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5 295 619

population of Norway as of 1 January 2018

Population, by age. 1. January
2018Change in percent
2017 - 20182013 - 20182008 - 2018
Total5 295 6190.74.811.8
 
0 years56 965-4.0-5.9-2.8
1-5 years305 636-0.6-2.84.5
6-12 years451 0790.75.84.7
13-15 years186 6080.7-1.9-1.1
16-19 years260 605-0.8-0.43.3
20-44 years1 776 7230.12.810.0
45-66 years1 471 6441.15.414.6
67-79 years563 6073.424.842.6
80-89 years178 0601.0-1.4-3.9
90 years or older44 6920.28.834.3

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Table 1 
Population 1 January. The whole country, counties and municipalities

Population 1 January. The whole country, counties and municipalities
20172018Increase in population, in per cent.
2017-2018
11 January 2018 the municipalities 0702 Holmestrand and 0714 Hof merged to new municipality 0715 Holmestrand.
21 January 2017, the municipalities 0706 Sandefjord, 0719 Andebu and most of 0720 Stokke were merged to the new municipality 0710 Sandefjord, and about 2200 persons were transferred from 0720 Stokke for 0704 Tønsberg.
31 January 2018 the municipalities 0728 Lardal and 0709 Larvik were merged to new municipality 0712 Larvik.
41 January 2018 the municipalities 0723 Tjøme og 072 Nøtterøy merged to a new municipality 0729 Færder.
51 January 2017 was the boundary between 1102 Sandnes and 1124 Sola changed
61 January 2018 Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag were merged to one county Trøndelag.
71 January 2018 the municipalities 1624 Rissa and 1718 Leksvik were merged to new municipality 5054 Indre Fosen.
 
The whole country5 258 3175 295 6190.7
 
01 Østfold292 893295 4200.9
0101 Halden30 79031 0370.8
0104 Moss32 40732 5880.6
0105 Sarpsborg55 12755 5430.8
0106 Fredrikstad80 12180 9771.1
0111 Hvaler4 5174 5400.5
0118 Aremark1 3981 3990.1
0119 Marker3 5973 567-0.8
0121 Rømskog685682-0.4
0122 Trøgstad5 3675 337-0.6
0123 Spydeberg5 7655 8531.5
0124 Askim15 72015 8100.6
0125 Eidsberg11 40611 4140.1
0127 Skiptvet3 7833 8311.3
0128 Rakkestad8 1738 2020.4
0135 Råde7 3987 4650.9
0136 Rygge15 74716 0832.1
0137 Våler (Østf.)5 3355 4712.5
0138 Hobøl5 5575 6211.2
 
02 Akershus604 368614 0261.6
0211 Vestby17 18817 4861.7
0213 Ski30 69830 8800.6
0214 Ås19 28820 0844.1
0215 Frogn15 74315 735-0.1
0216 Nesodden18 86919 2872.2
0217 Oppegård26 98827 1780.7
0219 Bærum124 008125 4541.2
0220 Asker60 78160 9260.2
0221 Aurskog-Høland16 16216 3901.4
0226 Sørum17 66517 9801.8
0227 Fet11 55511 6630.9
0228 Rælingen17 73017 8740.8
0229 Enebakk10 92710 9450.2
0230 Lørenskog37 40638 6703.4
0231 Skedsmo53 27654 1781.7
0233 Nittedal23 21323 5451.4
0234 Gjerdrum6 5466 7042.4
0235 Ullensaker35 10236 5764.2
0236 Nes (Ak.)21 24121 6812.1
0237 Eidsvoll24 41524 6471.0
0238 Nannestad12 65713 2404.6
0239 Hurdal2 9102 903-0.2
 
03 Oslo666 759673 4691.0
0301 Oslo municipality666 759673 4691.0
 
04 Hedmark196 190196 9660.4
0402 Kongsvinger17 85717 9340.4
0403 Hamar30 59830 9301.1
0412 Ringsaker33 84234 1510.9
0415 Løten7 6337 615-0.2
0417 Stange20 31720 6461.6
0418 Nord-Odal5 1005 097-0.1
0419 Sør-Odal7 8667 8840.2
0420 Eidskog6 1276 1420.2
0423 Grue4 7774 740-0.8
0425 Åsnes7 3297 279-0.7
0426 Våler (Hedm.)3 7433 680-1.7
0427 Elverum21 08621 1230.2
0428 Trysil6 5506 5670.3
0429 Åmot4 5184 480-0.8
0430 Stor-Elvdal2 5302 490-1.6
0432 Rendalen1 8581 827-1.7
0434 Engerdal1 2741 2941.6
0436 Tolga1 6201 553-4.1
0437 Tynset5 5845 6050.4
0438 Alvdal2 4412 424-0.7
0439 Folldal1 5771 569-0.5
0441 Os (Hedm.)1 9631 936-1.4
 
05 Oppland189 479189 8700.2
0501 Lillehammer27 78127 9380.6
0502 Gjøvik30 31930 6421.1
0511 Dovre2 6752 642-1.2
0512 Lesja2 0482 038-0.5
0513 Skjåk2 2022 179-1.0
0514 Lom2 3602 331-1.2
0515 Vågå3 6403 638-0.1
0516 Nord-Fron5 7235 7280.1
0517 Sel5 9165 872-0.7
0519 Sør-Fron3 1633 146-0.5
0520 Ringebu4 5024 454-1.1
0521 Øyer5 0825 1300.9
0522 Gausdal6 2046 148-0.9
0528 Østre Toten14 88714 8880.0
0529 Vestre Toten13 17913 3141.0
0532 Jevnaker6 6966 7771.2
0533 Lunner9 0809 065-0.2
0534 Gran13 70713 7700.5
0536 Søndre Land5 7175 650-1.2
0538 Nordre Land6 7736 750-0.3
0540 Sør-Aurdal3 0263 014-0.4
0541 Etnedal1 3511 3520.1
0542 Nord-Aurdal6 4906 443-0.7
0543 Vestre Slidre2 1142 1391.2
0544 Øystre Slidre3 2483 221-0.8
0545 Vang1 5961 6010.3
 
