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Registered hunters

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Key figures

15.1 %

women in the Register of hunters 2020/2021

Norwegians listed in the Register of hunters
2020-20212020-2021Change, per cent
PersonsPer cent2019-2020 - 2020-20212016-2017 - 2020-2021
Persons listed in the Register of hunters520 763100.00.95.6
Males441 98584.90.53.7
Females78 77815.13.117.6
Persons buying hunting licence fee192 792100.02.3-4.7
Males174 70790.62.0-5.8
Females18 0859.45.17.3
Persons passed hunting test9 610100.0-18.1-24.9
Males6 72370.0-18.9-28.3
Females2 88730.0-15.9-14.5

See selected tables from this statistics

Table 1 
Hunters by county and sex

Hunters by county and sex
Registered personsPaid hunting taxPassed hunting test
TotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemales
2012-2013455 861400 73655 125191 283177 37613 90712 3589 6002 758
2013-2014464 176406 62857 548194 679180 39814 28112 5589 8302 728
2014-2015473 092412 76860 324199 268184 11815 15013 57310 4083 165
2015-2016482 988419 64463 344198 541182 67815 86313 89910 5233 376
2016-2017493 228426 22567 003202 352185 50116 85112 8019 3723 429
2017-2018501 851431 47570 376202 299184 57317 72611 9288 4443 484
2018-2019509 570435 91973 651202 810184 34018 47012 8288 9933 835
2019-2020516 108439 68776 421188 450171 23617 21411 7288 2943 434
2020-2021520 763441 98578 778192 792174 70718 0859 6106 7232 887
 
2020-2021
Viken99 64585 17014 47537 49834 2513 24734 7291 350478
Oslo36 92530 5226 40311 88710 7241 163811618193
Innlandet55 23445 14010 09422 98420 2472 737948575373
Vestfold og Telemark37 19831 9075 29114 50813 2891 219670465205
Agder33 64729 6523 99512 65611 789867592425167
Rogaland29 97627 1002 8768 9768 49548155145299
Vestland52 30345 9326 37119 18817 8091 3791 057774283
Møre og Romsdal26 13122 8803 2519 5908 825765398287111
Trøndelag - Trööndelage72 34359 54612 79728 16725 1223 0451 262819443
Nordland33 32627 9745 35212 45611 1421 314676445231
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku37 17930 3016 87814 36612 5531 813738468270
Svalbard29918911062566000
Nordmenn bosatt i utlandet6 0765 2358414113763520146
Unspecified adress4734363717170000

Table 2 
Hunters by age and sex

Hunters by age and sex1
2020-2021
Paid hunting taxPassed hunting test
TotalMalesFemalesTotalOf these buying hunting licence fee
1Comprising Norwegians living in Norway
Total192 319174 27518 0449 5904 607
-20 years6 9265 6371 2893 457861
20-29 years26 89622 3684 5283 0721 736
30-39 years33 43129 4383 9931 546985
40-49 years38 72035 0123 708957636
50-59 years41 40238 2263 176449312
60-69 years29 31828 1941 12410477
70 years or older15 62615 40022650

Table 3 
Share of men and women 16 years and above that paid the hunting licence fee

Share of men and women 16 years and above that paid the hunting licence fee
Male hunters as per cent of male populationFemale hunters as per cent of female population
2020-20212020-2021
The whole country7.90.8
Viken6.80.6
Oslo3.70.4
Innlandet13.11.8
Vestfold og Telemark7.70.7
Agder9.40.7
Rogaland4.40.3
Vestland6.80.5
Møre og Romsdal8.00.7
Trøndelag - Trööndelage12.81.6
Nordland11.01.3
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku12.21.8

About the statistics

The statistics give an overview of men and women registered in the official Norwegian Register of hunters, which entitles them to go hunting. The figures also show the number of hunters that paid the hunting licence fee and how many new hunters passed the hunting test last hunting year.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Hunter

A person that has paid hunting tax for the hunting season.

Hunting test

All persons who are not listed on the Norwegian Register of Hunters must pass a hunting test before hunting in Norway. Persons living abroad need not take the test provided they satisfy the conditions for engaging in the same type of hunting in their home country.

Hunting licence fee (earlier called hunting tax)

Persons intending to hunt in Norway must pay a hunting license fee to the Wildlife Fund. The fee is for the full hunting year. Payment of the fee is a prerequisite for hunting, but does not confer the right to hunt in any specific area.

Hunting year

The hunting year starts on 1 April and ended on 31 March.

Standard classifications

Persons age:
< 20 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, > 70 years

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Registered hunters
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

Municipality, county and national level

Frequency and timeliness

Annual

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Since 1998/1999, Statistics Norway has stored anonymous microdata annually.

Background

Background and purpose

The Register of Hunters is an administrative register owned by the The Norwegian Environment Agency. It was established in 1982. In 1999, the register was transferred to the Brønnøysund Register Centre.

Since 1998, Statistics Norway has received a almost complete register that contains Norwegians and foreign hunters.  Statistics Norway has stored these registers annually.

Users and applications

Statistics Norway uses the register as a basis for the statistics on small game hunting.

Other users are The Norwegian Environment Agency, the Register of Hunters in Brønnøysund, central and local wildlife management, research and educational institutions, the media, interest groups and hunters.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Hunters who pay the hunting licence fee must submit a report to Statistics Norway by 1 May on the report form provided. Statistics on small game and roe deer hunting are based on this report.

Legal authority

The Wildlife Act

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics are based on data from the Register of Hunters. The register contains information on people who are qualified to hunt in Norway. The register also contains information on who has paid a hunting licence fee and who has passed the hunting test. The hunting licence fee gives permission to hunt in Norway.

Data sources and sampling

Register of Hunters, the Brønnøysund Register Centre.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The hunting licence fee is paid to an account belonging to the The Norwegian Environment Agency. Information on each transaction is transferred to the Brønnøysund Register Centre every day.

Date of birth, address and place of residence of hunters living in Norway are updated with information from the National Population Register every day. Deceased persons are deleted from the register and new hunters are recorded when they pass the hunting test.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

See chapter 2.1.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The Register of Hunters is an administrative register and errors may occur during registration of people who buy a hunting licence fee.

Revision

Not relevant