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Half a million participants
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The main purpose is to show education arranged by popular education organisations. The aim is to reveal total course activities related to number of participants and lessons.

Activities of adult learning associations

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Key figures

1.4

million lessons

Popular education organisations. Number of courses, participants and lessons
2016
Courses45 065
Participants504 898
Males216 874
Females288 024
Lessons total1 419 864

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Table 1 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization

Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization
2016
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total45 065504 898216 874288 0241 419 864
The Workers' Education Association of Norway1 73227 26813 94613 32260 275
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community1 72715 2899 2416 04835 760
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway5 32741 32516 63524 690144 464
The Study Association Funkis6 99254 65416 40038 254151 787
Association for studies of culture and traditions5 16939 9178 21631 701160 062
The Sports Education Foundation3 21639 07625 66313 41375 823
The Adult Education Association of Music3 51641 11818 44122 677180 819
The Sami Adult Education Association13064310953411 328
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party5252 7601 6221 1389 641
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity5082 5266271 89957 087
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association8 296108 49348 24260 251310 632
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment2 99927 73914 13413 60562 888
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party3201 9471 0638848 152
The Academic Association for Adult Education1 96655 15624 22730 92943 613
Norwegian Society of Choir education2 64246 98718 30828 679107 533

Table 2 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by county

Number of courses, participants and lessons by county
2016
CoursesTotalParticipantsLessons total
MalesFemales
Total45 065504 898216 874288 0241 419 864
Østfold2 10522 4499 54912 90071 950
Akershus4 46553 64523 13430 511136 665
Oslo4 80465 90328 62637 277149 001
Hedmark2 34023 0619 53913 52273 396
Oppland2 41824 49210 40014 09266 668
Buskerud2 24624 20410 38513 81975 369
Vestfold1 96720 6058 76811 83774 895
Telemark1 68015 7606 7119 04952 963
Aust-Agder7818 9593 8075 15225 339
Vest-Agder1 59415 4997 1418 35844 571
Rogaland3 37236 90516 47320 432103 936
Hordaland4 65851 36421 61829 746148 478
Sogn og Fjordane1 11212 9565 5177 43929 332
Møre og Romsdal2 25325 83110 60115 23062 843
Sør-Trøndelag2 67135 10816 06219 04691 687
Nord-Trøndelag1 61617 2787 7519 52754 940
Nordland2 60426 40810 87615 53279 694
Troms - Romsa1 65317 3387 09410 24452 241
Finnmark - Finnmárku7156 9912 7224 26925 518
Svalbard1114210042378

Table 3 
Number of courses, participants and lessons, by subject

Number of courses, participants and lessons, by subject
2016
TotalParticipantsParticipantsLessons total
MalesFemales
Total45 065504 898216 874288 0241 419 864
Language studies1 78512 9094 5868 32367 960
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft18 111214 88081 430133 450730 848
Humanities, philosophy and ethics4 34838 98116 49122 490115 490
Social sciences90410 4573 2847 17325 479
Organization and management8 027112 17856 83455 344169 500
Business and ICT4303 5861 3592 2278 946
Health, social and sports6 95860 72020 35940 361173 610
Transport and communication742 5421 8327101 611
Science, industry and technical subjects70115 53911 5563 98322 607
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation3 60932 46818 89213 57690 320
Goods and services11863825138713 493

Table 4 
Number of participant, by organizations, age and sex

Number of participant, by organizations, age and sex
2016
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total504 898139 478146 165219 255
The Workers' Education Association of Norway27 2685 66712 2459 356
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community15 2895 2935 3184 678
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway41 32522 2348 45010 641
The Study Association Funkis54 6542 7647 63744 253
Association for studies of culture and traditions39 9176 0084 92428 985
The Sports Education Foundation39 07616 92517 2774 874
The Adult Education Association of Music41 1188 6908 91923 509
The Sami Adult Education Association643182212249
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party2 7603748551 531
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity2 5264389361 152
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association108 49348 66527 60432 224
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment27 73911 02110 3156 403
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party1 947358797792
The Academic Association for Adult Education55 1568 37630 84015 940
Norwegian Society of Choir education46 9872 25110 28434 009
 
