This is Norway 2009

What the figures say


A brief introduction to life in Norway: This is Norway describes the development in important areas of society using statistics from Statistics Norway.

What do the figures tell us? Statistics and data on Norwegian society surround us from all sides, and are often just one (or a few) clicks away. Finding the information is one thing, however finding a good description of phenomena or trends is something quite different. The figures must be compared, and differences, correlations and trends must be described and interpreted.

In This is Norway, Statistics Norway presents statistics on a range of areas in Norwegian society. Priority is given to ensuring that the publication is easy to read and understand. The first edition of This is Norway was published in 2003. The extensive feedback we have received is extremely positive and implies that the publication has many different types of users and areas of application.