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Female chairmen in three out of ten municipalities
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Chairmen, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election
Party/electoral listFiguresPer cent
200720112015200720112015
Both sex
Labour Party17915320141.635.747.0
Progress Party171154.02.61.2
Conservative Party751197417.427.717.3
Christian Democratic Party2217155.14.03.5
Centre Party83879819.320.322.9
Socialist Left Party5311.20.70.2
Liberal Party11662.61.41.4
Common lists810121.92.32.8
Local lists2317165.34.03.7
Other lists7601.61.40.0
 
Males
Labour Party12811913338.435.743.2
Progress Party161154.83.31.6
Conservative Party63875718.926.118.5
Christian Democratic Party1412124.23.63.9
Centre Party67717620.121.324.7
Socialist Left Party4201.20.60.0
Liberal Party8432.41.21.0
Common lists5891.52.42.9
Local lists2114136.34.24.2
Other lists7502.11.50.0
 
Females
Labour Party51346852.635.456.7
Progress Party1001.00.00.0
Conservative Party12321712.433.314.2
Christian Democratic Party8538.25.22.5
Centre Party16162216.516.718.3
Socialist Left Party1111.01.00.8
Liberal Party3233.12.12.5
Common lists3233.12.12.5
Local lists2332.13.12.5
Other lists0100.01.00.0

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Table 1 
Member of the local councils, by party/electoral list, age and sex.

Member of the local councils, by party/electoral list, age and sex.
Party/electoral list/age200720112015
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
Labour Party
Total1 9101 3861 8961 4821 9351 512
18-29 years122132165225172211
30-39 years295360270314255277
40-49 years495429476472484491
50-59 years587319555323513350
60 years or older411146430148511183
Progress Party
Total1 166458837306649241
18-29 years644551365733
30-39 years217122115737339
40-49 years3601472629317673
50-59 years272812206918462
60 years or older253631893515934
Conservative Party
Total1 0775451 5198281 251702
18-29 years56541201009181
30-39 years171122207155135102
40-49 years322170451309352243
50-59 years312116421160366170
60 years or older21683320104307106
Christian Democratic Party
Total498279416237407218
18-29 years291922161619
30-39 years674458384926
40-49 years131791035910466
50-59 years176971128011867
60 years or older95401214412040
Centre Party
Total9586328635571 064709
18-29 years468163657593
30-39 years138175118145171178
40-49 years275204250174290215
50-59 years319133261125305155
60 years or older180391714822368
Socialist Left Party
Total276278177185188172
18-29 years193213151416
30-39 years385621452235
40-49 years628336493749
50-59 years1149158564746
60 years or older431649206826
Liberal Party
Total336224389251334208
18-29 years251731161919
30-39 years555071586749
40-49 years9473101818672
50-59 years10656115608537
60 years or older562871367731
Other lists
Total621308573269653388
18-29 years322733273540
30-39 years666563599789
40-49 years16510512593149123
50-59 years212811735816186
60 years or older146301793221150

Table 2 
Female chairman and deputychairmen, by party/electoral list at the Muncipal Council election

Female chairman and deputychairmen, by party/electoral list at the Muncipal Council election
The whole country/counties/Party, electoral listFemale chairmenFemale deputy chairmen
200720112015200720112015
 
The whole country
Labour Party513468675968
Progress Party100385
Conservative Party123217232920
Christian Democratic Party85315814
Centre Party161622292339
Socialist Left Party1111355
Liberal Party323121013
Norwegian green Party000003
The Red party of Norway000003
Common lists323337
Local lists233976
Other lists010100
 
Østfold
Labour Party123323
Progress Party100011
Conservative Party000440
Christian Democratic Party010200
Centre Party100003
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party000110
Norwegian green Party000001
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Akershus
Labour Party345332
Progress Party000111
Conservative Party453211
Christian Democratic Party000200
Centre Party000111
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party000102
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Oslo
Labour Party000011
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party000000
Christian Democratic Party000100
Centre Party000000
Socialist Left Party001000
Liberal Party000000
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Hedmark
Labour Party435523
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party011230
Christian Democratic Party000000
Centre Party113144
Socialist Left Party000320
Liberal Party000011
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists001000
Local lists000101
Other lists000000
 
