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Excess of births causes population growth
Norway's population increased by 7 000 persons in the second quarter of 2003. The excess of births - births minus deaths - was 4 500 and the net migration from abroad was 2 500.
Compared with the first quarter 2003 and the year before, it was an excess of births over deaths, not immigration, which had the largest impact on population growth. The excess of births over deaths increased by 710 compared with the corresponding period 2002 and the immigration surplus fell from 4 300 to 2 600.
Preliminary figures show that Norway's population increased by 12 900 in the first half of 2003, with the excess of births over deaths accounting for 52 per cent
While emigration from Norway was higher in the first half 2003 than the previous year, a decline of immigration occured.11 200 emigrations and 17 300 immigrations were registered in the first half of 2003. Figures for the corresponding period 2002 was 9600 and 18 300 respectively.
Largest in-migration to Oslo and Akershus
The internal in- migration to the counties Oslo and Akershus is the largest so far this year with 10 300 and 8 300 persons respectively. Out- migration is also temporally high in these counties. The net internal migration showed a net gain of 70 and 530 persons respectively. In addition to internal migration Oslo had a net migration from abroad of 630 persons and Akershus of 510.
The statistics is published with Population.