This is an archived release.
Value added NOK 89 billion in 2006
Final figures for 2006 show a value added for the information sector of NOK 89 billion. The sector employed more than 106 000 people, and the average value added per employee was NOK 837 000.
The information sector consists of the ICT-sector and the content sector. The ICT-sector is by far the larger of the two. 69 per cent of total employment, 76 per cent of value added and 78 per cent of turnover in the information sector came from the ICT-sector in 2006. This amounted to an employment of 74 000, a value added of NOK 68 and a turnover of 192 billion. Employment in the content sector was 33 000 and value added and turnover NOK 21 billion and NOK 54 billion, respectively.
ICT-consultancy services employed over 38 000
The largest industry subclass within the ICT-sector is ICT-consultancy services and telecommunications. In 2006, ICT-consultancy services employed 38 100 persons, had a total turnover of NOK 55 billion and created a value of NOK 29 billion. In comparison, telecommunications employed 12 800, had a total turnover of NOK 60 billion and a value added of NOK 23 billion. Telecommunications had by far the highest average value added per employee of all the industries within the information sector. The average value added per employee in this industry was NOK 1.81 million. The industry with the second highest value added per employee was the ICT-industry, with NOK 860 000 per employee. In the ICT-consultancy services the average value added was NOK 750 000 per employee.
Publishing had a turnover of NOK 30 billion
Publishing is a subclass of the content sector, and is among other things comprised by books, newspapers, journals and periodicals. In 2006, the publishing industry employed 17 000 persons, had a total turnover of NOK 30 billion and a value added of NOK 12 billion. By all measures publishing was larger than the other industries in the content sector combined.
Comparison with earlier years
Revisions in some industries make direct comparisons with previous years difficult. This is particularly the case for advertising (nace 74.40) and wholesale of other electronic parts and equipment (nace 51.86) and accompanying aggregated figures. See “About the statistics” for the various structural business statistics.