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At the beginning of 2017, there were 725 000 immigrants and 159 000 Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in Norway. Immigrants from Syria had the highest growth during 2016.

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents

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Key figures

883 751

immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents as a share of total population

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1 January
2017
Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, totalImmigrantsNorwegian-born to immigrant parentsImmigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in per cent of total population
Total883 751724 987158 76416.8
The EU28/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand377 522341 32136 2017.2
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU28/EEA506 229383 666122 5639.6
 
EU28/EEA countries364 127328 80835 3196.9
European countries outside EU28/EEA74 03257 74516 2871.4
Africa121 11190 50130 6102.3
Asia including Turkey286 407213 98772 4205.4
North America11 10710 3018060.2
South and Central America24 78621 5383 2480.5
Oceania2 1812 107740.0

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Table 1 
Population by immigrant category and country background.

Population by immigrant category and country background.
2017
Born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents1ImmigrantsNorwegian-born to immigrant parentsForeign-born with one Norwegian-born parentNorwegian-born with one foreign-born parentForeign-born to Norwegian-born parents
1The foreign country background is related to grandparents’ country of birth. The person can have 1 to 4 grandparents born abroad. Grandmother / grandfather's country of birth is selected first if there are different countries of birth for grandparents.
Total4 043 939724 987158 76436 125255 81738 685
Norway3 862 69300000
Denmark31 26719 4941 9533 94030 6031 328
Greenland104200155619030
Finland5 5446 3336604676 76556
Faroe Islands1 516700941001 19017
Iceland1 9567 8838213473 15750
Sweden32 42936 3152 9516 66738 7155 334
Albania361 47925712175
Belgium9621 1961062721 097287
Bulgaria626 7265952679439
Andorra0140020
Estonia1554 944435496312
France1 8635 3075227503 647324
Gibraltar0305130
Greece3922 5861171881 01539
Belarus111 047169103093
Ireland4181 0275210893225
Croatia4474 124793258225
Italy1 2564 0692353342 098107
Latvia14110 0521 0203767511
Malta4779519753
Netherlands3 8277 7138827705 394317
Liechtenstein7213240
Luxembourg36440314369
Monaco4100062
Poland2 39497 19611 0592905 67467
Portugal2523 2112629576014
Romania21013 8891 775331 360147
San Marino053010
Lithuania3037 6384 853471 1361
Spain1 6466 0493706412 707182
Moldova098712711240
United Kingdom15 93214 3309913 81520 1581 242
Russia46117 2253 2192333 804216
Switzerland1 3871 3881625651 755344
Turkey65311 3306 8421243 69826
Germany12 89824 6012 9922 47414 928890
Slovenia614075661220
Ukraine694 881589661 1369
Hungary2 0123 863692751 543300
Austria1 4581 2871112461 48999
Vatican City State010000
Bosnia-Herzegovina19513 5914 093141 5241
Macedonia1702 6921 345146411
Slovakia1003 90243283150
Czech Republic8162 2013023991012
Serbia4205 3611 0352675513
Montenegro184431591621
Kosovo16910 0345 294201 2323
Guernsey040000
Jersey010000
Isle of Man000000
Algeria2561 240523136393
Angola1649074151913
Botswana11689316519
Saint Helena20202150
British Indian Ocean Territory220020
Burundi01 0753712922
Comoros352010
Benin0283240
Equatorial Guinea0111000
Côte d'Ivore2830461815233
Eritrea20519 9573 66123371102
Ethiopia4677 8882 499110656838
Egypt2521 1282103855512
Djibouti46250050
Gabon0112180
Gambia1211 202560117420
Ghana561 9207822357810
Guinea11283920420
Guinea-Bissau159131270
Cameroon2785991489226130
Cape Verde25938913562847
Kenya2831 790305175912199
Congo-Brazzaville25243604408
Congo2112 2546962025855
Lesotho080250
