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More members in Christian communities
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Religious communities and life stance communities1 January 2010

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More members in Christian communities

At the beginning of this year 9.3 per cent of the Norwegian population, or 449 900, were members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway. About one quarter of the members live in Oslo.

Members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January 2005-2010

Members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January 2010. Per cent

As of 1 January 2010, 449 900 persons in Norway were members of religious and life stance communities; an increase of 18 600 compared with the previous year.

More than half of the members, 246 000, were members of Christian communities. A total of 82 900 were members of life stance communities and accounted for approximately 18 per cent of all members of communities. Furthermore, various Islamic communities accounted for around 22 per cent of the members, while the members of Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities accounted for 3 per cent, 1.2 per cent and 0.2 per cent of the members respectively.

The statistics are based on annual applications for central government subsidies submitted by religious and life stance communities to the county governor. The membership lists are sent to the Brønnøysund Register Centre via the county governor for control and elimination of duplicates. As of 2005, the statistics are not comparable with previous years since the basis for the data has been changed.

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