Males
All popular education organisations216 87465 09362 48189 300
The Workers' Education Association of Norway13 9463 2235 9794 744
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community9 2413 3413 5162 384
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway16 6359 2993 2884 048
The Study Association Funkis16 4001 0302 12413 246
Association for studies of culture and traditions8 2162 1321 0475 037
The Sports Education Foundation25 6639 46112 2833 919
The Adult Education Association of Music18 4413 6273 46811 346
The Sami Adult Education Association109422740
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party1 6221904241 008
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity627133256238
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association48 24221 60310 79215 847
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment14 1346 4314 8032 900
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party1 063200393470
The Academic Association for Adult Education24 2273 64211 8498 736
Norwegian Society of Choir education18 3085502 47115 693
 
Females
All popular education organisations288 02474 38583 684129 955
The Workers' Education Association of Norway13 3222 4446 2664 612
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community6 0481 9521 8022 294
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway24 69012 9355 1626 593
The Study Association Funkis38 2541 7345 51331 007
Association for studies of culture and traditions31 7013 8763 87723 948
The Sports Education Foundation13 4137 4644 994955
The Adult Education Association of Music22 6775 0635 45112 163
The Sami Adult Education Association534140185209
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party1 138184431523
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity1 899305680914
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association60 25127 06216 81216 377
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment13 6054 5905 5123 503
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party884158404322
The Academic Association for Adult Education30 9294 73418 9917 204
Norwegian Society of Choir education28 6791 7017 81318 316

Table 5 
Number of participants, by county, age and sex

Number of participants, by county, age and sex
2016
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total504 898139 478146 165219 255
Østfold22 4495 1115 93211 406
Akershus53 64513 90915 57124 165
Oslo65 90319 43225 86320 608
Hedmark23 0614 3215 32213 418
Oppland24 4928 3815 63110 480
Buskerud24 2045 8726 94011 392
Vestfold20 6055 3215 3929 892
Telemark15 7605 9373 0046 819
Aust-Agder8 9592 6142 2244 121
Vest-Agder15 4994 3393 9337 227
Rogaland36 90511 41111 68313 811
Hordaland51 36416 66515 41219 287
Sogn og Fjordane12 9563 0493 4686 439
Møre og Romsdal25 8315 5866 89513 350
Sør-Trøndelag35 10812 4489 49613 164
Nord-Trøndelag17 2783 5964 4869 196
Nordland26 4085 0177 37514 016
Troms - Romsa17 3384 9045 1637 271
Finnmark - Finnmárku6 9911 5352 3073 149
Svalbard142306844
 
Males
Total216 87465 09362 48189 300
Østfold9 5492 3432 5164 690
Akershus23 1346 3256 8309 979
Oslo28 6268 58910 9639 074
Hedmark9 5392 1822 1635 194
Oppland10 4003 9172 3654 118
Buskerud10 3852 9003 0214 464
Vestfold8 7682 4612 5633 744
Telemark6 7112 9381 3082 465
Aust-Agder3 8071 3198591 629
Vest-Agder7 1412 2131 6423 286
Rogaland16 4735 2885 3505 835
Hordaland21 6187 3026 6817 635
Sogn og Fjordane5 5171 5021 3292 686
Møre og Romsdal10 6012 6082 6525 341
Sør-Trøndelag16 0625 9934 5425 527
Nord-Trøndelag7 7511 7571 8994 095
Nordland10 8762 3472 8235 706
Troms - Romsa7 0942 3142 0702 710
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 7227738541 095
Svalbard100225127
 
