy1 2151 204-0.9
2019 Nordkapp3 2763 2910.5
2020 Porsanger - Porsángu - Porsanki3 9783 971-0.2
2021 Kárásjohka - Karasjok2 6682 6961.0
2022 Lebesby1 3181 3300.9
2023 Gamvik1 1391 137-0.2
2024 Berlevåg1 000991-0.9
2025 Deatnu - Tana2 9222 911-0.4
2027 Unjárga - Nesseby959951-0.8
2028 Båtsfjord2 2112 2672.5
2030 Sør-Varanger10 22710 199-0.3

Table 2 
Population, by counties. 1. January

Population, by counties. 1. January
2017Change in per cent
2016 - 20172012 - 20172007 - 20171997 - 2017
Østfold292 8931.05.211.621.5
Akershus604 3681.78.618.735.4
Oslo666 7591.38.721.534.8
Hedmark196 1900.41.84.05.5
Oppland189 4790.31.23.53.9
Buskerud279 7140.75.512.921.2
Vestfold247 0480.84.510.419.9
Telemark173 3070.51.94.36.0
Aust-Agder116 6730.84.611.416.0
Vest-Agder184 1160.85.612.521.5
Rogaland472 0240.46.516.731.0
Hordaland519 9630.76.013.821.8
Sogn og Fjordane110 2660.71.93.82.1
Møre og Romsdal266 2740.43.88.510.2
Sør-Trøndelag317 3631.36.513.822.9
Nord-Trøndelag137 2330.62.96.37.9
Nordland242 8660.41.93.21.1
Troms - Romsa165 6320.84.47.59.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku76 1490.53.24.80.8

Table 3 
Population by sex, age and marital status. 1 January

Population by sex, age and marital status. 1 January
2017
TotalMarital status
Never marriedMarriedWidows/widowersSeparatedDivorcedRegistered partnersSurviving partnersSeparated partnersDivorced partners
Both sexes
Total5 258 3172 743 5691 806 013230 96363 036411 8011 5071191831 126
0-4 years303 493303 49300000000
5-9 years322 811322 81100000000
10-14 years311 406311 40600000000
15-19 years325 020324 8411750310000
20-24 years343 302333 4869 256233132230010
25-29 years367 938304 13358 7351302 2812 6560003
30-34 years354 883212 597127 1864225 0449 549210955
35-39 years345 142155 666161 8838167 07119 426105336136
40-44 years363 010130 274188 0001 4659 29133 591168828185
45-49 years378 720112 760201 0242 70310 58151 187203841213
50-54 years351 52284 488193 0974 3509 27159 7492821832235
55-59 years319 03157 433186 5207 3437 02760 2792572018134
60-64 years297 21735 942186 37212 3774 97757 24919214787
65-69 years273 45421 436178 65220 7073 50448 94314117945
70-74 years232 05913 978149 30531 3272 07835 2379315224
75-79 years148 3297 51985 98735 01098318 78433706
80-84 years104 6025 02949 26940 8044279 05410801
85-89 years71 7693 75623 35140 3771524 1282102
90 years and older44 6092 5217 20133 109331 7450000
 
Males
Total2 649 1301 467 615921 62149 04530 941178 24488987103585
0-4 years155 857155 85700000000
5-9 years165 749165 74900000000
10-14 years159 157159 15700000000
15-19 years167 960167 934250010000
20-24 years177 559174 7862 663658460000
25-29 years187 079163 81921 794257606800001
30-34 years182 649120 50056 808911 9343 268180426
35-39 years178 07789 09678 3651732 9217 3845621961
40-44 years186 90273 59994 5383374 25513 95498615100
45-49 years194 30263 644102 5656215 22022 000114520113
50-54 years180 77048 27999 6449994 81526 7131651422119
55-59 years162 57533 49195 7691 7633 88227 421150171072
60-64 years149 11421 51395 7262 9482 81925 93711212443
65-69 years136 70512 91994 3415 1592 04622 1068811827
70-74 years113 0648 05680 7857 5281 24215 3655911117
75-79 years68 2524 21048 1397 3685927 91621303
80-84 years44 3362 60029 7778 0282703 6487501
85-89 years26 4971 70615 4057 8931071 3821102
90 years and older12 5267005 2776 106204230000
 
