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Registered hunters

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Key figures

14 %

women in the Register of hunters 2017/2018

Norwegians listed in the Register of hunters
2017-20182017-2018Change, per cent
PersonsPer cent2016-2017 - 2017-20182013-2014 - 2017-2018
Persons listed in the Register of hunters501 851100.01.78.1
Males431 47586.01.26.1
Females70 37614.05.022.3
Persons buying hunting licence fee202 299100.00.03.9
Males184 57391.2-0.52.3
Females17 7268.85.224.1
Persons passed hunting test11 928100.0-6.8-5.0
Males8 44470.8-9.9-14.1
Females3 48429.21.626.3

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Table 1 
Hunters by county and sex

Hunters by county and sex
Registered personsPaid hunting taxPassed hunting test
TotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemales
2009-2010430 317382 32347 994194 166180 69313 47313 27210 4202 852
2010-2011438 618388 37050 248196 278182 52213 75611 9909 5332 457
2011-2012447 553394 90852 645198 467184 26414 20312 80510 1612 644
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
 
2017-2018
Østfold22 91620 3532 5639 6328 950682498371127
Akershus46 40339 6336 77019 24117 5251 7161 084796288
Oslo35 40029 4975 90312 75911 4511 308958714244
Hedmark30 64225 2515 39113 66812 1451 523654412242
Oppland24 95621 0753 88110 6829 6511 031538348190
Buskerud23 96720 5913 37610 2419 318923505379126
Vestfold16 78514 7312 0547 1146 61749738728899
Telemark19 44216 7002 7428 7087 930778448309139
Aust-Agder13 75712 0481 7095 8875 46742031822296
Vest-Agder18 73716 8921 8457 6727 212460452339113
Rogaland28 84026 2492 5919 8909 395495823633190
Hordaland35 05631 1583 89813 01512 205810892694198
Sogn og Fjordane15 26713 6251 6426 9686 45851027520075
Møre og Romsdal25 82522 9292 89610 2239 475748612464148
Trøndelag69 41658 12211 29427 84125 1052 7361 6501 093557
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)000000000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)000000000
Nordland32 17827 4254 75312 77211 5841 188737470267
Troms - Romsa22 02518 5443 4819 5108 4901 020602412190
Finnmark - Finnmárku13 66711 0382 6295 8195 004815465287178
Svalbard2911841076350131028
Nordmenn bosatt i utlandet6 2815 4308515945415320119
Unspecified adress000000000

Table 2 
Hunters by age and sex

Hunters by age and sex1
2017-2018
Paid hunting taxPassed hunting test
TotalMalesFemalesMale hunters as per cent of male population over 16 yearsTotalOf these buying hunting licence fee
1Comprising Norwegians living in Norway
Total201 642183 98217 660911 8985 171
-20 years8 2356 9011 33454 156935
20-29 years28 57224 3214 25174 0812 027
30-39 years34 77931 0003 77991 9301 149
40-49 years43 67139 6084 063101 144699
50-59 years41 37138 3762 99511457280
60-69 years29 86928 8151 0541012277
70 years or older15 14514 961184584

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
2016-20172017-20182016-20172017-2018
The whole country8.78.50.80.8
Østfold7.67.40.50.6
Akershus and Oslo5.65.60.60.6
Hedmark15.114.91.71.8
Oppland12.212.21.31.3
Buskerud8.38.10.80.8
Vestfold6.56.60.40.5
Telemark11.311.11.01.1
Aust-Agder11.711.50.80.9
Vest-Agder9.99.70.60.6
Rogaland5.15.00.30.3
Hordaland5.85.70.40.4
Sogn og Fjordane14.214.21.11.2
Møre og Romsdal8.68.60.70.7
Trøndelag0.013.30.01.5
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)11.30.01.10.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)18.20.02.00.0
Nordland11.611.41.11.2
Troms - Romsa12.712.21.51.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku16.815.52.92.7

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

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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

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