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Employed (15-74 years) by immigrant-background and world region. 4th quarter1
2016Change last year
Absolute figuresPer cent share in each group2015 - 2016
Number of employedPercentage points
1As 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
Population in total2 591 90365.64 199-0.5
 
Non-immigrant population2 199 33766.7-8 399-0.5
 
Immigrants, total392 56660.212 598-0.1
The Nordic Countries45 76172.6-1 398-0.7
Western Europe except the Nordic Countries and Turkey42 64567.21830.0
EU members in Eastern Europe118 17970.14 5741.2
Eastern Europe outside of EU33 32262.31 3730.5
North America and Oceania6 52761.63-0.4
Asia99 96051.94 496-1.1
Africa33 75642.33 0341.5
South and Central America12 41660.63330.5

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Table 1 
Employed (15-74 years) males and females by immigrant category and world region. 4th quarter

Employed (15-74 years) males and females by immigrant category and world region. 4th quarter1
20152016Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales2015 - 2016
Both sexesMalesFemales
1As 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
Population in total2 587 7041 362 7571 224 9472 591 9031 362 5871 229 3164 199-1704 369
Non-immigrant population2 184 2861 137 7341 046 5522 173 8021 130 5611 043 241-10 484-7 173-3 311
Immigrants379 968212 978166 990392 566218 917173 64912 5985 9396 659
The Nordic countries47 15924 79222 36745 76124 02621 735-1 398-766-632
Western Europe else42 46226 13516 32742 64526 07316 572183-62245
EU countries in Eastern Europe113 60573 24740 358118 17975 43542 7444 5742 1882 386
Eastern Europe else31 94914 11117 83833 32214 78918 5331 373678695
Africa30 72218 26312 45933 75620 15313 6033 0341 8901 144
Asia95 46447 41548 04999 96049 32750 6334 4961 9122 584
North-America and Oceania6 5243 6682 8566 5273 6602 8673-811
South- and Central-Amerika12 0835 3476 73612 4165 4546 962333107226
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents23 45012 04511 40525 53513 10912 4262 0851 0641 021
The Nordic countries1 6448757691 693905788493019
Western Europe else1 1406165241 190638552502228
EU countries in Eastern Europe1 0244955291 06052553536306
Eastern Europe else1 7368139231 9919371 054255124131
Africa2 3291 1261 2032 5871 2491 338258123135
Asia14 5257 5816 94415 9248 2907 6341 399709690
North-America and Oceania22912310621511897-14-5-9
South- and Central-Amerika823416407875447428523121
 
Population in total66.168.263.965.667.663.6-0.5-0.6-0.3
Non-immigrant population67.569.465.566.968.765.1-0.6-0.7-0.4
Immigrants60.363.756.460.263.556.6-0.1-0.20.2
The Nordic countries73.374.672.072.674.071.2-0.7-0.6-0.8
Western Europe else67.270.262.967.270.063.20.0-0.20.3
EU countries in Eastern Europe68.971.265.070.172.566.31.21.31.3
Eastern Europe else61.863.560.562.364.560.80.51.00.3
Africa40.843.537.242.345.438.51.51.91.3
Asia53.057.249.551.954.849.3-1.1-2.4-0.2
North-America and Oceania62.067.556.261.667.055.9-0.4-0.5-0.3
South- and Central-Amerika60.163.457.660.664.258.10.50.80.5
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents51.551.451.752.151.852.30.60.40.6
The Nordic countries60.362.258.260.362.557.90.00.3-0.3
Western Europe else57.959.556.257.959.056.60.0-0.50.4
EU countries in Eastern Europe61.258.663.960.559.162.1-0.70.5-1.8
Eastern Europe else48.645.851.549.245.952.70.60.11.2
Africa41.638.944.441.439.143.9-0.20.2-0.5
Asia51.952.551.253.053.452.61.10.91.4
North-America and Oceania49.252.845.746.951.842.2-2.3-1.0-3.5
South- and Central-Amerika54.351.457.654.552.057.40.20.6-0.2

