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Deaths

Weekly figures will be published every tuesday. See StatBank table 07995

Monthly figures was published May 19th and will be updated first Tuesday after 15th every month. See StatBank tables 12982 and 12983.

Updated

Next update

Not yet determined

Key figures

81.48

years is the expectancy for men

Deaths
Year
1990200020102020
Deaths, total
Females22 15522 33721 47220 568
Males23 86621 66520 02720 043
Deaths under 1 year of age
Girls167957435
Boys2521309757
Life expectancy at birth
Females79.8181.3883.1584.89
Males73.4475.9678.8581.48

See selected tables from this statistics

Table 1 
Deaths and death rates

Deaths and death rates
DeathsDeaths under 1 year of ageDeaths per 1 000 mean populationInfant mortality
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
202040 61120 04320 5689257357.57.47.71.72.11.3

Table 2 
Age-specific death rates for males and females

Age-specific death rates for males and females
2020
Deaths per 100 000 mean population
MalesFemales
0-4 years4831
5-9 years47
10-14 years713
15-19 years4116
20-24 years4819
25-29 years6527
30-34 years6629
35-39 years7847
40-44 years11465
45-49 years165117
50-54 years236176
55-59 years421262
60-64 years673459
65-69 years1 173751
70-74 years1 9381 385
75-79 years3 2572 237
80-84 years6 1474 461
85-89 years12 0808 689
90 years or older24 08720 969

Table 3 
Life expectancy - remaining years for males and females at selected ages.

Life expectancy - remaining years for males and females at selected ages.
0 years1 year5 years10 years20 years30 years40 years50 years60 years70 years80 years
Males
202081.4880.6576.6871.7061.8552.1742.5133.0323.9415.708.74
Females
202084.8984.0080.0375.0565.1555.2945.4835.8426.5117.8110.25

Table 4 
Perinatal and infant mortality

Perinatal and infant mortality
Late fetal deaths (deaths per 1 000 births)Perinatal mortality (deaths per 1 000 births)Under 24 hours (deaths per 1 000 live births)Under 1 week (deaths per 1 000 live births)Under 4 week (deaths per 1 000 live births)4 weeks - under 1 year (deaths per 1 000 live births)Under 1 year, total (Under 1 year, total)
20201.62.50.40.91.30.41.7

