This is an archived release.
Incomes increased by 4.1 per cent
Gross income for the self-employed amounted to NOK 555 000 on average in 2011. This is an increase of NOK 22 000 or 4.1 per cent from the previous year.
Personal income from wages and public pensions amounted to NOK 272 000 on average, increasing NOK 17 000 or 6.7 per cent from the previous year. Entrepreneurial income amounted to NOK 236 000, increasing NOK 8 000. Capital income amounted to NOK 45 000, decreasing NOK 12 000 from 2010.
A total of 336 000 persons had assessed entrepreneurial income in 2011. This is an increase of 6 000. Of these, over 269 000 persons were assessed as a sole proprietorship. Even though the minimum share deposit required for registering a limited liability company (LLC) has been reduced, and despite the fact that a statutory audit is no longer required for the smallest LLCs, the number of sole proprietorships has increased by nearly 2.4 per cent.
wages and pensions
|Number of self-employed||335 899||30 430||106 535||198 934|
|Of which number of sole proprietors||269 215||22 081||94 115||153 019|
Almost 60 per cent of the self-employed have their main income from wages and public pensions. Less than ten per cent had their main income from primary industries. The number of self-employed that have their main income from wages increased by almost four per cent from the previous year, while self-employed that have their main income from primary industries and other industries decreased by 2.6 and 0.8 per cent respectively.
Growth in most industries
Compared with 2010, operating profit increased six per cent on average for sole proprietorships both with main income from primary industries and other industries. Operating profit amounted to NOK 347 000 on average for sole proprietorships with main income from primary industries, and NOK 483 000 for other industries. Both operating income and operating expenses increased for all industries gathered, but operating costs have on average increased by less.
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 1 September 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 are from primary industries, other industries or wages and pensions.
For more information please see About the statistics .
- Table 1 Income and deductions for self-employed, by main income. Average NOK. 2011
- Table 2 Income statement for sole proprietors by main income. Average NOK. 2011
- Table 3 Income statement for sole proprietors with main income from other entreprenurial activity, selected industries. Average NOK. 2011