Monthly updates for deaths

In May-August, preliminary figures for weekly and monthly deaths are updated once a month. Weeks 18-19 will be published on 22 May, weeks 20-23 on 18 June, weeks 24-27 on 16 July and weeks 28-32 on 20 August.

From 10 September, updated figures will be available every week.

Deaths

Updated: 22 May 2024

Next update: 18 June 2024

Life expectancy for men
Life expectancy for men
2023
81.39
year
Deaths
Deaths
201320222023Week 19 20241
Deaths, total41 28245 77443 803750
Males19 97622 88221 877356
Females21 30622 89221 926394
Life expectancy at birth
Males79.6580.9281.39
Females83.6184.3584.63
1The latest weekly figures have been adjusted upwards based on the usual backlog.
Explanation of symbols

Selected tables and charts from this statistics

  • Deaths and death rates
    Deaths and death rates
    DeathsDeaths under 1 year of ageDeaths per 1000 mean populationInfant mortality
    Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
    202343 80321 87721 92610661457.97.98.02.02.31.8
    202245 77422 88222 8929756418.48.38.51.92.11.6
    202142 00220 57821 42410457477.87.58.01.82.01.7
    201840 84019 87020 97012970597.77.48.02.32.52.2
    201341 28219 97621 30614768798.17.88.42.52.32.7
    200342 47820 56521 913190106849.39.19.53.43.73.1
    199346 59723 76922 82830117412710.811.110.55.05.74.4
    198342 22422 91919 30539522616910.211.29.37.98.87.0
    Explanation of symbols
  • Age-specific death rates for males and females
    Age-specific death rates for males and females
    2023
    Deaths per 100 000 mean population
    MalesFemales
    0-4 years5748
    5-9 years108
    10-14 years123
    15-19 years4019
    20-24 years5522
    25-29 years5724
    30-34 years7536
    35-39 years9252
    40-44 years12473
    45-49 years158113
    50-54 years254173
    55-59 years395283
    60-64 years654448
    65-69 years1 156778
    70-74 years1 9171 320
    75-79 years3 3782 371
    80-84 years6 0154 505
    85-89 years11 6318 961
    90 years or older25 36921 722
    Explanation of symbols
  • Life expectancy - remaining years for males and females at selected ages.
    Life expectancy - remaining years for males and females at selected ages.
    0 years1 year5 years10 years20 years30 years40 years50 years60 years70 years80 years
    Males
    202381.3980.5776.6371.6761.8452.1642.5533.0823.9815.718.78
    202280.9280.0976.1371.1761.3051.6141.9332.4323.4215.218.33
    202181.5980.7576.7971.8161.9652.2442.5533.0323.9415.708.79
    201881.0080.2076.2171.2461.3551.6942.0832.5623.5315.358.52
    201379.6578.8374.8769.8960.0250.3840.7731.3522.5114.598.02
    200377.0476.3272.4067.4557.7148.1938.6929.4120.7113.137.09
    199374.2473.6669.7764.8355.1045.5236.0826.9318.4611.456.35
    Females
    202384.6383.7879.8474.8764.9555.0945.3035.6726.3617.6710.10
    202284.3583.4979.5274.5464.6154.7644.9235.3125.9917.319.86
    202184.7383.8879.8974.9065.0155.1445.3235.6726.3417.6110.09
    201884.4983.6879.6974.7164.8054.9145.0835.4326.1617.5610.03
    201383.6182.8378.8773.9063.9854.1144.3234.7225.5817.129.72
    200381.9381.1877.2772.3062.4352.6442.8933.4024.3816.028.93
    199380.2579.6175.7270.7660.9051.0741.3531.9122.9414.838.10
    Explanation of symbols
  • Perinatal and infant mortality
    Perinatal and infant mortality
    Late fetal deaths (deaths per 1000 births)Perinatal mortality (deaths per 1000 births)Under 24 hours (deaths per 1000 live births)Under 1 week (deaths per 1000 live births)Under 4 week (deaths per 1000 live births)4 weeks - under 1 year (deaths per 1000 live births)Under 1 year, total (deaths per 1000 live births)
    20232.43.40.31.01.30.72.0
    20222.03.00.41.11.40.41.9
    20212.13.10.21.01.40.51.9
    20182.73.90.61.31.70.62.3
    20132.84.10.61.21.70.72.5
    20033.85.61.02.02.51.03.5
    19934.07.02.03.04.02.05.0
    Explanation of symbols
  • Life tables
    Life tables
    2023
