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Agricultural properties

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Key figures

29 992

uninhabited properties with dwelling house

Agricultural and forestry properties1
2016
NumberPer cent
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
Total184 407100
Type of property
Property with agricultural area162 98688
Property with productive forest area131 87772
Property with dwelling house147 47480
Uninhabited property with dwelling house29 99216
 
Type of owner
Male124 49168
Female47 11926
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown12 7977

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Table 1 
Agricultural and forestry properties, by the municipalities number of inhabitants and type of agricultural and forestry property

Agricultural and forestry properties, by the municipalities number of inhabitants and type of agricultural and forestry property
Persons in NorwayPersons living on agricultural and forestry propertiesAgricultural and forestry properties, totalAgricultural and forestry properties with dwellingUnhabited dwelling on agricultural and forestry properties with dwellingOther agricultural and forestry properties
1Based on the number of inhabitants 1 January the current year.
2016
The whole country5 213 985382 961184 407147 47429 99236 933
The municipalities number of inhabitants1
-2 500 inhabitants191 84750 50631 88424 5067 3017 378
2 500 - 4 999 inhabitants346 88475 53940 22332 3227 7367 901
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants614 95097 70947 18938 4787 6648 711
10 000 - 24 999 inhabitants1 160 071100 32541 93234 1075 0557 825
25 000 inhabitants or more2 900 23358 88223 17918 0612 2365 118

Table 2 
Agricultural and forestry properties, buildings and inhabitation

Agricultural and forestry properties, buildings and inhabitation1
Agrucultural and forestry properties, totalAgricultural and forestry properties with buildingsAgrucultural and forestry properties with buildings (per cent)Agricultural and forestry properties with dwelling houseAgricultural and forestry properties with inhabitedAgricultural and forestry properties with dwelling house not inhabited (per centPersons, total, inhabited on agricultural and forestry properties with dwelling
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2016
The whole country184 407168 43291.3147 474117 48220.3382 961
County
Østfold6 7716 06689.65 5074 9709.817 437
Akershus7 5946 71088.46 0845 5818.321 843
Oslo15212682.9866820.9517
Hedmark16 00014 75492.213 15710 87517.333 364
Oppland14 82913 63591.912 14410 40814.334 379
Buskerud9 6388 78991.27 6516 63613.323 135
Vestfold4 6434 23391.23 8733 6296.313 315
Telemark8 1867 54092.16 6025 27120.216 268
Aust-Agder5 5935 01689.74 4763 48422.210 344
Vest-Agder7 5316 72689.35 8514 22227.812 378
Rogaland10 4349 53691.48 5117 27214.629 006
Hordaland13 60112 77593.911 1458 49423.827 385
Sogn og Fjordane10 1949 79896.19 0576 90823.722 606
Møre og Romsdal13 76013 02594.711 6949 54118.429 994
Sør-Trøndelag11 04810 23892.78 9467 31218.325 597
Nord-Trøndelag9 4338 73192.67 8706 82613.324 612
Nordland18 84316 79289.113 6308 37238.621 580
Troms - Romsa12 19810 73888.08 6235 83032.414 427
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 9593 20480.92 5671 78330.54 774
 
Owner
Male124 491116 55093.6104 72786 52517.4287 403
Female47 11942 90491.137 24527 85725.283 630
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown12 7978 97870.25 5023 10043.711 928
 
Own agricultural area
0 - 4 decares21 42113 72964.17 2164 34039.911 466
5 - 49 decares100 12092 99292.980 85758 45927.7161 262
50 - 99 decares29 40128 68097.527 28824 06411.880 741
100 - 199 decares22 14321 80398.521 16920 0175.478 734
200 - 299 decares6 8916 82499.06 6586 4353.328 399
300 - 499 decares3 4773 45599.43 3683 2842.516 637
500 decares or more95494999.59188833.85 722
 
Productive forest area
0-24 decares52 53047 48790.440 98331 51323.194 091
25-99 decares45 75640 01487.534 09126 17323.279 743
100-249 decares34 74332 01592.128 42822 64820.373 608
250-499 decares22 76021 45794.319 41916 07517.255 660
500-999 decares15 86715 18095.713 81011 74215.042 732
1 000-1 999 decares7 9737 66096.16 9276 01013.222 699
2 000-4 999 decares3 5503 42796.52 9762 62711.710 556
5 000-19 999 decares99896897.070560813.83 109
20 000 decares or more23022497.41358636.3763

