Statistics Norway in brief

Statistics Norway has overall responsibility for official statistics in Norway, and carries out extensive research and analysis activities. New statistics and analyses are published on a daily basis on ssb.no.

Statistics Norway reports to the Ministry of Finance and the Statistics Act of 1989 , but is a professionally autonomous organisation with a mandate to determine what it publishes, as well as when and how the publishing takes place. 

Statistics Norway produces statistics on:

  • The population and living conditions
  • Resources and the environment
  • The economy and national accounts
  • Municipal, county authority and central government activities

About 900 employees in Oslo and Kongsvinger play a role in ensuring that public debate and the governing of society are based on the most accurate information and facts. We also have around 200 interviewers spread throughout Norway.

Statistics Norway was founded in 1876 with 15 employees.