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KOSTRA - Municipality-State-Reporting2015, revised figures



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Key figures ready for municipal activities

The key figures in KOSTRA (Municipality-State-Reporting) provide information on most activities in the municipal and county authorities, including finances, schools and health.

Figure 1. Some selected key figures from KOSTRA. 2015. Click on image for larger version.

The figures focus on priorities, productivity and coverage of needs, using a wide range of key indicators.

Improved data reporting

All of the municipal and county authorities have reported their data, and there are very few shortages in the total material. The account figures are based on file extracts from all municipal and county authorities. The response rate for reporting from the units with separate accounts and the municipal inter-authority companies is 84 and 73 per cent respectively for municipal and 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, for instance from directorates that also collect data from the municipalities.

Several controls

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, while in other areas changes may occur after this publication. The data material for the reporting year 2015 will be updated with any corrections and forms received late, together with the publication of unrevised figures for 2016 on 15 March 2017.

NAV’s Aa-register was the main data source for man-labour years in KOSTRA until 2014. The new register means we can now publish data on man-labour years excluding man-years lost due to doctor-certified sickness absence or parental leave.

Several services have fact sheets with key figures both for the municipality and the municipality as a corporation.