Table 2 
Employed (15-74 years) by immigrant category, world region and age. 4th quarter

Employed (15-74 years) by immigrant category, world region and age. 4th quarter1
2016
Total15-19 years20-24 years25-29 years30-39 years40 years or older
1As 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
Absolute figures
Population in total2 591 903107 998211 582274 062557 6641 440 597
Immigrants, total392 5666 14822 06449 334139 850175 170
The Nordic countries45 7613182 2816 01612 90724 239
Western Europe else42 6455401 4023 71512 64224 346
EU countries in Eastern Europe118 1791 2885 41817 13149 91544 427
Eastern Europe else33 3226032 0224 70411 43114 562
North-America and Oceania6 527351556471 9833 707
Asia99 9602 2837 44011 67934 01744 541
Africa33 7569252 9034 40412 37613 148
South- and Central-Amerika12 4161564431 0384 5796 200
 
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents25 5353 7637 5486 0035 5972 624
The Nordic countries1 693136165194338860
Western Europe else1 19083113167256571
EU countries in Eastern Europe1 06079142195243401
Eastern Europe else1 991512929260164126
North-America and Oceania2158142034139
Asia15 9242 4044 8694 2233 970458
Africa2 5874621 01359846648
South- and Central-Amerika8757930334612621
 
Per cent
Population in total65.633.261.674.579.765.1
Immigrants, total60.218.948.760.068.361.1
The Nordic countries72.624.664.577.483.369.4
Western Europe else67.220.736.767.678.468.7
EU countries in Eastern Europe70.121.060.269.274.771.9
Eastern Europe else62.327.256.268.472.158.5
North-America and Oceania61.611.331.561.070.662.6
Asia51.919.447.951.160.351.8
Africa42.312.434.337.850.347.7
South- and Central-Amerika60.618.848.760.668.260.2
 
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents52.122.858.972.075.466.1
The Nordic countries60.327.555.272.183.764.1
Western Europe else57.920.744.769.981.567.2
EU countries in Eastern Europe60.523.751.174.474.572.8
Eastern Europe else49.226.666.277.875.974.6
North-America and Oceania46.929.637.851.377.344.7
Asia53.023.659.573.075.171.5
Africa41.416.953.966.270.667.6
South- and Central-Amerika54.519.962.567.472.060.0

Table 3 
Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by world region and period of residence in Norway. 4th quarter

Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by world region and period of residence in Norway. 4th quarter1
2016
Group 1: EU/EFTA, North-America, Australia and New ZealandGroup 2: Europe except EU/EFTA, Asia, Turkey, Africa, South- and Central-America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand
1As 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
Absolute figures
Less than 1 year10 7563 662
1 - 2 years13 8755 828
2 - 3 years15 2156 308
2 - 4 years16 0127 704
4 - 5 years16 1588 746
5 - 6 years17 9268 253
6 - 7 years16 1168 291
7 - 10 years41 46423 624
10 - 15 years23 35033 467
10 - 15 years42 19773 614
 
Per cent
Less than 1 year65.616.2
1 - 2 years65.728.5
2 - 3 years64.638.2
2 - 4 years66.345.9
4 - 5 years67.851.1
5 - 6 years70.957.0
6 - 7 years72.359.6
7 - 10 years75.560.2
10 - 15 years77.859.4
10 - 15 years65.957.1

Table 4 
Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by country of birth and sex. 4th quarter

Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by country of birth and sex. 4th quarter1
2016
Absolute figuresPer cent
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
1As 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
All immigrants392 566218 917173 64960.263.556.6
Denmark10 8086 3014 50768.070.764.6
Finland3 7441 4062 33865.562.867.3
Iceland4 5782 4652 11369.271.566.8
Sweden26 14313 59612 54776.877.775.8
Latvia5 9543 4842 47066.065.866.3
Netherlands4 6902 7831 90769.973.165.7
Poland63 98143 54920 43271.874.866.3
Romania8 5024 8863 61666.969.663.5
Lithuania24 18214 6489 53470.872.368.6
United Kingdom7 8485 6822 16662.766.854.1
Russia9 4362 9286 50859.958.260.7
Turkey5 5263 6681 85851.260.339.4
Germany15 5438 5856 95871.273.668.4
Bosnia-Herzegovina8 2074 1694 03864.766.263.4
Kosovo5 6663 1922 47458.262.053.9
Eritrea6 5984 0292 56937.937.838.2
Ethiopia3 6311 9311 70052.053.850.1
Morocco2 5811 59199046.852.739.7
Somalia8 0595 2622 79732.439.824.1
Afghanistan6 8575 0761 78148.156.034.3
Sri Lanka6 0463 3752 67168.873.763.4
Philippines12 3122 3419 97163.967.163.1
India5 9153 6692 24659.767.949.9
Iraq9 6356 0793 55645.851.238.8
Iran8 5354 7963 73953.856.650.6
China4 5492 0592 49056.862.253.0
Pakistan9 0036 1322 87147.962.831.8
Thailand10 5811 1719 41061.751.763.3
United States4 1422 1681 97458.863.554.3
Chile3 6861 9831 70361.863.560.0

Table 5 
Employed (15-74 years) by immigrant category, world region and economic sector. 4th quarter

Employed (15-74 years) by immigrant category, world region and economic sector. 4th quarter1
TotalPrivate sector and public companiesCentral governmentMunicipal and County government
1As 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
2015
Total2 587 7041 773 684294 121519 899
Population without immigrant-background2 184 2861 463 462262 347458 477
All immigrants and norwegian-born to immigrant parents403 418310 22231 77461 422
Group 1: EU/EFTA, North-America, Australia and New Zealand213 743176 47215 72221 549
Group 2: Europe except EU/EFTA, Asia, Turkey, Africa, South- and Central-America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand189 675133 75016 05239 873
 
2016
Total2 591 9031 768 020297 863526 020
Population without immigrant-background2 173 8021 447 839264 766461 197
All immigrants and norwegian-born to immigrant parents418 101320 18133 09764 823
Group 1: EU/EFTA, North-America, Australia and New Zealand217 227179 03016 24621 951
Group 2: Europe except EU/EFTA, Asia, Turkey, Africa, South- and Central-America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand200 874141 15116 85142 872
 
2015
Total100.0100.0100.0100.0
Population without immigrant-background84.482.589.288.2
All immigrants and norwegian-born to immigrant parents15.617.510.811.8
Group 1: EU/EFTA, North-America, Australia and New Zealand8.39.95.34.1
Group 2: Europe except EU/EFTA, Asia, Turkey, Africa, South- and Central-America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand7.37.55.57.7
 
2016
Total100.0100.0100.0100.0
Population without immigrant-background83.981.988.987.7
All immigrants and norwegian-born to immigrant parents16.118.111.112.3
Group 1: EU/EFTA, North-America, Australia and New Zealand8.410.15.54.2
Group 2: Europe except EU/EFTA, Asia, Turkey, Africa, South- and Central-America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand7.88.05.78.2

Table 6 
Employed (15-74 years) by world region and place of residence. 4th quarter

Employed (15-74 years) by world region and place of residence. 4th quarter1
2016Change in absolute figures, all immigrants
Population in totalEmployed immigrants
All immigrantsGroup 1: EU/EFTA, North-America, Australia and New ZealandGroup 2: Europe except EU/EFTA, Asia, Turkey, Africa, South- and Central-America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand2015 - 2016
1As 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
The whole country2 591 903392 566213 069179 49712 598
Østfold133 31718 7489 6679 081979
Akershus302 79355 97730 41725 5603 328
Oslo351 02693 25341 30451 9492 072
Hedmark92 8728 4384 9423 496448
Oppland93 1158 5964 9553 641307
Buskerud137 73923 49113 24210 2491 107
Vestfold116 50815 4119 2296 182938
Telemark80 5628 5264 2994 227485
Aust-Agder52 7185 9233 4782 445236
Vest-Agder86 41010 4685 1945 27491
Rogaland233 72237 51322 64314 870-830
Hordaland257 74434 51120 88513 626221
Sogn og Fjordane55 9996 2204 3581 862218
Møre og Romsdal131 17616 15210 7715 381246
Sør-Trøndelag160 83718 51710 5028 015958
Nord-Trøndelag66 3234 9232 7142 209378
Nordland117 43210 7965 9314 865666
Troms - Romsa84 0729 5875 4894 098522
Finnmark - Finnmárku37 5385 5163 0492 467228
 
