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Immigration behind large population growth
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Population and population changeQ1 2008

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Immigration behind large population growth

Norway's population increased by 16 200 to 4 753 400 in the first quarter of 2008. This is the second largest population increase ever recorded in one quarter and 5 800 higher than in the first quarter of 2007.

Excess of births, net migration and population growth. 1st quarter.  1983-2008

If the population increase continues at the same pace throughout 2008, it will exceed the record increase of 56 000 in 2007. The immigration surplus from abroad in the first quarter, which was 12 400, accounted for 77 per cent of the increase. Immigration totalled 16 900 in the first quarter, 25 per cent higher than in the previous year. In addition to this come people who work in Norway, but stay for less than six months. They are not registered as immigrants, and thus not included in the population. Emigration totalled 4 500, which is a slight decrease from last year but the same level as previous years.

A total of 14 800 children were born, which is the same level as in 2007. 11 000 died, resulting in an excess of births of 3 800.

Polish citizens still largest immigrant group

One in four, or 4 300 of the 16 900 immigrants in the first quarter were Polish citizens. The second largest group were Swedish citizens (1 600), followed by German (1 100) and Lithuanian citizens (800). Those migrating to Norway had 147 different citizenships.

Net migration. Internal and from abroad, as a percentage of population 1st quarter 2008.

Stavanger reached 120 000 - and Bergen is approaching 250 000

Oslo, Akershus and Rogaland had the highest population growth with 5 200, 2 200 and 2 100 respectively. These three counties represented 58 per cent of the population increase in the country. Only Nordland experienced a population decrease. Around 1 March, Stavanger reached 120 000 inhabitants. If the immigration continues at this level, Bergen will probably reach 250 000 inhabitants in the third quarter.

Highest natural increase in Oslo

As in previous years, there was an excess of births over deaths in all counties except Hedmark, Oppland and Telemark, and now also Nordland. The highest natural increase took place in Oslo, Akershus, Rogaland and Hordaland. The excess of births in these four counties was 2 900 in total and accounted for 78 per cent of the total excess of births in the country.

Migration gain from abroad

As in previous years, all 19 counties had a migration gain from abroad. Oslo, Rogaland and Akershus had the largest gain with 3 400, 1 400 and 1 300 respectively. The migration gain totalled 12 400 and offset the birth deficit and domestic migration loss in many counties.

Twelve counties had a domestic migration loss, whereas seven had a domestic migration gain, the largest in Oslo.

Population increase in 245 municipalities

245 municipalities had a population increase in the first quarter, whereas 170 had a decrease. In the whole of 2007, 245 municipalities had an increase. Apart from the four largest cities, Tromsø had the largest population increase. As in previous years, the population increased in centrally situated municipalities whereas less central areas experienced migration loss and birth deficit. 13 of the 25 municipalities with the largest birth deficits were situated in Hedmark and Oppland.

Ten municipalities with largest and lowest migration gain
Total migration gain (254 in total)     Domestic migration gain (138 in total)   Migration gain from abroad (373 in total)  
1 Oslo   3 995   Oslo  596   Oslo 3 399  
2 Trondheim    801   Trondheim  485   Stavanger  549  
3 Bergen    648   Ullensaker  211   Bergen  520  
4 Stavanger    503   Drammen  192   Trondheim  316  
5 Bærum    366   Bergen  128   Bærum  315  
6 Drammen    321   Tromsø  121   Sandnes  262  
7 Tromsø    316   Fredrikstad 85   Tromsø  195  
8 Sandnes    290   Sande (Vestfold) 71   Asker  184  
9 Ullensaker    265   Elverum 68   Kristiansand  148  
10 Fredrikstad    199   Askøy / Askim 60   Skedsmo  137  
Total migration loss (166 in total)     Domestic migration loss (281 in total)   Migration loss from abroad (29 in total)  
1 Vefsn   -79   Melhus -68   Vefsn -68  
2 Tromsø   -38   Skedsmo -65   Høyanger -7  
3 Inderøy   -36   Bodø -58   Tydal -4  
4 Hurum   -35   Farsund -57   Dønna -4  
5 Farsund   -30   Nittedal -51   Bø (Nordland) -4  
6 Røros   -29   Harstad1 -50   Kárásjohka Karasjok -4  
7 Bamble   -29   Karmøy -49   Gamvik -4  
8 Balsfjord   -28   Nedre Eiker -49   Lindesnes -3  
9 Bø (Nordland)   -27   Bamble -49   Luster -3  
10 Kárásjohka Karasjok   -27   Stavanger / Oppegård -46   Vinje / Røros / Målselv -2  
1  The name has been changed 28 May 2008. Previous rendering Tromsø is erroneous.

Ten municipalities with largest and lowest excess of births and population growth
Excess of births (193 in total)     Excess of births in relation to population / 1 000 (193 in total)   Population growth (245 in total)   Population growth in relation to population / 1 000 (245 in total)  
1 Oslo   1 174   Audnedal 5.0   Oslo 5 169   Flå 18.5
2 Trondheim   312   Bykle 4.4   Trondheim1 1 113   Unjárga Nesseby 15.2
3 Bergen   274   Stordal 4.1   Bergen1 922   Salangen 12.4
4 Stavanger   195   Enebakk 3.8   Stavanger  698   Stordal 12.3
5 Sandnes   160   Unjarga-Nesseby 3.5   Tromsø  472   Meland 11.9
6 Tromsø   156   Lyngen 3.4   Sandnes  450   Ullensaker 11.2
7 Kristiansand   80   Røst 3.2   Bærum  438   Hole 10.9
8 Bærum   72   Søgne 3.2   Drammen  377   Våler (østfold) 10.8
9 Bodø   68   Fjell 3.1   Ullensaker  302   Birkenes 10.2
10 Fjell   65   Time 3.0   Kristiansand  274   Siljan 10.1
                 
Birth deficit (204 in total)     Birth deficit in relation to population / 1 000 (204 in total)   Population decrease (170 in total) Population decrease in relation to population/1 000 (170 in total  
1 Sandefjord   -27   Bjarkøy   -9.8   Vefsn -80   Kvalsund -21.8
2 Surnadal   -26   Rømskog -9.2   Hurum -48   Gamvik -20.2
3 Eidskog   -23   Ibestad -5.3   Harstad -42   Modalen -19.4
4 Ringebu   -17   Uvdal -5.1   Bø (Nordland) -37   Ibestad -16.5
5 østre Toten   -16   Fedje -5.0   Røros -37   Rendalen -13.3
6 Grue   -14   Lom -5.0   Karasjohka-Karasjok -32   Bø (Nordland) -12.9
7 Hamar   -14   Engerdal -4.9   Inderøy -32   Hamarøy -11.9
8 Nome   -13   Finnøy -4.7   Brønnøy -30   Roan -11.9
9 Uvdal   -13   Sandøy -4.7   Bjugn -29   Bjarkøy -11.8
10 Hurum / åsnes   -13   Loppa -4.5   Balsfjord -29   Kárásjohka Karasjok - 11.2
1Corrected 22.05.08 at 13:00 p.m.