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Activities of adult learning associations

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Key figures

0.52

million participants

Popular education organisations. Number of courses, participants and lessons
20172013 - 2017
Change in per cent
Courses44 5473.6
Both sexes522 4585.9
Males224 6015.6
Females297 8576.2
Lessons total1 398 6383.4

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Table 1 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization

Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization
2017
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total44 547522 458224 601297 8571 398 638
The Workers' Education Association of Norway1 66326 94314 25512 68859 444
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community1 62615 0028 9696 03340 368
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway5 32841 85316 88324 970142 921
The Study Association Funkis7 70156 78217 25939 523169 056
Association for studies of culture and traditions5 26041 5288 49333 035161 560
The Sports Education Foundation2 55554 48533 76420 72157 676
The Adult Education Association of Music3 56141 41518 65922 756184 188
The Sami Adult Education Association1106151224938 989
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party4602 1455861 55910 412
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity4172 0115671 44446 300
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association7 851102 26046 21356 047292 711
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment3 07428 15213 85014 30265 401
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party3421 8551 0198367 893
The Academic Association for Adult Education1 94459 44325 95233 49142 174
Norwegian Society of Choir education2 65547 96918 01029 959109 545

Table 2 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by county

Number of courses, participants and lessons by county
2017
CoursesTotalParticipantsLessons total
MalesFemales
Total44 547522 458224 601297 8571 398 638
Østfold1 96322 1219 32312 79871 457
Akershus4 44153 74622 37031 376135 095
Oslo4 88875 14734 45340 694154 542
Hedmark2 36822 7208 81513 90571 877
Oppland2 58326 25811 32514 93367 231
Buskerud2 19825 72010 67315 04771 774
Vestfold1 93924 96711 23413 73367 836
Telemark1 65516 0626 7509 31251 055
Aust-Agder8139 4984 1485 35024 979
Vest-Agder1 56214 9396 8228 11745 931
Rogaland3 28935 89315 89719 996101 717
Hordaland4 50850 94720 97629 971142 419
Sogn og Fjordane97511 5884 9906 59826 559
Møre og Romsdal2 31427 79211 68816 10463 933
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)2 57236 77616 91719 85993 046
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)1 65217 3637 4449 91958 999
Nordland2 52425 58810 34215 24675 510
Troms - Romsa1 55317 3677 09910 26850 115
Finnmark - Finnmárku7227 5593 0914 46823 760
Svalbard28407244163803

Table 3 
Number of courses, participants and lessons, by subject

Number of courses, participants and lessons, by subject
2017
TotalParticipantsParticipantsLessons total
MalesFemales
Total44 547522 458224 601297 8571 398 638
Language studies1 59911 3614 0327 32963 670
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft17 927214 02779 267134 760710 665
Humanities, philosophy and ethics4 52139 42916 71722 712120 011
Social sciences7939 0072 8696 13821 178
Organization and management7 214129 10064 85864 242151 892
Business and ICT4153 7261 4972 2298 335
Health, social and sports7 47760 23419 98340 251200 910
Transport and communication793 0651 9811 0841 412
Science, industry and technical subjects83518 20214 3133 88922 659
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation3 58233 71718 82814 88986 443
Goods and services10559025633411 463

Table 4 
Number of participant, by organizations, age and sex

Number of participant, by organizations, age and sex
2017
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total522 458143 258156 114223 086
The Workers' Education Association of Norway26 9435 98511 6859 273
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community15 0025 4554 9344 613
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway41 85322 3548 59310 906
The Study Association Funkis56 7823 1828 26745 333
Association for studies of culture and traditions41 5286 0695 02330 436
The Sports Education Foundation54 48522 14826 1026 235
The Adult Education Association of Music41 4158 5768 83324 006
The Sami Adult Education Association615176190249
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party2 145485821839
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity2 011444669898
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association102 26046 29125 23430 735
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment28 15211 07410 2266 852
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party1 855316774765
The Academic Association for Adult Education59 4438 16534 90616 372
Norwegian Society of Choir education47 9692 5389 85735 574
 
Males
All popular education organisations224 60165 44669 02590 130
The Workers' Education Association of Norway14 2553 4445 8644 947
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community8 9693 1973 4032 369
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway16 8839 3633 3834 137
The Study Association Funkis17 2591 1972 21413 848
Association for studies of culture and traditions8 4932 1211 0875 285
The Sports Education Foundation33 76411 34517 3765 043
The Adult Education Association of Music18 6593 5453 51411 600
The Sami Adult Education Association122383153
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party58672255259
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity567128194245
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association46 21320 73410 08815 391
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment13 8506 2494 6122 989
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party1 019186379454
The Academic Association for Adult Education25 9523 10614 4158 431
Norwegian Society of Choir education18 0107212 21015 079
 
Females
All popular education organisations297 85777 81287 089132 956
The Workers' Education Association of Norway12 6882 5415 8214 326
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community6 0332 2581 5312 244
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway24 97012 9915 2106 769
The Study Association Funkis39 5231 9856 05331 485
Association for studies of culture and traditions33 0353 9483 93625 151
The Sports Education Foundation20 72110 8038 7261 192
The Adult Education Association of Music22 7565 0315 31912 406
The Sami Adult Education Association493138159196
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party1 559413566580
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity1 444316475653
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association56 04725 55715 14615 344
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment14 3024 8255 6143 863
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party836130395311
The Academic Association for Adult Education33 4915 05920 4917 941
Norwegian Society of Choir education29 9591 8177 64720 495