Per centChange in percentage points
The whole country65.660.269.751.8-0.1
Østfold60.654.566.145.80.2
Akershus67.865.472.858.30.5
Oslo67.660.371.353.70.5
Hedmark63.056.165.546.60.9
Oppland65.458.268.948.0-0.2
Buskerud65.761.772.451.80.7
Vestfold63.059.569.349.10.5
Telemark61.853.263.645.61.2
Aust-Agder60.553.465.242.5-0.1
Vest-Agder63.453.465.545.2-0.8
Rogaland66.760.668.451.6-2.1
Hordaland66.460.868.851.6-1.1
Sogn og Fjordane69.261.774.044.4-2.6
Møre og Romsdal66.462.369.951.3-1.1
Sør-Trøndelag66.960.870.151.7-0.3
Nord-Trøndelag65.554.766.844.60.3
Nordland64.658.167.749.60.7
Troms - Romsa66.863.570.955.80.9
Finnmark - Finnmárku64.562.566.258.50.2

Table 7 
People (15-74 years) by world region, sex and labour force status. 4th quarter

People (15-74 years) by world region, sex and labour force status. 4th quarter1
2016
TotalOutside the labour forceWage earningSelf employedUnemployed
1As 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
2Turkey included.
The whole population
Total100.032.762.23.41.6
Males100.030.462.84.82.0
Females100.035.161.62.01.3
 
Of which immigrants
Total100.036.057.32.93.8
The Nordic countries100.025.569.03.61.9
Western Europe else100.030.263.73.62.6
EU countries in Eastern Europe100.024.866.53.65.0
Eastern Europe else100.033.860.42.03.8
North-America and Oceania100.036.257.54.22.2
Asia2100.044.648.93.03.5
Africa100.053.241.31.04.5
South- and Central-Amerika100.035.358.22.54.1
 
Males
Total100.032.559.73.74.1
The Nordic countries100.023.669.44.52.5
Western Europe else100.027.066.13.93.0
EU countries in Eastern Europe100.022.268.44.05.3
Eastern Europe else100.031.761.72.83.8
North-America and Oceania100.030.562.34.72.5
Asia2100.041.750.44.43.5
Africa100.049.844.01.54.8
South- and Central-Amerika100.031.460.73.54.3
 
Females
Total100.039.954.62.03.5
The Nordic countries100.027.568.52.61.3
Western Europe else100.034.860.13.12.0
EU countries in Eastern Europe100.029.263.42.94.6
Eastern Europe else100.035.459.31.43.9
North-America and Oceania100.042.352.33.61.8
Asia2100.047.147.61.83.6
Africa100.057.438.00.44.1
South- and Central-Amerika100.037.956.41.83.9

Table 8 
Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by world region and industry division. 4th quarter

Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by world region and industry division. 4th quarter1
2016
Employed immigrants
In per cent of employed in total within each industry groupTotalThe Nordic countriesWestern Europe elseEU countries in Eastern EuropeEastern Europe elseNorth-America and OceaniaAsia2AfricaSouth- and Central-Amerika
1As 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
2Including Turkey.
Total15.1392 56645 76142 645118 17933 3226 52799 96033 75612 416
01-03 ... Agriculture, forestry and fishing8.85 0275474983 0263456237213146
05-09 ... Mining and quarrying10.65 6276931 8547193892911 088260333
10-33 ... Manufacture17.235 8443 1573 83616 3302 6534876 8751 655851
35-39 ... Power and water supply, sewerage/remediation activities8.42 5453352881 1422183131115565
41-43 ... Construction18.940 2103 5493 24027 4372 3682322 288680416
45-47 ... Domestic trade12.443 2306 6073 64210 2364 43445113 4933 1751 192
47 ... Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles12.625 3133 5431 8104 1522 9852399 4872 340757
49-53 ... Transportation and storage18.024 7652 1981 7157 5951 7421587 4613 497399
49.3 ... Other passenger land transport33.010 0443173861 833693154 4852 189126
55 ... Accommodation39.710 5889129963 612699752 8341 062398
56 ... Food and beverage service activities41.226 0072 1462 1815 4861 23925311 8761 998828
58-63 ... Information and communication11.39 9612 0471 7731 0131 0205082 860358382
64-66 ... Financial and insurance activities5.92 6888044012393218663711288
68-75 ... Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities12.620 1983 3314 3314 0381 7648364 1541 081663
77-82 ... Administrative and support service activities33.842 4112 3642 27119 2542 9122619 3774 5761 396
78.2 ... Temporary employment agency activities39.414 4469027328 8087971011 875916315
81.2 ... Cleaning activities66.816 1292324257 358985183 9672 479665
84 ... Public administration and defence: compulsory social security5.79 4701 5321 1971 1691 4861612 5771 035313
85 ... Education10.522 3303 0575 0512 6992 3091 2225 2291 7431 020
86-88 ... Human health and social work activities13.774 1199 8437 00810 2238 07686823 65311 1093 339
90-99 ... Other service activities14.514 5462 3102 0223 1451 1634733 8011 023609
00 ... Unspecified18.32 923322334797177711 04410276

Table 9 
Employed (15-74 years) by immigrant background, world region and age. 4th quarter

Employed (15-74 years) by immigrant background, world region and age. 4th quarter1
2016
Total15-19 years20-24 years25-39 years40-54 years55-66 years67-74 years
1As 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
2Including Turkey.
Absolute figures
Population in total2 591 903107 998211 582831 726891 669479 17969 749
Non-immigrant population2 199 337101 850189 518642 542756 694442 04666 687
Immigrants, total392 5666 14822 064189 184134 97537 1333 062
The Nordic Countries45 7613182 28118 92315 9637 2421 034
Western Europe except the Nordic Countries and Turkey42 6455401 40216 35717 4076 121818
EU members in Eastern Europe118 1791 2885 41867 04636 9327 260235
Eastern Europe outside of EU33 3226032 02216 13511 1213 277164
North America and Oceania6 527351552 6302 3691 188150
Asia299 9602 2837 44045 69635 5208 553468
Africa33 7569252 90316 78011 1411 92879
South and Central America12 4161564435 6174 5221 564114
 
Per cent
Population in total65.633.261.677.981.666.217.7
Non-immigrant population66.734.763.682.484.467.517.8
Immigrants, total60.218.948.765.968.653.514.8
The Nordic Countries72.624.664.581.383.969.418.9
Western Europe except the Nordic Countries and Turkey67.220.736.775.779.966.918.3
EU members in Eastern Europe70.121.060.273.275.563.117.4
Eastern Europe outside of EU62.327.256.271.068.246.710.3
North America and Oceania61.611.331.568.072.663.019.4
Asia251.919.447.957.659.740.29.0
Africa42.312.434.346.352.636.76.9
South and Central America60.618.848.766.667.354.516.0

Table 10 
Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by world region and industry division. 4th quarter

