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Decreased entrepreneurial income
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2011-03-09T10:00:00.000Z
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Decreased entrepreneurial income

Entrepreneurial income for the self-employed amounted to NOK 219 000 on average in 2009. This is a decrease of 2 per cent from the previous year. At the same time personal income from wages and public pensions increased by NOK 13 000 on average.

A total of 328 000 persons had assessed entrepreneurial income in 2009. Of these, over 259 000 persons where assessed as a sole proprietorship. The remaining 70 000 persons had entrepreneurial income from other company structures, share fishermen, sole proprietorships with operating income under NOK 50 000 or were partners who are exempt from submitting a tax assessment.

Number of self-employed. 2009
  Total Main income primary industies Main income other industies Main income wages and pensions
Number of self-employed  328 499 31 979  107 708  188 812
Of which number of sole proprietors  259 548 23 370 94 233  141 945

The statistics show that more than half of the self-employed have their main income from wages and public pensions. Under 32 000 persons had their main income from primary industries, and about 107 000 persons had their main income from other industries.

Primary industries

Sole proprietorships with main income from primary industries had operating income over NOK 1 245 000 on average; about NOK 19 000 more than 2008. Operating expenses amounted to NOK 966 000 on average, increasing NOK 65 000 from the previous year. Compared with 2008, operating profit fell by NOK 45 000 in 2009.

In 2009 agriculture deductions amounted to NOK 64 000 on average for self-employed in primary industries.

Other industries

Sole proprietorships with main income from other industries had operating income over NOK 1 197 000 on average; about NOK 40 000 less than in 2008. Operating expenses amounted to NOK 754 000 on average, decreasing NOK 32 000 from the previous year. Operating profit amounted to NOK 443 000 in 2009 on average.

Sole proprietorships in domestic trade had operating income of NOK 2 423 000, and operating expenses amounted to NOK 2 066 000 on average. Operating profit amounted to NOK 357 000 in 2009 on average.

Sole proprietorships in joinery installation and painting had operating profit of respectively NOK 352 000 and NOK 365 000 on average. Sole proprietorships in electrical installation and plumbing, heat and air conditioning installation had operating profit of respectively NOK 503 000 and NOK 513 000 on average.

Sole proprietorships in medical practice activities had operating income of NOK 1 763 000, and operating expenses of NOK 668 000 on average. Operating profit amounted to NOK 1 095 000 in 2009 on average.

Main income from wages and public pensions

Operating income for sole proprietorships with main income from wages and public pensions amounted to NOK 226 000 on average in 2009. Operating expenses increased from NOK 180 000 in 2008 to NOK 189 000 on average in 2009. The operating profit decreased by about NOK 7 000.

About the statistics

The data is collected electronically from the Directorate of Taxes. There has been a change in how these data are organised, taking effect from 01.01.2009. This may have influenced the comparability with previous years.

A self-employed person is a person who conducts business at his or her own risk. Married couples are counted as two self-employed persons when they share the taxable entrepreneurial income. One self-employed person can run more than one business. The self-employed are classified by whether their main incomes come from primary industries, other industries or wages and pensions.

For more information go to “ About the statistics ”.

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