More immigrants in central government
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Central government units, expenditure (discontinued)2010



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More immigrants in central government

The share of immigrants in central government increased from 8.1 per cent of the man-years in 2009 to 8.4 per cent in 2010. This corresponds to nearly 950 more man-years.

The share of immigrants as well as the increase from 2009 to 2010 is higher in the private sector than in central government. Measured as employed persons, the share of immigrants was 11.7 per cent in the private sector and 8.3 per cent in central government in 2010. The increase in the share of immigrants from 2009 to 2010 was 0.3 percentage points in the central government and 1 percentage point in the private sector.

About half of the man-years employed by immigrants in the central government had a background (region of birth) from “The EU/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand”, while the other half came from “Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA”.

More man-years in total

The total number of contracted man-years adjusted for long-term leave in central government was 225 393 in 2010. This is about 2 400 more man-years than the previous year when corrected for the error in the employment statistics for the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (Forsvarsbygg) in 2010 (for details, see the text box).

Shortcomings in the employment statistics

The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (Forsvarsbygg) lacks roughly 400 man-years in 2010, and this error also affects the associated groups “Other defence services”, “Defence, public order and safety” and the central government in total.

Compulsory military and civilian service is included in the man-years statistics from 2009. This means that the number of man-years in the associated groups the Norwegian Armed Forces, “Defence, public order and safety” and the central government in total, is roughly 5 000 man-years too low in 2006-2008.

Locally employed staff in the Norwegian foreign service missions are not included. This error affects the associated groups the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Norwegian Foreign Service”, “Financial affairs, external affairs and administration” and the central government in total. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website, there are approximately 900 locally employed persons.

Population in the employment statistics

The employment statistics include employed persons aged 15 years or older who work in central government.

For more information about register-based employment statistics, see About the statistics.

Revised figures for 2006-2010

This release includes revised figures for central government expenditure for the period 2006-2010. The primary change undertaken in the revision is the inclusion of the Norwegian Public Construction and Property Management (Statsbygg) and the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency in the central government sector. These units were previously classified as public corporations outside the government sector. The reclassification of these units influences total revenue and expenditure only to a small extent. Compensation of employees rises, as about 2 150 man-years are added to general government. On the other hand, the purchase of goods and services from these units is no longer included as expenditure. Therefore, total expenditure remains roughly unchanged.

In addition to the sector changes, own production in public hospitals ( the Specialist Health Service ) is revised. A correction in the hospitals’ accounts, related to the estimation of pension liabilities, is now excluded from the statistics. As a consequence, own production has been adjusted upwards by approximately NOK 9.3 billion.

For further information regarding central government input in StatRes, see the previous release .