This is an archived release.
Stable population despite redundancies at Store Norske
Svalbard had a total of 2 667 inhabitants on 1 July 2015. The number of inhabitants is unaltered in both the Norwegian and the Russian settlements. The redundancies at Store Norske have not yet had any impact on the population size of Svalbard.
|2nd half year 20151|
|11. halvår is defined as 1 January. 2. halvår is defined as 1 July.|
|Total||2 189||1 261||928|
|20-44 years||1 134||629||505|
|67 years or older||38||27||11|
The most distinct change during the first half of 2015 is a decline by 47 in the number of Norwegians in the Norwegian settlements, while the number of foreigners has risen by 51. The share of foreigners in the Norwegian settlements has reached 25 per cent.