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net operating surplus as a percentage of total gross operating revenue in 2016

National figures. County authority consolidated accounts. NOK millions.
Amount (mill. NOK)Per cent change
201612015 - 20162011 - 2016
1Figures appearing between March 15th and June 15th are preliminary figures. Revised figures are published June 15th.
Main financial figures
Gross operating revenues75 9024.524.1
Gross operating expenditure73 2293.824.2
Net operating surplus3 820....
Gross investment expenditure14 2211.614.1
 
2016120152011
Financial figures
Gross operating surplus of total gross operating revenues3.53.03.6
Net operating surplus as a percentage of total gross operating revenue5.04.65.7
Unrestricted revenues per capita (NOK)76.676.774.9
Gross operating expenditure, administration and management expenditure, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure4.64.65.3
Gross operating expenditures, upper secondary education, as a % of gross operating expenditures45.145.346.5
Gross operating expenditures, dental health care, as a % of gross operating expenditures4.44.44.4
Net operating expenditures, transport and communication, as a % of total net operating expenditures33.433.130.9

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Table 1 
Main figures for operating - and capital accounts and financing. Consolidated county accounts. NOK million

Main figures for operating - and capital accounts and financing. Consolidated county accounts. NOK million1
Consolidated county authorities accounts1Per cent
201320142015201622013 - 20142014 - 20152015 - 2016
1Consolidated county authorities accounts consist of county authority accounts and units with separate accounts and municipal inter-authority companies.
2Figures appearing between March 15th and June 15th are preliminary figures. Revised figures are published June 15th.
Sum for all consolidated county authorities accounts - exclusive Oslo
Operating account
1. Gross operating revenue68 28168 80972 66475 9020.85.64.5
2. Gross operating expenditure65 19767 85170 51973 2294.13.93.8
3. Gross operating surplus (1-2)3 0859582 1452 673......
4. Net instalments1 8992 0422 2422 5377.59.813.2
5. Net finance1171176309......
6. Lending..000......
7. Depreciation2 8833 2923 6293 99314.210.210.0
8. Net operating surplus (3-4-5-6+7)4 0572 1373 3573 820......
 
Capital account
9. Gross investment expenditure14 62914 61013 99114 221-0.1-4.21.6
10. Contribution, reimbursement and property sale revenue4 5276 6186 1256 09046.2-7.4-0.6
 
Financing
11. Surplus before loan and allocations (3-5+7-9+10)-4 145-3 814-2 268-1 774......
12. Applied loans5 6206 3155 5286 68712.4-12.521.0
13. Application of/allocation to funds (9-10-8-12)423-509-1 017-2 376......

Table 2 
Financial key figures. County authority consolidatad accounts. NOK milliones

Financial key figures. County authority consolidatad accounts. NOK milliones
20132014201520161
1Figures appearing between March 15th and June 15th are preliminary figures. Revised figures are published June 15th.
2Figures in NOK million.
Financial key figures as a percentage of operating revenues
Gross operating surplus as a percentage of total gross operating revenue4.51.43.03.5
Net finance and instalments as a percentage of gross operating revenues2.83.13.33.7
Net operating surplus as a percentage of total gross operating revenue5.93.14.65.0
Surplus before loan and allocations as a percentage of gross operating revenues-6.1-5.5-3.1-2.3
Long-term debt as a percentage of gross operating revenues141.8149.4145.9149.0
- Of this pension obligations as a percentage of gross operating revenues75.877.572.672.6
Working capital excl. pension as a percentage of total gross operating revenue11.311.012.015.3
Gross operating surplus23 0859582 1452 673
Net finance and payment21 9102 1132 4172 846
Net operating surplus24 0572 1373 3573 820
Surplus before loan and allocations2-4 145-3 814-2 268-1 774
Long-term debt296 819102 813106 049113 067
- Of this pension obligations251 76653 30352 77555 099
Working capital27 7317 5668 75511 594
 
Gross operating revenues divided on source of income
Government subsidies as a percentage of gross operating revenues40.242.242.841.9
Other earmarked grants as a percentage of total gross operating revenue5.35.05.15.3
Income and capital taxes as a percentage of total gross operating revenue33.434.034.034.7
Revenues from sales and hiring as a percentage of gross operating revenues7.16.66.56.7
Reimbursement of value added tax (VAT) capital account, as a percentage of total........
Reimbursement of value added tax (VAT) operating account, as a percentage of to3.53.73.73.9
Goverment subsidy227 43429 01131 07031 787
Other earmarked grants23 6313 4673 7264 036
Income and capital taxes222 82223 42924 68326 319
Revenues from sales and hiring24 8404 5344 7495 106
Reimbursement of value added tax (VAT) from capital accounts22 2282 1072 1192 308
Reimbursement of value added tax (VAT) from operational accounts22 3762 5542 7182 973
 
