Agricultural properties

Updated: 6 September 2021

Modified:

Next update: 9 June 2022

Uninhabited properties with dwelling house
Uninhabited properties with dwelling house
2020
30 786

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Agricultural and forestry properties, by the municipalities number of inhabitants and type of agricultural and forestry property
Agricultural and forestry properties, by the municipalities number of inhabitants and type of agricultural and forestry property
Persons in NorwayPersons living on agricultural and forestry propertiesAgricultural and forestry properties, totalAgricultural and forestry properties with dwellingUnhabited dwelling on agricultural and forestry properties with dwellingOther agricultural and forestry properties
2020
The whole country5 367 580354 714180 087143 27130 78636 816
The municipalities number of inhabitants1
-2 500 inhabitants160 09140 05226 90620 5516 4366 355
2 500 - 4 999 inhabitants242 74850 26329 72823 5176 3366 211
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants476 14073 44539 62231 6467 1877 976
10 000 - 24 999 inhabitants1 105 940108 90849 35140 1727 0669 179
25 000 inhabitants or more3 382 66182 04634 48027 3853 7617 095
1Based on the number of inhabitants 1 January the current year.
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Agricultural and forestry properties, buildings and inhabitation
Agricultural and forestry properties, buildings and inhabitation1
Agrucultural and forestry properties, totalAgricultural and forestry properties with buildingsAgrucultural and forestry properties with buildings (per cent)Agricultural and forestry properties with dwelling houseAgricultural and forestry properties with inhabitedAgricultural and forestry properties with dwelling house not inhabited (per centPersons, total, inhabited on agricultural and forestry properties with dwelling
2020
The whole country180 087164 06791.1143 271112 48521.5354 714
County
Viken24 29621 76089.619 41617 23211.260 852
Oslo14511982.1857610.6536
Innlandet29 52527 06391.724 05320 10616.461 651
Vestfold and Telemark12 54411 50691.710 1978 53016.327 424
Agder12 94311 49588.810 0867 42426.420 984
Rogaland10 2679 34391.08 2986 99615.726 862
Vestland22 41721 47795.819 26014 38425.344 857
Møre og Romsdal13 29312 49494.011 1728 90620.326 828
Trøndelag - Trööndelage20 72219 12892.316 93914 02117.248 076
Nordland - Nordlánnda18 19716 06988.312 8847 71440.119 210
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku15 73813 61386.510 8817 09634.817 434
Owner
Male120 511112 56393.4100 90482 18318.6262 933
Female46 77942 59291.036 95227 41125.881 071
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown12 7978 91269.65 4152 89146.610 710
Own agricultural area
0 - 4 decares20 21712 86163.66 6493 82142.59 684
5 - 49 decares97 86690 52592.578 33355 38129.3148 098
50 - 99 decares28 71327 86697.126 44023 03012.974 236
100 - 199 decares21 72221 35898.320 69719 4665.973 052
200 - 299 decares6 9166 83698.86 6616 4143.727 151
300 - 499 decares3 6173 59099.33 4913 4042.516 507
500 decares or more1 0361 03199.51 0009693.15 986
Productive forest area
0-24 decares51 36346 16089.939 70830 01524.487 129
25-99 decares44 01438 51587.532 82124 75724.673 008
100-249 decares33 97131 15891.727 52421 58921.667 403
250-499 decares22 35021 04194.118 97415 50018.351 867
500-999 decares15 66214 94795.413 55711 41515.839 767
1 000-1 999 decares7 9097 59596.06 8505 92413.521 616
2 000-4 999 decares3 5763 44996.42 9992 61412.810 201
5 000-19 999 decares1 00997196.270459016.22 907
20 000 decares or more23323199.11348139.6816
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
² The numbers for male, female and properties of persons deceased were corrected 4 November 2021.
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Buildings on agricultural and forestry properties
Buildings on agricultural and forestry properties1
Agricultural and forestry properties with buildingsAgricultural and forestry properties with contruction activity last ten years (pBuildings, totalBuildings with protection status (per cent)2 Dwelling houses, totalAgricultural and forestry buildingsMountain farm huts, cabins for forest workers, boat-houses etcOther buildings
2020
The whole country164 06718.3930 66021.6200 527437 55985 301207 273
Counties
Viken21 76019.5139 11425.029 81772 1345 75631 407
Oslo11932.82 25023.63172211011 611
Innlandet27 06317.2182 72024.536 03196 03215 29835 359
Vestfold and Telemark11 50619.567 19924.514 40731 9503 23217 610
Agder11 49521.351 85328.212 22122 8283 26013 544
Rogaland9 34329.653 51211.413 06326 0893 14111 219
Vestland21 47717.4132 87225.427 12963 76519 55622 422
Møre og Romsdal12 49416.967 11027.314 69528 4839 38314 549
Trøndelag - Trööndelage19 12822.0111 96715.424 23855 14810 81621 765
Nordland - Nordlánnda16 06912.565 88110.915 45121 9458 03520 450
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku13 61311.356 18212.713 15818 9646 72317 337
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2Comprises buildings built before 1900. In Finnmark are buildings built before 1945 included.
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About the statistics

The statistics show the number of agricultural and forestry properties, land resources, the number and type of buildings, persons residing on the properties and ownership information.