Females
Total288 02474 38583 684129 955
Østfold12 9002 7683 4166 716
Akershus30 5117 5848 74114 186
Oslo37 27710 84314 90011 534
Hedmark13 5222 1393 1598 224
Oppland14 0924 4643 2666 362
Buskerud13 8192 9723 9196 928
Vestfold11 8372 8602 8296 148
Telemark9 0492 9991 6964 354
Aust-Agder5 1521 2951 3652 492
Vest-Agder8 3582 1262 2913 941
Rogaland20 4326 1236 3337 976
Hordaland29 7469 3638 73111 652
Sogn og Fjordane7 4391 5472 1393 753
Møre og Romsdal15 2302 9784 2438 009
Sør-Trøndelag19 0466 4554 9547 637
Nord-Trøndelag9 5271 8392 5875 101
Nordland15 5322 6704 5528 310
Troms - Romsa10 2442 5903 0934 561
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 2697621 4532 054
Svalbard4281717

Table 6 
Number of participants, by subject, age and sex

Number of participants, by subject, age and sex
2016
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total504 898139 478146 165219 255
Language studies12 9094 4495 5812 879
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft214 88052 69244 525117 663
Humanities, philosophy and ethics38 98122 7804 59011 611
Social sciences10 4573 3574 1652 935
Organization and management112 17831 08647 85433 238
Business and ICT3 5861488672 571
Health, social and sports60 7205 24120 75734 722
Transport and communication2 5422717531 518
Science, industry and technical subjects15 5394 5885 7765 175
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation32 46814 69211 0036 773
Goods and services638174294170
 
Males
Total216 87465 09362 48189 300
Language studies4 5861 3992 194993
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft81 43021 01913 96646 445
Humanities, philosophy and ethics16 49110 9901 8893 612
Social sciences3 2841 2599081 117
Organization and management56 83415 80924 57216 453
Business and ICT1 359443051 010
Health, social and sports20 3592 0937 61410 652
Transport and communication1 8321714931 168
Science, industry and technical subjects11 5563 0024 3604 194
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation18 8929 2436 0563 593
Goods and services2516412463
 
Females
Total288 02474 38583 684129 955
Language studies8 3233 0503 3871 886
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft133 45031 67330 55971 218
Humanities, philosophy and ethics22 49011 7902 7017 999
Social sciences7 1732 0983 2571 818
Organization and management55 34415 27723 28216 785
Business and ICT2 2271045621 561
Health, social and sports40 3613 14813 14324 070
Transport and communication710100260350
Science, industry and technical subjects3 9831 5861 416981
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation13 5765 4494 9473 180
Goods and services387110170107

Table 7 
Number of participants, by county and subject

Number of participants, by county and subject
2016
TotalLanguage studiesAesthetic subjects and handicraftHumanities, philosophy and ethicsSocial sciencesOrganization and managementBusiness and ICTHealth, social and sportsTransport and communicationScience, industry and technical subjectsNatural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreationGoods and services
Total504 89812 909214 88038 98110 457112 1783 58660 7202 54215 53932 468638
Østfold22 44930210 3942 0333084 7452212 48703301 57554
Akershus53 64557620 3803 97476316 5697416 1296211 7002 12270
Oslo65 9035 04118 0454 5485 00116 98472310 2755022 7272 03324
Hedmark23 06116211 5611 8434283 755572 7272244951 75653
Oppland24 4924611 5072 2032185 199742 070221952 9526
Buskerud24 2046798 7372 0943365 9941433 188441 0111 96414
Vestfold20 6053439 4101 7461764 860532 14807771 06725
Telemark15 760486 4832 0492632 7861001 46691212 41520
Aust-Agder8 959813 9419401451 67013388471571 0010
Vest-Agder15 4994365 7702 2842142 8252071 718915671 30285
Rogaland36 9051 82014 1295 0983668 517903 328921 5511 802112
Hordaland51 3642 46024 6823 6716659 4402156 9281001 1902 0103
Sogn og Fjordane12 956497 265410553 3523615340598710
Møre og Romsdal25 8314614 2991 8481414 951332 63503731 46540
Sør-Trøndelag35 10841415 8491 9995905 7631434 3774723 0042 47621
Nord-Trøndelag17 278188 4614631223 667402 3972474151 41434
Nordland26 4087612 9201 0184145 6591084 0661043101 66865
Troms - Romsa17 3382818 4016071793 4141072 58304121 3459
Finnmark - Finnmárku6 991312 576153731 9903778071451 1963
Svalbard14207000380000340