Gross capital expenditures
Transfer from operational accounts as a percentage of gross capital expenditures24.09.511.614.2
Contribution, reimbursement and property sale revenues as a percentage of gross30.945.343.842.8
Various internal financing as a percentage of gross capital expenditures6.61.65.1-4.1
Applied loans as a percentage of gross capital expenditures38.443.239.547.0
Transfer from operasjonal accounts23 5171 3921 6222 026
Contribution, reinbursement and property sale revenues24 5276 6186 1256 090
Various internal financing2962233716-583
Applied loans25 6206 3155 5286 687
 
Key figures per capita
Gross operating revenue per capita (NOK)15 26015 23015 95116 531
Unrestricted revenues per capita (NOK)11 23111 60712 23812 655
Gross operating expenditure per capita (NOK)14 57015 01815 48015 949
Net operating expenditure per capita (NOK)11 18011 54911 91512 211
Gross capital expenditure per capita (NOK)3 2693 2343 0713 097
Net loan debt per capita (NOK)8 6379 51210 16511 392
Total gross operating revenue268 28168 80972 66475 902
Total unrestricted revenue250 25652 44055 75258 106
Total gross operating expenditure265 19767 85170 51973 229
Total net operating expenditure250 02552 17954 27956 068
Total gross investment expenditure214 62914 61013 99114 221
Total net loan debt238 64742 97746 30652 309
 
Gross operating expenditure divided by expense areas
Gross operating expenditure, administration and management, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure5.04.94.64.6
Gross operating expenditure, upper secondary education, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure45.945.645.345.1
Gross operating expenditure, dental health care, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure4.44.64.44.4
Gross operating expenditure, transportation affairs, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure28.629.830.230.6
Gross operating expenditure, business activities, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure4.23.53.32.8
Gross operating expenditure, land use planning, cultural heritage, nature and local environment, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure2.42.42.32.1
Gross operating expenditure, culture, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure4.04.44.34.4
Gross operating expenditure, other services, as a percentage of gross operating expenditure0.30.20.20.3

Table 3 
National key figuers. County authority consolidated accounts. NOK millions

National key figuers. County authority consolidated accounts. NOK millions
20132014201520161
1Figures appearing between March 15th and June 15th are preliminary figures. Revised figures are published June 15th.
 County authority consolidated accounts
Administration and management
Gross operating expenditures, administration and management3 2333 3023 2283 354
Gross operating exp., adm. and management, percentage of gross operating exp5.04.94.64.6
Wages, administration and management1 9532 0411 9321 967
Wages, managment and regulation committee, as a percentage of total wage expenditures7.57.77.17.0
Upper secondary education
Adjusted gross operating expenditures, upper secondary and vocational schools23 65024 36225 06125 660
Gross operating expenditures, upper sec. ed. , per cent of gross op. exp45.945.645.345.1
Gross operating expenditures, upper sec. ed., per cent of gross operating exp26 67027 57228 43429 386
Net operating expenditures, upper sec. ed., per cent of total net operating exp53.352.852.452.4
Net operating expenditures, upper secondary education, per 16-18 years old148154160165
Gross investment, upper secondary education4 1394 1173 7344 806
Pupils per teaching man-year, upper secondary schools (per cent)8.78.68.58.6
Dental health service
Gross opperating exependitures, dental health care2 8943 0973 1093 243
Gross opperating exependitures, dental health care, per cent of gross op. exp4.44.64.44.4
Net opperating exependitures, dental health care2 0412 1902 1322 236
Children and youth 3-18 years old examined/treated in dental health care636 298647 849641 707640 804
Children and youth 1-18 years, lag in dental health care48 65140 09242 06550 845
Youth 19-20 years old, examined/treated in dental health care59 81957 28755 15256 934
Youth 19-20 years old, lag in dental health care7 1266 0507 0389 885
Settled man-years, public, dental health care3 1243 1433 3123 367
Transport and communication
Net opperating expenditures, transport and communitation15 87617 00117 94918 701
Net operating expenditures, transport and comm., per cent of total net op. exp31.732.633.133.4
Net operating expenditures per capita, transport and communication3 5483 7633 9404 073
Net operating expenditures per capita, transport and communication10 01610 1769 7838 800
Pupils entitled to school transport (primary, lower and upper secondary school)223 432226 442233 242225 381
Part of pupils entitled to school transport of all pupils31..3231