06 Buskerud279 714281 7690.7
0602 Drammen68 36368 7130.5
0604 Kongsberg27 21627 4100.7
0605 Ringerike30 03430 2830.8
0612 Hole6 7726 8330.9
0615 Flå1 0811 069-1.1
0616 Nes (Busk.)3 3573 341-0.5
0617 Gol4 6124 566-1.0
0618 Hemsedal2 4422 4570.6
0619 Ål4 7194 626-2.0
0620 Hol4 5354 520-0.3
0621 Sigdal3 5023 488-0.4
0622 Krødsherad2 2572 2770.9
0623 Modum13 78613 8800.7
0624 Øvre Eiker18 56218 9262.0
0625 Nedre Eiker24 71824 9170.8
0626 Lier25 74025 9800.9
0627 Røyken21 93122 4522.4
0628 Hurum9 4629 450-0.1
0631 Flesberg2 6962 688-0.3
0632 Rollag1 3991 4110.9
0633 Nore og Uvdal2 5302 482-1.9
 
07 Vestfold247 048249 0580.8
0701 Horten27 20227 3170.4
0702 Holmestrand (-2017)110 8610-100.0
0704 Tønsberg244 92245 3601.0
0709 Larvik (-2017)344 0820-100.0
0710 Sandefjord262 01962 6151.0
0711 Svelvik6 6536 6720.3
0712 Larvik3046 801.
0713 Sande (Vestf.)9 4969 7262.4
0714 Hof (-2017)13 1760-100.0
0715 Holmestrand1014 212.
0716 Re9 4869 6211.4
0722 Nøtterøy (-2017)421 7480-100.0
0723 Tjøme (-2017)44 9280-100.0
0728 Lardal (-2017)32 4750-100.0
0729 Færder4026 734.
 
08 Telemark173 307173 3910.0
0805 Porsgrunn36 19836 091-0.3
0806 Skien54 31654 5100.4
0807 Notodden12 75712 664-0.7
0811 Siljan2 3572 351-0.3
0814 Bamble14 13814 1830.3
0815 Kragerø10 58610 506-0.8
0817 Drangedal4 1484 105-1.0
0819 Nome6 5856 6090.4
0821 Bø (Telem.)6 2626 4603.2
0822 Sauherad4 3034 3591.3
0826 Tinn5 8945 856-0.6
0827 Hjartdal1 5931 587-0.4
0828 Seljord2 9792 959-0.7
0829 Kviteseid2 4422 397-1.8
0830 Nissedal1 4761 4890.9
0831 Fyresdal1 3191 3200.1
0833 Tokke2 2282 2360.4
0834 Vinje3 7263 709-0.5
 
09 Aust-Agder116 673117 2220.5
0901 Risør6 9366 882-0.8
0904 Grimstad22 69223 0171.4
0906 Arendal44 57644 6450.2
0911 Gjerstad2 5112 467-1.8
0912 Vegårshei2 1042 087-0.8
0914 Tvedestrand6 0516 0860.6
0919 Froland5 7135 7901.3
0926 Lillesand10 70210 8711.6
0928 Birkenes5 1785 1870.2
0929 Åmli1 8561 845-0.6
0935 Iveland1 3421 330-0.9
0937 Evje og Hornnes3 6143 6250.3
0938 Bygland1 2001 2070.6
0940 Valle1 2461 225-1.7
0941 Bykle9529580.6
 
10 Vest-Agder184 116186 5321.3
1001 Kristiansand89 26891 4402.4
1002 Mandal15 60015 6590.4
1003 Farsund9 7699 726-0.4
1004 Flekkefjord9 0909 066-0.3
1014 Vennesla14 42514 5320.7
1017 Songdalen6 5686 6561.3
1018 Søgne11 32111 3420.2
1021 Marnardal2 3092 3080.0
1026 Åseral9379430.6
1027 Audnedal1 7651 7861.2
1029 Lindesnes4 9504 938-0.2
1032 Lyngdal8 5888 571-0.2
1034 Hægebostad1 7021 699-0.2
1037 Kvinesdal5 9886 0240.6
1046 Sirdal1 8361 8420.3
 
11 Rogaland472 024473 5260.3
1101 Eigersund14 89914 8980.0
1102 Sandnes575 49776 3281.1
1103 Stavanger132 729133 1400.3
1106 Haugesund37 16637 1670.0
1111 Sokndal3 3163 3310.5
1112 Lund3 2593 237-0.7
1114 Bjerkreim2 8262 8260.0
1119 Hå18 80018 762-0.2
1120 Klepp19 04219 2170.9
1121 Time18 65618 6990.2
1122 Gjesdal11 90211 866-0.3
1124 Sola526 01626 2651.0
1127 Randaberg10 87310 9720.9
1129 Forsand1 2451 2460.1
1130 Strand12 66212 638-0.2
1133 Hjelmeland2 7082 7230.6
1134 Suldal3 8533 849-0.1
1135 Sauda4 7604 663-2.0
1141 Finnøy3 2353 197-1.2
1142 Rennesøy4 8924 849-0.9
1144 Kvitsøy5345421.5
1145 Bokn855844-1.3
1146 Tysvær11 04111 023-0.2
1149 Karmøy42 22942 2430.0
1151 Utsira2012083.5
1160 Vindafjord8 8288 793-0.4
 