Liberia718933071313335
Libya116551378834
Madagascar9852023952467235
Malawi110547230
Mali3382302612
Morocco6775 7964 159512 36810
Western Sahara1350070
Mauritania05801131
Mauritius8618348131690
Namibia1171115564
Niger056163310
Nigeria981 8065422071715
Mozambique301671616999
Mayotte000000
Réunion030110
Zimbabwe63238362714027
Rwanda76241961677
Sao Tome and Principe040000
Senegal102758281234
Central African Republic0194010
Seychelles61012200
Sierra Leone5150417551922
Somalia3528 69612 767156959
Spanish territories in Africa000000
South Sudan6172751171
Sudan264 26473521167
Swaziland18704166
South Africa1 087989722351 082331
Tanzania1417551497544895
Chad0316150
Togo3111511291
Tunisia1721 021410257549
Uganda891 2272594341712
Zambia48437405722237
Burkina Faso03130180
Afghanistan715 9863 57432300
Armenia11316561313
Azerbaijan35251206653
Bahrain01759216
Bangladesh18694632513150130
Bhutan236540187
Brunei31234416
Myanmar123 1867521701
Sri Lanka3319 1096 199641 004186
United Arab Emirates4380118484482
Philippines1 27520 5372 3559909 188684
Georgia0321464490
Taiwan118274341913380
Hong Kong33681423962333143
India1 57311 0223 9111781 7741 360
Indonesia4401 26926692645183
Iraq6422 4939 811191 25312
Iran28217 1694 195362 67437
Israel2006728915271632
Japan73096272172763302
Jordan374932246993
Cambodia2241916314963
Kazakhstan1791115391500
China1 2718 4751 9915031 7302 677
North Korea1228101710
South Korea4 3501 079954161 2896 057
Kuwait540315112766
Cyprus831775281665
Kyrgyzstan0219352460
Laos0110172500
Lebanon1552 2169734164715
Macao079101100
Malaysia122751967234439
Maldives050040
Mongolia0139285398
Oman121113912
Palestine993 361780402178
Nepal341 7051701611979
Pakistan1 34219 97316 7271445 73421
Timor-Leste0100050
Qatar257166421
Saudi Arabia4780166193931
Singapore14739740165317228
Tajikistan0110250390
Turkmenistan1881190140
Uzbekistan6593872620
Syria4820 8231 46263254
Thailand50418 6348901 0487 659453
Vietnam70513 7508 9081002 029202
Yemen04831262101
United States Virgin Islands21001121
Barbados122102240
Antigua and Barbuda040080
Belize51300180
Bahamas121404104
Bermuda440473
British Virgin Islands210123
Canada3 3651 8551335942 802681
Cayman Islands052020
Costa Rica12214284914099
Cuba211 00495365854
Dominica023130170
Dominican Republic20838172473542
Franske Antiller000000
Grenada161533260
Guadeloupe020140
Guatemala1581912149184213
Haiti44017262
Honduras33107228995
Jamaica4015018131605
Martinique062090
Mexico1411 1929111687923
Montserrat020000
Aruba321202273
Sint Maarten020000
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba000100
Anguilla000000
Curaçao53278183813
Nicaragua15170132712912
Panama106946512
El Salvador82075241000
Saint Pierre and Miquelon000000
Saint Kitts and Nevis000201
Saint Lucia5112291
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines650070
Trinidad and Tobago346252126041230
Turks and Caicos Islands020000
United States26 7008 4466734 21517 3925 011
Puerto Rico22126290
Saint Martin000000
Saint Barthélemy000000
Argentina5929319613783970
Bolivia1113054057246185
Brazil4804 4032445502 719527
Guyana6382671161
Chile9936 1711 7891733 834299
Colombia1 4551 8911882941 0853 694
Ecuador1975086252374225
Falkland Islands012000
French Guiana030110
Paraguay501139218928
Peru1611 30614387929175
Suriname243751490
Uruguay6620824211808
Venezuela501 027995033318
American Samoa400141
Australia8721 543554891 630246
Solomon Islands152080
Christmas Island600001
Cocos (Keeling) Islands000000
Cook Islands510260
Fiji163607420
Vanuatu010020
Tonga850090
French Polynesia560280
Kiribati020120
Tuvalu010010
Guam000000
Nauru000000
United States Minor Outlying Islands000000
New Zealand2744871610658522
Niue000000
Norfolk Island000000
Territory of New Guinea000000
Micronesia, Federated States of1410070
Papua New Guinea281122
Pitcairn000000
Tokelau000000
Samoa030130
Wallis and Futuna Islands000000
New Caledonia750470
Marshall Islands010000
Palau020020
Northern Mariana Islands000000