Agricultural and forestry property

Property that is used for or could be used for agriculture and/or forestry. All agricultural/forestry area belonging to the same owner within a municipality is regarded as one property, irrespective of the number of cadastral units.

Type of building

Type of building is determined according to the function of the building. In this statistics dwelling houses include buildings with the following building codes in the cadastral system; 111 – 199, excluding code 161, 171, 172, 181, 182 and 183. Agricultural buildings include buildings with the following codes in cadastral system; 231 – 290 and mountain farm huts, cabins for forest workers and boat-houses etc. 171, 172 and 183. Other buildings include the remaining codes and buildings missing code.

Building activity last 10 years

Information is collected from the cadastral system. Building activity last 10 years refers to construction of new buildings or extension of existing buildings in the last ten years period.

Inhabitation

An agricultural property is inhabited when at least one person has the property as place of residence registered in the Central Population register.

Name: Agricultural properties

Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

9 June 2022

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

County and municipality.

Annually.

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Primary data are stored at Statistics Norway.

The statistics describes buildings, habitation and areas on agricultural properties. The statistics also give information about the owners of the properties and theirs business.

Users include public and private sector agencies, organizations and individuals.

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

Forestry, structural statistics comprise forestry properties with at least 25 decares productive forest area while Agriculture, structural statistics comprise agricultural holdings.

The Statistics Act §§2-1, 3-2

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Including 2010, the statistics comprise properties in the Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area. As from 2012 the statistics are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register. Figured for 2011 are not published.

Inforformation on property owners date back to 01.01 current year while information on inhabitants date back to 31.12 current year.

The Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority serves as the backbone of the statistics. The information from the Farm Register is combined with information at property level from different data sources like the Cadastre System (no: Matrikkelen), the Central Population register, the Cultural Heritage Register (SEFRAK), SSB’s population of agricultural holdings.

All data are collected from administrative registers.

Data are checked by various machine controls.

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Figures are not presented if there is a risk of identifying any unit.

In 2006, the statistics were published for the first time. Corresponding statistic are worked out for 2000 . When comparing data from 2000 with data from 2006 and later, improved quality of the registers and different demarcation of the population may influence the statistics at municipality level.

In 2000, one of the indicators was "Inhabited on agricultural properties with building". From 2006 this was changed to" Inhabited on agricultural properties with dwelling house".

Introduction of property tax in some municipalities may cause changes in the classification of buildings by type of building. In special, holiday homes encoded as farmhose or detached house will influence on the share of properties with dwelling house.

A quality improvement of areas and units in the Farm Register is carried out at municipality level. For some municipalities this resulted in considerable changes from one year to another.

As from 2007 information about registered owner of agricultural properties comes from the Cadastral System (Matrikkelen). More than 30 000 agricultural properties have more than one owner. In that cases, the owner with the largest share is choosen. If the share is equal, the oldest owner is choosen.

Before 2007, information of owners comes from the Farm Register. In some cases a contact person or a management company are registered as the property owner in that register. It is not clear in what way the information about the owner are treated when only a part of the property is sold.

Buildings registered without the need for application, after the introduction of the data register Matrikkelen in 2008, have to varying degrees been registered with all necessary information. In 2008 and 2009, this in turn has led to an underestimation of buildings in the agricultural sector. In 2010, 5000-6000 buildings were registered without need of application.

As from 2012, the number of forest properties and productive forest area are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register.

Errors may arise when data are entered into the various administrative registers.

A concern is the quality of the Farm Register. The productive forest area of the properties is sometimes missing or erroneous. We also believe that some small properties without buildings and entrepreneurial activity may lack in the register.'

Even though the registers have good quality, some errors could occur due to late or missing updating and classification errors. For instance, an agricultural property may contain a cadastral unit recently transferred to non-agricultural use. For instance, nursing homes and rental housing may be counted together with an agricultural property.

In that cases the number of inhabited will be corrected on cadstral level. Cadastral units with buildings as nursing homes, retirement homes, block of flats etc, or with buildings with more than six residences, the number of inhabited are corrected. In total, 19 000 persons are taken away from the agricultural properties.

The main concern is the quality of productive forest area. In the cadastre, 920 000 decares productive forest area are not linked to a title number of a holding number, and will not be included in the statistics.

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