Fewer migrate to Norway
The population increased by 13 300 during the second quarter to nearly 5 138 000 on 1 July. There were 13 800 migrations from abroad to Norway, which is 2 300 fewer than the second quarter in the previous year.
|2nd quarter 2014||2nd quarter 2013||Changes from same period previous year|
|Population at the beginning of the quarter||5 124 383||5 063 709||60 674|
|Births||15 769||15 670||99|
|Deaths||9 832||9 798||34|
|Excess of births||5 937||5 872||65|
|Immigration||13 805||16 126||-2 321|
|Emigration||6 446||7 909||-1 463|
|Net migration, immigration and emigration incl||7 359||8 217||-858|
|Population growth||13 296||14 089||-793|
|Population at the end of the quarter||5 137 679||5 077 798||59 881|
The population growth of 13 300 is 800 lower than the second quarter of 2013, and the smaller increase in population is due to lower net migration from abroad. This is the smallest increase in population in the second quarter since the second quarter of 2007. Net migration from abroad of 7 300 is a result of 13 800 in-migrations and 6 450 out-migrations . Compared to the same quarter last year, there were 2 300 fewer in-migrations and 1 500 fewer out-migrations.
A total of 15 800 children were born during the second quarter, and 9 800 persons died. This is 100 more births and somewhat more deaths than the second quarter of 2013. The birth surplus was therefore about 50 higher.
Mostly Poles and Lithuanians who in-migrated
Of those with foreign citizenship who in-migrated to Norway, Poles continued to make up the largest group with 2 000 in-migrations. A total of 950 Lithuanians and 800 Swedes also immigrated, and these were followed by Eritreans, Romanians and Philippinos, with somewhat fewer than 500 in-migrations each.
As in the second quarter in the previous year, the highest net migration was among those who had Polish and Lithuanian citizenship. As in previous years, Swedish citizens had many migrations to and from Norway. In the second quarter, about 800 Swedes migrated to Norway and 900 migrated from Norway. In the previous year, the corresponding figures were approximately 1 000 in-migrations and 1 000 out-migrations.
Among all in-migrations and all out-migrations, Norwegian citizens represented 1 900 of the in-migrations and 1 700 of the out-migrations.
Population increased most in Akershus
All counties, apart from Sogn og Fjordane, had a population growth. Akershus increased by 3 200. In relation to population, Akershus also had the highest population growth, followed by Vest-Agder, Rogaland and Aust-Agder.
In relation to population, Oslo, Rogaland and Sør-Trøndelag had the highest births surplus, while Hedmark and Oppland had a birth deficit.
Highest internal migration surplus in Akershus
Apart from Oslo, all counties around inner Oslofjord had an internal migration surplus during the second quarter. In addition, Oppland, the Agder counties and Rogaland had a migration surplus. In relation to the population, the highest surplus was in Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold.
Sogn og Fjordane and Oslo had the highest internal migration loss in relation to population.
Migration surplus from abroad in all counties
All counties had a migration surplus from abroad. The highest migration surpluses, in relation to the population, were in Finnmark, Oslo and Troms.
Population increase of 28 600 persons so far this year
So far in 2014, 30 100 children have been born and 20 200 persons have died. The excess of almost 10 000births was about 1 300 higher than the first half of 2013 when there were 300 fewer births and 1 000 more deaths. With 32 900 in-migrations and 14 300 out-migrations in the 1st and 2nd quarter this year, net migration was 18 600. This is related to the high number of out-migrations in the first half of the previous year due to the out registration of foreign citizens who have emigrated without notifying the National Register. Clean-ups in this area have been more common in recent years, but on a smaller scale than in the first half of 2013.