Population and housing census
Statistics from the Population and housing census 2011 to continue
In 2011, a population and housing census was conducted without a questionnaire for the first time. Instead, data was taken from registers in other government agencies, such as the Norwegian Tax Administration, the Norwegian Mapping Authority and NAV. The statistics for households and dwellings that are based on registers have now been harmonised. As a result, many of the statistics from the Population and housing census 2011 can be published annually.
The population and housing censuses collect statistics on various social conditions in Norway. They contain information about the composition of the population, families and households, employment and housing. A total of 22 nationwide censuses have been conducted in Norway, the first of which was in 1769 and the most recent in 2011.
As many as possible of the statistics from the Population and housing census 2011 will be included in other statistics and released annually. The overview shows which statistics from the population and housing census have been incorporated into other statistics.
Population and housing census, main figures now form part of the following statistics:
The statistics show the composition of the population by sex, age, marital status, citizenship and place of residence as of 1 January.
- Population and land area in urban settlements
- The statistics show the population broken down into densely/sparsely population areas, and land use in urban settlements.
Population and housing census, employment and education now form part of the following statistics:
- Employment, register-based
The statistics show employment by place of residence and county of work broken down by, for example, industry, occupation, average age and level of education. Figures for State employees and commuters are also included.
- Population’s level of education
The statistics show the population’s level of education broken down by, for example, sex and age.
- Students at universities and university colleges
The statistics show students in Norway broken down by, for example, sex, age, educational institution and subject area.
Population and housing census, dwellings now form part of the following statistics:
The dwellings statistics give an overview of the number of dwellings by, for example, building type and year of construction.
Population and housing census, households now form part of the following statistics:
- Families and households
The families and households statistics show the composition of families and households as at 1 January.
Population and housing census, households’ income now form part of the following statistics:
- Income and wealth statistics for households
The statistics show general income and wealth developments and the distribution among different types of households. The statistics also present measurements of income such as living condition indicators, and data that measures households’ financial resources for saving and consumption.
Most countries in the world conduct censuses, but the way they are conducted varies. Nevertheless, the results still need to be comparable, which means that much of the information collected is the same. The Eurostat (statistical office of the European Union) website provides comparable statistics from the population and housing censuses for EU and EFTA countries.