Municipal environmental management

Updated: 1 July 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Applications for motor traffic on uncultivated land approved
Applications for motor traffic on uncultivated land approved
2020
12 260

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Municipal operating expenditure, revenue and capital expenditure regarding recreation within urban settlements, nature management, outdoor life and cultural heritage. 1000 NOK
Municipal operating expenditure, revenue and capital expenditure regarding recreation within urban settlements, nature management, outdoor life and cultural heritage. 1000 NOK1
Population. NumberRecreation in urban settlements (function account 335)Nature and outdoor management (function account 360)Cultural heritage (function account 365)
Gross revenueGross operating expendituresGross capital expenditureGross revenueGross operating expendituresGross capital expenditureGross revenueGross operating expendituresGross capital expenditure
20175 295 619288 2751 284 0861 339 189501 473978 325510 01334 229137 67722 631
20185 328 212352 3651 524 4741 322 728509 3281 077 672758 65238 658138 14419 708
20195 367 580417 7211 521 3201 796 595536 5731 216 648621 36757 585166 03145 324
20205 391 369531 0291 715 0801 564 620643 9531 335 343866 06653 528161 83823 024
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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Motor traffic in outfields
Motor traffic in outfields1
Processing of applications for motor traffic in outfieldsSnowmobile routes2
Processed applications. NumberApproved applications. NumberApplications rejected. NumberValid permits, including from previous years. NumberMunicipalities with snowmobile routes. NumberTotal distance of routes. Km
201615 68113 09481924 006344 750
201712 10710 25554123 472416 825
201811 58710 01170823 794465 837
201912 66810 29787223 361649 236
202013 55412 26068225 869558 516
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
2As of 2019 the report also includes "snowmobile trails" for ice fishing and for for driving on icy watercourses in Nord-Troms and Finnmark.
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Number of reported zoning plans relating to municipal preservation of cultural heritage, landscape and protection of nature.
Number of reported zoning plans relating to municipal preservation of cultural heritage, landscape and protection of nature.1
2017201820192020
Cultural heritage preservationPlans in force per December 314 1254 3684 8024 730
Plans approved in the year of reporting215212173198
Plans changed in the year of reporting and preservation purposes removed42131413
Landscape preservationPlans in force per December 319571 0041 000879
Plans approved in the year of reporting51482934
Plans changed in the year of reporting and preservation purposes removed8270
Nature protectionPlans in force per December 31657808826834
Plans approved in the year of reporting41505026
Plans changed in the year of reporting and preservation purposes removed42161
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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County council districts expenditure and revenue regarding cultural heritage and outdoor life etc. 1000 NOK
County council districts expenditure and revenue regarding cultural heritage and outdoor life etc. 1000 NOK1
Function account 716 Outdoor life, water region authority and management of game and inland fishFunction account 750 Cultural heritage
Gross operating revenuesGross operating expendituresGross operating revenuesGross operating expenditures
In totalIn totalPer capita. NOK2 In totalIn totalPer capita. NOK2
2017145 625225 33449315 061524 675114
2018143 161252 21454332 564573 528124
2019124 511278 58860338 200595 523128
2020165 476283 20760388 987681 931145
2020
County council district
Viken40 468113 0839059 165126 963101
Oslo000000
Innlandet6 0859 2812533 24454 329147
Vestfold og Telemark18 02221 9165266 21686 149204
Agder27 45531 44810224 60080 259260
Rogaland9 21419 6004125 41445 13394
Vestland28 48833 3135266 056105 200165
Møre og Romsdal9 24011 5654420 65938 884146
Trøndelag Trööndelage8 75214 1093031 16356 406120
Nordland7 39513 3385543 04451 623215
Troms og Finnmark Romsa ja Finnmárku10 35715 5546419 42636 985153
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
2Figures for the whole country except Oslo
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About the statistics

Municipal and County Authorities Environmental Administration: Dispensations for motor traffic on uncultivated areas and watercourses. Protection of nature, landscape and cultural heritage. Energy consumption in municipal buildings. Gross operating expenses.

