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Registered hunters

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Key figures

14.5 %

women in the Register of hunters 2018/2019

Norwegians listed in the Register of hunters
2018-20192018-2019Change, per cent
PersonsPer cent2017-2018 - 2018-20192014-2015 - 2018-2019
Persons listed in the Register of hunters509 570100.01.57.7
Males435 91985.51.05.6
Females73 65114.54.722.1
Persons buying hunting licence fee202 810100.00.31.8
Males184 34090.9-0.10.1
Females18 4709.14.221.9
Persons passed hunting test12 828100.07.5-5.5
Males8 99370.16.5-13.6
Females3 83529.910.140.6

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
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
2018-2019509 570435 91973 651202 810184 34018 47012 8288 9933 835
 
2018-2019
Østfold23 31320 6152 6989 5868 880706575430145
Akershus47 24540 2137 03219 32017 5291 7911 164846318
Oslo35 96529 8716 09412 75211 4431 3091 028763265
Hedmark30 99625 3695 62713 75412 1791 575690412278
Oppland25 20121 1464 05510 7469 6221 124557338219
Buskerud24 35120 8103 54110 2319 290941576419157
Vestfold17 17315 0352 1387 0376 528509436332104
Telemark19 58516 7452 8408 4757 683792463319144
Aust-Agder13 86212 1031 7595 7355 31542026719671
Vest-Agder18 99717 0601 9377 6477 154493443321122
Rogaland29 30226 5862 7169 8909 357533846661185
Hordaland35 83231 6864 14613 35012 4968541 149899250
Sogn og Fjordane15 42613 6851 7416 9446 414530369252117
Møre og Romsdal25 65022 6612 98910 0479 284763560402158
Trøndelag70 41858 54311 87528 36925 4652 9041 7531 129624
Nordland32 69027 6675 02312 82511 5951 230874557317
Troms - Romsa22 41618 7603 6569 3428 2991 043603414189
Finnmark - Finnmárku13 93811 1802 7586 0345 157877427272155
Svalbard317199118796118231112
Nordmenn bosatt i utlandet6 3735 5058686265715524195
Unspecified adress5204804021183110

Table 2 
Hunters by age and sex

Hunters by age and sex1
2018-2019
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
Total202 105183 70818 397812 7815 392
-20 years8 1276 7061 42154 5501 080
20-29 years28 33023 8884 44274 1951 993
30-39 years34 57630 6403 93682 0931 158
40-49 years42 75038 6674 083101 217717
50-59 years41 90138 7553 14611552345
60-69 years30 28829 1191 1691015689
70 years or older16 13315 93320061810

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
2017-20182018-20192017-20182018-2019
The whole country8.58.50.80.9
Østfold7.47.40.60.6
Akershus and Oslo5.65.60.60.6
Hedmark14.914.91.81.9
Oppland12.212.21.31.4
Buskerud8.18.10.80.8
Vestfold6.66.50.50.5
Telemark11.110.81.11.1
Aust-Agder11.511.20.90.9
Vest-Agder9.79.60.60.7
Rogaland5.04.90.30.3
Hordaland5.75.90.40.4
Sogn og Fjordane14.214.11.21.2
Møre og Romsdal8.68.40.70.7
Trøndelag13.313.51.51.6
Nordland11.411.51.21.2
Troms - Romsa12.212.01.51.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku15.515.92.72.9

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

Next release

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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