Table 8 
Number of participants, by examination and level

Number of participants, by examination and level
2016
TotalOption of public examinationOption of other valid examination or certificateOption of internal examinationOption of vocational examinationNo examination or final tests
Total504 8984 28015 1265 3531 050479 089
Primary level320 1324312 4381 6340315 629
Secondary level122 6602 66212 3571 7181 050104 873
Higher level4 0361 1874014902 660
Not reported58 07002911 852055 927

About the statistics

The main purpose is to show education arranged by popular education organizations from different angles. The aim is to reveal total course activities related to course level, choice of subjects and age as well as gender of the participants.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Adult education: Education specially arranged for adults.
The Norwegian Association for Adult Education: The Norwegian Association for Adult Education is an organization for all approved popular education organizations.
Subject: The courses are grouped after school subjects in accordance with Norwegian educational terms.
Level: The popular education organizations can offer tuition on primary, secondary, and tertiary educational level in addition to many other courses.
Courses offering examination: Meaning to be a supplement to subject and level. Several courses arranged by popular education organizations, give students the possibility to take an examination.

Standard classifications

Classification of subject groups is worked out by Statistics Norway together with The Ministry of Education and Research, The Norwegian Association for Adult Education, Norwegian Association for Distance Education and Folk High School Council.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Activities of adult learning associations
Topic: Education

Responsible division

Division for Education Statistics

Regional level

The figures are given on national and county level. It is also possible to order tables on municipal level.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

All statistics in Statistics Norway will be properly stored and treated in a safe and secure manner in agreement with The Data Inspectorate.

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose is to show education arranged by popular education organizations from different angels. The aim is to reveal total course activities related to course level, choice of subjects and age as well as gender of the participants. The statistics about course activities for popular education organizations started 1996 and were financed by The Ministry of Education and Research. The statistics has been published yearly since then.

Users and applications

Users are The Ministry of Education and Research, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning, other public services, researching institutions, media, Norwegian Association for Adult Education and individual popular education organizations.

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 10 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

This statistics is a part of statistics of adult education in Norway.

Legal authority

Section 2-1 of Act no. 54 relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway of 16 June 1989, Act no. 95 relating to adult education of 19 June 2009, and Chapter 2, Section 9 of Regulation no. 1661 on popular education organizationsand online schools of 18 December 2009.

 

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

All approved popular education organizations receiving grants from The Ministry of Education and Research, reports on course completions to Statistics Norway.

Each participant are reported by course subject, place of residence, and aim group in addition to course level, duration, and time when they started and finished the course.

Data sources and sampling

Electronic reports from popular education organizations.

Including the whole population.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Per 1 March in the year of census data is collected from the popular education organizations. After correcting the data, Statistics Norway put all files together to one basic file, on which the statistics are based.

All received data files undergo various controls, such as deleting duplicates and checking variables for valid values. In case errors are discovered, the popular education organizations will be contacted for corrections. Statistics Norway makes test tables based on corrected data, so the individual organizations get the possibility to compare own figures.

Statistics about popular education organizations is summarily only, and special analyses are not executed.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

There are no sensitive data.

Comparability over time and space

Statistics Norway has published statistics on popular education organizations since 1997. The statistics for the period 1997-2009 includes courses of at least 12 lessons, but the statistics from 2010 includes courses of at least 8 lessons and is still comparable with the statistics of today.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Mostly errors can be traced back to basis of the statistics. Errors in coding of course completions might occur because the organizations do not use administrative data systems, neither is it easy to define what the correct subject code should be.

Statistics about popular education organizations include courses receiving grants only, and do not reflect the whole education activities.

Not relevant. Statistics about popular education organizations is not based on sample surveys.

Not relevant. Statistics about popular education organizations include the whole population (courses receiving grants).

Revision

Not relevant

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