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Agricultural properties

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Key figures

30 485

agricultural properties with uninhabited dwelling

Agricultural and forestry properties1
2017
NumberPer cent
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
Total183 639100
Type of property
Property with agricultural area162 37388
Property with productive forest area131 38672
Property with dwelling house146 10080
Uninhabited property with dwelling house30 48517
 
Type of owner
Male123 48367
Female47 12426
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown13 0327

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Table 1 
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
1Based on the number of inhabitants 1 January the current year.
2017
The whole country5 258 317372 656183 639146 10030 48537 539
The municipalities number of inhabitants1
-2 500 inhabitants189 68248 45231 42523 9887 3247 437
2 500 - 4 999 inhabitants350 19274 36740 37232 2797 8868 093
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants612 49794 21746 69637 8917 8608 805
10 000 - 24 999 inhabitants1 133 64096 28141 08733 2965 0947 791
25 000 inhabitants or more2 972 30659 33924 05918 6462 3215 413

Table 2 
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
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2017
The whole country183 639167 07091.0146 100115 61520.9372 656
County
Østfold6 7205 99789.25 4304 88610.016 886
Akershus7 5646 65888.06 0155 5128.421 357
Oslo15212481.6846917.9473
Hedmark15 90814 59091.713 01310 68217.932 584
Oppland14 75813 52191.612 03710 30714.433 626
Buskerud9 5828 71591.07 6086 55513.822 743
Vestfold4 6034 18190.83 8323 5756.713 034
Telemark8 1777 50491.86 5525 22320.316 012
Aust-Agder5 5864 97789.14 4523 42223.110 024
Vest-Agder7 5026 68089.05 8024 14528.612 001
Rogaland10 3899 47091.28 4257 17314.928 140
Hordaland13 58612 72593.711 0758 37024.426 660
Sogn og Fjordane10 1849 77396.09 0166 81324.422 064
Møre og Romsdal13 72512 95194.411 6129 37919.228 890
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)10 93410 10492.48 8387 17618.824 716
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)9 3638 63292.27 7756 70913.723 981
Nordland18 80916 66588.613 4818 20239.220 989
Troms - Romsa12 14410 64187.68 5205 66933.513 880
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 9533 16280.02 5331 74831.04 596
 
Owner
Male123 483115 43993.5103 65785 03418.0279 157
Female47 12442 84890.937 16327 67425.582 434
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown13 0328 78367.45 2802 90744.911 065
 
Own agricultural area
0 - 4 decares21 26613 50263.57 0184 11341.410 727
5 - 49 decares99 67492 19892.580 03157 29628.4156 080
50 - 99 decares29 25228 43697.227 05323 75112.278 653
100 - 199 decares22 06321 66598.221 01919 8285.777 003
200 - 299 decares6 8936 80998.86 6426 4083.528 063
300 - 499 decares3 5093 48299.23 3943 3082.516 366
500 decares or more98297899.69439113.45 764
 
Productive forest area
0-24 decares52 25347 00089.940 48930 84023.891 071
25-99 decares45 54339 62487.033 71825 72923.777 395
100-249 decares34 55631 74691.928 14522 25920.971 217
250-499 decares22 70421 33694.019 28915 87417.754 336
500-999 decares15 81715 09495.413 73611 63015.341 954
1 000-1 999 decares7 9757 65095.96 9095 99613.222 517
2 000-4 999 decares3 5603 42996.32 9702 59612.610 313
5 000-19 999 decares99896796.970760814.03 090
20 000 decares or more23322496.11378339.4763

Table 3 
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)2Dwelling houses, totalAgricultural and forestry buildingsMountain farm huts, cabins for forest workers, boat-houses etcOther buildings
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.
2017
The whole country167 07021.0951 93421.6205 428443 50086 187216 819
Counties
Østfold5 99724.032 55918.87 89018 0954906 084
Akershus6 65821.839 39623.59 62617 90748911 374
Oslo12430.62 11425.4301214991 500
Hedmark14 59018.792 86626.419 20646 3776 92720 356
Oppland13 52121.696 97123.018 38552 9568 64516 985
Buskerud8 71523.165 52629.311 76334 3614 48314 919
Vestfold4 18123.522 24822.75 30210 6164205 910
Telemark7 50422.446 52725.29 45821 7162 82812 525
Aust-Agder4 97724.024 71130.75 49710 7551 4616 998
Vest-Agder6 68023.528 18626.37 06612 1091 7457 266
Rogaland9 47034.755 31211.513 39026 8993 18711 836
Hordaland12 72521.875 53023.815 23433 58711 49815 211
Sogn og Fjordane9 77318.863 89326.813 24032 6898 7689 196
Møre og Romsdal12 95120.270 63726.915 33129 8199 76115 726
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)10 10424.363 33417.412 95331 1376 40512 839
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)8 63223.747 29211.811 08423 0124 1179 079
Nordland16 66513.168 52910.916 29222 3808 25321 604
Troms - Romsa10 64113.843 75814.410 40014 8225 84512 691
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 16210.812 5458.83 0104 0497664 720

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.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

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.

Standard classifications

Type of building

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Agricultural properties
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

County and municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annually.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Primary data are stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

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 and applications

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

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 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

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

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-1, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

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.

 

Data sources and sampling

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.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

All data are collected from administrative registers.

Data are checked by various machine controls.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

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

Comparability over time and space

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. 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

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.

Revision

Not relevant