12 Hordaland519 963522 5390.5
1201 Bergen278 556279 7920.4
1211 Etne4 1354 083-1.3
1216 Sveio5 6565 7211.1
1219 Bømlo11 80611 9020.8
1221 Stord18 82118 780-0.2
1222 Fitjar3 1893 1940.2
1223 Tysnes2 8472 8570.4
1224 Kvinnherad13 24113 180-0.5
1227 Jondal1 1081 096-1.1
1228 Odda7 0256 835-2.7
1231 Ullensvang3 3773 363-0.4
1232 Eidfjord9219311.1
1233 Ulvik1 1311 117-1.2
1234 Granvin933931-0.2
1235 Voss14 51414 5770.4
1238 Kvam8 4238 4550.4
1241 Fusa3 8953 9200.6
1242 Samnanger2 4882 463-1.0
1243 Os (Hord.)20 15220 5732.1
1244 Austevoll5 1565 1890.6
1245 Sund7 0587 0850.4
1246 Fjell25 20425 7252.1
1247 Askøy28 82129 0710.9
1251 Vaksdal4 1234 1270.1
1252 Modalen383380-0.8
1253 Osterøy8 0268 1251.2
1256 Meland8 0218 0790.7
1259 Øygarden4 9134 877-0.7
1260 Radøy5 1285 1290.0
1263 Lindås15 73115 7890.4
1264 Austrheim2 8842 9020.6
1265 Fedje587561-4.4
1266 Masfjorden1 7101 7301.2
 
14 Sogn og Fjordane110 266110 2300.0
1401 Flora11 99911 988-0.1
1411 Gulen2 3712 345-1.1
1412 Solund7948071.6
1413 Hyllestad1 4381 378-4.2
1416 Høyanger4 1904 154-0.9
1417 Vik2 7222 674-1.8
1418 Balestrand1 2881 262-2.0
1419 Leikanger2 3322 3450.6
1420 Sogndal7 9418 0591.5
1421 Aurland1 7871 778-0.5
1422 Lærdal2 1592 153-0.3
1424 Årdal5 3635 277-1.6
1426 Luster5 1515 2231.4
1428 Askvoll3 0653 052-0.4
1429 Fjaler2 8622 846-0.6
1430 Gaular2 9663 0061.3
1431 Jølster3 0493 043-0.2
1432 Førde13 00913 0890.6
1433 Naustdal2 8482 825-0.8
1438 Bremanger3 8473 767-2.1
1439 Vågsøy6 0316 001-0.5
1441 Selje2 7912 757-1.2
1443 Eid6 0646 1571.5
1444 Hornindal1 1981 175-1.9
1445 Gloppen5 7835 8741.6
1449 Stryn7 2187 195-0.3
 
15 Møre og Romsdal266 274266 8560.2
1502 Molde26 82226 9000.3
1504 Ålesund47 19947 5100.7
1505 Kristiansund24 44224 300-0.6
1511 Vanylven3 2033 187-0.5
1514 Sande (M. og R.)2 5402 522-0.7
1515 Herøy (M. og R.)8 9578 9650.1
1516 Ulstein8 4578 5551.2
1517 Hareid5 1855 150-0.7
1519 Volda9 1029 1880.9
1520 Ørsta10 74410 8120.6
1523 Ørskog2 2962 267-1.3
1524 Norddal1 6631 6700.4
1525 Stranda4 6234 587-0.8
1526 Stordal1 005972-3.3
1528 Sykkylven7 6957 6950.0
1529 Skodje4 6674 6800.3
1531 Sula9 0079 1311.4
1532 Giske8 1768 2921.4
1534 Haram9 3129 3450.4
1535 Vestnes6 5776 559-0.3
1539 Rauma7 5037 5070.1
1543 Nesset2 9632 946-0.6
1545 Midsund2 0852 049-1.7
1546 Sandøy1 2461 2631.4
1547 Aukra3 5473 5570.3
1548 Fræna9 7419 7750.3
1551 Eide3 4543 440-0.4
1554 Averøy5 8565 8590.1
1557 Gjemnes2 6112 6230.5
1560 Tingvoll3 1093 078-1.0
1563 Sunndal7 1267 119-0.1
1566 Surnadal5 9865 978-0.1
1567 Rindal2 0262 0390.6
1571 Halsa1 5991 571-1.8
1573 Smøla2 1602 1720.6
1576 Aure3 5903 5930.1
 
50 Trøndelag60458 744.
5001 Trondheim0193 501.
5004 Steinkjer022 096.
5005 Namsos013 078.
5011 Hemne04 225.
5012 Snillfjord0987.
5013 Hitra04 648.
5014 Frøya04 962.
5015 Ørland05 351.
5016 Agdenes01 684.
5017 Bjugn04 864.
5018 Åfjord03 277.
5019 Roan0953.
5020 Osen0967.
5021 Oppdal06 970.
5022 Rennebu02 541.
5023 Meldal03 930.
5024 Orkdal011 933.
5025 Røros05 663.
5026 Holtålen02 028.
5027 Midtre Gauldal06 225.
5028 Melhus016 424.
5029 Skaun08 142.
5030 Klæbu06 094.
5031 Malvik013 958.
5032 Selbu04 093.
5033 Tydal0834.
5034 Meråker02 469.
5035 Stjørdal023 964.
5036 Frosta02 616.
5037 Levanger020 115.
5038 Verdal014 943.
5039 Verran02 473.
5040 Namdalseid01 585.
5041 Snåase - Snåsa02 094.
5042 Lierne01 379.
5043 Raarvihke - Røyrvik0474.
5044 Namsskogan0902.
5045 Grong02 400.
5046 Høylandet01 268.
5047 Overhalla03 845.
5048 Fosnes0618.
5049 Flatanger01 105.
5050 Vikna04 492.
5051 Nærøy05 117.
5052 Leka0582.
5053 Inderøy06 785.
5054 Indre Fosen7010 090.
 