Employed immigrants (15-74 years) by world region and industry division. 4th quarter1
2016
Employed in totalEmployed immigrantsOf this:
The Nordic countriesWestern Europe elseEU countries in Eastern EuropeEastern Europe elseNorth-America and OceaniaAsiaAfricaSouth- and Central-Amerika
1As 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
Total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
01-03 ... Agriculture, forestry and fishing2.01.31.21.22.61.00.90.40.40.4
05-09 ... Mining and quarrying2.01.41.54.30.61.24.51.10.82.7
10-33 ... Manufacture8.09.16.99.013.88.07.56.94.96.9
35-39 ... Power and water supply, sewerage/remediation activities1.20.60.70.71.00.70.50.30.50.5
41-43 ... Construction8.210.27.87.623.27.13.62.32.03.4
45-47 ... Domestic trade13.511.014.48.58.713.36.913.59.49.6
49-53 ... Transportation and storage5.36.34.84.06.45.22.47.510.43.2
49.3 ... Other passenger land transport1.22.60.70.91.62.10.24.56.51.0
55 ... Accommodation1.02.72.02.33.12.11.12.83.13.2
56 ... Food and beverage service activities2.46.64.75.14.63.73.911.95.96.7
58-63 ... Information and communication3.42.54.54.20.93.17.82.91.13.1
64-66 ... Financial and insurance activities1.80.71.80.90.21.01.30.60.30.7
68-75 ... Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities6.25.17.310.23.45.312.84.23.25.3
77-82 ... Administrative and support service activities4.810.85.25.316.38.74.09.413.611.2
78.2 ... Temporary employment agency activities1.43.73.31.77.52.41.51.92.72.5
81.2 ... Cleaning activities0.94.10.51.06.23.00.34.07.35.4
84 ... Public administration and defence: compulsory social security6.42.43.32.81.04.52.52.63.12.5
85 ... Education8.25.76.711.82.36.918.75.25.28.2
86-88 ... Human health and social work activities20.918.921.516.48.724.213.323.732.926.9
90-99 ... Other service activities3.93.75.04.72.73.57.23.83.04.9
00 ... Unspecified0.60.70.70.80.70.51.11.00.30.6

About the statistics

The statistics show the employment rate within the immigrant population in total and divided into gender and country background. These figures are compared to the employment within the rest of the population.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Employed persons are persons between 15-74 years of age who performed work for pay or profit for at least one hour in the reference week, or who were temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays etc. Conscripts are classified as employed persons. Persons engaged by government measures to promote employment are also included if they receive wages.

 

The age is given in complete years at the end of the year.

 

Immigrants are persons born abroad by foreign - born parents.

Standard classifications

The industrial classification is in accordance with the revised Standard Industrial Classification (NOS D 383), which is based on the EU-standard of NACE Rev. 2.

 

The occupational classification is in accordance with Standard Classification of Occupations (NOS C 521), which is based on ISCO 88 (COM).

 

The educational classification is in accordance with the Norwegian Standard Classification of Education Revised 2000 (NOS C 617).

 

Breakdown by municipality is in accordance with the list of municipalities as of 1 January in the year the statistics are produced.

World regions of birth (tables 1 &– 5, 7, 8 and 13): The Nordic countries, Western Europe else, EU-countries in Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe else, Northern America and Oceania, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

EU countries in Eastern Europe (tables 1 &– 5, 7, 8 and 13): Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria.

Country group of birth (tables 6, 10-12):

Group 1 (The Nordic countries, Western Europe else, EU-countries in Eastern Europe , Northern America, Australia and New-Zealand).

Group 2 (Eastern Europe outside the EU, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania except Australia and New-Zealand).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Employment among immigrants, register-based
Topic: Labour market and earnings

Responsible division

Division for Labour Market Statistics

Regional level

Municipality, County and the whole country

Frequency and timeliness

Annual per 4th quarter

International reporting

Some to OECD

Microdata

Not relevant

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose is to describe the employment among immigrants.

The registerbased employment statistics for immigramts goes back ro 2001.

Users and applications

Public administration, employers' and employees' organizations, media, individual companies and researchers.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

The total number of employed persons are the same as in the Labour Force Survey (LFS). Due to different sources of data, differences will occure when the figures are distributed by sex, age, industrial code, working hours and region.

