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Registered hunters

Updated

Next update

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Key figures

14.8 %

women in the Register of hunters 2019/2020

Norwegians listed in the Register of hunters
2019-20202019-2020Change, per cent
PersonsPer cent2018-2019 - 2019-20202015-2016 - 2019-2020
Persons listed in the Register of hunters516 108100.01.36.9
Males439 68785.20.94.8
Females76 42114.83.820.6
Persons buying hunting licence fee188 450100.0-7.1-5.1
Males171 23690.9-7.1-6.3
Females17 2149.1-6.88.5
Persons passed hunting test11 728100.0-8.6-15.6
Males8 29470.7-7.8-21.2
Females3 43429.3-10.58.5

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
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
2019-2020516 108439 68776 421188 450171 23617 21411 7288 2943 434
 
2019-2020
Viken98 42984 35614 07336 84233 6523 19034 2321 613580
Oslo36 70930 3976 31211 15810 0291 129995734261
Innlandet54 79845 0439 75522 40719 8512 5561 163722441
Vestfold og Telemark36 72531 6525 07314 38713 1991 188784568216
Agder33 29429 4413 85312 59911 726873656478178
Rogaland29 70526 9082 7978 8758 404471752618134
Vestland51 76545 6276 13819 07217 7441 3281 341999342
Møre og Romsdal25 86822 7463 1229 4348 721713507367140
Trøndelag - Trööndelage71 75659 32912 42727 03124 2042 8271 7601 146614
Nordland32 96527 8015 16412 06410 8791 185741524217
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku36 83330 1756 65813 96212 2721 690767484283
Svalbard29718910850446000
Nordmenn bosatt i utlandet6 4745 5788965214784322166
Unspecified adress4844434119190000

Table 2 
Hunters by age and sex

Hunters by age and sex1
2019-2020
Paid hunting taxPassed hunting test
TotalMalesFemalesTotalOf these buying hunting licence fee
1Comprising Norwegians living in Norway
Total187 879170 71417 16511 7064 783
-20 years7 4866 1541 3324 139851
20-29 years26 11121 9104 2013 8651 801
30-39 years31 36927 7523 6171 8811 043
40-49 years38 01134 3693 6421 098639
50-59 years39 98936 9443 045549339
60-69 years28 81927 6951 124162103
70 years or older16 09415 890204127

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
2019-20202019-2020
The whole country8.20.8
Viken6.70.6
Oslo3.70.4
Innlandet13.61.7
Vestfold og Telemark8.20.7
Agder10.10.8
Rogaland4.70.3
Vestland7.30.6
Møre og Romsdal8.40.7
Trøndelag - Trööndelage13.31.6
Nordland11.51.3
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku12.71.8

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