16 Sør-Trøndelag6317 3630-100.0
1601 Trondheim (-2017)190 4640-100.0
1612 Hemne (-2017)4 2590-100.0
1613 Snillfjord (-2017)9820-100.0
1617 Hitra (-2017)4 6590-100.0
1620 Frøya (-2017)4 9370-100.0
1621 Ørland (-2017)5 2910-100.0
1622 Agdenes (-2017)1 7110-100.0
1624 Rissa (-2017)76 6280-100.0
1627 Bjugn (-2017)4 8220-100.0
1630 Åfjord (-2017)3 2630-100.0
1632 Roan (-2017)9590-100.0
1633 Osen (-2017)9780-100.0
1634 Oppdal (-2017)6 9730-100.0
1635 Rennebu (-2017)2 5560-100.0
1636 Meldal (-2017)3 9600-100.0
1638 Orkdal (-2017)11 8910-100.0
1640 Røros (-2017)5 6230-100.0
1644 Holtålen (-2017)2 0460-100.0
1648 Midtre Gauldal (-2017)6 3190-100.0
1653 Melhus (-2017)16 2130-100.0
1657 Skaun (-2017)8 0000-100.0
1662 Klæbu (-2017)6 0500-100.0
1663 Malvik (-2017)13 8200-100.0
1664 Selbu (-2017)4 0980-100.0
1665 Tydal (-2017)8610-100.0
 
17 Nord-Trøndelag6137 2330-100.0
1702 Steinkjer (-2017)21 9720-100.0
1703 Namsos (-2017)13 0510-100.0
1711 Meråker (-2017)2 5080-100.0
1714 Stjørdal (-2017)23 6250-100.0
1717 Frosta (-2017)2 6300-100.0
1718 Leksvik (-2017)73 4800-100.0
1719 Levanger (-2017)19 8920-100.0
1721 Verdal (-2017)14 8490-100.0
1724 Verran (-2017)2 5150-100.0
1725 Namdalseid (-2017)1 5930-100.0
1736 Snåase - Snåsa (-2017)2 1590-100.0
1738 Lierne (-2017)1 3890-100.0
1739 Raarvihke - Røyrvik (-2017)4690-100.0
1740 Namsskogan (-2017)8720-100.0
1742 Grong (-2017)2 4670-100.0
1743 Høylandet (-2017)1 2640-100.0
1744 Overhalla (-2017)3 8400-100.0
1748 Fosnes (-2017)6280-100.0
1749 Flatanger (-2017)1 0900-100.0
1750 Vikna (-2017)4 4180-100.0
1751 Nærøy (-2017)5 1380-100.0
1755 Leka (-2017)5840-100.0
1756 Inderøy (-2017)6 8000-100.0
 
18 Nordland242 866243 3350.2
1804 Bodø51 02251 5581.1
1805 Narvik18 75618 638-0.6
1811 Bindal1 4731 4860.9
1812 Sømna2 0472 020-1.3
1813 Brønnøy7 9567 948-0.1
1815 Vega1 2341 221-1.1
1816 Vevelstad528506-4.2
1818 Herøy (Nordl.)1 7881 7900.1
1820 Alstahaug7 4287 4500.3
1822 Leirfjord2 2782 3071.3
1824 Vefsn13 46513 448-0.1
1825 Grane1 4691 463-0.4
1826 Hattfjelldal1 4141 411-0.2
1827 Dønna1 4101 403-0.5
1828 Nesna1 8371 805-1.7
1832 Hemnes4 5244 503-0.5
1833 Rana26 10126 2300.5
1834 Lurøy1 9201 9200.0
1835 Træna465454-2.4
1836 Rødøy1 2671 249-1.4
1837 Meløy6 4356 346-1.4
1838 Gildeskål2 0241 998-1.3
1839 Beiarn1 0431 029-1.3
1840 Saltdal4 7024 691-0.2
1841 Fauske - Fuosko9 7299 7750.5
1845 Sørfold1 9581 9791.1
1848 Steigen2 5432 534-0.4
1849 Hamarøy - Hábmer1 8101 801-0.5
1850 Divtasvuodna - Tysfjord1 9601 953-0.4
1851 Lødingen2 1342 102-1.5
1852 Tjeldsund1 2521 2590.6
1853 Evenes1 4021 387-1.1
1854 Ballangen2 5542 522-1.3
1856 Røst535517-3.4
1857 Værøy7447460.3
1859 Flakstad1 3491 301-3.6
1860 Vestvågøy11 29411 3970.9
1865 Vågan9 4449 6111.8
1866 Hadsel8 0098 0420.4
1867 Bø (Nordl.)2 6242 6230.0
1868 Øksnes4 5804 541-0.9
1870 Sortland - Suortá10 37810 4010.2
1871 Andøy4 9084 902-0.1
1874 Moskenes1 0731 068-0.5
 
19 Troms165 632166 4990.5
1902 Tromsø74 54175 6381.5
1903 Harstad - Hárstták24 84524 820-0.1
1911 Kvæfjord2 9862 928-1.9
1913 Skånland3 0482 994-1.8
1917 Ibestad1 3941 380-1.0
1919 Gratangen1 1211 117-0.4
1920 Loabák - Lavangen1 0761 061-1.4
1922 Bardu3 9943 979-0.4
1923 Salangen2 2202 2260.3
1924 Målselv6 7816 7980.3
1925 Sørreisa3 4963 494-0.1
1926 Dyrøy1 1381 1652.4
1927 Tranøy1 5401 536-0.3
1928 Torsken9219432.4
1929 Berg914902-1.3
1931 Lenvik11 69711 644-0.5
1933 Balsfjord5 6855 653-0.6
1936 Karlsøy2 2732 263-0.4
1938 Lyngen2 8762 8770.0
1939 Storfjord - Omasvuotna - Omasvuono1 8901 856-1.8
1940 Gáivuotna - Kåfjord - Kaivuono2 1322 1320.0
1941 Skjervøy2 9122 9250.4
1942 Nordreisa4 9194 9440.5
1943 Kvænangen1 2331 224-0.7
 
