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4 503 000 residents in Norway
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4 503 000 residents in Norway

Norway had 4 503 000 residents 1 January 2001. During the year 2000, the population increased by 25 000, an increase of 0.6 per cent. The previous year the increase was 0.7 per cent.

 Population by age.  1 January 2001. The whole country

Mostly due to a near halving of the net migration from abroad from 1999 to 2000, the population growth was 8 200 less than the year before.

Most 0-5 years olds in Rogaland

8 per cent of the total population in Norway are children below school age. The number of 05 year olds is highest in Rogaland, Finnmark and Akershus, with 9.2, 8.9 and 8.6 per cent respectively of the total population.

Hedmark is the county holding the highest percentages in the age groups between 50 and 90, and the lowest among some of the younger groups. As expected.Oslo has the highest number of young adults in the age group 25-34,

 Population by age. 1 January 2001. Hedmark and Rogaland

Of those 80 years and above there are most in Sogn og Fjordane, with 5.3 per cent of the total population. After Sogn og Fjordane follow Hedmark (5.2), Oppland (5.1) and Telemark (5.1). Akershus with 3 per cent has the fewest. Out of Norway's total population, 4.4 per cent are 80 years or older.

Most in age group 30-34

The number of births peaked between 1966 and 1970. Today these persons are 3034 years of age. They represent the largest 5-year age group, and constitute 7.8 per cent of the total population. In 1971 they represented 5.3 per cent of the total population.

Those below 15 years of age represented 33 per cent of the total population in 1971, against 20 per cent today. People between 20-66 years, represent a larger part of the population in 2001 than they did thirty years ago (61 per cent compared with 57). People older than 66 years represent 14 per cent, against 11 per cent in 1971.

Every second female at 30 years of age is unmarried

 Percentage of never married males and females, by different ages. 1971 and 2001

Every second woman, 30 years of age, has never been married. In 1971, this figure was every tenth. Among men, 30 years of age, 66 per cent have never been married, while this figure was 20 per cent in 1971.

35 per cent of all residents 15 years and above have never been married. Thirty years ago, in 1971, this figure was 27 per cent. From 1971 till today this group has increased by 468 000 persons, to 1 273 000. This development can be explained by the fact that many couples choose living together without getting married, and that the average age of those who actually do get married is rising.

Municipalities with the highest
percentages of 0-5 years olds
Municipality Children 0-5 years in
percent of total population
1120 Klepp 11,01
1246 Fjell 11,01
2012 Alta 10,84
1127 Randaberg 10,37
1122 Gjesdal 10,28
1432 Førde 10,20
1662 Klæbu 10,19
0618 Hemsedal 10,12
1146 Tysvær 9,93
1256 Meland 9,85
1142 Rennesøy 9,85
0233 Nittedal 9,85
1516 Ulstein 9,84
1026 åseral 9,80
1027 Audnedal 9,80
1119 Hå 9,80
1124 Sola 9,79
1221 Stord 9,72
1102 Sandnes 9,70
1129 Forsand 9,68
Municipalities with the highest percentages
of inhabitants 80 years and over.
Municipality Elderly 80 years and over in percent
of total population
1915 Bjarkøy 12,46
1644 Holtålen 9,33
1227 Jondal 9,11
1842 Skjerstad         9,05
1412 Solund 8,96
1524 Norddal 8,96
1917 Ibestad 8,87
1234 Granvin 8,78
1867 Bø 8,52
1613 Snillfjord 8,39
0432 Rendalen 8,36
1633 Osen 8,16
1838 Gildeskål 8,11
1223 Tysnes 8,00
1265 Fedje 7,85
1711 Meråker 7,79
1632 Roan 7,79
1636 Meldal 7,77
1151 Utsira 7,76
1417 Vik 7,71

More information: kirsten.enger.dybendal@ssb.no , tel (+47) 62 88 52 96, kare.reidar.hoyby@ssb.no , tel (+47) 62 88 52 97 or oppdragbefolkning@ssb.no , tel (+47) 62 88 54 00

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