    Survivors (per 100 000) at age xDeath (per 100 000) at age x to x+1Life expectancy - remaining years at age xProbability of death at age x (per 1 000)
    Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
    0 years100 000100 000100 00020322817783.0181.3984.632.0332.2841.769
    1 year99 79799 77299 82331253782.1880.5783.780.3080.2470.372
    2 years99 76699 74799 78612101481.2179.5982.810.1240.1040.145
    3 years99 75499 73799 77211101180.2278.6081.820.1070.1050.110
    4 years99 74399 72699 76117241179.2277.6180.830.1750.2380.108
    5 years99 72599 70299 75014171178.2476.6379.840.1370.1660.106
    6 years99 71299 68699 739810777.2575.6478.850.0830.0960.068
    7 years99 70499 67699 73269376.2674.6577.850.0650.0940.033
    8 years99 69799 66799 72913121375.2673.6576.860.1290.1250.132
    9 years99 68499 65499 71653774.2772.6675.870.0480.0310.065
    10 years99 68099 65199 70959073.2771.6774.870.0470.0920.000
    11 years99 67599 64299 70966672.2870.6773.870.0610.0600.063
    12 years99 66999 63699 7031420671.2869.6872.880.1360.2050.062
    13 years99 65599 61699 697714070.2968.6971.880.0740.1440.000
    14 years99 64899 60199 697711369.3067.7070.880.0730.1140.030
    15 years99 64099 59099 6941623968.3066.7169.880.1640.2320.093
    16 years99 62499 56799 68527322267.3165.7268.890.2720.3230.217
    17 years99 59799 53599 66327292566.3364.7467.900.2740.2960.250
    18 years99 57099 50599 63840532565.3563.7666.920.3980.5360.252
    19 years99 53099 45299 61340631664.3762.8065.940.4000.6300.158
    20 years99 49099 38999 5972642963.4061.8464.950.2640.4260.095
    21 years99 46499 34799 58846632862.4260.8663.950.4640.6350.285
    22 years99 41899 28499 55937522161.4459.9062.970.3730.5200.215
    23 years99 38199 23299 53840582160.4758.9361.980.4060.5880.210
    24 years99 34199 17499 51744583059.4957.9761.000.4470.5870.298
    25 years99 29699 11699 48741631758.5257.0060.020.4100.6330.175
    26 years99 25599 05399 47042582557.5456.0459.030.4240.5870.253
    27 years99 21398 99599 44539601656.5755.0758.040.3890.6020.165
    28 years99 17598 93599 42834491955.5954.1057.050.3470.4960.192
    29 years99 14098 88699 40948544354.6153.1356.060.4890.5430.432
    30 years99 09298 83299 36651673453.6352.1655.090.5180.6830.345
    31 years99 04198 76599 33263863952.6651.1954.100.6340.8670.390
    32 years98 97898 67999 29358853051.6950.2453.130.5870.8570.305
    33 years98 92098 59599 26351653550.7249.2852.140.5110.6620.355
    34 years98 86998 53099 22853664149.7548.3151.160.5410.6670.410
    35 years98 81698 46499 18766656748.7847.3450.180.6680.6580.679
    36 years98 75098 39999 12070895047.8146.3749.210.7090.9020.509
    37 years98 68098 31099 06960794046.8445.4248.240.6110.8030.408
    38 years98 61998 23199 029811095245.8744.4547.260.8231.1100.524
    39 years98 53898 12298 977791124444.9143.5046.280.8051.1460.447
    40 years98 45998 01098 933821075643.9442.5545.300.8331.0910.561
    41 years98 37797 90398 8771041278142.9841.6044.331.0621.2980.817
    42 years98 27297 77698 7961051307842.0340.6543.361.0691.3330.794
    43 years98 16797 64698 718941196841.0739.7042.400.9611.2240.685
    44 years98 07397 52698 6501001217740.1138.7541.431.0161.2400.781
    45 years97 97397 40598 57311811811939.1537.8040.461.2061.2081.204
    46 years97 85597 28798 4551301659338.2036.8439.511.3251.6910.942
    47 years97 72597 12398 3621271539937.2535.9038.541.2961.5721.007
    48 years97 59996 97098 26314217710636.2934.9637.581.4601.8261.082
    49 years97 45696 79398 15714615513735.3534.0236.621.5011.6041.394
    50 years97 31096 63898 02015418012734.4033.0835.671.5861.8601.299
    51 years97 15696 45897 89217721913333.4532.1434.721.8232.2721.356
    52 years96 97996 23997 76020021818032.5131.2133.772.0602.2671.845
    53 years96 77996 02197 57924230118031.5830.2832.832.5033.1371.843
    54 years96 53795 72097 39926230022330.6629.3731.892.7193.1312.291