20 Finnmark76 14976 1670.0
2002 Vardø2 1042 1100.3
2003 Vadsø6 1546 033-2.0
2004 Hammerfest10 52710 5330.1
2011 Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino2 9382 9460.3
2012 Alta20 44620 6350.9
2014 Loppa968941-2.8
2015 Hasvik1 0371 022-1.4
2017 Kvalsund1 0271 0270.0
2018 Måsøy1 2041 2312.2
2019 Nordkapp3 2913 239-1.6
2020 Porsanger - Porsángu - Porsanki3 9713 964-0.2
2021 Kárásjohka - Karasjok2 6962 7010.2
2022 Lebesby1 3301 3491.4
2023 Gamvik1 1371 1531.4
2024 Berlevåg991983-0.8
2025 Deatnu - Tana2 9112 9220.4
2027 Unjárga - Nesseby951944-0.7
2028 Båtsfjord2 2672 263-0.2
2030 Sør-Varanger10 19910 171-0.3

Table 2 
Population, by counties. 1. January

Population, by counties. 1. January
2018Change in per cent
2017 - 20182013 - 20182008 - 20181998 - 2018
11 January 2018 the counties Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag were merged to one county Trøndelag.
Østfold295 4200.94.811.321.3
Akershus614 0261.68.418.435.4
Oslo673 4691.07.920.234.8
Hedmark196 9660.41.74.15.8
Oppland189 8700.21.43.44.2
Buskerud281 7690.74.712.220.9
Vestfold249 0580.84.310.019.3
Telemark173 3910.01.54.05.8
Aust-Agder117 2220.53.910.515.9
Vest-Agder186 5321.35.812.422.3
Rogaland473 5260.34.714.730.0
Hordaland522 5390.54.912.921.9
Sogn og Fjordane110 2300.01.43.72.3
Møre og Romsdal266 8560.22.98.110.3
Trøndelag1458 744....
Sør-Trøndelag10-100.0-100.0-100.0-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag10-100.0-100.0-100.0-100.0
Nordland243 3350.21.63.51.7
Troms - Romsa166 4990.53.87.710.8
Finnmark - Finnmárku76 1670.02.25.21.7

Table 3 
Population by sex, age and marital status. 1 January

Population by sex, age and marital status. 1 January
2018
TotalMarital status
Never marriedMarriedWidows/widowersDivorcedSeparatedRegistered partnersSeparated partnersDivorced partnersSurviving partners
 
Males and females
Total5 295 6192 774 6681 808 932228 944418 12362 1271 4251631 110127
0-4 år299 579299 57900000000
5-9 years323 672323 67200000000
10-14 years315 683315 68300000000
15-19 years321 959321 8061450440000
20-24 years342 370333 5238 305171933310100
25-29 years371 575310 78755 8871102 5762 2150000
30-34 years358 391218 207125 4143949 4244 900120400
35-39 years349 993160 292162 32479419 4146 93587241203
40-44 years354 394129 042182 3971 45232 2028 935147261876
45-49 years380 674115 816201 2902 60850 23310 2931833120812
50-54 years358 54389 047195 4004 33460 1019 1362533622313
55-59 years322 18261 080185 9077 01860 7286 9992502115524
60-64 years300 17939 166185 22012 13558 3514 992200128815
65-69 years272 14322 842176 31719 61449 6743 48413295417
70-74 years246 07115 233157 95031 96738 5702 19410922620
75-79 years155 4597 94890 39335 53320 4611 07039177
80-84 years105 7474 92150 50339 9409 9374269029
85-89 years72 3133 63224 14239 9184 4361804001
90-94 years34 4171 7836 53724 6031 471230000
95-99 years9 2485347577 63131790000
100 years or older1 02775448763110000
 
Males
Total2 668 3711 483 571922 46249 449180 74130 5428459657491
0-4 år153 917153 91700000000
5-9 years166 196166 19600000000
10-14 years161 596161 59600000000
15-19 years166 175166 161130100000
20-24 years176 979174 6132 241640790000
25-29 years189 553167 46820 614206847670000
30-34 years183 675123 05555 390813 2191 902100180
35-39 years180 31491 48378 2671687 3952 8775116552
40-44 years182 19872 94291 35832813 3084 0578815984
45-49 years195 20065 106102 60559721 6105 05198161107
50-54 years184 08350 613100 6621 02426 7284 7651512310710
55-59 years164 39635 37795 6621 67827 5983 82114698619
60-64 years150 56423 11195 2152 89326 3402 82111884513
65-69 years136 10113 76692 8814 88922 3852 0488373012
70-74 years120 2838 86585 2537 87716 8891 2936922015
75-79 years72 0894 39750 6397 8008 58464321032
80-84 years45 2102 57430 3868 0093 9472797026
85-89 years27 0551 61915 9097 8721 5321193001
90-94 years10 5946014 7274 833417160000
95-99 years2 019996071 2535730000
100 years or older1741233121710000
 
Females
Total2 627 2481 291 097886 470179 495237 38231 5855806753636
0-4 år145 662145 66200000000
5-9 years157 476157 47600000000
10-14 years154 087154 08700000000
15-19 years155 784155 6451320340000
20-24 years165 391158 9106 064111532520100
25-29 years182 022143 31935 273901 8921 4480000
30-34 years174 71695 15270 0243136 2052 99820220
35-39 years169 67968 80984 05762612 0194 058368651
40-44 years172 19656 10091 0391 12418 8944 8785911892
45-49 years185 47450 71098 6852 01128 6235 2428515985
50-54 years174 46038 43494 7383 31033 3734 371102131163
55-59 years157 78625 70390 2455 34033 1303 17810412695
60-64 years149 61516 05590 0059 24232 0112 171824432
65-69 years136 0429 07683 43614 72527 2891 436492245
70-74 years125 7886 36872 69724 09021 68190140065
75-79 years83 3703 55139 75427 73311 87742718145
80-84 years60 5372 34720 11731 9315 9901472003
85-89 years45 2582 0138 23332 0462 904611000
90-94 years23 8231 1821 81019 7701 05470000
95-99 years7 2294351506 37826060000
100 years or older85363117552400000