About the statistics

County authority accounts show the total revenues and expenditures of the counties. The accounts represented in these statistics comprise of operational accounts, capital accounts and balance sheet accounts. The statistics provide relevant information about the county authorities’ financial activities and financial situation.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

The municipalities and county municipalities in Norway use a financially-oriented accounting system in accordance to the local goverment act. The municipality accounts is a working capital oriented account, whereby the operational accounts shows both the acquirement and application of funds. The working capital is the differance between liquid assets and short-term liabilties. The municipality accounts therefore shows the capability of the municipalities to pay-off both the short- and long term debts.

A fundamental principle of the municipal accounts is that the accounts are kept on a modified accrual basis. All known revenues and expenditures in the period must be included in the accounts for the concerning years, whether they are paid or not at the accounts closure. The time of payment is not significant for the accounts, but the time of acquisition and use.

The municipal accounts are kept according to the Local Government Act and the municipal Account regulations. These regulations give detailed information of what to include in each type of revenue- and expenditure.

The yearly municipal accounts are the basics for the statistics, which is included in this publication.

This includes operating accounts, capital accounts and balance sheets accounts.

The operating account includes revenues and expenditures, and also includes repayment etc.
The capital account includes investment expenditures and shows how these are financed by use of loans and other means of investment.
The balance sheet account includes assets, equity and liabilities.

Operational accounts are specified according to account category, function and type. The account category divides the operational and capital accounts. Function states which objective revenues and expenditures are according to, for instance administration, kindergarten, primary school, childcare and wastewater. There are about 70 functions for municipalities and the same number for the counties.

The classifications of types is similar for municipalities and county municipalities. They consist of these main categories:

Expense/cost
-Wage
-Social expenditure
-Purchase of goods and services included in municipal service production
-Purchase of goods and services replacing municipal service production
-Grants
-Financial expenditure/financial transactions

Revenues
-Sales revenues
-Grants subject to return service
-Government and other grants not subject to return service
-Financial expenditure/financial transactions

The classification by type also includes types that are meant to specify transactions between county/municipalities and county/municipality associated companies and inter-municipal companies. The objective with these types is to consolidate between the purchase and sale internally between county/municipalities and municipal units with separate consolidated accounts.

Balance sheet accounts show a summary of property (current and fixed assets) and debt and net capital (short-term debt, long-tem debt, net capital and memorandum accounts) In the balance account, the counter sector will also be stated.

Overviews of the municipality functions, kinds and balance account is available only in Norwegian at:

Hovedveileder

Accounting definitions: The individual functions is subdivided into every service/activity areas and the individual types is aggregated to different definitions of revenues and expenditures.

Standard classifications

Statistics Norway has classified all the 428 municipalities into 16 categories( in 2013), by number of inhabitants and economic external conditions. The classification of municipalities is described by Langørgen, Løkken and Aaberge (2015) (only in Norwegian).

The county municipalities are categorised in 5 regional groups. Refer to:

Municipal Fact sheets

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: County authority accounts
Topic: Public sector

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Responsible division

Division for Public Finance

Regional level

Municipalities- Data is published for all the municipalities including the average figures for municipality groups, county municipalities and the country with or without oslo.

County municipalities- Data is published for all the county municipalities, including average figures for the regions and the country with or without oslo.

Urban districts- Data is published for all the urban Districts including their average figures.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual

Prelimenary figures publication is 15. March in KOSTRA

Audited figures publication is 15. Juni in KOSTRA

 

International reporting

Accounting figures for municipalities and counties are included in General government revenue and expenditure, reported to Eurostat, IMF and OECD.

Microdata

Revised microdata for the period 1972-1090 are saved in cassettes/discs.

Revised microdata for the period 1991-2000 are saved in the municipality economic database in Oracle.

Data for KOSTRA (from and til accounting year 2001) is saved in 3 samples of microdata ( file as per 15.3, revised by munipalities and municipalities counties 15.4 and revised by Statistics Norway as per 156) in KOSTRA-KOEK- database in Oracle.

