Statistics Norway

Publicly owned enterprises, structural business statistics

5 Local government-owned enterprises, by organizational structure. Number and per cent. 2006-2011
Organizational structure Absolute figures
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
General Partnership 8 9 6 6 4 4
Private limited Company/ Public limited Company 2 002 2 060 2 135 2 234 2 265 2 189
Company with limited liability 12 18 12 14 12 12
General Partnership with shared liability 18 30 21 23 22 21
Association/ club/ organisation 8 10 9 10 9 9
Intermunicipal company2 84 95 60 19 17 21
Municipal enterprise/ County authority company2  172  183  130  100 93 91
Limited Partnership 4 4 3 2 2 2
Municipal unit1  156  159  148  153  147  143
Foundation 30 31 31 31 31 31
Other 1 1 1 5 5 5
Total 2 495 2 600 2 556 2 597 2 607 2 528
Per cent
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
General Partnership 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Private limited Company/ Public limited Company 80.2 79.2 83.5 86.0 86.9 86.6
Company with limited liability 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
General Partnership with shared liability 0.7 1.2 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8
Association/ club/ organisation 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4
Intermunicipal company 3.4 3.7 2.3 0.7 0.7 0.8
Municipal enterprise/ County authority company 6.9 7.0 5.1 3.9 3.6 3.6
Limited Partnership 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Municipal unit1 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.6 5.7
Foundation 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Other 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
Total  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0
1  Unit organized by municipal act 11 and 27.
2  The number of Municipal enterprises, County authority companies and Inter municipal companies decreased significantly from 2008 to 2009. This is as a result of many of these enterprises reclassified from the local government business units to local government management.

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