Table 4 
Population by age and county. 1 January

Population by age and county. 1 January
2018
Total0 years1-5 years6-12 years13-15 years16-19 years20-44 years45-66 years67-79 years80-89 years90 years or older
11 January 2018 the counties Sør-Trøndelag og Nord-Trøndelag were merged to one county Trøndelag.
The whole country5 295 61952 030279 346412 578170 765237 6441 620 8301 346 561513 806162 44340 872
Østfold295 4202 80215 68924 66510 66914 82989 82787 77735 72811 0152 419
Akershus614 0266 37438 01158 39624 32131 496194 195176 76161 48118 7944 197
Oslo673 4699 23541 67250 49718 70024 689295 491160 23952 04516 0594 842
Hedmark196 9661 7119 34515 0646 7459 68856 64760 12926 9238 5492 165
Oppland189 8701 6209 28914 6786 5749 61455 36857 43225 2318 1711 893
Buskerud281 7692 82015 54324 19710 11713 72089 15381 54932 3719 8312 468
Vestfold249 0582 33913 19720 9228 83112 56475 61874 28529 5939 3692 340
Telemark173 3911 5078 83213 9386 0888 75551 53552 19322 0196 7371 787
Aust-Agder117 2221 1376 69510 6324 2346 16936 42733 49513 5973 854982
Vest-Agder186 5322 05111 36417 1086 86610 14961 96250 41818 9476 1771 490
Rogaland473 5265 93031 45645 27617 84624 875164 018125 40342 17713 3183 227
Hordaland522 5395 98931 83145 33118 65826 015182 432137 92452 25017 3604 749
Sogn og Fjordane110 2301 1016 0089 7204 3336 16532 38331 61512 8024 7011 402
Møre og Romsdal266 8562 72114 77922 8799 93013 97482 34676 01330 88710 4952 832
Trøndelag1458 7444 93526 29038 50115 84322 961155 893125 08349 80115 6173 820
Nordland243 3352 30512 70319 5178 52512 47173 38971 84630 3089 8672 404
Troms - Romsa166 4991 6378 92813 6375 6278 39855 59947 03718 8235 5881 225
Finnmark - Finnmárku76 1677514 0046 1212 7014 07324 44022 4458 6242 558450

Table 5 
Population, by age and county. 1 January. Per cent

Population, by age and county. 1 January. Per cent
2018
TotalAge
0 years1-5 years6-12 years13-15 years16-19 years20-44 years45-66 years67-79 years80-89 years90 years or older
11 January 2018 the counties Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag were merged to a new county Trøndelag
The whole country100.01.15.88.53.54.933.527.810.63.40.8
Østfold100.00.95.38.33.65.030.429.712.13.70.8
Akershus100.01.06.29.54.05.131.628.810.03.10.7
Oslo100.01.46.27.52.83.743.923.87.72.40.7
Hedmark100.00.94.77.63.44.928.830.513.74.31.1
Oppland100.00.94.97.73.55.129.230.213.34.31.0
Buskerud100.01.05.58.63.64.931.628.911.53.50.9
Vestfold100.00.95.38.43.55.030.429.811.93.80.9
Telemark100.00.95.18.03.55.029.730.112.73.91.0
Aust-Agder100.01.05.79.13.65.331.128.611.63.30.8
Vest-Agder100.01.16.19.23.75.433.227.010.23.30.8
Rogaland100.01.36.69.63.85.334.626.58.92.80.7
Hordaland100.01.16.18.73.65.034.926.410.03.30.9
Sogn og Fjordane100.01.05.58.83.95.629.428.711.64.31.3
Møre og Romsdal100.01.05.58.63.75.230.928.511.63.91.1
Trøndelag1100.01.15.78.43.55.034.027.310.93.40.8
Nordland100.00.95.28.03.55.130.229.512.54.11.0
Troms - Romsa100.01.05.48.23.45.033.428.311.33.40.7
Finnmark - Finnmárku100.01.05.38.03.55.332.129.511.33.40.6

Table 6 
Foreign citizens. 1 january. The whole country and counties

Foreign citizens. 1 january. The whole country and counties
FiguresFiguresFiguresPer cent of total populationPer cent of total populationPer cent of total population
200820132018200820132018
11 January 2018 the counties Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag were merged to one new county Trøndelag.
21 January 2018, the counties Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag were merged to a new county Trøndelag.
The whole country266 260448 765567 7695.68.910.9
 
01 Østfold13 15021 46326 7635.07.69.1
02 Akershus34 40555 97574 4756.69.912.1
03 Oslo62 50491 798108 02411.214.716.0
03 Hedmark6 61710 83814 3733.55.67.3
05 Oppland6 46911 00514 6223.55.87.7
05 Buskerud15 42225 93433 4026.19.611.9
07 Vestfold10 97617 74423 5004.87.49.4
08 Telemark7 38311 41414 0774.410.48.1
09 Aust-Agder5 0078 56910 6454.77.69.1
10 Vest-Agder8 95513 58216 9385.47.79.1
11 Rogaland25 99749 23357 5576.310.912.2
12 Hordaland21 79641 51952 7934.78.310.1
14 Sogn og Fjordane4 1278 22410 9623.97.69.9
15 Møre og Romsdal9 05020 53426 8613.77.910.1
50 Trøndelag12..38 850..8.5
16 Sør-Trøndelag1212 70922 32503.27.4.
17 Nord-Trøndelag13 8376 76903.05.0.
18 Nordland7 69113 98119 3183.35.87.9
19 Troms6 51210 99215 5204.26.99.3
20 Finnmark3 6536 8669 0895.09.211.9

Table 7 
Foreign citizens by citizenship and sex. 1 January

Foreign citizens by citizenship and sex. 1 January
Citizenship2018
Males and femalesMalesFemales
Total567 769309 045258 724
Of this:
Poland103 80066 51237 288
Sweden43 96322 94121 022
Lithuania43 68025 20118 479
Syria25 98515 78610 199
Germany24 65413 13611 518
Denmark22 80612 44910 357
Eritrea18 58611 1107 476
United Kingdom16 18910 5705 619
Somalia15 8658 2677 598
Romania14 9978 5326 465
Philippines11 7082 5049 204
Russia11 3433 8367 507
Thailand11 2991 6819 618
Latvia11 1186 3604 758
United States9 1704 5004 670

About the statistics

The statistics shows the population in Norway and in all the Norwegian counties and municipalities. The population figures at the end of the year shows figures for age, sex, marital status and citizenship. Population changes for births, deaths, immigration, emigration and net migration are published quarterly.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Mean population: Average population at the beginning and end of the year.