Microdata from and til the accounting year 1991 is stored also in Supercross, which has its own database. The data from here is used for the production av data for different assignments.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics give a detailed overview of the municipalities' and county municipalities' financial situation based on the accounting figures. It also shows the development of the economic situation both over time and by comparisons among the municipalities and its counterparts.

Data about the municipalities' finances are published in NOS Local Government in the Rural and Urban Municipalities of Norway from 1866-1874, and from 1875-1883 in NOS Statistics on Norway's Municipal Finances, and from 1884-1907 in NOS Municipal Finances. Further from 1908-1961 the figures are published in NOS Norway's Municipal Finances. In 1966 and 1971 the municipal accounts were published in NOS Municipal Accounts. From 1974-1995 the municipal accounts were published in NOS Structural Figures for Municipal Finances. Municipal accounting figures for 1996 and 1997 are published in NOS Key Figures for Municipalities and boroughs. NOS Municipality Accounts gives account data for this period.

The ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is the assignment-giver (authority) for the publication of the municipality accounts statistics.

Users and applications

The statistics is important in providing governing information regarding the municipalities' economical activities to politicians,state authorities and to the municipalities. In Statistics Norway the statistics are incorporated in the national accounts and the financial sector balance sheets.

External users are e.g. municipalities and county municipalities, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health and care services, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, the Ministry of Education and Research Affairs, and the Technical Reporting Committee on Local Government Finances, in addition to research institutions, media and others.

The municipalities' accounting statistics has a vital position in the annual reporting and publication of KOSTRA (Municipality-State-Reporting), which was in fully implemented in 2001.

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 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

Data from municipal accounts are assembled in KOSTRA with service data and key figures and show municipalities and county municipality priorities, coverage, productivity and other enhanced service data.

In addition the municipal accounts in "converted form" is applied in the National accounts and financial sector account balances. The development of the county/municipalities economy is also influenced by the organisational changes such as we have seen in the previous years by the different forms of establishments of associated companies ( KF/FKF) and inter-municipal companies.The statistics for municipal and county municipal accounts must therefore be seen in relation to the statistics for the consolidated accounts.

Consolidated accounts consist of county/municipal accounts, county/municipal consolidated company accounts and inter-municipal company accounts.

Inter-municipal company accounts was included in KOSTRA from 2004.

Legal authority

The Local government act, 25 sep.1992 No.107. Updated with all amendments enacted up to 7 January 2005.

The local goverment act

Municipal accounts regulations (available only in Norwegian)
Forskrift av 15.desember 2000 om rapportering fra kommuner og fylkeskommuner § 1 jf. § 8,2. ledd. Forskrift

Law and regulations for associated companies (available only in Norwegian). Lov om interkommunale selskaper av 29. januar 1999 nr .6, § 42 med tilhørende Forskrift av 21. oktober 2003 nr. 1445 om rapportering fra interkommunale selskaper og kommunale og fylkesskommunale foretak som driver næringsvirksomhet § 1, jf. § 8, 3. og 4. ledd.

Lov om interkommunale selskaper

EEA reference

Commission Regulation (EC) No 264/2000 on the implementation of Council Regulation No 2223/96 with respect to short-term public finance statistics.

Regulation (EC) No 2516/2000 on modifying the common principles of the European system of national and regional accounts in the Community (ESA) 95 as concerns taxes and social contributions and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 995/2001 on implementing Regulation (EC) No 2516/2000.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1500/2000 on implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 with respect to General Government expenditure and revenue.

Regulation (EC) No 1221/2002 on quarterly non-financial accounts for General Government.

Production

Population

The statistics comprises all the municipalities, county municipalities, municipal and county municipal associated companies.

The statistics is published in different levels and categories of all expenditures, revenues including the financing of the organisations. Oslo is responsible for both the municipality and county municipality tasks.

The municipalities have different characteristics in relation to their geographical structures and the number of inhabitants. More than half of the municipalities have less than 5 000 inhabitants, while only 12 municipalities have more than 50 000 inhabitants.

The municipality and county municipality companies consists of county/ municipality accounts, county/ municipality consolidated accounts (KF/FKF) and inter-municipal company accounts( IKS) under the local goverment act.

Data sources and sampling

The individual municipality's and county municipality's annual accounts (appropriation accounts and balance sheets) with inclusion of municipality consolidated accounts and inter-municipal company accounts.

Comprises of all the municipality, county municipalities, municipality and county municipal associated companies and inter-municipal companies based on the principle of total counting.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data is reported electronically to Statistics Norway through a file extract from the municipalities, county municipalities and associated companies. The deadline for reporting is 15th Feb.

