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Value added in non-profit institutions surpasses NOK 100 billion
The gross product, often referred to as value added, in non-profit institutions is estimated to be NOK 101 billion in 2010. This corresponds to about NOK 20 000 per capita. Voluntary (unpaid) work constitutes 60 per cent of total value added in the sector. Value added calculated without unpaid work was NOK 42 billion in 2010 which is about NOK 1.2 billion more than the year before.
Value added in the non-profit sector constitutes 1.7 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), which is the same share as in 2009. Including unpaid labour, the share is 3.9 per cent of GDP, which is slightly lower than in 2009, but higher than in the years 2006-2008. The reason for this development is a fall in GDP in 2009 as a result of the international financial crisis, which meant that the contribution from the non-profit sector this year was relatively large. In 2010, the share is normalised.
Activities’ contribution to value added is stable
The same activities contributed to value added in 2010 as the year before. Health and social services, together with education and research constitutes about 60 per cent of value added in the sector. In addition, culture and recreation constitutes almost 15 per cent.
When we include the value of unpaid work, which is about NOK 60 billion, the picture somewhat changes. The portion of the aforementioned welfare activities falls to around 30 per cent. Culture and recreation increases its share to nearly 40 per cent, which is not surprising since most of the volunteer activities are to be found in this category.
Paid and unpaid work
The volunteer (unpaid) efforts in Norway constitute a total of 115 000 full-time equivalent volunteers, which corresponds to 4.8 per cent of total employment in Norway. This share has remained stable in recent years.
The number of volunteers exceeds the number of paid employees in the sector. In 2010, there was an average of over 1.4 volunteers to every paid employee. Most volunteers per paid employee are found in the categories culture and recreation, environment, local communities and housing, and political organisations. In relative terms, activities within culture and recreation have the largest share, with almost 60 per cent of the full-time equivalent volunteers. Of these, sports activities contribute the most, which in total constitutes about a quarter of all unpaid activity in Norway.
However, we find the highest paid employee per volunteer within the categories education and research, health and social services, interest groups and legal services, and vocational, industry, and trade unions.
|Non-profit institutions - national account basis|
|Output. NOK million||62 812||67 774||73 674||78 814||81 728|
|Value added. NOK million||31 934||34 992||37 952||40 642||41 856|
|Full-time equivalent persons (paid employees). Level||70 864||73 893||76 723||79 777||80 105|
|Value added as share of GDP. Per cent||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.7||1.7|
|Value added as share of GDP Mainland Norway. Per cent||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.2||2.1|
|Full-time equivalent persons (paid employees) as share of total full-time equivalent persons in Norway. Per cent||3.3||3.3||3.3||3.5||3.5|
|Non-profit institutions - NPI satellite account basis|
|Output included replacement cost value of volunteer work. NOK million||112 744||120 147||128 875||135 947||141 307|
|Value added included replacement cost value of volunteer work. NOK million||81 866||87 365||93 153||97 775||101 435|
|Full-time equivalent volunteers. Level||114 043||114 329||114 616||114 903||115 149|
|Total full-time equivalent persons (paid employees and volunteers). Level||184 907||188 222||191 338||194 680||195 255|
|Value added included replacement cost value of volunteer work as share of GDP 1 . Per cent||3.7||3.7||3.6||4.1||3.9|
|Value added included replacement cost value of volunteer work as share of GDP Mainland Norway 2 . Per cent||5.0||4.8||4.9||5.1||5.0|
|Full-time equivalent volunteers as share of total full-time equivalent persons in Norway 3 . Per cent||5.1||4.9||4.7||4.8||4.8|
|Total full-time equivalent persons (paid employees and volunteers) in non-profit institutions as share of total full-time equivalent persons in Norway 3 . Per cent||8.3||8.0||7.9||8.1||8.1|
|1||GDP including replacement cost value of volunteer work.|
|2||GDP Mainland Norway including replacement cost value of volunteer work.|
|3||Total full-time equivalent persons in Norway including full-time equivalent volunteers.|