Taxi transport

Updated: 30 May 2023

Next update: 30 May 2024

Change in mileage with passenger
Change in mileage with passenger
2021 - 2022
Taxi transport
Taxi transport
20212022Change in per cent
2021 - 2022
Transport acivity
Turnover (NOK million)6 9188 79627.1
Total length driven (1 000 km)408 189510 52225.1
Length driven with passengers (1000 km)221 803272 49422.9
Proportion driven with passenger in the car (per cent)54.353.4-1.7
Price per kilometer with passenger (NOK/km)31.1932.283.5
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics show annual figures for the taxi transport. The figures include turnover, total kilometres, kilometres with passengers on-board and price per kilometre.

Licensed taxi : Each and every taxi with a permit to engage in taxi operation.

Turnover : The sum of revenue received from rendering transport services by taxi to customers excluding VAT.

Electronic turnover: The sum of revenue received from rendering transport services by taxi to customers excluding VAT via debet cards or credit cards.

Cash turnover: The sum of revenue received from rendering transport services by taxi to customers excluding VAT via cash payment.

Total length driven in kilometers : Total length driven annually in kilometers, with and without a passenger.

Passenger kilometers : Total length driven annually in kilometers with a passenger on board.

The applicable standard industrial classification is SN 2007, the Norwegian equivalent which builds on the EU industrial classification NACE Rev. 2.

Name: Taxi transport.
Topic: Transport and tourism.

30 May 2024

Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics.


Frequency: Annual. Timeliness: Published by the end of the second quarter of the following year.

Not relevant.

Collected and revised data are stored securely by Statistics Norway in compliance with applicable legislation on data processing.

Statistics Norway can grant access to the source data (de-identified or anonymised microdata) on which the statistics are based, for researchers and public authorities for the purposes of preparing statistical results and analyses. Access can be granted upon application and subject to conditions. Refer to the details about this at Access to data from Statistics Norway.

The objective of the statistics is to produce annual statistics covering the transport activity of the industry useful to the public sector and the taxi industry itself.

The statistics is based on data already collected by the Norwegian Tax Administration beginning in 2014. The Norwegian Tax Administration annually collects information via taxi dispatchers from enterprises with one or more taxi licenses. This information is used to control that the enterprises follow the tax regulations. Statistics Norway in 2015 ended its own data collection and resorted to reusing tax information for statistical purposes.

The major user of this statistics is the industry itself, public authorities and business organisations.

No external users have access to statistics before they are released at 8 a.m. on after at least three months’ advance notice in the release calendar. This is one of the most important principles in Statistics Norway for ensuring the equal treatment of users.

The statistics are developed, produced and disseminated pursuant to Act no. 32 of 21 June 2019 relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway (the Statistics Act).

Not relevant.

The survey is close to a total count of enterprises that have been awarded a license to carry out taxi transport. Other statistics on the industry subgroup 49,320, taxi transport in the Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (SN 2007), e.g. structural business statistics and turnover statistics, will also include enterprises without a license for taxi transport. The statistical unit is taxi license that is in operation during the year.

Total count based on the Norwegian Tax Administration's questionnaire RF-1301.

Editing is defined here as checking, examining and amending data. The data is submitted to simple logical tests of the data. The data derived from the Norwegian Tax Administration's total count is aggregated to county level.

Not relevant.

Employees of Statistics Norway have a duty of confidentiality.

Statistics Norway does not publish figures if there is a risk of the respondent’s contribution being identified. This means that, as a general rule, figures are not published if fewer than three units form the basis of a cell in a table or if the contribution of one or two respondents constitutes a very large part of the cell total.

Statistics Norway can make exceptions to the general rule if deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the EEA agreement, if the respondent is a public authority, if the respondent has consented to this, or when the information disclosed is openly accessible to the public.

More information can be found on Statistics Norway’s website under Methods in official statistics, in the ‘Confidentiality’ section.

The statistics goes back to 2014 and the calculation method remains unchanged. This statistics replaces previous quarterly statistics based on data Statistics Norway itself collected from taxi dispatchers during the period 2007-2015. The variables turnover, total length driven in kilometers and passenger kilometers are comparable to similar variables in the previous quarterly statistics.

Errors in data collection may arrise due to misunderstanding of variabel definitions and/or measurment errors in aggregating data cases where the taxi meter does not cover all the variables of interest. The response rate of the survey is close to 100 percent. Unit and partial non-response are insignificant because of the Norwegian Tax Administration's use of the Tax Administration Act.

A revision is a planned change to figures that have already been published, for example when releasing final figures as a follow-up to published preliminary figures. See also Statistics Norway’s principles for revisions.