Public sector on Svalbard
Updated: November 5, 2020
Next update: Not yet determined
About the statistics
The statistics show the state's income and expenses in Svalbard. In addition, the scope of public employment is shown both in Svalbard and at domestic level.
General government consists of central and local authorities and other non-commercial units that carry out a range of public tasks. Costs are covered through governmental allocations.
Enterprises owned by the central government, local authorities and county authorities where costs are covered through commercial activity.
The public sector consists of the public corporations and general government.
The population is based on the Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises and includes units classified as sub-sections of the public sector. Expenditure figures are based on government accounts, and employment figures are based on Statistics Norway's employment statistics.
Name: Public sector on Svalbard
Topic: Public sector
Division for Public Finance
Svalbard. The national scale is sometimes used as a basis for comparisons.
Collected data is stored by the Division for public finance. It is only used for the publication of statistics.
The purpose of this publication is to provide information and to increase knowledge about Svalbard and in particular the characteristics of the public sector in this archipelago. The first article was published in November 2012.
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 in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.
The publication has a connection to many of the statistics related to Svalbard. It also has a connection to other public finance and employment statistics.
The Statistics Act, § 10
Employment figures are calculated on the basis of data gathered for other statistics. Revenue and expenditure figures are based on publicly available data from the central government’s fiscal account.
Figures are checked against the source data and tested for reasonableness.
Some aggregations and calculations of percentages are made.
All source data is publicly available.
The time series for expenditure is based on sources that have been consistent over the period covered by the statistics. The time series for employment is relatively short and the data sources are consistent.