Table 5 
Life tables

Life tables
2020
Survivors (per 100 000) at age x, lxDeath at age x to x+1, dxLife expectancy - remaining years at age x, exProbability of death at age x (per 1 000) (Ungraduated), qx
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
0 years100 000100 000100 00017020613383.2081.4884.891.7042.0591.331
1 year99 83099 79499 86716171582.3480.6584.000.1620.1750.148
2 years99 81399 77799 8521420781.3679.6683.020.1400.2040.072
3 years99 79999 75699 84533380.3778.6882.020.0340.0330.035
4 years99 79699 75399 84156379.3777.6881.020.0490.0640.034
5 years99 79199 74799 83833378.3776.6880.030.0330.0320.034
6 years99 78899 74399 835810777.3875.6979.030.0820.0960.067
7 years99 78099 73499 8281191376.3874.6978.040.1120.0940.131
8 years99 76899 72599 81520375.3973.7077.050.0160.0000.032
9 years99 76799 72599 81230674.3972.7076.050.0310.0000.063
10 years99 76499 72599 805601273.3971.7075.050.0600.0000.124
11 years99 75899 72599 793601272.4070.7074.060.0600.0000.124
12 years99 75299 72599 78186971.4069.7073.070.0770.0600.095
13 years99 74499 71999 77117151970.4168.7072.080.1700.1510.191
14 years99 72799 70399 75212151069.4267.7271.090.1250.1530.096
15 years99 71599 68899 74317181668.4366.7370.100.1740.1850.162
16 years99 69799 67099 72625371367.4465.7469.110.2530.3690.130
17 years99 67299 63399 71337442966.4664.7668.120.3670.4370.294
18 years99 63699 58999 68438591665.4863.7967.140.3810.5890.163
19 years99 59899 53199 6682644664.5162.8366.150.2610.4450.063
20 years99 57299 48799 66239571963.5261.8565.150.3900.5770.187
21 years99 53399 42999 64340582262.5560.8964.170.4060.5790.218
22 years99 49299 37199 62125321861.5759.9363.180.2530.3170.185
23 years99 46799 34099 60335472160.5958.9462.190.3480.4760.210
24 years99 43399 29399 58230441559.6157.9761.200.2990.4410.147
25 years99 40399 24999 56752713258.6357.0060.210.5220.7130.320
26 years99 35199 17899 53555892057.6656.0459.230.5560.8950.200
27 years99 29699 08999 51536472556.6955.0958.240.3670.4770.251
28 years99 25999 04299 49038542255.7154.1157.260.3840.5430.217
29 years99 22198 98899 46949603754.7353.1456.270.4920.6110.370
30 years99 17298 92899 43236502153.7652.1755.290.3610.5070.210
31 years99 13798 87899 41148633252.7851.2054.300.4800.6380.317
32 years99 08998 81599 38047573751.8050.2353.320.4760.5720.377
33 years99 04298 75899 34252733050.8349.2652.340.5270.7400.304
34 years98 99098 68599 31254842249.8548.3051.360.5450.8490.225
35 years98 93698 60199 29051613948.8847.3450.370.5120.6200.398
36 years98 88598 54099 25058833147.9146.3749.390.5860.8400.317
37 years98 82798 45799 21958724346.9345.4148.400.5860.7290.433
38 years98 76998 38699 17681946645.9644.4447.420.8160.9600.665
39 years98 68898 29199 11064765245.0043.4846.450.6500.7710.523
40 years98 62498 21699 05871895244.0342.5145.480.7220.9060.526
41 years98 55398 12699 0061001287043.0641.5544.501.0171.3060.709
42 years98 45397 99898 936951008942.1040.6143.530.9621.0200.900
43 years98 35897 89898 8471021396241.1439.6542.571.0361.4190.630
44 years98 25697 75998 784771034940.1838.7041.600.7841.0550.498
45 years98 17997 65698 735921137039.2137.7440.620.9371.1600.705
46 years98 08797 54398 66612214110138.2536.7939.651.2421.4481.026
47 years97 96597 40298 56414117410537.3035.8438.691.4341.7821.067
48 years97 82597 22898 45916016615336.3534.9037.731.6361.7121.556
49 years97 66597 06298 30617520514335.4133.9636.791.7922.1121.456
50 years97 49096 85798 16316318114334.4733.0335.841.6681.8731.452
51 years97 32796 67598 02017121012933.5332.0934.891.7532.1741.313
52 years97 15796 46597 89221528414232.5931.1633.942.2162.9491.448
53 years96 94196 18197 75021321121631.6630.2532.982.2012.1982.205
54 years96 72895 96997 53424425123530.7329.3232.062.5182.6172.413
55 years96 48495 71897 29926730023029.8028.3931.132.7623.1382.365
56 years96 21895 41897 06932740824128.8827.4830.213.4014.2762.487
57 years95 89195 01096 82733541125527.9826.6029.283.4954.3232.633
58 years95 55694 59996 57333541025527.0825.7128.363.5024.3332.636
59 years95 22194 18996 31838447428826.1724.8227.434.0315.0312.993
60 years94 83793 71596 03045055134325.2723.9426.514.7455.8803.567
61 years94 38793 16495 68745052337324.3923.0825.604.7685.6113.901
62 years93 93792 64295 31453659048023.5122.2124.705.7076.3685.035
63 years93 40192 05294 83460672748122.6421.3523.826.4897.8965.070
64 years92 79591 32594 35361572050521.7820.5122.946.6227.8885.352
65 years92 18090 60493 84868175160820.9319.6722.067.3838.2886.482
66 years91 50089 85493 2408141 00561920.0818.8321.208.89711.1876.636
67 years90 68688 84892 6219031 12367719.2518.0420.349.95912.6407.310
68 years89 78387 72591 9449301 12073118.4417.2719.4910.35812.7697.955
69 years88 85386 60591 2131 0201 18984217.6316.4818.6411.47413.7299.231
70 years87 83385 41690 3711 1221 33789816.8315.7017.8112.77015.6489.933
71 years86 71184 08089 4731 2591 3981 11416.0414.9516.9814.52216.63212.446
72 years85 45282 68188 3601 3981 5371 25315.2714.1916.1916.35818.59214.182
73 years84 05481 14487 1061 5301 6971 36014.5113.4515.4218.20720.90715.618
74 years82 52479 44785 7461 6871 9491 42113.7712.7314.6520.44224.53616.567
75 years80 83777 49884 3251 7802 1491 40613.0512.0313.8922.01627.73016.675
76 years79 05775 34982 9191 8702 1511 58512.3311.3613.1223.65128.55419.111
77 years77 18873 19881 3352 1052 2661 94711.6210.6812.3627.27330.96123.939
78 years75 08270 93179 3872 3152 5592 08310.9310.0111.6630.83536.07326.242
79 years72 76768 37377 3042 4662 8142 14110.269.3610.9633.89341.15827.700
80 years70 30165 55975 1632 8713 1212 6489.618.7410.2540.83747.60235.226
81 years67 43062 43872 5152 8493 2442 4958.998.169.6142.25251.96034.403
82 years64 58159 19470 0203 3493 6563 0868.377.588.9351.85761.76144.070
83 years61 23255 53866 9353 5243 6983 3947.807.048.3257.54966.58950.708
84 years57 70851 84063 5413 8724 0763 7337.256.517.7467.10178.63058.747
85 years53 83647 76359 8084 1574 4113 9906.736.027.1977.21892.35966.721
86 years49 67943 35255 8173 9334 3573 6226.255.586.6779.175100.49664.897
87 years45 74538 99552 1954 2704 3724 2465.755.156.1093.348112.11781.356
88 years41 47534 62347 9484 5034 4604 6255.294.745.60108.576128.82996.449
89 years36 97230 16343 3244 7374 5764 9764.874.365.14128.116151.725114.857
90 years32 23525 58638 3484 4934 1704 8604.514.064.74139.366162.987126.731
91 years27 74321 41633 4884 2063 8364 6174.163.754.36151.606179.113137.871
92 years23 53717 58028 8714 1203 5924 6603.823.463.98175.049204.320161.417
93 years19 41713 98824 2113 7593 1194 3803.523.223.64193.602222.943180.891
94 years15 65810 87019 8313 4022 5574 1613.243.003.34217.244235.269209.809
95 years12 2568 31215 6702 8662 0373 5983.012.763.09233.833245.015229.592
96 years9 3906 27612 0732 4011 8512 9212.772.502.86255.681294.884241.967
97 years6 9894 4259 1512 0721 5052 5832.552.342.62296.508340.168282.213
98 years4 9172 9206 5691 5191 0091 9652.412.282.45308.996345.695299.071
99 years3 3981 9104 6041 1146701 4852.272.222.29327.849350.626322.506
100 years2 2841 2413 1198594531 1822.132.152.14376.308364.807378.927
101 years1 4247881 9374762766402.122.102.13334.250350.383330.566
102 years9485121 2973441734751.941.971.94362.872338.862366.203
103 years604338822234963291.751.721.77387.494283.469400.171
104 years3702434931351341611.551.201.62365.994550.671327.020
105 years23510933282471091.151.061.17351.071435.282329.680
106 years15262222152622220.500.500.501 000.0001 000.0001 000.000