Table 2 
Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents by country background and municipality. 1 January

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents by country background and municipality. 1 January1
2017
EU/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New ZealandAsia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU28/EEA
ImmigrantsNorwegian-born to immigrant parentsImmigrantsNorwegian-born to immigrant parents
1All figures under 3 have been replaced with : in order to meet privacy requirements.
Total341 32136 201383 666122 563
0101 Halden1 5672311 858708
0104 Moss2 1472303 1021 242
0105 Sarpsborg2 8913524 9021 888
0106 Fredrikstad4 0704506 7462 447
0111 Hvaler1521113019
0118 Aremark364306
0119 Marker174910921
0121 Rømskog50618:
0122 Trøgstad3503714923
0123 Spydeberg3242831884
0124 Askim9891851 593642
0125 Eidsberg85295733213
0127 Skiptvet2663614415
0128 Rakkestad48478444156
0135 Råde5283728863
0136 Rygge958112818369
0137 Våler (Østf.)4426118053
0138 Hobøl5277627964
0211 Vestby1 2001401 096372
0213 Ski2 0852592 434937
0214 Ås1 8352111 720503
0215 Frogn1 04590631164
0216 Nesodden1 501191902159
0217 Oppegård1 6452101 687594
0219 Bærum10 8711 23310 3753 135
0220 Asker5 3285834 7701 503
0221 Aurskog-Høland1 220167586134
0226 Sørum1 5511941 050425
0227 Fet990139596276
0228 Rælingen1 2591671 820871
0229 Enebakk87790572230
0230 Lørenskog2 7052864 7632 510
0231 Skedsmo3 5463656 7943 346
0233 Nittedal1 5692061 390634
0234 Gjerdrum5756925173
0235 Ullensaker3 0743613 2681 421
0236 Nes (Ak.)1 314182956224
0237 Eidsvoll1 5931941 406472
0238 Nannestad1 257143824294
0239 Hurdal1821410813
0301 Oslo municipality63 4046 109102 95346 311
0402 Kongsvinger716821 164338
0403 Hamar1 3021142 011510
0412 Ringsaker1 6621831 065250
0415 Løten3195026739
0417 Stange84088935243
0418 Nord-Odal13910856
0419 Sør-Odal3254421226
0420 Eidskog2571917826
0423 Grue1922016433
0425 Åsnes2372521920
0426 Våler (Hedm.)19918579
0427 Elverum815751 110259
0428 Trysil4363418638
0429 Åmot2313112720
0430 Stor-Elvdal157111346
0432 Rendalen65:72:
0434 Engerdal57:552
0436 Tolga91108922
0437 Tynset3232528061
0438 Alvdal7769211
0439 Folldal43547:
0441 Os (Hedm.)11819757
0501 Lillehammer1 2281031 667455
0502 Gjøvik1 2501622 182570
0511 Dovre127812010
0512 Lesja11614363
0513 Skjåk64:718
0514 Lom577898
0515 Vågå74911313
0516 Nord-Fron201819927
0517 Sel1531324143
0519 Sør-Fron196187516
0520 Ringebu2943014321
0521 Øyer3163326549
0522 Gausdal2572012225
0528 Østre Toten75311045584
0529 Vestre Toten41859574130
0532 Jevnaker3314626155
0533 Lunner4014549775
0534 Gran46953672180
0536 Søndre Land2112023133
