Decreased entrepreneurial income
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Income, self-employed2006



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Decreased entrepreneurial income

Entrepreneurial income for self-employed amounted to NOK 197 500 on average in 2006. This was a decrease of NOK 35 000 or 15 per cent from the previous year. However, based on the level of income year 2004 this was an increase of NOK 15 000 or 8 per cent.

Entrepreneurial income 2004-2006. Average NOK.

Self-employed in primary industries had the highest fall in entrepreneurial income by NOK 76 000 or 21 per cent. For self-employed in other industries, entrepreneurial income had various changes. (See appendix and StatBank.)

High entrepreneurial income in 2005 was due to adaptation to the Norwegian tax reform in 2006

About the statistics

The statistics include information from the tax returns of 339 486 self-employed persons. A self-employed person is a person who conducts business at his/hers own risk. Married couples conducting a business together are counted as two self-employed, even though they share the taxable entrepreneurial income. One self-employed can run more than one business. The persons are classified by whether their main incomes come from business or wage and pensions. More than half of the self-employed received their main income from wages and pensions in 2006.