    55 years96 27495 42097 17627230024329.7428.4630.962.8293.1482.499
    56 years96 00295 12096 93328031224528.8227.5530.032.9133.2772.532
    57 years95 72294 80896 68831538324127.9026.6429.113.2894.0422.496
    58 years95 40794 42596 44733937530026.9925.7528.183.5543.9733.116
    59 years95 06894 04996 14642450433826.0924.8527.274.4565.3643.520
    60 years94 64593 54595 80841144337825.2023.9826.364.3464.7323.948
    61 years94 23393 10295 43045853238024.3123.0925.464.8655.7163.987
    62 years93 77592 57095 04951560941523.4322.2224.565.4926.5834.371
    63 years93 26091 96194 63457972043022.5521.3723.676.2107.8304.548
    64 years92 68191 24194 20362472152221.6920.5322.786.7317.9005.545
    65 years92 05790 52093 68173388557720.8419.6921.907.9689.7766.158
    66 years91 32389 63593 10477188365720.0018.8821.038.4489.8487.056
    67 years90 55288 75292 4479011 00779219.1718.0620.189.94611.3468.564
    68 years89 65187 74591 6559161 06676318.3517.2619.3510.21712.1458.328
    69 years88 73586 68090 8921 0351 27479417.5416.4718.5111.66214.6928.731
    70 years87 70185 40690 0981 0681 19294216.7415.7117.6712.17613.95510.455
    71 years86 63384 21489 1561 2531 4661 03315.9414.9216.8514.46617.40911.586
    72 years85 37982 74888 1231 3141 5341 08515.1714.1816.0415.38618.53312.312
    73 years84 06681 21587 0381 5251 7571 28414.3913.4415.2318.13621.63914.749
    74 years82 54179 45785 7551 6711 8971 43413.6512.7214.4520.24023.87916.724
    75 years80 87177 56084 3201 7992 0911 49612.9212.0213.6922.24426.96117.742
    76 years79 07275 46982 8241 9952 2481 73712.2111.3412.9325.23229.79220.966
    77 years77 07773 22081 0882 1292 4071 85011.5110.6712.2027.62832.86822.813
    78 years74 94770 81479 2382 4072 6842 13010.8210.0211.4732.11437.89626.884
    79 years72 54068 13077 1082 5992 8262 37210.169.3910.7735.83341.47730.767
    80 years69 94165 30474 7352 6732 9432 4089.528.7810.1038.21545.06932.220
    81 years67 26862 36172 3273 1423 4352 8708.888.179.4246.71255.07539.680
    82 years64 12658 92769 4573 2083 4592 9858.297.628.7950.02558.70442.971
    83 years60 91855 46766 4733 4663 5033 4547.707.068.1656.89963.15251.962
    84 years57 45251 96463 0193 8554 0723 6887.146.507.5867.10478.35758.518
    85 years53 59747 89359 3313 9574 1753 7976.616.017.0273.83687.17263.991
    86 years49 63943 71855 5344 2984 3654 2886.105.546.4686.57699.83777.211
    87 years45 34239 35351 2464 3724 3474 4625.635.105.9696.424110.47287.070
    88 years40 97035 00646 7844 5064 1964 8565.184.675.48109.994119.865103.787
    89 years36 46330 81041 9294 6214 7884 5854.764.245.06126.731155.409109.351
    90 years31 84226 02237 3444 4944 2694 7824.383.934.62141.139164.067128.054
    91 years27 34821 75232 5624 3173 9084 7654.013.604.22157.837179.680146.345
    92 years23 03117 84427 7974 2253 6874 7873.673.283.86183.432206.605172.209
    93 years18 80714 15723 0103 8923 3754 4223.383.003.56206.972238.383192.200
    94 years14 91410 78218 5873 2882 8173 7643.142.783.29220.450261.300202.503
    95 years11 6267 96514 8232 8422 1003 5102.882.593.00244.444263.617236.822
    96 years8 7845 86511 3132 4971 8913 0482.652.342.77284.257322.433269.402
    97 years6 2873 9748 2651 8431 3492 2802.512.222.61293.192339.444275.821
    98 years4 4442 6255 9851 3288731 7232.342.102.41298.802332.538287.927
    99 years3 1161 7524 2621 0295911 3992.121.892.19330.081337.087328.146
    100 years2 0881 1622 8637825529931.931.602.01374.503475.422346.916
    101 years1 3066091 8705703227791.781.601.82436.309528.801416.610
    102 years7362871 0912981064501.771.831.76405.129368.095412.101
    103 years438181641189842721.631.601.64432.327465.544424.268
    104 years24997369103331581.491.551.48414.074343.644428.025
    105 years146642114425611.201.111.21304.856393.469288.532
    106 years10139150101391500.500.500.501 000.0001 000.0001 000.000
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About the statistics