0538 Nordre Land2242223129
0540 Sør-Aurdal112171048
0541 Etnedal57:71:
0542 Nord-Aurdal3514721132
0543 Vestre Slidre956715
0544 Øystre Slidre2323210713
0545 Vang145159411
0602 Drammen5 1725899 4804 260
0604 Kongsberg1 7591991 899396
0605 Ringerike1 7242021 846463
0612 Hole5777429148
0615 Flå88960:
0616 Nes (Busk.)1972114227
0617 Gol3433835772
0618 Hemsedal426541099
0619 Ål2644118420
0620 Hol5812915322
0621 Sigdal18124975
0622 Krødsherad1991765:
0623 Modum69389646151
0624 Øvre Eiker1 381200839188
0625 Nedre Eiker1 7822142 1951 022
0626 Lier2 2652681 918745
0627 Røyken1 9592701 060272
0628 Hurum74810035957
0631 Flesberg1501811215
0632 Rollag5766615
0633 Nore og Uvdal13651103
0701 Horten1 5591821 959527
0702 Holmestrand63485512122
0704 Tønsberg2 6452562 639769
0709 Larvik2 4372882 507868
0710 Sandefjord4 4305484 0101 260
0711 Svelvik5468025140
0713 Sande (Vestf.)7118834794
0714 Hof222317419
0716 Re5526334589
0722 Nøtterøy1 0841271 133325
0723 Tjøme3114521632
0728 Lardal13213739
0805 Porsgrunn1 4811772 350576
0806 Skien2 4543034 3601 528
0807 Notodden59468774141
0811 Siljan4861195
0814 Bamble45541653122
0815 Kragerø5356253182
0817 Drangedal1981515316
0819 Nome3453037577
0821 Bø (Telem.)3884234596
0822 Sauherad2112322839
0826 Tinn2843137480
0827 Hjartdal65:46:
0828 Seljord1492210015
0829 Kviteseid1281451:
0830 Nissedal106751:
0831 Fyresdal941459:
0833 Tokke101:695
0834 Vinje1901613129
0901 Risør3242439957
0904 Grimstad1 3621691 332255
0906 Arendal2 4963462 780640
0911 Gjerstad88714320
0912 Vegårshei77:1138
0914 Tvedestrand3403626648
0919 Froland2653918035
0926 Lillesand50067549126
0928 Birkenes2335225956
0929 Åmli1302212620
0935 Iveland7511787
0937 Evje og Hornnes1651226164
0938 Bygland446473
0940 Valle54:92:
0941 Bykle985788
1001 Kristiansand4 3614948 3932 646
1002 Mandal66086894153
1003 Farsund4707050054
1004 Flekkefjord5826346792
1014 Vennesla70295686140
1017 Songdalen38565521145
1018 Søgne5245845694
1021 Marnardal10879011
1026 Åseral5910457
1027 Audnedal881364:
1029 Lindesnes3344822224
1032 Lyngdal43710963865
1034 Hægebostad698401
1037 Kvinesdal2872531534
1046 Sirdal12813769
1101 Eigersund86172759161
1102 Sandnes6 6558326 2942 230
1103 Stavanger11 8201 16412 6653 773
1106 Haugesund2 9932402 667652
1111 Sokndal118:94:
1112 Lund126817832
1114 Bjerkreim180258115
1119 Hå1 671223800195
1120 Klepp1 516203873271
1121 Time967135946229
1122 Gjesdal959161540104
1124 Sola2 4843021 685479
1127 Randaberg63075537110
1129 Forsand841162:
1130 Strand61978652120
1133 Hjelmeland2484015323
1134 Suldal2292117022
1135 Sauda1981824518
1141 Finnøy36762885
1142 Rennesøy3984715930
1144 Kvitsøy36:15:
