This is an archived release.
Population increased by 14 900
At 1 July 2005 Norway was home to 4 621 300 persons. During the first two quarters of 2005 the population increased by 14 900, compared with 12 200 in the first two quarters of 2004.
The increase was composed of a natural increase - defined as the excess of births over deaths - by 7 300 and a net immigration by 7 600. The net migration was 3 300 higher compared with the first two quarters in 2004 and the highest in three years. The natural increase was 500 lower compared with the first two quarters in 2004. This decrease is due to 200 fewer births and 300 more deaths.
During the second quarter of 2005 the population increased by 8 600, of which excess of births over deaths contributed by 4 600.
The statistics is published with Population.