Oppland
Labour Party635568
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party110012
Christian Democratic Party000000
Centre Party101344
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party000001
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000100
Local lists100100
Other lists000000
 
Buskerud
Labour Party312312
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party234032
Christian Democratic Party000011
Centre Party223314
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party000020
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000101
Other lists000000
 
Vestfold
Labour Party213330
Progress Party000001
Conservative Party000000
Christian Democratic Party000110
Centre Party000002
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party000000
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Telemark
Labour Party154322
Progress Party000110
Conservative Party110031
Christian Democratic Party000000
Centre Party100103
Socialist Left Party000001
Liberal Party000200
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000001
Common lists000000
Local lists000100
Other lists000000
 
Aust-Agder
Labour Party201131
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party000110
Christian Democratic Party000002
Centre Party012101
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party000001
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000100
Other lists000000
 
Vest-Agder
Labour Party101321
Progress Party000001
Conservative Party131211
Christian Democratic Party112001
Centre Party001010
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party000001
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Rogaland
Labour Party101343
Progress Party000020
Conservative Party143000
Christian Democratic Party210323
Centre Party112300
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party010001
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists001001
Local lists001010
Other lists010000
 
Hordaland
Labour Party633024
Progress Party000011
Conservative Party162241
Christian Democratic Party221225
Centre Party211111
Socialist Left Party000100
Liberal Party111100
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000121
Other lists000000
 
Sogn og Fjordane
Labour Party411654
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party011312
Christian Democratic Party200010
Centre Party311023
Socialist Left Party000100
Liberal Party001301
Norwegian green Party000001
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Møre og Romsdal
Labour Party307448
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party000211
Christian Democratic Party000202
Centre Party222114
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party001043
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000100
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Sør-Trøndelag
Labour Party237303
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party000212
Christian Democratic Party000110
Centre Party010222
Socialist Left Party000000
Liberal Party100100
Norwegian green Party000001
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists110011
Local lists000000
Other lists000000
 
Nord-Trøndelag
Labour Party003352
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party000113
Christian Democratic Party100000
Centre Party134402
Socialist Left Party100121
Liberal Party000110
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists110000
Local lists000001
Other lists000000
 
Nordland
Labour Party42710710
Progress Party000010
Conservative Party142122
Christian Democratic Party000000
Centre Party011241
Socialist Left Party000301
Liberal Party000211
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000001
Common lists000125
Local lists012242
Other lists000000
 
Troms Romsa
Labour Party235434
Progress Party000110
Conservative Party010002
Christian Democratic Party000100
Centre Party101224
Socialist Left Party000310
Liberal Party100001
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000001
Common lists101000
Local lists020100
Other lists000000
 
Finnmark Finnmárku
Labour Party635547
Progress Party000000
Conservative Party020120
Christian Democratic Party000000
Centre Party020400
Socialist Left Party010102
Liberal Party000000
Norwegian green Party000000
The Red party of Norway000000
Common lists000000
Local lists100000
Other lists000100

Table 3 
Members and re-elected members of the executive commitee of local councils. Counties, sex

Members and re-elected members of the executive commitee of local councils. Counties, sex
The whole country/county/sex200720112015
The whole country
Males1 8611 8651 771
Females1 3291 3111 328
 
Østfold
Males878684
Females596661
 
Akershus
Males112121110
Females1019793
 
Oslo
Males202
Females203
 
Hedmark
Males979397
Females677369
 
Oppland
Males10110195
Females837976
 
Buskerud
Males9610193
Females776477
 
Vestfold
Males707065
Females525645
 
Telemark
Males808380
Females595560
 
Aust-Agder
Males686362
Females414243
 
Vest-Agder
Males687471
Females393641
 
Rogaland
Males131130138
Females959690
 
Hordaland
Males141145139
Females97100100
 
Sogn og Fjordane
Males109110103
Females706264
 
Møre og Romsdal
Males171167145
Females109110121
 
Sør-Trøndelag
Males10210595
Females737873
 
Nord-Trøndelag
Males939286
Females657169
 
Nordland
Males165169154
Females117117139
 
Troms Romsa
Males928686
Females645956
 
Finnmark Finnmárku
Males766966
Females595048

Table 4 
Member of the local councils, by country background and party/electoral list

Member of the local councils, by country background and party/electoral list
Party/electoral list/countrybackground200720112015
 
