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Population1 January 2015, estimated

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Population growth in 2014 similar to 2013

The population of Norway is expected to reach about 5 167 000 persons by the end of 2014. This figure represents a population growth of 57 900 persons. This will be 100 higher than in 2013, but 7 500 lower than the peak year 2011. It is still far higher than in the years prior to 2007, when labour immigration, especially from Poland – but also from other countries – saw a sharp increase.

Estimated population growth and population. The whole country and the ten largest municipalities.
2014
Population 1st January. Final figures Estimated population growth Estimated population 31st December Estimated population growth.Per cent
The whole country 5 109 056 57 913 5 166 969 1.1
Fredrikstad 77 591 561 78 152 0.7
Bærum 118 588 2 036 120 624 1.7
Oslo 634 463 14 227 648 690 2.2
Drammen 66 214 915 67 129 1.4
Kristiansand 85 983 1 587 87 570 1.8
Sandnes 71 900 1 715 73 615 2.4
Stavanger 130 754 1 406 132 160 1.1
Bergen 271 949 3 130 275 079 1.2
Trondheim 182 035 3 025 185 060 1.7
Tromsø 71 590 1 082 72 672 1.5
Figure 1. Excess of births, net migration and population growth. The whole country
Figure 2. Estimated population growth. County. 2014
Figure 3. Proportion of land resources, by category. The whole country. 2014. Per cent
Figure 4. Population growth in 2014 in per cent of growth in 2013
Figure 1. Excess of births, net migration and population growth. The whole countryFigure 2. Estimated population growth. County. 2014Figure 3. Proportion of land resources, by category. The whole country. 2014. Per cent Figure 4. Population growth in 2014 in per cent of growth in 2013

Net immigration main reason for population increase

Sixty-eight per cent of the population growth in 2014 will be from a migration surplus from abroad, and 32 per cent will be due to the birth surplus. In the mid 1990s, birth surplus was the main reason for the population growth, constituting almost 70 per cent of the total growth.

An expected migration surplus from abroad of 39 600 will be 500 lower than in 2013, and 3 000 lower than the average for the last seven years, but much higher than it was during the years preceding 2006. Before 1970, some years showed a migration loss to abroad.

A birth surplus of 18 300 will be 600 higher than last year, but 2 100 lower than in the peak year 2009. It is still higher than in the years between 1975 and 2007. For part of the 1980s, the figure was very low, and in 1985 was just 6 750.

Continuing growth in central populated areas, and especially in Oslo

Population growth in the big cities and central areas continues. The counties of Oslo, Akershus, Rogaland and Hordaland combined make up 61 per cent of the growth. Growth in Rogaland and Hordaland in 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2013. However, the growth in Oslo of 10 500 persons in 2013 is expected to increase to 13 400 persons in 2014, which will be the third largest growth ever.

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The population is estimated for the country as a whole and at county and municipality level. It is based on information from the population register, using data on births, deaths and migration up to 1 December 2014. The population growth in December is estimated using approximately the same relative growth as in December 2013. If the level of births, deaths and migration changes markedly in December this year compared to last year, the population will vary correspondingly.

For some municipalities, estimated figures as of 1 January 2015 may thus seem to break with the trend so far this year, but this is due to the estimation method used. This is especially visible in small municipalities, where the figures must be regarded as a preliminary estimate.