5 109 000 residents at the turn of the year
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Population1 January 2014



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5 109 000 residents at the turn of the year

During 2013, the population increased by 57 800 to 5 109 100 residents. Foreign nationals represented 9.5 per cent of total population, with 483 200 residents.

Population, by age. Per 1. January
2014Change in per cent
2013 - 20142009 - 20142004 - 2014
Total5 109 0561.16.511.6
0 years59 335-2.0-2.24.8
1-5 years316 4090.66.67.6
6-12 years428 0770.40.0-1.6
13-15 years190 040-
16-19 years262 7890.42.519.4
20-44 years1 744 9611.06.59.5
45-66 years1 408 7230.97.318.3
67-79 years477 9625.820.421.3
80 years and over220 760-

From January 2013 to January 2014, the number of men increased by 31 500 and the number of women increased by 26 300 to 2 567 400 and 2 541 600 respectively. The increasing surplus of men from 2010 ended with a surplus of men of 25 800 on 1 January 2014. A surplus of men among those who have immigrated since the EU was expanded in 2006 has contributed to this surplus.

Poles make up largest share of foreign nationals

Among the 483 200 foreign nationals who are resident in Norway, Polish nationals represented 18 per cent, or 85 600 persons. This is 8 500 more than 1 January 2013. Polish men represented 5 100 of this increase, which is related to the increasing surplus of men.

Other large groups of foreign nationals at the turn of the year were those from Sweden and Lithuania, with 44 200 and 35 800 respectively.

The group of persons with Lithuanian citizenship had the second highest increase after the Poles, with a growth of 5 000.

Highest average age in east and lowest in west

The average age in the population in Norway is calculated at 39.4 years. Rogaland and Oslo are the counties with the most children and fewest elderly. These counties thus have the lowest average age in population; below 38 years in both counties. Next are Vest-Agder, Hordaland, Akershus and Sør-Trøndelag, with an average age of 38 years.

Hedmark and Oppland are the counties with the highest share of elderly. These counties have thus the highest average age, with 42.6 years and 42.2 years respectively.

The population of Norway 100 years ago was half that of today. At that time, 341 000 persons were under the age of six. Today, the corresponding figure is around 375 500, which corresponds to 14 and 7.4 per cent of the population respectively. At that time, there were 160 300 persons over the age of 66 years, while today the figure is 698 700. Persons over the age of 66 constituted 6.5 per cent of the population 100 years ago, while today the share is twice as high.

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