About the statistics

The statistics cover the number of deaths during a calendar year. Death, death rates, infant mortality and expectation of life can be indications of the general health state of the population.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Mortality rates
The frequency of deaths in the population. In most cases the rate is multiplied by 1 000 so that it can be interpreted as the number of deaths per 1 000 persons.

Infant mortality
Number of deaths per 1 000 live births among children under the age of one.

Probability of death
Probability of death for a man/woman at age x is the probability that he/she will die before he/she reaches the age of x + 1. Probability of death is estimated for each age level separately for men and women and is used inter alia to estimate life expectancy. Probability of death is not the same as age-specific mortality rates.

Life expectancy - remaining lifetime
Life expectancy or mean lifetime is the number of years a new-born can expect to live under current mortality conditions (period mortality). Life expectancy is estimated on the basis of the age-specific mortality probabilities in the period. Expectation of life is estimated for the various age levels.

Calculation method - life expectancy and mortality tables

The mortality table is based on the probability of dying between two age levels (number of years). The probability is indicated with the symbol

Formel 1

 in which x stands for age x years.

The point of departure is a selected cohort of 100 000 persons of the same sex (l 0 =100 000), in which survivors at age x are

Formel 2

The number of persons who die are estimated for each age level.

The mathematical formula is as follows:

Formel 3

in which

Formel 4

is the probability that a person aged x-1 will be alive one year later.

The number of deceased persons by their exact age x to x+1 year in the selected cohort are given as:

Formel 5

To calculate the expectation of life at age x we need the auxiliary aggregates contemporary survivors and total remaining lifetime.

The contemporary survivors of age x,

Formel 6

are the average number of persons of age x. If the deaths are assumed to fall evenly throughout the year, contemporary survivors are:

Formel 7

Total remaining lifetime at age x is the number of years contemporary survivor xers in the cohort have to live:

Formel 8

in which

Formel 9

is equal to the highest age.

Expectation of life at age x is equal to the total of remaining years of life at age x, divided by the number of survivors at age x.

Formel 10

Age in the published tables is age in number of years at the time of death.

Residence

Sex

Standard classifications

 

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Deaths
Topic: Population

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

Municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual final figures, quarterly preliminary figures.

International reporting

FN. Eurostat.

