Income and wealth


Farmers’ income and debt
The statistics present figures for incomes and debt for persons who are operating agricultural holdings.
Forest owners' income
personal forest owners, income from self-employment, forestry income, agricultural income
Income and wealth statistics for households
Measures the economic resources households have for saving and consumption.
Income, self-employed
The survey shows the effect of the tax system on self-employed persons
Poverty-related problems, survey on living conditions
The statistics cover poverty-related problems for different groups in the Norwegian population, such as financial difficultiesand social and material deprivation. The data is based on the Survey on living conditions EU-SILC.
Tax for personal tax payers
The statistics for personal taxpayers give an overview of taxable income.
Cash transfers to families with children
The statistics has been discontinued
Population and Housing Census, household income
The statistics has been discontinued

Analyses, articles and publications

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  1. Controlling for fixed effects in studies of income underreporting

    The expenditure method of Pissarides and Weber (1989) Journal of Public Economics, 39 (1), 17-32) shows how one backs out measure of income underreporting by the self-employed by using food consumption as trace of true income.

  2. People not in employment, education or training in 2015-2020

    The purpose of this report is to investigate the differences between people staying outside employment, education and training for several years, compared to people being outside these activities for a shorter period.

  3. Increased expenditures for the households – who bears the largest burden?

    Norwegian households have experienced unexpected price increases during 2022 on important goods, such as electricity and fuel, and the interest rate has been raised more than expected.

  4. The economic welfare of low-income households 2022

    Most Norwegian households are financially relatively well-off. Income inequality has remained the same in 2020 as in 2017, and thus the disparity between those at the bottom of the income distribution and those at the top remained stable.

  5. Farmers' income in Norway, 2004 - 2020

    This report describes the composition and evolution of Norwegian farmers' income and compares the evolution of farmers' and farm households' income to the evolution of income for other groups of non-farm individuals and households.

  6. Social security pension generosity and the effect on household saving

    This paper examines the substitution between pension wealth and household saving by studying Norway’s 2011 pension reform.

  7. Unsecured debt. Development 2019-2020, by characteristics of the borrowers

    The aim of this report is to provide insight into how interest-bearing unsecured debt has developed in different segments of the population during the period 2019–2021. We have chosen to focus on the interest-bearing part of the unsecured debt because we presume that the interest-free part does not lead to social problems to any great extent.

  8. Gender or class – What determines voting?

    Previous literature has found that extending the suffrage to both females and poorer voters increases the supply of public goods.

  9. A european equivalence scale for public in-kind transfers

    This paper introduces a theory-based equivalence scale for public in-kind transfers, which justifies comparison of distributions of extended income (cash income plus the value of public services) between European countries.

  10. Economic inequality in Norway in the twenty-first century

    This report describes the development in inequality in Norway in the period 2001–2018. We study inequality in income and wealth, the distribution of the tax burden, and the degree of progressivity in the tax system.

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