Females
Total2 609 1871 275 954884 392181 91832 095233 5576183280541
0-4 years147 636147 63600000000
5-9 years157 062157 06200000000
10-14 years152 249152 24900000000
15-19 years157 060156 9071500300000
20-24 years165 743158 7006 593172551770010
25-29 years180 859140 31436 9411051 5211 9760002
30-34 years172 23492 09770 3783313 1106 28130529
35-39 years167 06566 57083 5186434 15012 0424911775
40-44 years176 10856 67593 4621 1285 03619 6377021385
45-49 years184 41849 11698 4592 0825 36129 18789321100
50-54 years170 75236 20993 4533 3514 45633 036117410116
55-59 years156 45623 94290 7515 5803 14532 8581073862
60-64 years148 10314 42990 6469 4292 15831 312802344
65-69 years136 7498 51784 31115 5481 45826 837536118
70-74 years118 9955 92268 52023 79983619 87234417
75-79 years80 0773 30937 84827 64239110 86812403
80-84 years60 2662 42919 49232 7761575 4063300
85-89 years45 2722 0507 94632 484452 7461000
90 years and older32 0831 8211 92427 003131 3220000

Table 4 
Population by age and county. 1 January

Population by age and county. 1 January
2017
Total0 years1-5 years6-12 years13-15 years16-19 years20-44 years45-66 years67-79 years80-89 years90 years or older
The whole country5 258 31759 335307 437447 901185 352262 7051 774 2751 455 310545 022176 37144 609
Østfold292 8932 88315 76524 53710 72214 90589 76986 64034 56310 6802 429
Akershus604 3686 60337 73757 94823 69131 551192 085172 70059 67718 2554 121
Oslo666 7599 68141 89749 69817 94424 532293 634157 85950 54716 0014 966
Hedmark196 1901 7119 44815 1536 7049 82656 67659 86325 9978 6702 142
Oppland189 4791 7389 29514 6986 7379 63755 60657 19524 4838 1951 895
Buskerud279 7142 74115 76924 0749 92813 85889 24080 58431 3359 6982 487
Vestfold247 0482 39913 29420 7958 78712 73575 66673 24728 6039 2122 310
Telemark173 3071 7008 87813 8696 1908 81352 09351 91721 3236 7171 807
Aust-Agder116 6731 2416 78810 5184 2036 32536 54733 18313 0663 7971 005
Vest-Agder184 1162 16111 41916 9036 94810 06260 83049 84618 3766 1081 463
Rogaland472 0246 12031 85444 70217 79725 241165 767123 72440 41213 1803 227
Hordaland519 9636 43631 95745 08618 55926 158182 880136 55950 39717 2794 652
Sogn og Fjordane110 2661 1006 1679 7424 3496 24232 69331 49312 4264 6791 375
Møre og Romsdal266 2742 78214 95722 9139 93714 05082 88275 67029 71310 5522 818
Sør-Trøndelag317 3633 72118 62226 18910 63515 527114 05384 39431 58010 1472 495
Nord-Trøndelag137 2331 3957 76911 9035 2107 59040 55939 50816 5195 4381 342
Nordland242 8662 35712 83619 4798 56612 92673 18571 80129 5599 7772 380
Troms - Romsa165 6321 7648 99213 6005 6678 52455 47846 77418 1345 4671 232
Finnmark - Finnmárku76 1498023 9936 0942 7784 20324 63222 3538 3122 519463