Microdata

Files at the individual level which are processed and stored long-term.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics show the number of deaths over the course of one year. Mortality rates, infant mortality and life expectancy can indicate the general health of the population.

Statistics Norway has national figures dating back to 1735 and county figures from around 1950.

Users and applications

Public administration, politicians, the media, lawyers, the insurance industry and researchers who study demographics and living standards.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Death statistics are included in the population accounts as one of the components for understanding the changes in the population.

From 1 January 2000 the same definition will mainly be used in the quarterly figures vis-à-vis the final statistics. The main difference is that in the final death statistics there is a two-month wait before the death reports are taken out, while in the quarterly figures there is only a one-month wait. From 1 January 2002 there is one-month wait before the death report are taken out, such as the quarterly figures.

Another source of death statistics is the cause of death register at the Division for Health Statistics.

The number of deaths in causes of death statistics does not completely coincide with the number of deaths in Statistics Norway’s population statistics. The difference used to be more extensive due to different routines regarding delayed reporting.

The differences in the number of deaths in recent years are due to the fact that population statistics are not including civilian death certificates received after the end of January the following year, while causes of deaths statistics includes medical death certificates received until just before publishing the results, for example for the 2010 statistics until the end of September 2011. On the other hand population statistics are including deaths that occurred in previous years, with a change in birth year and death year for the deceased so that age at death will be correct.

The different routines have, for the last twenty years, resulted in a yearly difference in the number of deaths by plus/minus 100 with a few exceptions. Please note that even for a statistical year with an equal number of deaths the two statistics can include a different group of (population of) deaths, for instance regarding age, gender and so on for approximately 200 persons. Nevertheless, over a time span of several statistical years the populations with be approximately identical.

Legal authority

Statistics Act §§ 2-1, 2-2, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover only persons registered as living in Norway at the time of their death, without regard to whether the death took place in Norway or abroad.

The statistics for 1999 mainly cover deaths that actually occurred in 1999. Deaths from all previous years are counted in the 1999 figures if the report was made between 1 March 1999 and 29 February 2000, i.e. too late to be included in the 1998 or earlier annual statistics.

From 1985 to 1998 the statistics covered deaths that actually had happened during the year and in addition only deaths from the preceding year which were recorded too late to be included in the statistics.

From 2002 the statistics cover deaths from all previous years if the report was made between 1 March and 31 January 2003, i.e. too late to be included in the 2001 or earlier annual statistics.

Data sources and sampling

Death statistics are based on population register data. The figures from 1995 and later are based on the Central Population Register (DSF) at the Directorate of Taxes, while the figures for 1968-1994 are taken from its predecessor, the National Population Register (DSP). The register was built up from 1964 to 1966 on the basis of the 1960 census, at the same time as the 11-digit national identity number was introduced as identification. The Office of the National Registrar, which administrates the register, was transferred in 1991 from Statistics Norway to the Directorate of Taxes.

Since 1946 each municipality has had a local population registry that registers all residents in the municipality, pursuant to the Population Registration Act and its regulations. The population registries receive reports of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration etc. from various sources.

Deaths are reported by the probate court or sheriff to the population registry in the deceased person's municipality of residence. Reports of deaths abroad of persons who were residents of Norway are received via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

Updating of the Central Population Register is done in part by the local population registries, which are connected to the DSF via terminals, and in part by the Directorate of Taxes. The basis of the statistics on changes in the population is electronic copies to Statistics Norway of all such register updates. The reports are also used to update a separate Statistics Norway population database kept for statistical purposes, which forms the basis for the statistics on the composition of the population.

Data on basic statistical units are taken from the address portion of the Ground Property, Address and Building Register (GAB) owned by the Norwegian Mapping Authority.

Not relevant.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Not relevant.

In addition to checks made by the DSF, Statistics Norway performs checks for statistical purposes. For further details of the controls that are done, see 3.7.3. in the report:

Dokumentasjon av BESYS-befolkningsstatistikksystemet. Befolkningsendringer i 1998 og befolkningsbasen (BEBAS) 1. januar 2000. Anne Sofie Brørs, Kirsten Dybendal, Aslaug Hurlen Foss og Trude Jakobsen, Notat 2000/24 Statistics Norway. ISSN 0806-3745 (in Norwegian only)

The statistics counts deaths by sex, age, marital status and citizenship.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

If a table consists zero, one or two units and disclosing these units can lead to identification of individuals, the figure is rounded up or left empty.

Comparability over time and space

In 1999 the scope of which deaths are included was changed, leading to an 0.3 per cent increase in the number of deaths compared with the previous definition.

The method for calculating life expectancy was revised in 1998. The difference with the old method of calculation was a couple of hundredths.

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