The statistics cover the number of deaths per week, month and calendar year. Death, death rates, infant mortality and expectation of life can be indications of the general health state of the population.

The information under «About the statistics» was last updated 28 March 2023.

Residents
Who is counted as a resident of Norway and where in Norway a person is counted as a resident is stipulated in the Population Registration Act of 16 January 1970. The regulations of the act were amended effective February 1st 1980.

Mortality rates
The frequency of deaths in the population. In most cases the rate is multiplied by 1 000 so that it can be interpreted as the number of deaths per 1 000 persons.

Infant mortality
Number of deaths per 1 000 live births among children under the age of one.

Probability of death
Probability of death for a man/woman at age x is the probability that he/she will die before he/she reaches the age of x + 1. Probability of death is estimated for each age level separately for men and women and is used inter alia to estimate life expectancy. Probability of death is not the same as age-specific mortality rates.

Life expectancy - remaining lifetime
Life expectancy or mean lifetime is the number of years a new-born can expect to live under current mortality conditions (period mortality). Life expectancy is estimated on the basis of the age-specific mortality probabilities in the period. Expectation of life is estimated for the various age levels.

Name: Deaths
Topic: Population

18 June 2024

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Files at the individual level which are processed and stored long-term.

The statistics cover number of deaths per week, month and calendar year. Mortality rates, infant mortality and life expectancy can indicate the general health of the population.

Statistics Norway has national figures dating back to 1735 and county figures from around 1950.

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Death statistics are included in the population accounts as one of the components for understanding the changes in the population.

From 1 January 2000 the same definition will mainly be used in the quarterly figures vis-à-vis the final statistics. The main difference is that in the final death statistics there is a two-month wait before the death reports are taken out, while in the quarterly figures there is only a one-month wait. From 1 January 2002 there is one-month wait before the death report are taken out, such as the quarterly figures.

The number of deaths in causes of death statistics does not completely coincide with the number of deaths in Statistics Norway’s population statistics. The difference used to be more extensive due to different routines regarding delayed reporting.

