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Registered hunters

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Key figures

13.6 %

women in the Register of hunters in 2016-2017

Norwegians listed in the Register of hunters
2016-20172016-2017Change, per cent
PersonsPer cent2015-2016 - 2016-20172012-2013 - 2016-2017
Persons listed in the Register of hunters493 228100.02.18.2
Males426 22586.41.66.4
Females67 00313.65.821.5
Persons buying hunting licence fee202 352100.01.95.8
Males185 50191.71.54.6
Females16 8518.36.221.2
Persons passed hunting test12 801100.0-7.93.6
Males9 37273.2-10.9-2.4
Females3 42926.81.629.7

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Table 1 
Hunters by county and sex

Hunters by county and sex
Registered personsPaid hunting taxPassed hunting test
TotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemales
2008-2009419 977374 76745 210193 912180 78913 12312 2369 4852 751
2009-2010430 317382 32347 994194 166180 69313 47313 27210 4202 852
2010-2011438 618388 37050 248196 278182 52213 75611 9909 5332 457
2011-2012447 553394 90852 645198 467184 26414 20312 80510 1612 644
2012-2013455 861400 73655 125191 283177 37613 90712 3589 6002 758
2013-2014464 176406 62857 548194 679180 39814 28112 5589 8302 728
2014-2015473 092412 76860 324199 268184 11815 15013 57310 4083 165
2015-2016482 988419 64463 344198 541182 67815 86313 89910 5233 376
2016-2017493 228426 22567 003202 352185 50116 85112 8019 3723 429
 
2016-2017
Østfold22 52220 0842 4389 6338 97665744835197
Akershus45 40038 9466 45419 07517 4081 667950729221
Oslo34 73029 0765 65412 59111 3491 2421 020791229
Hedmark30 34225 1585 18413 64012 2291 411671441230
Oppland24 63120 9303 70110 5989 5971 001584382202
Buskerud23 61520 3613 25410 2889 423865585448137
Vestfold16 46814 5261 9426 9326 48444845437183
Telemark19 18916 5682 6218 7538 005748466326140
Aust-Agder13 55111 9241 6275 9285 53339530523075
Vest-Agder18 34916 6371 7127 7087 262446525400125
Rogaland28 21925 8052 41410 0209 555465783636147
Hordaland34 46730 7133 75413 06212 2867761 058830228
Sogn og Fjordane15 12013 5481 5726 9516 45249934226775
Møre og Romsdal25 37222 6242 74810 1479 457690596425171
Sør-Trøndelag41 95035 7066 24416 14414 7641 3801 015699316
Nord-Trøndelag25 73021 2354 49511 30910 1811 128653428225
Nordland31 60327 1374 46612 78811 6911 097806573233
Troms - Romsa21 55718 2663 2919 7078 718989781564217
Finnmark - Finnmárku13 34410 8572 4876 3045 434870706443263
Svalbard3021981047762151385
Nordmenn bosatt i utlandet6 0875 29379463758057352510
Unspecified adress6806334760555550

Table 2 
Hunters by age and sex

Hunters by age and sex1
2016-2017
Paid hunting taxPassed hunting test
TotalMalesFemalesMale hunters as per cent of male population over 16 yearsTotalOf these buying hunting licence fee
1Comprising Norwegians living in Norway
Total201 638184 85916 779912 7535 417
-20 years8 4917 2671 22454 3781 034
20-29 years28 69424 7363 95874 4022 051
30-39 years34 88031 3483 53292 1391 216
40-49 years44 80140 6774 124111 211723
50-59 years41 03538 2142 82111477296
60-69 years29 67428 7139611013087
70 years or older14 06313 90415951610

Table 3 
Share of men and women 16 years and above that paid the hunting licence fee

Share of men and women 16 years and above that paid the hunting licence fee
Male hunters as per cent of male populationFemale hunters as per cent of female population
2015-20162016-20172015-20162016-2017
The whole country9.08.70.80.8
Østfold7.87.60.50.5
Akershus and Oslo5.85.60.60.6
Hedmark15.215.11.71.7
Oppland12.212.21.21.3
Buskerud8.48.30.80.8
Vestfold6.56.50.40.4
Telemark11.611.31.01.0
Aust-Agder11.811.70.80.8
Vest-Agder10.09.90.60.6
Rogaland5.15.10.20.3
Hordaland5.95.80.40.4
Sogn og Fjordane14.614.21.11.1
Møre og Romsdal8.68.60.60.7
Sør-Trøndelag11.111.31.01.1
Nord-Trøndelag18.018.21.92.0
Nordland11.511.61.01.1
Troms - Romsa12.512.71.31.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku16.816.82.42.9

About the statistics

The statistics give an overview of men and women registered in the official Norwegian Register of hunters, which entitles them to go hunting. The figures also show the number of hunters that paid the hunting licence fee and how many new hunters passed the hunting test last hunting year.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Hunter

A person that has paid hunting tax for the hunting season.

Hunting test

All persons who are not listed on the Norwegian Register of Hunters must pass a hunting test before hunting in Norway. Persons living abroad need not take the test provided they satisfy the conditions for engaging in the same type of hunting in their home country.

Hunting licence fee (earlier called hunting tax)

Persons intending to hunt in Norway must pay a hunting license fee to the Wildlife Fund. The fee is for the full hunting year. Payment of the fee is a prerequisite for hunting, but does not confer the right to hunt in any specific area.

Hunting year

The hunting year starts on 1 April and ended on 31 March.

Standard classifications

Persons age:
< 20 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, > 70 years

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Registered hunters
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

Municipality, county and national level

Frequency and timeliness

Annual

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Since 1998/1999, Statistics Norway has stored anonymous microdata annually.

Background

Background and purpose

The Register of Hunters is an administrative register owned by the The Norwegian Environment Agency. It was established in 1982. In 1999, the register was transferred to the Brønnøysund Register Centre.

Since 1998, Statistics Norway has received a almost complete register that contains Norwegians and foreign hunters.  Statistics Norway has stored these registers annually.

Users and applications

Statistics Norway uses the register as a basis for the statistics on small game hunting.

Other users are The Norwegian Environment Agency, the Register of Hunters in Brønnøysund, central and local wildlife management, research and educational institutions, the media, interest groups and hunters.

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 8 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

Hunters who pay the hunting licence fee must submit a report to Statistics Norway by 1 May on the report form provided. Statistics on small game and roe deer hunting are based on this report.

Legal authority

The Wildlife Act

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics are based on data from the Register of Hunters. The register contains information on people who are qualified to hunt in Norway. The register also contains information on who has paid a hunting licence fee and who has passed the hunting test. The hunting licence fee gives permission to hunt in Norway.

Data sources and sampling

Register of Hunters, the Brønnøysund Register Centre.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The hunting licence fee is paid to an account belonging to the The Norwegian Environment Agency. Information on each transaction is transferred to the Brønnøysund Register Centre every day.

Date of birth, address and place of residence of hunters living in Norway are updated with information from the National Population Register every day. Deceased persons are deleted from the register and new hunters are recorded when they pass the hunting test.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

See chapter 2.1.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The Register of Hunters is an administrative register and errors may occur during registration of people who buy a hunting licence fee.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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