1145 Bokn61:15:
1146 Tysvær4986539559
1149 Karmøy2 1952531 540263
1151 Utsira7114:
1160 Vindafjord8338228644
1201 Bergen19 7981 79820 1705 850
1211 Etne32637114:
1216 Sveio3314821345
1219 Bømlo6177552281
1221 Stord1 03190932205
1222 Fitjar18422102:
1223 Tysnes1721476:
1224 Kvinnherad5665142257
1227 Jondal40:37:
1228 Odda3864440943
1231 Ullensvang1802119822
1232 Eidfjord636267
1233 Ulvik916597
1234 Granvin63:8:
1235 Voss6166658787
1238 Kvam4815237152
1241 Fusa2153398:
1242 Samnanger11116817
1243 Os (Hord.)1 551219675162
1244 Austevoll4375111117
1245 Sund4847530249
1246 Fjell1 421134984214
1247 Askøy1 492142946154
1251 Vaksdal1852818519
1252 Modalen21:13:
1253 Osterøy5387418118
1256 Meland3995729039
1259 Øygarden2282227125
1260 Radøy3773519023
1263 Lindås8217750077
1264 Austrheim2472513515
1265 Fedje29:27:
1266 Masfjorden66:48:
1401 Flora66973799166
1411 Gulen15724999
1412 Solund608354
1413 Hyllestad1209837
1416 Høyanger2051525426
1417 Vik18032878
1418 Balestrand13521966
1419 Leikanger851385:
1420 Sogndal3933639746
1421 Aurland1831335:
1422 Lærdal16221759
1424 Årdal2952918722
1426 Luster232241238
1428 Askvoll1097936
1429 Fjaler19110189:
1430 Gaular1872447:
1431 Jølster1252015117
1432 Førde63582655105
1433 Naustdal1271063:
1438 Bremanger3312521120
1439 Vågsøy4183922338
1441 Selje12910104:
1443 Eid2882726930
1444 Hornindal54921:
1445 Gloppen2362325426
1449 Stryn81710433548
1502 Molde1 3721331 512264
1504 Ålesund3 4222832 557441
1505 Kristiansund1 4141411 313214
1511 Vanylven1301385:
1514 Sande (M. og R.)3801968:
1515 Herøy (M. og R.)6968132039
1516 Ulstein7455356791
1517 Hareid4965730483
1519 Volda3613249862
1520 Ørsta4474139060
1523 Ørskog2042611216
1524 Norddal13916293
1525 Stranda5998713421
1526 Stordal11217314
1528 Sykkylven5217535579
1529 Skodje3305512927
1531 Sula6735528657
1532 Giske5835024338
1534 Haram85588502101
1535 Vestnes4824323132
1539 Rauma440321553
1543 Nesset1291294:
1545 Midsund189258814
1546 Sandøy12517407
1547 Aukra2783117525
1548 Fræna5818426922
1551 Eide1431697:
1554 Averøy3743117516
1557 Gjemnes120187111
1560 Tingvoll1291915716
1563 Sunndal136953068
1566 Surnadal1601315410
1567 Rindal21:36:
1571 Halsa60:94:
1573 Smøla1701064:
1576 Aure2171617313
1601 Trondheim9 90493013 2723 377
1612 Hemne1031217414
1613 Snillfjord47:22:
1617 Hitra6077321223
1620 Frøya9161131559
1621 Ørland183101576
1622 Agdenes107:38:
1624 Rissa3212517815
1627 Bjugn174181027
1630 Åfjord81:75:
1632 Roan85:11:
1633 Osen292::
1634 Oppdal3464024648
1635 Rennebu59870:
1636 Meldal1371791:
1638 Orkdal3123956399
1640 Røros2572816723
1644 Holtålen65556:
1648 Midtre Gauldal6216416028
1653 Melhus6337147478
