This is an archived release.
Increased number with health education
In 2009, the number employed with a health education increased by 2.6 per cent compared to 2008.
Because the number of persons in the population with such an education also increased, the employment percentage fell from 84.6 to 83.8 last year.
More than 78 per cent of persons with a health education worked within the health and social services. For this industry the growth in employment was 7 900. Immigrants and persons with temporary stays in Norway contributed to 2300 of this growth. The share of foreign physicians working within health and social services is 21 per cent. Sweden is contributing the largest amount of foreign health workers, while employees with a background from Asia, Africa and Latin-America totalled 8 600 persons in 2009.
More than 42 per cent of persons employed within health and social services do not have a health education.
Health care industry is defined as: Health care services, child care activities, day-care facilities for school children and recreation centres for children and adolescents, work practice for ordinary employment, social welfare organisations and permanent sheltered employment.
Variations in settled working hours
The settled working hours vary between the different educational groups. While auxiliary nurses had an average of 26.9 settled working hours per week, the settled working hours for nurses and specialised physicians were 30.2 and 35.5 hours respectively. For physicians and dentists the settled working hours have shown a slight decrease over the last years. For persons with a health care education in total the average settled working hours a week decreased from 30.7 hours in 2005 to 30.1 hours in 2009.
A total of 10.1 per cent of persons employed within the health and social services had more than one contract of employment. Twenty-four per cent of the specialised physicians and 21 per cent of ordinary physicians had more than one job in the 4th quarter of 2009. The mean working hours per person for physicians in total was 37.7 hours per week.
Corrected figures for September
A change has been made in the statistics for 2009. The change concerns the calculation of man-years for health educated employees in the public health sector. The change results in a 1.2 per cent change in total man-years in this sector. The number of employed is not influenced by the change in man-years.
In addition, the number of employees with health-worker education contained persons still in their apprenticeship. These have been transferred to the category "Other health care personnel, secondary level".
- Table 1 Number of persons aged 15-85 with health care education, by category of personnel and employmentstatus. 4. q. 2009
- Table 2 Number of persons aged 15-74 with health care education, by category of personnel and employment. Absolute figures and as per cent of employed. 4. q. 2008 og 2009
- Table 3 Employed persons aged 15-74 with health care education, by category of personnel and settled man-years. Per cent of employed and per cent of settled man-years. 4. q. 2009
- Table 4 Employed persons aged 15-74 with health care education, total and by category of personnel and industry. 4. q. 2009
- Table 5 Employed persons aged 15-74 with health care education working in the health care industry, by category of personnel and settled working hours. 4. q. 2009
- Table 6 Employed persons aged 15-74 with health care education working in the health care industry6, by category of personnel and sector. 4th quarter 2009
- Table 7 Employed persons, settled man-years, in the health care industry1, by category of personnel. 4. q. 2009. Change in per cent
- Table 8 Employed immigrants and non-residents aged 15-74 with a health care education in the health care industry. 4th quarter 2009. Change in per cent since 2008