Table 3 
Buildings on agricultural and forestry properties

Buildings on agricultural and forestry properties1
Agricultural and forestry properties with buildingsAgricultural and forestry properties with contruction activity last ten years (pBuildings, totalBuildings with protection status (per cent)2Dwelling houses, totalAgricultural and forestry buildingsMountain farm huts, cabins for forest workers, boat-houses etcOther buildings
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2Comprises buildings built before 1900. In Finnmark are buildings built before 1945 included.
2016
The whole country168 43220.3963 96821.7209 036446 88186 496221 555
Counties
Østfold6 06623.733 50319.18 05318 4595006 491
Akershus6 71021.239 96723.59 87918 09547711 516
Oslo12628.62 14225.4303222991 518
Hedmark14 75418.794 04226.419 57146 5817 06320 827
Oppland13 63520.898 38123.318 70853 8698 72917 075
Buskerud8 78922.266 11029.411 88034 4094 48015 341
Vestfold4 23323.222 64322.75 38210 6914136 157
Telemark7 54021.347 02225.19 59421 9042 86112 663
Aust-Agder5 01622.825 03530.65 60810 7531 4397 235
Vest-Agder6 72621.628 47826.67 23612 0851 7177 440
Rogaland9 53633.855 61411.613 56226 9363 16211 954
Hordaland12 77521.676 13023.815 46633 58811 49115 585
Sogn og Fjordane9 79818.564 48026.813 42032 8798 8339 348
Møre og Romsdal13 02519.071 48126.915 58429 9959 84116 061
Sør-Trøndelag10 23823.664 09617.613 14531 4876 28513 179
Nord-Trøndelag8 73122.748 01011.911 31723 2274 1269 340
Nordland16 79212.769 39011.016 63822 5218 26621 965
Troms - Romsa10 73813.644 50314.610 56815 0805 92212 933
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 20411.012 9418.83 1224 1007924 927

About the statistics

The statistics show the number of agricultural and forestry properties, land resources, the number and type of buildings, persons residing on the properties and ownership information.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Agricultural and forestry property

Property that is used for or could be used for agriculture and/or forestry. All agricultural/forestry area belonging to the same owner within a municipality is regarded as one property, irrespective of the number of cadastral units.

Type of building

Type of building is determined according to the function of the building. In this statistics dwelling houses include buildings with the following building codes in the cadastral system; 111 – 199, excluding code 161, 171, 172, 181, 182 and 183. Agricultural buildings include buildings with the following codes in cadastral system; 231 – 290 and mountain farm huts, cabins for forest workers and boat-houses etc. 171, 172 and 183. Other buildings include the remaining codes and buildings missing code.

Building activity last 10 years

Information is collected from the cadastral system. Building activity last 10 years refers to construction of new buildings or extension of existing buildings in the last ten years period.

Inhabitation

An agricultural property is inhabited when at least one person has the property as place of residence registered in the Central Population register.

Standard classifications

Type of building

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Agricultural properties
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

County and municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annually.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Primary data are stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics describes buildings, habitation and areas on agricultural properties. The statistics also give information about the owners of the properties and theirs business.

Users and applications

Users include public and private sector agencies, organizations and individuals.

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.

Coherence with other statistics

Forestry, structural statistics comprise forestry properties with at least 25 decares productive forest area while Agriculture, structural statistics comprise agricultural holdings.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-1, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Including 2010, the statistics comprise properties in the Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area. As from 2012 the statistics are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register. Figured for 2011 are not published.

Inforformation on property owners date back to 01.01 current year while information on inhabitants date back to 31.12 current year.

 

Data sources and sampling

The Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority serves as the backbone of the statistics. The information from the Farm Register is combined with information at property level from different data sources like the Cadastre System (no: Matrikkelen), the Central Population register, the Cultural Heritage Register (SEFRAK), SSB’s population of agricultural holdings.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

All data are collected from administrative registers.

Data are checked by various machine controls.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures are not presented if there is a risk of identifying any unit.

Comparability over time and space

In 2006, the statistics were published for the first time. Corresponding statistic are worked out for 2000 . When comparing data from 2000 with data from 2006 and later, improved quality of the registers and different demarcation of the population may influence the statistics at municipality level.

In 2000, one of the indicators was "Inhabited on agricultural properties with building". From 2006 this was changed to" Inhabited on agricultural properties with dwelling house".

Introduction of property tax in some municipalities may cause changes in the classification of buildings by type of building. In special, holiday homes encoded as farmhose or detached house will influence on the share of properties with dwelling house.

A quality improvement of areas and units in the Farm Register is carried out at municipality level. For some municipalities this resulted in considerable changes from one year to another.

As from 2007 information about registered owner of agricultural properties comes from the Cadastral System (Matrikkelen). More than 30 000 agricultural properties have more than one owner. In that cases, the owner with the largest share is choosen. If the share is equal, the oldest owner is choosen.

Before 2007, information of owners comes from the Farm Register. In some cases a contact person or a management company are registered as the property owner in that register. It is not clear in what way the information about the owner are treated when only a part of the property is sold.

Buildings registered without the need for application, after the introduction of the data register Matrikkelen in 2008, have to varying degrees been registered with all necessary information. In 2008 and 2009, this in turn has led to an underestimation of buildings in the agricultural sector. In 2010, 5000-6000 buildings were registered without need of application.

As from 2012, the number of forest properties and productive forest area are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register. 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Errors may arise when data are entered into the various administrative registers.

A concern is the quality of the Farm Register. The productive forest area of the properties is sometimes missing or erroneous. We also believe that some small properties without buildings and entrepreneurial activity may lack in the register.'

Even though the registers have good quality, some errors could occur due to late or missing updating and classification errors. For instance, an agricultural property may contain a cadastral unit recently transferred to non-agricultural use. For instance, nursing homes and rental housing may be counted together with an agricultural property.

In that cases the number of inhabited will be corrected on cadstral level. Cadastral units with buildings as nursing homes, retirement homes, block of flats etc, or with buildings with more than six residences, the number of inhabited are corrected. In total, 19 000 persons are taken away from the agricultural properties.

The main concern is the quality of productive forest area. In the cadastre, 920 000 decares productive forest area are not linked to a title number of a holding number, and will not be included in the statistics.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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