Higher turnover for waste activities

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The turnover for local kind of activity units within water, sewerage and waste management and remediation activities rose by 7 per cent from 2014 to 2015.

In the local kind of activity units within waste activities and materials recovery, NOK 11.3 billion of the turnover came from materials recovery, NOK 8.2 billion from waste collection and the remaining NOK 2.8 billion from waste treatment and disposal.

Figure 1. Turnover by industry division. Local kind-of-activity units
Figure 1. Turnover by industry division. Local kind-of-activity units
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
36 Water supply 469 419 416 419 406 422 471 490
37 Sewerage 1084 960 1005 1191 1229 1178 1327 1379
38.1 Waste collection 8148 7570 8460 9060 8593 8620 8771 8206
38.2 Waste treatment and disposal 2091 2184 2503 2253 2416 2671 2133 2771
38.3 Materials recovery 7815 6006 7929 8939 9344 9230 9928 11324
39 Remediation, other waste managem. 142 247 413 398 378 204 139 183

Rise in value added

Total value added at factor prices amounted to NOK 7.8 billion, up 10 per cent from 2014. Waste collection and materials recovery was the largest industry, with a value added of NOK 6.9 billion.

Waste collection still has most employees

A total of 8 936 persons were employed within water, sewerage and waste in 2015. Waste collection employed just over 4 000, while remediation and other waste management employed under 100 persons.

Figure 2. Employment by industry division. Local kind-of-activity units
Figure 2. Employment by industry division. Local kind-of-activity units
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
36 Water supply 597 327 332 332 328 355 391 408
37 Sewerage 781 634 675 749 751 710 771 796
38.1 Waste collection 4380 3880 4165 4138 4018 4011 4101 4001
38.2 Waste treatment and disposal 778 763 826 697 763 776 653 853
38.3 Materials recovery 1981 1887 2030 2140 2124 2190 2477 2788
39 Remediation, other waste managem. 65 69 100 102 111 98 100 90

New data source for employment

From 2015, the Structural Business Statistics are based on a new data basis for wage earners. The main source in the period to 2014 was the NAV Employee Register (State Register). In 2015, the reporting to this registry was coordinated with the reporting of payroll and personnel data to the Tax Administration Authority and Statistics Norway. The common reporting system is called “A-ordning”. “A-ordning” generally provides data with higher quality and accuracy at the individual level, and covers more wage earner conditions than the State Register. In the State Register, employees who work less than four hours per week on average were not included.

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