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Reports 2020/18

Classification of Norwegian municipalities by population size and economic workload 2018

This publication is in Norwegian only.

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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 27 groups. The resulting classification is based on data for 2018 and is compared to an earlier version based on data for 2013.

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