Resident: Who is regarded as a resident of Norway and where in Norway a person shall be counted as a resident, is stipulated in the Population Registration Act of 16 January 1970. The regulations to the act were amended effective 1 February 1980.

The following main points from the registration rules decide who is regarded as a resident of Norway:

Persons from countries outside the Nordic countries are regarded as residents of Norway when they have lived here or intend to live here at least 6 months, even though the stay is temporary. The same six-month rule applies to migration from Norway to a country outside the Nordic countries.

The aforementioned six-month rule does not always apply to migration between Norway and another Nordic country. In Denmark, for example, a person is registered as a resident if the person intends to stay in the country at least 3 months. The same limit is used for out-migration. In Sweden and Finland the limit is one year. For persons who come/move to Norway from another Nordic country, the six-month rule is still valid, as residence is decided by the country of immigration's rules, cf. the Nordic agreement on inter-Nordic migration dated 8 May 1989. This agreement replaced a similar agreement from 5 December 1968.

People living in Svalbard, on Jan Mayen or in Norwegian dependencies who on departure were registered in the population register of a Norwegian municipality shall still be counted as residents of that municipality. The same rules apply to people on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Norwegian foreign and consular service staff and Norwegian military personnel posted for duty abroad are counted as residents of Norway. The same applies to their families.

Foreign staff at foreign embassies and consular services and foreign personnel attached to NATO are not counted as residents of Norway. The same applies to their families.

The main rule for where in Norway a person is regarded as a resident is that the person resides where he/she has their regular daily rest (night's sleep).

If the daily rest is taken in shifts at one or more places, the person is regarded as residing where, overall, they can be said to live on a regular basis. Spouses with a joint home and persons sharing a joint home with their children are regarded as residing in this home without regard to where they have their daily rest.

Single persons who attend school in another municipality are as a main rule still regarded as resident of the place they lived before starting school (the residence of their parents). Similar registration principles also apply to conscripts serving their initial military service, alternative national service conscripts, prisoners, and people admitted to hospitals.

Persons admitted to or placed in other institutions or private care are as a main rule regarded as residents when the stay is intended to last, or turns out to last, at least 6 months.

From March 1987 to January 1994 asylum seekers were usually counted as immigrants and hence also as residents even though the processing of their application for residence had not been completed. Before and after this period, only asylum seekers with residence permits have been registered.

Births: Live births

Excess of births over deaths: The difference between births and deaths also called "net natural increase in the total population". A minus sign means an excess of deaths over births.

In-migration, out-migration: Migration is the relocation of one person between two Norwegian municipalities or between a Norwegian municipality and abroad. People who move several times during a single calendar year are counted each time they move. In the migration statistics for counties, moves between the municipalities in the county are not included.

Net migration: The difference between in-migration and out-migration. A minus sign means net out-migration.

Population: All numbers cover the de jure population.

Population growth: There are two ways of calculating population growth; 1) the total of excess of births over deaths and net migration, or 2) the difference between the population on 1 January in year n+1 minus the population on 1 October (or 1 January in year n). Ideally the two methods should give the same result, but experience shows that there is always discrepancy between the two, due to revisions, annulments, delayed reports etc.

In all the quarterly statistics up to the fourth quarter of 2005 and all preliminary figures of change for the whole year up until and including 2004, the population growth has been calculated as the total of births over deaths and net migration, and provided a basis for preliminary population figures. The population on 1 April, 1 July and 1 October will continue to be calculated this way. Because preliminary figures have been replaced by final population figures as of 1 January 2006 the population growth for one year will be calculated as the population on 1 January in year n+1 minus the population in year n, and correspondingly the population growth for the fourth quarter will be calculated as the population on 1 January in year n+1 minus the population on 1 October.

Clearing-up in The Central Population Register: Persons who stay in the country for less than for six months are not registered and are not included in the figures. The Tax Administration undertakes an ongoing clear-up of the Central Population Register of out-migrated persons who no longer live in Norway. In recent years, clearing-up the Central Population Register has been standard practice.

Standard classifications

Country and citizenship in population statisticsMarital status, Municipalities

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Population
Topic: Population

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

The nation, county, municipality and basic statistical unit, but for quarterly statistic and estimated populaton regional level is national, county and municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annually. The quaterly statistic is published about 6 weeks after referencetime, which is 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data files at the individual level that are processed and stored long-term. The statistic about estimated population and the quaterly statistic are only stored on a short-term basis.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics show the composition of the population (by sex, age, marital status, and residence) over time.

Annual figures for the population by sex, age, marital status and citizenship can be found dating back to 1 January 1976, whereas corresponding figures without citizenship can be found from 1 January 1971. Earlier than that, figures exist from censuses held every ten years, as well as some estimated figures from the intervening years.

The statistic on the estimated population at the turn of the year have been in existence since 1970, but only for Norway as a whole. The first estimates at county and municipal level were created on 1 January 2000. The municipal figures are less certain than the county and national figures, and the estimated population in the smallest municipalities will be more uncertain than the estimates for larger municipalities.

The statistics on quarterly population changes show population changes over a shorter period of time. The changes include events such as births, deaths and migrations, in addition to a population count.

These statistics are connected to the annual statistics on population developments. Starting in 1951, Statistics Norway has produced yearly figures on such developments, based on population register material. We have compiled statistics on the quarterly changes (births, deaths, migrations, and population count) since 1974.

