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  • Weaker growth in persons with refugee background

    Last year saw an increase of 5 600 persons with a refugee background in Norway. This is the lowest growth in the last 20 years.

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  • 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.

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  • This is Norway 2018

    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.

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  • More foreigners give population increase

    Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund had 2310 inhabitants on 1 July 2017. This is the highest population ever registered.

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  • Lower population growth in future

    Lower population growth, an ageing rural population and growing numbers of adult and elderly immigrants. These are some of the trends that will impact on the future population, according to the 2018 population projections.

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  • 5 per cent more with refugee background

    A total of 228 200 persons with a refugee background were living in Norway on 1 January 2018. This represented 31 per cent of all migrants, and 4.3 per cent of the total population.

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  • 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.

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  • Sami statistics 2018

    Reports 2018/05

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • This is Norway 2017

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 30 per cent of immigrants have refugee background

    A total of 217 200 persons with a refugee background were living in Norway on 1 January 2017. This corresponds to 30 per cent of immigrants in Norway, and four per cent of the total population. Somalia is still the largest group. 

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  • 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.

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  • Population of 5 258 000 at year start

    The population of Norway reached 5 258 000 at the start of the year. The number of foreign citizens grew by 21 000 in 2016 to 559 000 on 1 January 2017.

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