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8 per cent increase in religious and life stance communities
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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
2013Percentage change
MembersPer cent2012 - 20132009 - 2013
1Including only members for whom government subsidy is received.
2One community not represented in the statistics for 2012.
Total549 400100.07.627.4
Baha'ism1 1220.23.19.7
Buddism16 0012.93.730.6
Hinduism6 7971.219.529.8
Islam120 88222.07.730.3
Judaism27880.1415.0-1.9
Christianity312 92557.08.333.3
Sikhism23 3230.6193.322.5
Philosophy86 06115.71.66.1
Other religious and philosophical communities1 5010.323.2142.9
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.