Health;Social conditions, welfare and crime
funkhem, Living conditions of disabled people, disability, benefits, assistive technologyLiving conditions , Disability , Social conditions, welfare and crime, Health

Living conditions of disabled people


Next update

Key figures

559 388

use assistive products

Users of assistive products
PersonsChange i percentage
201820192018 - 2019
At least one assistive product
Total535 608559 3884
Disable83 42688 8927
Motordrevne rullestoler
Total38 42339 2682
Disable13 03613 3342
201520192018 - 2019
At least one assistive product
Live in crowded dwelling, few rooms and sq.m.5.06.01
Live in crowded dwelling, few rooms and sq.m.4.05.01
Motordrevne rullestoler
Live in crowded dwelling, few rooms and sq.m.3.03.00
Live in crowded dwelling, few rooms and sq.m.4.04.00

About the statistics

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


Definitions of the main concepts and variables


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

Standard classifications

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)

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Living conditions of disabled people
Topic: Health

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Health, care and social statistics

Regional level

Not relevant

Frequency and timeliness

The population is all residents i Norway at 01. January, starting in 2015

International reporting

Not relevant


Not relevant


Background and purpose

Not relevant

Users and applications

Not relevant

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Not relevant

Legal authority

Not relevant

EEA reference

Not relevant

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

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.


Not relevant