The data is controlled online before submission to Statistics Norway with the help of an online controll program designed to counter check the accounting file-extract for any deviations. In case of any deviations, the file must be corrected by the respondents ( municipalities) before it is finally accepted and registered.

Additional checks are further carried out internally in Statistics Norway.These are checks to ensure there are figures for important activities which have been assigned to the municipalities by legislation. In addition the figures are checked against figures from the previous year and against the corresponding municipality groups. Similar rough checks are also carried out on the balance sheet accounts. If large or many deviations are found, the respondent is contacted and asked to submit a new corrected accounting report.

Data for the previous year is published as part of KOSTRA ((Municipality-State-Reporting) the following year on March 15th as preliminary figures. The data is published in different levels i.e basic figures and indicators.Basic figures are the absolute figures given in 1000 kr and published in different aggregated levels. The indicators on the other hand are ratio figures calculated using the aggregated basic data compared to the inhabitants figures.

The indicators also show the average figures for the different county/ municipality groups, regions and the country as a whole. These averages give the indicators figures per capita. The densely populated municipalities will therefore give higher ratios than the less densely populated municipalities ( the rule is to calculate the county/municipalities number of inhabitants or expenditure/revenue figures to the ratio of the total population or total revenues/expenditures to give the averages).

The national average shows figures with and without Oslo. The reason is because oslo's figures comprises of both the municipality and county municipality, thus making it incomparable.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable

Confidentiality

The general rule is that one can not publish figures if less than three units underlies a cell in the table, and this creates the risk of identification, that the figure can be traced back to the respondent or other identifiable person.

Comparability over time and space

Obvious breaks in the time series does not occur very often since the chart of accounts is statutory by The Local Government Act and large alterations of the chart of accounts only occur by revision of The Local Government Act. The latest revision took place when KOSTRA was implemented in 2001.

2001 was the first year all municipalities and county municipalities reported to KOSTRA. Figures from 2001 to 2005 are directly comparable, but figures before these years are not. In 1991 there was a large change in the regulations, so that figures from before and after 1991 are not directly comparable.The data for 1972-1990 are either not directly comparable with data before and after 1990.

For municipalities and county municipalities consolidated accounts the comparability over time is relatively weak. This is a result of insufficient reporting from the county/municipality associated companies. The response rate for these accounts have improved yearly such that the figures shows an apparent growth that can show some deviations from the real development. Statistics Norway does not have numerical basis to estimate the defections.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The controlling of the published preliminary figures March 15th, are only done by electronic controls. These controls do not find all the errors and there can be errors in the published preliminary figures March 15th. When publishing edited figures June 15th, controls are made by both Statistics Norway and the municipalities themselves.

The publication gives very detailed information, and the controls done by Statistics Norway do not cover all details, so errors can still occur.

Partial non-response occurs. The reporting of municipality accounts is based on the principle of total counting, but there will always be considerable defections when Statistics Norway publishes preliminary figures March 15th. The audited figures published the 15th of June by KOSTRA, are figures controlled by the municipalities and county municipalities themselves and Statistics Norway.

Publication of audited figures 15th of June produce some defections but considerable less than publication of the preliminary figures. In the publication of 15th March the defection rate can be about 30 per cent , but in June the defection rate is normally less than 2 per cent.

To get a better estimation for the national figures, data for the non-response county/municipalities is calculated. It is done by a method developed by Statistics Norway whereby a sample of the accounting figures is estimated based on the figures of the county/municipalities that have reported to KOSTRA. The results of the estimations is published in addition to the KOSTRA publications. Available at:

Municipality finances

Except for the estimation of national figures, there are no other calculations for the municipal accounts since the statistics are presented at each municipality and county levels.

The statistics is based on the principle of total counting.

Municipalities and county municipalities keep accounts according to the Local Government Act of 1992 and the regulations for accounts by 15th of November 2000. They are regulated to convert the figures to the mandatory chart of accounts in KOSTRA before the figures are sent to Statistics Norway. Errors may occur by converting figures electronically and there can also be other errors in municipal and county municipality accounts. To make sure that all municipalities keep accounts according to the regulations and amplify eventual obscurities in the regulations, there is established an association called GKRS (The institute of generally municipal accepted accounting principles). Refer to GKRS (only in Norwegian)

GKRS

Revision

Prelimenary figures publication is 15. March in KOSTRA

Audited figures publication is 15. Juni in KOSTRA

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