Labour Party
Total3 2963 3783 464
Norway3 1923 2323 327
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand262920
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA78117117
Stateless and unknown000
 
Progress Party
Total1 6241 143890
Norway1 5961 127882
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand2195
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA773
Stateless and unknown000
 
Conservative Party
Total1 6222 3471 955
Norway1 5992 2951 902
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand132022
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA103231
Stateless and unknown000
 
Christian Democratic Party
Total777653625
Norway771647615
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand446
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA224
Stateless and unknown000
 
Centre Party
Total1 5901 4201 774
Norway1 5861 4141 763
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand0510
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA411
Stateless and unknown000
 
Socialist Left Party
Total554362358
Norway516344328
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand12314
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA261516
Stateless and unknown000
 
Liberal Party
Total560640547
Norway552631530
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand3712
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA525
Stateless and unknown000
 
Other lists
Total9298421 018
Norway917827978
Other EU/EEA countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand41126
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA8414
Stateless and unknown000

About the statistics

The statistics show candidates and representatives by gender, age, education and immigrant background. The statistics also show chairmen and members of executive committees by the same demographics. Figures by country, county and municipalities. Time series from 1945.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

The party of the chairman/deputy chairman, county council chairman/deputy county council chairman: Elected persons are listed under the party/electoral list they stood for election for. If elected from a joint list, local list or other lists, they will be included in these lists, irrespective of party. The same applies to municipal council representatives and executive committee/county cabinet representatives. Re-elected representatives in the executive committee/county cabinet: Executive committee/county cabinet representatives are defined as re-elected if they were members of the sitting executive committee/county cabinet on the election day. Since 2003, information on re-elected representatives and number of periods for all municipal council representatives and county council representatives has been collected. This information is also combined with information on country background, education, occupational status and industry.

Standard classifications

Classification of municipalities Classification of counties Classification of regions

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Municipal and county council election, candidates and representatives
Topic: Elections

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

For municipal council election: Municipal level and regional level. For county council election: County level.

Frequency and timeliness

Ever four years (election year).

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

The statistics files are stored in Statistics Norway. Microdata can be supplied  for research purposes.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to make official statistics on all parties candidates for municipal and county council prior to the election. After the constitution of the municipal councils and the county councils, official statistics is produced from the municipal council and county council election and the executive committee of local council and chairmen election. Since 2003, Statistics Norway has collected the national identity number of all representatives so that they can be combined with various variables such as income, country background, education and occupational status.

Users and applications

Ministries,  Municipalities and county municipalities, journalists and students ,political parties, election researchers

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 08 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

Aggregated elections results are  published on election night  on valg.no. https://www.regjeringen.no/no/portal/valg/id456491/. Municipalities publishes information for their own municipality on their homepage. The official statistics for Municipal and county elections published by SSB are included in a statistical system along with statistics for parliamentary elections, Sami Parliamentary elections and local referendums. This is a part of Stat Norway's system of Social Statistics inncluding population statistics and social welfare statistics with common terms and definitions.

Legal authority

§ 2-2 of the Statistics Act and § 15-7 of the Election Act

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The population consists of elected representatives in municipal councils and county councils.

Data sources and sampling

SSB receive administrative data on the candidates from The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation before the election. SSB performs a separate collection of representatives via internet based form from all municipalities and counties after the election. The data source consists of electronic questionnaires on the Internet. These are completed by the counties and municipalities, and submitted to Statistics Norway.

Full count of all candidates and elected representatives.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The municipalities and county municipalities receive one form each.

Manual and computerised controls are carried out, mainly to check that the total figures are correct and logical checks. The results are compared with the results of the previous election. Micro editing is performed if differences are discovered.  

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Suppression if direct identification is possible with regard to sensitive information.

Comparability over time and space

Information on chairmen's parties is available back to 1934. Information on executive committees is available from the 1979 election, but only at county level for the earliest elections. Information on chairmen and deputy chairmen of the county councils is available back to 1979. Since 2003, information on all municipal council and county council representatives has been collected.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

It is essential for the quality of the statistics that the information from the counties and municipalities is correct. If the elected representatives are listed as belonging to parties that stood for election, it is difficult to check if the distribution between the parties is correct. Furthermore, the representatives' parties are coded before registration and there is always a risk of errors despite comprehensive controls.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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