This is an archived release.
Key figures ready for municipal activities
The key figures in KOSTRA (Municipality-State-Reporting) provide information on most of the municipal and county municipal activities, including economy, schools, health, culture, the environment, social services, public housing, technical services and transport and communication.
The figures focus on the priorities, productivity and the coverage of needs, using a vast range of key indicators.
Increasing data entry
All of the municipalities and county authorities have reported their data, and there are very few gaps in the total material. The account figures are based on file extracts from all county authorities and the municipalities, except for one. The response rate for reporting from the own units with separate accounts and the municipal inter-authority companies is 90 per cent for municipal and 100 per cent for the county authority companies. With regard to the reports from the service areas, the response rate varies from 92 per cent to 100 per cent. In addition to figures from Statistics Norway, data have been collected from several sources outside Statistics Norway, such as directorates that also collect data from the municipalities.
The reported data have been subjected to several controls, both locally and in Statistics Norway. In some areas, the data can be regarded as the final figures, whereas in other areas changes may occur after this publication. The data material for the reporting year 2013 will be updated with any corrections and forms received late, together with the publication of unrevised figures for 2014 on 16 March 2015.
Several services have fact sheets with key figures both for the municipality and the municipality as a corporation .