This is an archived release.
Turnover up 10 per cent from 2006
The turnover within the information sector was NOK 98 billion in 2007, up 10 per cent from 2006. Employment increased 5.4 per cent to 112 000.
The information sector consists of the ICT sector and the content sector. The ICT sector is by far the larger of the two. The ICT Manufacturing industry, ICT Wholesale, ICT Telecommunications and ICT Consultancy services make up the ICT sector. Measured in absolute figures, the ICT Consultancy services had the highest growth in turnover from 2006 to 2007. An increase of NOK 8.5 billion resulted in a total turnover of NOK 63.4 billion. This is up 15.5 per cent. At the same time, employment rose by 9 per cent to 41 500. Value added was NOK 32.5 billion in 2007.
Highest growth in turnover per employee within ICT manufacturing industry
With turnover increasing 18.7 per cent from 2006 to 2007 and employment increasing 5.4 per cent, the ICT manufacturing services had the highest percentual growth of turnover and turnover per employee within the information sector. A 12.6 per cent increase in turnover per employee amounted to NOK 345 000. However, in absolute numbers, turnover per employee was the highest within ICT telecommunication. NOK 4.9 million corresponds to an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2006. Value added per employee was also the highest within ICT telecommunication, at NOK 1.76 million. This is NOK 785 000 more than ICT manufacturing industry, which had the second highest rating.
2007 a slow year in publishing industries
Publishing is the largest subclass of the content sector, and is among other things comprised by books, newspapers, journals and periodicals. In 2007, the publishing industries made up half of the employment in the content sector and 55 and 56 per cent of turnover and value added respectively. Employment and value added in the publishing industries fell slightly compared to 2006. Turnover went up 5.2 per cent.
Revision of industries
In 2007 and 2008, the enterprises in Statistics Norway’s Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises were coded in accordance with the new Standard Industrial Classification (SN2007). This has revealed some incorrectly classified enterprises and local KAUs. In such cases, the code according to the current standard (SN2002) has been revised. The new Standard Industrial Classification (SN2007) will be used for the first time in the publishing of preliminary figures for the statistical year of 2008, in October 2009. Descriptions of the classifications are available here .