Table 5 
Population, by age and county. 1 January. Per cent

Population, by age and county. 1 January. Per cent
2017
TotalAge
0 years1-5 years6-12 years13-15 years16-19 years20-44 years45-66 years67-79 years80-89 years90 years or older
The whole country100.01.15.88.53.55.033.727.710.43.40.8
Østfold100.01.05.48.43.75.130.629.611.83.60.8
Akershus100.01.16.29.63.95.231.828.69.93.00.7
Oslo100.01.56.37.52.73.744.023.77.62.40.7
Hedmark100.00.94.87.73.45.028.930.513.34.41.1
Oppland100.00.94.97.83.65.129.330.212.94.31.0
Buskerud100.01.05.68.63.55.031.928.811.23.50.9
Vestfold100.01.05.48.43.65.230.629.611.63.70.9
Telemark100.01.05.18.03.65.130.130.012.33.91.0
Aust-Agder100.01.15.89.03.65.431.328.411.23.30.9
Vest-Agder100.01.26.29.23.85.533.027.110.03.30.8
Rogaland100.01.36.79.53.85.335.126.28.62.80.7
Hordaland100.01.26.18.73.65.035.226.39.73.30.9
Sogn og Fjordane100.01.05.68.83.95.729.628.611.34.21.2
Møre og Romsdal100.01.05.68.63.75.331.128.411.24.01.1
Sør-Trøndelag100.01.25.98.33.44.935.926.610.03.20.8
Nord-Trøndelag100.01.05.78.73.85.529.628.812.04.01.0
Nordland100.01.05.38.03.55.330.129.612.24.01.0
Troms - Romsa100.01.15.48.23.45.133.528.210.93.30.7
Finnmark - Finnmárku100.01.15.28.03.65.532.329.410.93.30.6

Table 6 
Foreign citizens. 1 january. The whole country and counties

Foreign citizens. 1 january. The whole country and counties
FiguresFiguresFiguresPer cent of total populationPer cent of total populationPer cent of total population
200720122017200720122017
The whole country238 305407 262559 2185.18.210.6
 
01 Østfold12 32719 57326 0654.77.08.9
02 Akershus31 04451 53771 9406.19.311.9
03 Oslo58 01887 094107 76810.614.216.2
03 Hedmark6 1989 85913 9073.35.17.1
05 Oppland5 79210 06214 2713.25.37.5
05 Buskerud13 90623 42232 6345.68.811.7
07 Vestfold9 69316 41322 8354.36.99.2
08 Telemark6 81410 39213 9244.19.78.0
09 Aust-Agder4 4887 86810 6234.37.19.1
10 Vest-Agder7 95712 56816 8394.97.29.1
11 Rogaland21 48443 06058 4425.39.712.4
12 Hordaland18 73436 92952 5014.17.510.1
14 Sogn og Fjordane3 5797 14310 9393.46.69.9
15 Møre og Romsdal7 67517 87226 5483.17.010.0
16 Sør-Trøndelag10 86419 78927 9882.86.68.8
17 Nord-Trøndelag3 2055 9599 0902.54.56.6
18 Nordland7 17412 01718 9423.05.07.8
19 Troms5 9759 68015 0063.96.19.1
20 Finnmark3 3786 0258 9564.68.211.8

Table 7 
Foreign citizens by citizenship and sex. 1 January

Foreign citizens by citizenship and sex. 1 January
Citizenship2017
Males and femalesMalesFemales
Total559 218304 695254 523
Of this:
Poland102 01765 79936 218
Sweden44 39123 23621 155
Lithuania42 53824 69217 846
Germany24 91513 30111 614
Denmark23 02012 55310 467
United Kingdom16 26010 6335 627
Somalia16 8318 8078 024
Eritrea18 98111 4377 544
Russia11 3893 8767 513
Philippines12 0992 5299 570
Thailand12 0911 79210 299
Romania14 5038 2376 266
Latvia10 9696 3244 645
United States9 2104 4764 734
Iceland9 2464 8024 444
Netherlands8 4944 7593 735
Afghanistan8 8665 4803 386
Iraq5 3993 3512 048
Finland6 4652 6123 853
India6 8393 7653 074

About the statistics

The statistics shows the population in Norway and in all the Norwegian counties and municipalities. The population figures at the end of the year shows figures for age, sex, marital status and citizenship, and population changes for births, deaths, immigration, emigration and net migration are published quarterly.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Mean population: Average population at the beginning and end of the year.

Resident: Who is regarded as a resident of Norway and where in Norway a person shall be counted as a resident, is stipulated in the Population Registration Act of 16 January 1970. The regulations to the act were amended effective 1 February 1980.