1657 Skaun1882119543
1662 Klæbu2803815236
1663 Malvik7056646169
1664 Selbu1411097:
1665 Tydal30544:
1702 Steinkjer67966914118
1703 Namsos34338644129
1711 Meråker85718416
1714 Stjørdal628491 137196
1717 Frosta1432383:
1718 Leksvik941315110
1719 Levanger74576860127
1721 Verdal4162453382
1724 Verran136101196
1725 Namdalseid31:36:
1736 Snåase - Snåsa69:985
1738 Lierne876351
1739 Raarvihke - Røyrvik28:12:
1740 Namsskogan28:44:
1742 Grong741221020
1743 Høylandet29228:
1744 Overhalla160291129
1748 Fosnes37622:
1749 Flatanger84419:
1750 Vikna1952119328
1751 Nærøy2022224417
1755 Leka25:25:
1756 Inderøy1881617517
1804 Bodø1 8591452 528456
1805 Narvik999661 026151
1811 Bindal29:27:
1812 Sømna48:876
1813 Brønnøy2162538361
1815 Vega38:47:
1816 Vevelstad27346:
1818 Herøy (Nordl.)15621125:
1820 Alstahaug3122845150
1822 Leirfjord57:21029
1824 Vefsn3601750768
1825 Grane78356:
1826 Hattfjelldal52115210
1827 Dønna44:77:
1828 Nesna1021118826
1832 Hemnes129414513
1833 Rana80163904110
1834 Lurøy93:21:
1835 Træna79616:
1836 Rødøy37730:
1837 Meløy206:24220
1838 Gildeskål132514014
1839 Beiarn13:45:
1840 Saltdal1231426835
1841 Fauske2922141858
1845 Sørfold73:50:
1848 Steigen10811958
1849 Hamarøy - Hábmer1141113016
1850 Divtasvuodna - Tysfjord86:57:
1851 Lødingen921119012
1852 Tjeldsund25:29:
1853 Evenes68:86:
1854 Ballangen64112210
1856 Røst27:113
1857 Værøy92:13:
1859 Flakstad67:350
1860 Vestvågøy4504357768
1865 Vågan6453859964
1866 Hadsel283:499105
1867 Bø (Nordl.)84:14915
1868 Øksnes4072514710
1870 Sortland3322148256
1871 Andøy2071827920
1874 Moskenes1494362
1902 Tromsø4 8073514 217601
1903 Harstad843611 388212
1911 Kvæfjord1021421215
1913 Skånland17071155
1917 Ibestad746654
1919 Gratangen941065.
1920 Loabák - Lavangen32.69.
1922 Bardu851118637
1923 Salangen65718813
1924 Målselv1952122625
1925 Sørreisa147171498
1926 Dyrøy24032.
1927 Tranøy53.111.
1928 Torsken110862.
1929 Berg71779.
1931 Lenvik3853661479
1933 Balsfjord27125132.
1936 Karlsøy19218819
1938 Lyngen99126116
1939 Storfjord - Omasvuotna - Omasvuono88.681
1940 Gáivuotna - Kåfjord74.56.
1941 Skjervøy229261259
1942 Nordreisa122720722
1943 Kvænangen50.31.
2002 Vardø2381191.
2003 Vadsø2481585964
2004 Hammerfest79368937167
2011 Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino152733.
2012 Alta8595099792
2014 Loppa73.56.
2015 Hasvik1831037.
2017 Kvalsund61.45.
2018 Måsøy1429477
2019 Nordkapp2861119128
2020 Porsanger - Porsángu - Porsanki147719320
2021 Kárásjohka - Karasjok108869.
2022 Lebesby1011180.
2023 Gamvik2301170.
2024 Berlevåg122.27.
2025 Deatnu - Tana180191467
2027 Unjárga - Nesseby40.75.
2028 Båtsfjord4374216419
2030 Sør-Varanger5894484997