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Classification of Norwegian municipalities by population size and economic workload 2013

http://www.ssb.no/en/offentlig-sektor/artikler-og-publikasjoner/gruppering-av-kommuner-etter-folkemengde-og-okonomiske-rammebetingelser-2013

The purpose of this report is to classify Norwegian municipalities according to three dimensions: Population size, economic workload and economic capacity. The measures of economic workload and capacity are estimated in a model of local government spending behaviour, and depend on variation in characteristics such as local government incomes, socio-demographic and geographic variables. The most extensive classification based on the three dimensions includes 29 groups. The resulting classification is based on data for 2013 and is compared to an earlier version based on data for 2008.

Name: Municipal environmental management

Topic: Nature and the environment

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Municipalities and County Authorities

Follows the dissemination of KOSTRA-indicators. (Municipality-State-Reporting, indicators)

Frequency: Annually

Preliminary figures: 15. March

Final figures: 15. June

Articles (analysis) with tables and graphs based on the figures will be announced.

Timeliness: Figures on the previous year, on the above given dates.

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Data are stored on NT-server as SAS-, XLS, ARCINFO cover, ESRI filgeodatabase files.

KOSTRA (Municipal-State-rRporting) - in general:

The objective is to coordinate and increase the efficiency of all municipal reporting to the national authorities, and provide the local and national authorities with vital directing information.

KOSTRA was established in 1995, as a pilot poject. The number of municipalities and county authorities included in the reporting and dissemination system increased gradually up to 2001, when all were included. KOSTRA provides a web-portal for the reporting. In addition to the reported data from municiplaities and county authorities, the KOSTRA-indicators are based on register-data such as municipal accounts, manpower information and population data.

See also: http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/00/00/20/kostra_en/

Cultural monuments and local environment:

The objective is to obtain information on the municipal efforts to protect cultural monuments and safeguarding local environment.

The County Authorities (the County Curator) is responsibel for the protection of cultural monuments, and functions as a supervisory body for the municiplaities.

KOSTRA provides directing information on the municipalities and the county authorities. The most frequent users would be the municipalities themselves, other regional and national authorities, media and the general public.

The main principle is that no external users have access to statistics or analyses before they are announced in the statistics calendar and published available for everyone at www.ssb.no. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally. The media is never given access to statistics or analyses prior to their release.

Data collection: Under the provisions of Local Government Act Section 49

Statistics compilation: Under the provisions of Statistics Act, Section 2.2

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Mandatory reporting for all municipalities and county authorities.

Data reported (web forms) from municipalities and county authorities on the following topics:

Municipal planning, building applications, mapping and surveying, recreational areas, management of nature resources and cultural monuments.

In addition to the above:

municipal accounts, number of inhabitants, length of coastline, cadastral information, protected areas and objects

Deadline: 15. February.

The data reported through the web-portal are subject to control in three stages: First stage is automatic controls embedded in the web-forms. Second stage is at the SSB data sink. Third stage is the audit performed by the variuos divisions responsibel for statistics and indicators.

The basic data (level 3 in KOSTRA) is mainly web form data (annual sums, averages) reported as abolute data. The key figures (level 2 in KOSTRA) are mainly ratios based on level 3 and other datasources.

Most of the key figures have weighted averages. For the absolute data used as key figures, the averages are arithmetic.

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Comparability over time and in space

KOSTRA includes figures from 1999. Statistics dissemination (Statistics Articles and tables in StatBank) startet in 2001 when all the municipalities and counties had joined KOSTRA . It has since 2001 been adjustments and expansions in questionnaires , thus not all time series go back to 2001. Any breaks in time series will be explained in footnotes to the tables.

Measurement errors in the data reported by the municipalities is believed to be main source of error. The controls embedded in the online forms, provide an automatic and instant feedback to the users.

Partial non-repons occurs in varying degrees for the various parts of the statistics. Non-respons on June 15 usually vary between 5-10 per cent, measured by number of municipalities.

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