The following main points from the registration rules decide who is regarded as a resident of Norway:

Persons from countries outside the Nordic countries are regarded as residents of Norway when they have lived here or intend to live here at least 6 months, even though the stay is temporary. The same six-month rule applies to migration from Norway to a country outside the Nordic countries.

The aforementioned six-month rule does not always apply to migration between Norway and another Nordic country. In Denmark, for example, a person is registered as a resident if the person intends to stay in the country at least 3 months. The same limit is used for out-migration. In Sweden and Finland the limit is one year. For persons who come/move to Norway from another Nordic country, the six-month rule is still valid, as residence is decided by the country of immigration's rules, cf. the Nordic agreement on inter-Nordic migration dated 8 May 1989. This agreement replaced a similar agreement from 5 December 1968.

People living in Svalbard, on Jan Mayen or in Norwegian dependencies who on departure were registered in the population register of a Norwegian municipality shall still be counted as residents of that municipality. The same rules apply to people on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Norwegian foreign and consular service staff and Norwegian military personnel posted for duty abroad are counted as residents of Norway. The same applies to their families.

Foreign staff at foreign embassies and consular services and foreign personnel attached to NATO are not counted as residents of Norway. The same applies to their families.

The main rule for where in Norway a person is regarded as a resident is that the person resides where he/she has their regular daily rest (night's sleep).

If the daily rest is taken in shifts at one or more places, the person is regarded as residing where, overall, they can be said to live on a regular basis. Spouses with a joint home and persons sharing a joint home with their children are regarded as residing in this home without regard to where they have their daily rest.

Single persons who attend school in another municipality are as a main rule still regarded as resident of the place they lived before starting school (the residence of their parents). Similar registration principles also apply to conscripts serving their initial military service, alternative national service conscripts, prisoners, and people admitted to hospitals.

Persons admitted to or placed in other institutions or private care are as a main rule regarded as residents when the stay is intended to last, or turns out to last, at least 6 months.

From March 1987 to January 1994 asylum seekers were usually counted as immigrants and hence also as residents even though the processing of their application for residence had not been completed. Before and after this period, only asylum seekers with residence permits have been registered.

Births: Live births

Excess of births over deaths: The difference between births and deaths also called "net natural increase in the total population". A minus sign means an excess of deaths over births.

In-migration, out-migration: Migration is the relocation of one person between two Norwegian municipalities or between a Norwegian municipality and abroad. People who move several times during a single calendar year are counted each time they move. In the migration statistics for counties, moves between the municipalities in the county are not included.

Net migration: The difference between in-migration and out-migration. A minus sign means net out-migration.

Population: All numbers cover the de jure population.

Population growth: There are two ways of calculating population growth; 1) the total of excess of births over deaths and net migration, or 2) the difference between the population on 1 January in year n+1 minus the population on 1 October (or 1 January in year n). Ideally the two methods should give the same result, but experience shows that there is always discrepancy between the two, due to revisions, annulments, delayed reports etc.

In all the quarterly statistics up to the fourth quarter of 2005 and all preliminary figures of change for the whole year up until and including 2004, the population growth has been calculated as the total of births over deaths and net migration, and provided a basis for preliminary population figures. The population on 1 April, 1 July and 1 October will continue to be calculated this way. Because preliminary figures have been replaced by final population figures as of 1 January 2006 the population growth for one year will be calculated as the population on 1 January in year n+1 minus the population in year n, and correspondingly the population growth for the fourth quarter will be calculated as the population on 1 January in year n+1 minus the population on 1 October.

Clearing-up in The Central Population Register: Persons who stay in the country for less than for six months are not registered and are not included in the figures. The Tax Administration undertakes an ongoing clear-up of the Central Population Register of out-migrated persons who no longer live in Norway. In recent years, clearing-up the Central Population Register has been standard practice.

