Decline in number of participants
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Folk high schools (discontinued)2004

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Decline in number of participants

In total, 20 700 participants attended different short courses at Norwegian folk high schools in 2004. There were 1 000, or 5 per cent fewer participants compared with 2003. As in the previous years, one out of two participants were 50 years or above. 63 per cent of participants in the age group 50 years or above were female.

Aesthetic subjects and handicraft were the most popular courses. 36 per cent of all participants chose those subjects. 32 per cent of all participants in aesthetic subjects and handicraft were women age 50 or above. Women in the age group 50 years or above were in majority in most subjects.

The number of participants who attended a short course at folk high schools decreased by 5 per cent, while the number of foreign participants increased by 12 per cent, or 2 percentage, in 2004 compared with the previous year.

Foreign participant at folk high schools, short courses, by citizenship and sex. Selected countries. 2003-2004

The most common participant with a foreign citizenship in short courses at folk high schools were Russian or German, numbering 680 and 390 respectively. The number of participants from Russia increased by 50 per cent.