Users and applications

Public administration, research institutes, the insurance industry, the media and private persons

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Population projections (prognoses)   Births   Deaths   Migrations   Internal migrations Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents

Quarterly figures

Families and households

Cohabitant couples

Legal authority

§§ 2-1, 2-2, 3 – 2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Covers all persons registered as a resident of Norway on 1 January. Definition of the main terms. All figures cover the de jure population.

Persons having migrated to Norway to work for less than half a year are not included in the statistics, and persons having emigrated without having registered this, are likewise not included.

Quaterly statistic

In 1985-1999:

Statistics Norway looked at the population at the beginning and end of the quarter along with data for births deaths and migrations that had brought about this change in the population. The statistics were extracted one month after the turn of each quarter, so that as many events as possible were included in the calculations. Events that pertained to previous quarters in the same year were included in "events so far this year" and were also included in "the population at the beginning of the quarter". Events that pertained to previous years were normally not included in these statistics, but if they were included, it would be noted in a footnote.

Thus, in 1985-1999 the statistics included events that actually took place that year and not reports from previous years that arrived too late to be included in the statistics.

Quarterly figures as of 2000:

As of the first quarter of 2000, delayed reports were also included in the quarterly figures. In addition to events that actually took place in the releveant quarter, all reports received more than one month after the end of the quarter and which applied to events in previous years and previous quarters in the current year were included.

A result of this change was that the figures in the quarterly population statistics became more in line with later published population figures than previously published figures, as the register (DSF) is updated continuously, also with late reports.

Annual preliminary figures for population and figures of change to 2004:

From 2000 to 2004, a total for the four quarterly statistics has been published as preliminary annual figures for births, deaths, migration and population at the start of a new year until final figures have become available. Prior to 2000, corresponding preliminary figures were also published for the whole country, but these were not calculated as the total of the previously published figures for the first to the fourth quarter. The method was slightly different, as the figures published for the first quarter were published first. Later in the year, when figures for the second quarter were published, the figures for the first quarter were updated, and when figures for the third quarter were published, the second quarter figures were updated. Slik blei og tala for tredjekvartal enda meir oppdatert. The total of the fourth quarter and the updated figures for the first to the third quarter were published as preliminary figures for the whole year until 2000.

Final population figures and figures of change as of 2005:

The preliminary population figures at the end of last year and figures of change for 2005 and later years have been replaced by final figures because it is possible to carry out the necessary controls earlier than before.

The population growth from 2005 is set as equal to the difference between the population at 1 January 2006 and 1 January 2005. Correspondingly the population growth in the fourth quarter equals the population difference on 1 January 2006 and 1 January 2005. As preliminary population figures (also quarterly figures including the fourth quarter) were published previously, the population growth was calculated as the total of the excess of births and net immigration, which gave the basis for the preliminary population figures. All later population figures for 1 April, 1 July and 1 October will be calculated this way.)

The two estimation methods mentioned above should ideally give the same result, but based on previous experience there is always some discrepancy due to delayed reports, annulments, revisions etc.

Data sources and sampling

Since 1970 the statistics are based on population register data. 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. In 2005, the work methods of the population registries were changed, and there are now 97 registries with responsibility for population registrations for several municipalities in each county. The population registries receive reports of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration etc. from various sources.

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.

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.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

From January 1998 electronic copies of reports have been transferred daily from the National Registration Office to Statistics Norway, Which was previously done monthly. Before May 1995 Statistics Norway received the reports on magnetic tape every month..

In addition to the checks made by the DSF, Statistics Norway performs checks for statistical purposes. For more details of our control routines in the various subject areas, see Interne dokumenter 11/2013 Uttak til befolkningsstatistikk fra populasjonsregisteret BeReg

Population (resident persons) are summed up to basic enumeration unit, partof town municipality level.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Due to municipal mergers and divisions and redrawing of borders, it is not always possible to compare figures when, e.g., we want to prepare a time series for a municipality. The changes can also affect county borders and thus also the basis for comparison there.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

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.

Dropout errors will be found to the extent there are persons staying in Norway not being registered as residents according to the regulations, laid down in the law on population registration of 16 January 1970. 

None because all the material rather than samples is used.

The quality of the basic data from the Central Population Register is generally very good for statistical purposes. One minus is nevertheless residence registration - in part because too many are registered as residents, but also because certain groups are registered as having another domicile than where they actually live. This is particularly true because according to the rules unmarried students are listed as residing with their parent(s).

Registration of residence From a statistical viewpoint, registration of residence can seem to be prone to error. This is particularly true in relation to the ideal situation in which everyone is registered according to the day's-rest principle. Failure to report a change of residence or delay the reporting of it also contributes to such deviations. For many analysis and planning purposes the actual residence is of interest.

A survey undertaken following the Population and Housing census in 1990 concluded that the registered residence was incorrect for 5.5 per cent of the population. Much of the deviation is due to the legal definition of residence used in the Central Population Register, which requires that students and residents of joint households to be registered somewhere else than the place they actually live. Using the place of residence definition, between 1.8 and 3.0 per cent of the people were incorrectly placed. Schjalm: "Kvalitetsundersøkelsen for Folke- og boligtelling 1990" (Quality survey for the Population and Housing Census 1990), Reports 96/10, Statistics Norway.

Out-registrations People who move abroad without reporting their departure have also been a major source of error in recent years. As a result of surveys conducted in 1993, nearly 3 000 foreign citizens who had left Norway earlier without reporting the move were registered as living abroad. Oslo was the most affected by these out-registrations (1 600 persons). Some of this out-migration should have been distributed over several years. Out-registration was also done in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998. Oslo registered almost 2 000 foreign citizens as having left the country in 1997 and 1998.

Despite the actions taken to remove from the rolls immigrants who have left the country without reporting their move to the population registries, there will always be a number of persons registered as residents of Norway even though they no longer live here.

Conversely, a number of people are living illegally in Norway at any one time and are therefore not included in the population count. Most of them live in Oslo. Because these two factors pull in opposite directions, they largely cancel each other out

Revision

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