Standard classifications

Country and citizenship in population statisticsMarital status, Municipalities

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Population and population changes
Topic: Population

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

The nation, county, municipality and basic statistical unit, but for quarterly statistic and estimated populaton regional level is national, county and municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annually. The quaterly statistic is published about 6 weeks after referencetime, which is 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data files at the individual level that are processed and stored long-term. The statistic about estimated population and the quaterly statistic are only stored on a short-term basis.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics show the composition of the population (by sex, age, marital status, and residence) over time.

Annual figures for the population by sex, age, marital status and citizenship can be found dating back to 1 January 1976, whereas corresponding figures without citizenship can be found from 1 January 1971. Earlier than that, figures exist from censuses held every ten years, as well as some estimated figures from the intervening years.

The statistic on the estimated population at the turn of the year have been in existence since 1970, but only for Norway as a whole. The first estimates at county and municipal level were created on 1 January 2000. The municipal figures are less certain than the county and national figures, and the estimated population in the smallest municipalities will be more uncertain than the estimates for larger municipalities.

The statistics on quarterly population changes show population changes over a shorter period of time. The changes include events such as births, deaths and migrations, in addition to a population count.

These statistics are connected to the annual statistics on population developments. Starting in 1951, Statistics Norway has produced yearly figures on such developments, based on population register material. We have compiled statistics on the quarterly changes (births, deaths, migrations, and population count) since 1974.

Users and applications

Public administration, research institutes, the insurance industry, the media and private persons

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Population projections (prognoses)   Births   Deaths   Migrations   Internal migrations Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents

Quarterly figures

Families and households

Cohabitant couples

Legal authority

§§ 2-1, 2-2, 3 – 2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Covers all persons registered as a resident of Norway on 1 January. Definition of the main terms. All figures cover the de jure population.

Persons having migrated to Norway to work for less than half a year are not included in the statistics, and persons having emigrated without having registered this, are likewise not included.

Quaterly statistic

In 1985-1999:

Statistics Norway looked at the population at the beginning and end of the quarter along with data for births deaths and migrations that had brought about this change in the population. The statistics were extracted one month after the turn of each quarter, so that as many events as possible were included in the calculations. Events that pertained to previous quarters in the same year were included in "events so far this year" and were also included in "the population at the beginning of the quarter". Events that pertained to previous years were normally not included in these statistics, but if they were included, it would be noted in a footnote.

Thus, in 1985-1999 the statistics included events that actually took place that year and not reports from previous years that arrived too late to be included in the statistics.

Quarterly figures as of 2000:

As of the first quarter of 2000, delayed reports were also included in the quarterly figures. In addition to events that actually took place in the releveant quarter, all reports received more than one month after the end of the quarter and which applied to events in previous years and previous quarters in the current year were included.

A result of this change was that the figures in the quarterly population statistics became more in line with later published population figures than previously published figures, as the register (DSF) is updated continuously, also with late reports.

Annual preliminary figures for population and figures of change to 2004:

From 2000 to 2004, a total for the four quarterly statistics has been published as preliminary annual figures for births, deaths, migration and population at the start of a new year until final figures have become available. Prior to 2000, corresponding preliminary figures were also published for the whole country, but these were not calculated as the total of the previously published figures for the first to the fourth quarter. The method was slightly different, as the figures published for the first quarter were published first. Later in the year, when figures for the second quarter were published, the figures for the first quarter were updated, and when figures for the third quarter were published, the second quarter figures were updated. Slik blei og tala for tredjekvartal enda meir oppdatert. The total of the fourth quarter and the updated figures for the first to the third quarter were published as preliminary figures for the whole year until 2000.

Final population figures and figures of change as of 2005:

The preliminary population figures at the end of last year and figures of change for 2005 and later years have been replaced by final figures because it is possible to carry out the necessary controls earlier than before.

The population growth from 2005 is set as equal to the difference between the population at 1 January 2006 and 1 January 2005. Correspondingly the population growth in the fourth quarter equals the population difference on 1 January 2006 and 1 January 2005. As preliminary population figures (also quarterly figures including the fourth quarter) were published previously, the population growth was calculated as the total of the excess of births and net immigration, which gave the basis for the preliminary population figures. All later population figures for 1 April, 1 July and 1 October will be calculated this way.)