About the statistics

The statistics show the number of resident immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents as of 1 January every year.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

For more information (in Norwegian), see subchapter 1.4 in this report.

Immigrants are persons born abroad of two foreign-born parents and four foreign-born grandparents.

Norwegian-born to Immigrant Parents are born in Norway of two parents born abroad and in addition have four grandparents born abroad.

Country of Birth is mainly the mother's place of residence at the time she is giving birth.

Country Background is constructed on the basis of information about the country of birth for three generations and refers to private, or mother's, or father's, or grandparents' foreign country of birth. For people born abroad this is (with few exceptions) their own native land. For people born in Norway this is their parents' country of birth. In cases where the parents have different countries of birth, the mother's country of birth is chosen.

Age, Citizenship and Period of Residence takes values the date on which the statistics are extracted. Period of Residence is stated in whole years.

Standard classifications

Statistics Norway's use of terms in immigrant-related statistics is taken from The Statistical Standard for Classification of Persons by Immigration Background.

The following headings are used for grouping of persons with different immigrant background:

Born in Norway to Norwegian-born Parents

Immigrants

Norwegian-born to Immigrant Parents

Foreign-born with one Norwegian-born Parent

Norwegian-born with One Foreign-born Parent

Foreign-born to Norwegian-born Parents (included intercountry adoptions)

People who do not belong to the group "Immigrants" or "Norwegian-born to Immigrant parents" are referred to as "The General Population". The term can only be used when referring to the other categories.

Country Groupings:

Follows The Standard for Classification of Countries and Citizenships in Population Statistics.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents
Topic: Population

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

The nation, county and municipality

Frequency and timeliness

Annual

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Files with data at the individual level are processed and stored long term.

Background

Background and purpose

Together with population statistics in other subject areas, the statistics helps showing changes taking place that affect the composition of the population.

In 1991 the former Ministry of Local Government and Labour (KAD) and Statistics Norway joined forces to prepare statistics on immigrants, giving rise to the Immigrant Statistics Project. Until 1996 the project was headed by a steering committee with participants from KAD, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and Statistics Norway.

Users and applications

The statistics have a broad range of users and applications such as research institutes, public administration, press, broadcasting, 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 in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Statistics on the immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents show population numbers. The area is clearly connected with migration statistics. Immigration and emigration numbers can be found in the Migration Statistics for each calendar year.

The Quarterly Migration Statistics should also be mentioned. These numbers are provisional, but provide a picture of the changes taking place.

People immigrate on different bases, some are refugees and others have immigrated because of work, education, family or otherwise. For statistics on this, see Immigrants by Reason for Immigration.

Legal authority

§§ 2-1, 2-2, 3-2.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Covers all persons who neither have parents nor grandparents born in Norway registered as a resident of Norway on 1 January (for more about the definition resident, read below the point “Definitions”, here).

Asylum seekers and persons on short-term stays (less than six months) are not registered as residents in the population register and thus not included in the statistics.

Data sources and sampling

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. The population registries receive reports of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration etc. from various sources.

The National Population 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 register contained everyone included in the population census and subsequently everyone who has lived in Norway since 1 October 1964. In 1995 the Central Population Register (CPR) at the Directorate of Taxes took over as the official register. The Central Office of the National Registry was transferred from Statistics Norway (SSB) to the Directorate of Taxes in 1991.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The updates in the CPR are done by the local population registry offices and the Tax Administration, and updates SSB’s own population database daily. Before January 1998, updates were done monthly. Before May 1995 SSB received messages on tape.

In addition to the checks made by the CPR, Statistics Norway performs checks for statistical purposes.

Seasonal adjustment

The numbers in this production are not seasonally adjusted.

Confidentiality

If a number in a table consists of three or fewer units and disclosing these units can lead to identification of individuals, the number is rounded up or the table cell left empty.

Comparability over time and space

Time: The numbers are comparable from 1995, the first year the statistics were released.

Place: Statistics Norway provides statistics for each municipality. Because the mass is small, numbers are less useful in analyses of the smallest geographical levels.

In many municipalities, particularly the small, numbers can vary widely from year to year, often due to the localization of the reception centers.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

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

Persons without legal residence in Norway are omitted. Estimates of this group's size are very uncertain. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and Oxford Research AS estimated in 2014 that between 18,100 and 56,000 people are staying illegally in Norway. More on this (in Norwegian) in Chap. 6 in the report A Marginal Problem?  

The quality of the data from the National Population Register is generally very good for statistical purposes. Two objections are nevertheless delayed messages and registration of residence. Delayed messages cause events to be recorded and counted in the wrong calendar year. This becomes less problematic when one adds numbers over several years.

When a person who is registered as resident in Norway will move abroad, he must report the move to the Population Register. Some people fail to do that.

Revision

Not relevant

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