This is an archived release.
Entrepreneurial income up 3 per cent
Entrepreneurial income for the self-employed amounted to NOK 243 000 on average in 2014. This is an increase of NOK 8 000 or 3 per cent from the previous year.
|Total||Industry||Wages and public pensions|
|Number of self-employed (persons)||330 540||126 336||204 204|
|Gross income (NOK)||613 200||668 100||579 200|
|Entreprenurial income (NOK)||243 400||549 400||54 100|
|Wages and public pensions||314 900||63 600||470 400|
|Capital income (NOK)||53 400||53 000||53 600|
|Assessed taxes (NOK)||179 600||221 400||153 800|
A total of 330 540 persons reported entrepreneurial income in 2014. This is a decrease of 3 000 from 2013.
Wages and public pensions form main income for about 6 in 10
About 60 per cent of the self-employed have their main income from wages and public pensions. The number of self-employed whose main income is from wages was the same compared to the previous year, while the self-employed whose main income is from industries decreased by 2 per cent.
Increase in operating profit in sole proprietorships
About 273 000 persons were assessed as a sole proprietorship in 2014. Sole proprietorships with main income from industries had operating profit just over NOK 494 000 on average; about NOK 12 000 more than 2013. Operating income amounted to NOK 1 314 000 on average, which is an increase of NOK 9 000 from the previous year, while operating expenses amounted to NOK 820 000.
The data is collected electronically from the Directorate of Taxes.
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 income comes from industries or wages and pensions.
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