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Religious communities and life stance communities1 January 2013

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8 per cent increase in religious and life stance communities

At the beginning of this year, 10.9 per cent of the Norwegian population, or 549 400 persons, were members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway. This represents an increase of about 8 per cent compared to the previous year.

Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January1
2013 Percentage change
Members Per cent 2012 - 2013 2009 - 2013
1Including only members for whom government subsidy is received.
2One community not represented in the statistics for 2012.
Total 549 400 100.0 7.6 27.4
Baha'ism 1 122 0.2 3.1 9.7
Buddism 16 001 2.9 3.7 30.6
Hinduism 6 797 1.2 19.5 29.8
Islam 120 882 22.0 7.7 30.3
Judaism2 788 0.1 415.0 -1.9
Christianity 312 925 57.0 8.3 33.3
Sikhism2 3 323 0.6 193.3 22.5
Philosophy 86 061 15.7 1.6 6.1
Other religious and philosophical communities 1 501 0.3 23.2 142.9
Figure 1.  Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. 1 January 2013
Figure 2. Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January 2005-2013
Figure 1.  Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. 1 January 2013Figure 2. Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January 2005-2013

As of 1 January 2013, 549 400 persons in Norway were members of religious and life stance communities; an increase of 39 000 compared with the previous year.

More than half of the members, 313 000, were members of Christian communities. A total of 86 000 were members of life stance communities and accounted for approximately 16 per cent of all members of communities. Furthermore, various Islamic communities accounted for around 22 per cent of the members, while the members of Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities accounted for 3 per cent, 1.2 per cent and 0.6 per cent of the members respectively.