Employees in kindergartens and schools

Updated: 22 June 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Share of female teachers in primary and lower secondary schools
Share of female teachers in primary and lower secondary schools
2020
74.4
%

Selected tables and figures from this statistics


About the statistics

The statistics cover wage earners (employed as of the 3rd week of November) in kindergarten, primary and lower secondary school, upper secondary school, post-secondary vocational school and adult education institutions by characteristics such as occupation, age and educational background. Non-residents are excluded.

Employed persons are persons who performed paid work of at least one hour's duration in the reference week, as well as persons who have such work but who were temporarily absent due to illness, vacation, paid leave, etc.

Wage earners (used synonymously with the term emplyees) are persons who receive compensation for work in the form of wages.

Employment: A person may have several employments (jobs) in different firms. Should a person have multiple employments within the same industry (e.g. with two different primary schools), one employment is chosen.

Occupation is based on information from A-ordningen and coded according to the Standard Classification of Occupations (1998 Version STYRK-98)

Contractual percentage of full-time equivalent: Contractual percentage of full-time equivalent is what you have agreed to work according to your contract of employment. The employer shall not consider additional work, overtime or different types of absence from work or if the hours have been paid or not. The information on contractual percentage of full-time equivalent is based on what is reported to the a-ordningen. For persons that are paid by the hour without contractual working hours per week, e.g on-call temporary workers, the employer can report 0 as contractual percentage of full-time equivalent. Statistics Norway will then calculate contractual percentage of full-time equivalent from what is reported as paid hours and number of hours that corresponds to a 100 per cent position in the moth of Reporting.

Kindergarten Teachers/Teachers are employees with occupational codes beginning with 23 or 33 (except 2352).

Leaders are emplyees with occupational codes starting with 1210, 1227, 1228, 1319.

Other emplyees working With the children/pupils are emplyees with occupational codes starting with 5131, 5139, 5132, 3460, 3232.

The characteristics of place of work and industry division are obtained from the Central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE) and apply to the local unit where the person works.

Information about the industry is retrieved from the CRE. Industry is classified according to the Classification of Standard Industrial Classification

Kindergartens are local units with industry code 88.911.

Primary and lower secondary schools comprise local units with industry code 85.201.

Upper secondary schools comprise local units with industry codes 85.310/85.320.

Post-secondary vocational schools comprise local units with industry code 85.410

Adult education institutions comprise local units with industry code 85.594.

Characteristics such as place of residence, sex, and age are obtained from the National Registry.

Residents are defined as persons registered in the National Registry and also include temporary residents who plan on staying in Norway for six months or more.

Pedagogical education and Kindergarten-relevant pedagogical education are based on information about completed tertiary education in the National Education Database (NUDB) and relevant education is selected based on codes according to the The Norwegian Standard Classification of Education (NUS2000). T

The industrial classification is in accordance with the revised Standard Industrial Classification (NOS D 383), which is based on the EU-standard of NACE Rev. 2.

The occupational classification is in accordance with the Standard Classification of Occupations (the 1998 Version is used.

Breakdown by countyis in accordance with the list of counties and municipalities as of the 1st in the middle month of a given quarter.

Educational programmes are classified according to the Norwegian Standard Classification of Education (NUS). NUS is a six-digit education code, where the 1. digit indicates the level of education, 2.-4. digits indicate field of study and a full six-digit education code indicates an individual programme of education.

Name: Employees in kindergartens and schools

Topic: Education

Not yet determined

Division for Education and Culture Statistics

National and county level

The statistics are published annually in June and refer to the 3rd week of November the year before.

Not relevant

All education statistics at Statistics Norway is stored in a proper, standardized manner in consultation with the Data Inspectorate.

The statistics cover employees in kindergarten, primary and lower secondary school, upper secondary school and adult education institutions by characteristics such as occupation, age and educational background.

Previously such statistics have only been available in a dispersed manner, based on different types of source data and definitions. The statistics on Employees in kindergartens and schools provide figures based on common source data (A-ordningen and the National Education Database) and a coherent set of definitions.

The statistics complements but does not replace the statistics about employees provided e.g. by the Directorate of Education based on the Kindergarten database BASIL (BArnehage-Statistikk-InnrapporteringsLøsning) or the primary/lower secondary School database Grunnskolens informasjonssystem, GSI. Their purpose, level of detail and geographical scope differ.

Important users of the education statistics are public administration, special interest organizations, the media, researchers, business and industry. Key users among the ministries are, in particular, the Ministry of Education and Research.

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

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Act of 21 June 2019 No. 32 relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway § 10.

Regulation (EC) No 0452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and learning. Commission Regulation (EU) No 88/2011 of 2 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 0452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning, as regards statistics on education and training systems.

The statistics cover resident wage earners who performed paid work of at least one hour's duration in the reference week (3rd week of November), as well as persons who have such work but who were temporarily absent due to illness, vacation, paid leave, etc.

Employees in the following industry divisions are covered:

85.201 – primary and lower secondary schools

85.320 og 85.310 – upper secodnary schools

88.911 – kindergartens

85.594 – adult education institutions

85.410 - post-secondary vocational schools

An employee is only counted once within each of these four Groups, but may occur in more than one Group (e.g. a teacher working both at a primary School and an adult education institution.

For employees in kindergartens an additonal check has been done against data from the kindergarten database BASIL, and only local units registered with children in mid-December are included.

For employees in primary and lower secondary schools an additonal check has been done against data from the database GSI, and only local units registered with pupils on the 1st of October are included.

For employees in upper secondary schools an additonal check has been done against data from the upper seocndary education database VIGO, and only local units registered with pupils on the 1st of October are included.

The main source of the statistics is A-ordningen, which is a coordinated digital collection of employment, income, and tax deductions for the Norwegian Tax Administration, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), and Statistics Norway. This means that Statistics Norway receives information about wages and employees directly from the so-called a-meldingen, which is the electronic message containing all the information collected. More information may be found on https://www.skatteetaten.no/bedrift-og-organisasjon/arbeidsgiver/a-meldingen/.

the Central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE).

Information about completed education is based on records in the National education database (NUDB).

The statistics has no separate data collection, but are based on a number of different registries:

  • Statistics Norway receives data about wage earners from A-ordningen.
  • Variables such as place of work and industry division are obtained from Enhetsregisteret and the Central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE).
  • Personal characteristics are obtained from the National Registry
  • Information about completed education in the National education database is gathered from registered such as student data held by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) and the administrative systems of some higher education institutions. Information about completed upper and lower secondary education is mainly based on data from the counties through their database VIGO.
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The general rule is not to publish data if less than 3 individuals are found within a cell or unit in a table. This is to prevent identification of individuals within the statistics.

The general rule is not to publish data if less than 3 individuals are found within a cell or unit in a table. This is to prevent identification of individuals within the statistics.

The statistics are based on A-ordningen. The quality of A-ordningen is generally good. Nevertheless, some errors might occur.

Some errors might occur due to incorrect reporting of the information (measurement error). Furthermore, errors might occur as the result of data processing conducted at Statistics Norway (processing error).

There are indications of gradual improvement in the reporting to A-ordningen from 2015 to 2016, even though the Reporting during the first year of A-ordningen (2015) is considered as being good.

More uncertainty is expected in the number of wage earners at a detailed regional level than at a more aggregated level (e.g., the country as a whole).

Regarding information about completed education and educational attainment, errors may occur in the administrative system of educational institutions, in particular with self-reported information from the student or erroneous reporting from the data provider. However, a number of these non-sampling errors will be identified as part of control and revision routines performed by Statistics Norway.

Seegeneral principles for revisions in Statistics Norway.





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