The differences in the number of deaths in recent years are due to the fact that population statistics are not including civilian death certificates received after the end of January the following year, while causes of deaths statistics includes medical death certificates received until just before publishing the results, for example for the 2010 statistics until the end of September 2011. On the other hand population statistics are including deaths that occurred in previous years, with a change in birth year and death year for the deceased so that age at death will be correct.

The different routines have, for the last twenty years, resulted in a yearly difference in the number of deaths by plus/minus 100 with a few exceptions. Please note that even for a statistical year with an equal number of deaths the two statistics can include a different group of (population of) deaths, for instance regarding age, gender and so on for approximately 200 persons. Nevertheless, over a time span of several statistical years the populations with be approximately identical.

In April 2020, production of preliminary figures for deaths was started on a weekly basis. Here, one deviates from the usual lag principle for other population statistics in that one uses the date of the incident regardless of when the death report is registered in the National Population Register. This means that there will always be a small discrepancy between the sum of the preliminary figures and the final year.

Statistics Act § 10

Not relevant

The statistics cover only persons registered as living in Norway at the time of their death, without regard to whether the death took place in Norway or abroad.

The statistics for 1999 mainly cover deaths that actually occurred in 1999. Deaths from all previous years are counted in the 1999 figures if the report was made between 1 March 1999 and 29 February 2000, i.e. too late to be included in the 1998 or earlier annual statistics.

From 1985 to 1998 the statistics covered deaths that actually had happened during the year and in addition only deaths from the preceding year which were recorded too late to be included in the statistics.

From 2002 the statistics cover deaths from all previous years if the report was made between 1 March and 31 January 2003, i.e. too late to be included in the 2001 or earlier annual statistics.

Death statistics are based on population register information which from 23 October 2020 is based on the new population register database FREG. Figures from 1995 and later are based on the Central Population Register (DSF) at the Directorate of Taxes, while the figures for 1968-1994 are taken from its predecessor, the National Population Register (DSP). The register was built up from 1964 to 1966 on the basis of the 1960 census, at the same time as the 11-digit national identity number was introduced as identification. The Office of the National Registrar, which administrates the register, was transferred in 1991 from Statistics Norway to the Directorate of Taxes.

Since 1946 each municipality has had a local population registry that registers all residents in the municipality, pursuant to the Population Registration Act and its regulations. The population registries receive reports of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration etc. from various sources.

Deaths are reported by the probate court or sheriff to the population registry in the deceased person's municipality of residence. Reports of deaths abroad of persons who were residents of Norway are received via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

Updating of the Central Population Register is done in part by the local population registries, which are connected to the DSF via terminals, and in part by the Directorate of Taxes. The basis of the statistics on changes in the population is electronic copies to Statistics Norway of all such register updates. The reports are also used to update a separate Statistics Norway population database kept for statistical purposes, which forms the basis for the statistics on the composition of the population.

Data on basic statistical units are taken from the Land register (Matrikkelen/cadaster) owned by the Norwegian Mapping Authority.

In addition to checks made by the DSF, Statistics Norway performs checks for statistical purposes.

The statistics counts deaths by sex, age, marital status and citizenship.

Not relevant

If a table consists zero, one or two units and disclosing these units can lead to identification of individuals, the figure is rounded up or left empty.

For preliminary figures at municipal or county level, exceptions have been granted, so that figures less than three may also occur.

In 1999 the scope of which deaths are included was changed, leading to an 0.3 per cent increase in the number of deaths compared with the previous definition.

The method for calculating life expectancy was revised in 1998. The difference with the old method of calculation was a couple of hundreds.

Measurement and processing errors
Some errors made during the collecting and processing of the data are unavoidable and include coding, revision and data processing errors etc. Extensive efforts have been made to minimize these errors, and we regard these types of errors to be relatively insignificant.

Registry error
The quality of the death notifications is generally very good and there is very little delay in the notification process for deaths that have occurred in Norway. Reporting of deaths abroad is in some cases very delayed, but the extent is so small that it has very little effect on the statistics.

Not relevant

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