 

Prior to the register based employment statistics an employee statistics that only used The register of Employers and Employees were published. These statistics covered approximately 85 per cent of all employed persons. For more information on these statistics:

 

Employee statistics by municipality of residence

Employee statistics by municipality of work

Legal authority

The Statistical Act $3-2 (Administrative Registers)

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The population of the registerbased employment statistics is persons between 15 and 74 years settled in Norway, with one or more working hours per week or temporary absent in the reference week. The expception is persons living in Norway but working abroad.

Data sources and sampling

The Register of Employers and Employees, the Central Population Register, Register of Personal Tax Payers and Statistic Norway's Population statistics.

Total counting

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Labour market data is based on several registers. The most important ones are The Register of Employers and Employees, The Register of End of the Year Certificates (Register of Wage Sums), The Register for Personal Tax Payers, The Register of Unemployed and The Central Co-ordinating Register for Legal Entities (business register).

 

The Register of Employers and Employees is the main source for data on salaried employees, but The Register of Wage Sums gives additional information. These are both job-registers. The tax register is the main source of data on self-employed persons. The Register of Unemployed holds data on unemployed persons and persons in labour market measures. The business register holds information on the working places. Several registers give additional information: register of conscripts, registers of employees in central and local government, register of sick leave etc.

 

Labour market variables are based on several different sources. Statistics Norway has established a system to jointly utilise these. The systems comprise modules for consistency management between various data sources, selection of the most important job and classification as person employed.

 

Education data is based on the highest level of education from The National Education Database (NUDB). This register is based on information from individual educational institutions and state and county- municipal data systems, and contains information on all completed and ongoing education (pupils and students).

Register data used in statistics are verified and edited to a greater or lesser degree. Variables that are not found in any of the administrative sources are created by combining data from various register sources.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

According to the common rules for this at Statistics Norway

Comparability over time and space

The register based employment statistics were published the first time in connection with the Population and Housing Census 2001, which also included comparable figures for 2000.

Revised figures for 4th quarter of 2003 were published with figures for 4 th quarter of 2004. This is partly due to improvements in the production method and some improvements in data reported to the Employer- Employees register. Both old and revised figures for 2003 are available in the StatBank.

In 2006 the minimum age to be counted as employed were lowered from 16 to 15 years, in accordance with international recommendations. Also, the definition of age was changed from age at the end of the year to age at the end of the reference week. This resulted in 10 000 more employed in the 4th quarter of 2005. Comparable figues according to both new and old definition of age are available in the Statbank for 2005.

Occupation were included in 2003, with the exception of municipal sector and the publicly owned health enterprises which were not included until 2007.

In 2009 a new Standard Industrial Classification, NACE Rev 2, were adopted. The new classification replaced NACE Rev 1.1. Comparable figures for 2008 according to both new and old classifications are available in the Statbank.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

For persons defined as employed based solely on information from the End of the Year Certificates Register (about 10 per cent of the employees), the job is not dated. Additional information on these Employees are collected from other registers to help date the jobs. Those we don't have additional information on, wages are used to determin if the person is employed. For these persons there is a certain uncertainty attached to whether the person actually was employed in the reference period.

 

Also, for the same group of persons, the information about the employment is by enterprises only. Additional information are used to identify the establishment. For multi-establishment enterprises, employees are distributed among the establishments based on a set of rules created for this purpose. Industrial code and place of work are based on information about the establishments.

 

The quality of the register of Employer and Employees are sometimes faulty. For larger enterprises with several establishments this may cause employees to incorrectly be registered as employee at the wrong establishment. This can have an noticeable effect on a regional level, such as municipality, when it happens and when it is corrected.

 

The Register of Personal Tax Payers are used to identify self-employed persons. Due to the long prodction process information about industrial activities are from the previous year. Thus, a person may wrongly be defind as employed even if the activity ended the previous year.

See 5.1.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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