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  • Population growth at 39 400 in 2019

    As 2020 began, Norway’s population stood at 5 367 580. Population growth for 2019 came in at 39 400.

  • Family immigration and marriage patterns 1990-2018

    Reports 2020/05

  • This is Norway 2019

    This is Norway presents statistics from a variety of areas and seeks to give an overview of Norwegian society and its developments in recent years.

  • The population reached 5 328 200 at the turn of the year

    The population increased by 32 600 in 2018, thereby continuing the annual decline in population growth we have seen since 2012.

  • Immigrant households, their composition and housing conditions

    Reports 2018/37

  • Women and men in Norway 2018

    Who are the women and men in Norway? Statistics Norway presents similarities and differences between women and men in Norway within areas of society we can describe with statistics in Women and men in Norway.

  • Approaching 5.3 million

    Low immigration and fewer births resulted in reduced population growth in 2017. The population increased by 37 300 in 2017, a decline from 44 300 the year before. At the end of the year there were 5 295 600 people in Norway.

  • Fewer young and more older cohabitants

    For the age group 20-24 years, the proportion of cohabitants has decreased over the last ten years. For all 30+ age groups, however, the number of cohabitants has gradually increased.

  • Highest population growth in Akershus

    The population is estimated to be 5 297 000 inhabitants as per 31 December, with a population growth of 38 500 or 0.7 per cent in 2017.

  • Low population growth continues

    A further reduction in immigration and a small decrease in the number of births resulted in low population growth in the 3rd quarter.

  • 2 377 000 households

    The number of private households in Norway amounted to 2 377 000 as of 1 January 2017. An average of 2.2 persons lived in each household.

  • Low population growth

    Low figures for immigrations and births resulted in a low growth in the population in the second quarter. The low growth in the size of the population seen over the two past years continues.

  • Fewer marriages

    A total of 22 500 couples married in 2016. This is about 1 000 fewer than the average for the preceding ten years. A total of 9 300 couples divorced, and 10 800 separated.

  • Adoption numbers continue to fall

    A total of 349 adoptions were carried out in Norway in 2016, which is the lowest recorded figure since statistics on adoption were first produced in the 1960s.

  • The low population growth continues

    The population in Norway grew by 8 829, or 0.17 per cent in the first quarter. This is the lowest population growth in the 1st quarter since the EU’s internal market expanded in 2006.