The two estimation methods mentioned above should ideally give the same result, but based on previous experience there is always some discrepancy due to delayed reports, annulments, revisions etc.

Data sources and sampling

Since 1970 the statistics are based on population register data. Since 1946 each municipality has had a local population registry that registers all residents in the municipality, pursuant to the Population Registration Act and its regulations. In 2005, the work methods of the population registries were changed, and there are now 97 registries with responsibility for population registrations for several municipalities in each county. The population registries receive reports of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration etc. from various sources.

The register was built up from 1964 to 1966 on the basis of the 1960 census, at the same time as the 11-digit national identity number was introduced as identification. The Office of the National Registrar, which administrates the register, was transferred in 1991 from Statistics Norway to the Directorate of Taxes.

Updating of the Central Population Register is done in part by the local population registries, which are connected to the DSF via terminals, and in part by the Directorate of Taxes. The basis of the statistics on changes in the population is electronic copies to Statistics Norway of all such register updates. The reports are also used to update a separate Statistics Norway population database kept for statistical purposes, which forms the basis for the statistics on the composition of the population.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

From January 1998 electronic copies of reports have been transferred daily from the National Registration Office to Statistics Norway, Which was previously done monthly. Before May 1995 Statistics Norway received the reports on magnetic tape every month..

In addition to the checks made by the DSF, Statistics Norway performs checks for statistical purposes. For more details of our control routines in the various subject areas, see Interne dokumenter 11/2013 Uttak til befolkningsstatistikk fra populasjonsregisteret BeReg

Population (resident persons) are summed up to basic enumeration unit, partof town municipality level.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Due to municipal mergers and divisions and redrawing of borders, it is not always possible to compare figures when, e.g., we want to prepare a time series for a municipality. The changes can also affect county borders and thus also the basis for comparison there.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Some errors made during the collecting and processing of the data are unavoidable and include coding, revision and data processing errors etc. Extensive efforts have been made to minimize these errors, and we regard these types of errors to be relatively insignificant.

Dropout errors will be found to the extent there are persons staying in Norway not being registered as residents according to the regulations, laid down in the law on population registration of 16 January 1970. 

None because all the material rather than samples is used.

The quality of the basic data from the Central Population Register is generally very good for statistical purposes. One minus is nevertheless residence registration - in part because too many are registered as residents, but also because certain groups are registered as having another domicile than where they actually live. This is particularly true because according to the rules unmarried students are listed as residing with their parent(s).

Registration of residence From a statistical viewpoint, registration of residence can seem to be prone to error. This is particularly true in relation to the ideal situation in which everyone is registered according to the day's-rest principle. Failure to report a change of residence or delay the reporting of it also contributes to such deviations. For many analysis and planning purposes the actual residence is of interest.

A survey undertaken following the Population and Housing census in 1990 concluded that the registered residence was incorrect for 5.5 per cent of the population. Much of the deviation is due to the legal definition of residence used in the Central Population Register, which requires that students and residents of joint households to be registered somewhere else than the place they actually live. Using the place of residence definition, between 1.8 and 3.0 per cent of the people were incorrectly placed. Schjalm: "Kvalitetsundersøkelsen for Folke- og boligtelling 1990" (Quality survey for the Population and Housing Census 1990), Reports 96/10, Statistics Norway.

Out-registrations People who move abroad without reporting their departure have also been a major source of error in recent years. As a result of surveys conducted in 1993, nearly 3 000 foreign citizens who had left Norway earlier without reporting the move were registered as living abroad. Oslo was the most affected by these out-registrations (1 600 persons). Some of this out-migration should have been distributed over several years. Out-registration was also done in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998. Oslo registered almost 2 000 foreign citizens as having left the country in 1997 and 1998.

Despite the actions taken to remove from the rolls immigrants who have left the country without reporting their move to the population registries, there will always be a number of persons registered as residents of Norway even though they no longer live here.

Conversely, a number of people are living illegally in Norway at any one time and are therefore not included in the population count. Most of them live in Oslo. Because these two factors pull in opposite directions, they largely cancel each other out

Revision

Not relevant

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