Errors in the figures

The tables have been removed due to errors in the figures. Corrected versions of the tables will be published at a later point.

Living conditions of disabled people

Updated: 16 August 2023

Next update: Not yet determined

About the statistics

The statistic provides an insight into the living conditions of Norwegian residents who on a permanent basis use assistive products, as well as receiving a number of benefits. These are common characteristics of disabled persons.


A person is registered as a resident in Norway when living here or with the intention of living here for at least 6 months, and having a valid residence permit.

Private household

A private household consists of persons that are residents in the same private dwelling according to the National Population Register.

Assistive product.

Assitive product are catalogued according to NS-ISO 9999 , 1998 and 2007 editions. There are three levels of detail, where the statistic only uses the two aggregated levels.

Not all products will be found in the statistic,for example hearing aides

Industry has been encoded according to Standard for næringsgruppering (SN2007).

Employment sector has been encoded according to Standard for institusjonell sektorgruppering

Occupation has been encoded according to Standard for yrkesklassifisering (STYRK-2008).

Education has been encoded according to Standard for utdanningsgruppering (NUS)

Name: Living conditions of disabled people
Topic: Health

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Division for Health, care and social statistics

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The statistics is published once a year for the previous calender year. The population is all residents in Norway by 31. December.


All collected data are anonymized prior to processing and will be deleted

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No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

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Statistics Act of 21 June 2019 No. 32, Section10 (1).

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The statistic is based on a number of government registres. Some adjustments and interpretations have been necessary when combining this information with SSB's databases.

The number of users of "walker" is underestimated. This is because personal IDs of some users are missing from the data source.

Reported income data pertain to late fall of the previous year, Hence, some inaccuracy must be expected.

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