Table 5 
Number of participants, by county, age and sex

Number of participants, by county, age and sex
2017
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total522 458143 258156 114223 086
Østfold22 1214 6925 98211 447
Akershus53 74614 93515 33723 474
Oslo75 14721 00831 30722 832
Hedmark22 7204 2165 49913 005
Oppland26 2589 3225 89611 040
Buskerud25 7205 9777 63812 105
Vestfold24 9675 7097 90711 351
Telemark16 0625 6353 0437 384
Aust-Agder9 4982 7692 3764 353
Vest-Agder14 9394 4873 7506 702
Rogaland35 89311 65410 65213 587
Hordaland50 94716 98314 73219 232
Sogn og Fjordane11 5882 7093 2115 668
Møre og Romsdal27 7926 4797 74613 567
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)36 77611 66411 79513 317
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)17 3634 0004 3309 033
Nordland25 5884 9906 66513 933
Troms - Romsa17 3674 5795 4327 356
Finnmark - Finnmárku7 5591 3962 6193 544
Svalbard40754197156
 
Males
Total224 60165 44669 02590 130
Østfold9 3232 0482 6034 672
Akershus22 3706 4566 5769 338
Oslo34 4539 03114 65610 766
Hedmark8 8152 0132 0654 737
Oppland11 3254 2692 6594 397
Buskerud10 6732 8233 3834 467
Vestfold11 2342 6924 2604 282
Telemark6 7502 8291 3152 606
Aust-Agder4 1481 3809721 796
Vest-Agder6 8222 2331 6842 905
Rogaland15 8975 3204 9165 661
Hordaland20 9767 4416 0627 473
Sogn og Fjordane4 9901 3221 3142 354
Møre og Romsdal11 6883 0233 1785 487
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)16 9175 5985 7475 572
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)7 4441 8991 7773 768
Nordland10 3422 2322 4575 653
Troms - Romsa7 0992 1502 1712 778
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 0916601 1091 322
Svalbard2442712196
 
Females
Total297 85777 81287 089132 956
Østfold12 7982 6443 3796 775
Akershus31 3768 4798 76114 136
Oslo40 69411 97716 65112 066
Hedmark13 9052 2033 4348 268
Oppland14 9335 0533 2376 643
Buskerud15 0473 1544 2557 638
Vestfold13 7333 0173 6477 069
Telemark9 3122 8061 7284 778
Aust-Agder5 3501 3891 4042 557
Vest-Agder8 1172 2542 0663 797
Rogaland19 9966 3345 7367 926
Hordaland29 9719 5428 67011 759
Sogn og Fjordane6 5981 3871 8973 314
Møre og Romsdal16 1043 4564 5688 080
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)19 8596 0666 0487 745
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)9 9192 1012 5535 265
Nordland15 2462 7584 2088 280
Troms - Romsa10 2682 4293 2614 578
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 4687361 5102 222
Svalbard163277660

Table 6 
Number of participants, by subject, age and sex

Number of participants, by subject, age and sex
2017
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total522 458143 258156 114223 086
Language studies11 3613 6385 0812 642
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft214 02751 12742 618120 282
Humanities, philosophy and ethics39 42922 7414 75711 931
Social sciences9 0072 9803 7922 235
Organization and management129 10037 28857 33834 474
Business and ICT3 7261821 1802 364
Health, social and sports60 2345 60919 93234 693
Transport and communication3 0653431 1311 591
Science, industry and technical subjects18 2024 5328 3485 322
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation33 71714 67011 6327 415
Goods and services590148305137
 
Males
Total224 60165 44669 02590 130
Language studies4 0321 1351 976921
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft79 26720 17913 04946 039
Humanities, philosophy and ethics16 71710 7932 0493 875
Social sciences2 8698831 143843
Organization and management64 85818 13529 76316 960
Business and ICT1 49775500922
Health, social and sports19 9832 0946 97110 918
Transport and communication1 9812176801 084
Science, industry and technical subjects14 3132 9946 6634 656
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation18 8288 8786 0913 859
Goods and services2566314053
 
Females
Total297 85777 81287 089132 956
Language studies7 3292 5033 1051 721
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft134 76030 94829 56974 243
Humanities, philosophy and ethics22 71211 9482 7088 056
Social sciences6 1382 0972 6491 392
Organization and management64 24219 15327 57517 514
Business and ICT2 2291076801 442
Health, social and sports40 2513 51512 96123 775
Transport and communication1 084126451507
Science, industry and technical subjects3 8891 5381 685666
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation14 8895 7925 5413 556
Goods and services3348516584

Table 7 
Number of participants, by county and subject

Number of participants, by county and subject
2017
TotalLanguage studiesAesthetic subjects and handicraftHumanities, philosophy and ethicsSocial sciencesOrganization and managementBusiness and ICTHealth, social and sportsTransport and communicationScience, industry and technical subjectsNatural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreationGoods and services
Total522 45811 361214 02739 4299 007129 1003 72660 2343 06518 20233 717590
Østfold22 12123410 0201 7693115 092842 626123721 56536
Akershus53 74651420 0853 67152117 7029795 9825531 3962 32617
Oslo75 1474 59418 8695 5244 13120 9711 18610 5451 3124 9622 98469
Hedmark22 72016210 9781 7581194 465692 597295222 0129
Oppland26 2584811 3722 8131995 726532 762822642 91722
Buskerud25 7206118 5793 1632846 9301503 286577291 87853
Vestfold24 96735310 5631 7972127 5951282 0961748581 14843
Telemark16 062726 7972 0401052 776611 56672552 3830
Aust-Agder9 4981414 1097671511 9758092203261 0225
Vest-Agder14 9393755 8731 9381443 240711 561772911 30960
Rogaland35 8931 21814 3194 9624828 6461603 51561 0471 44098
Hordaland50 9472 14224 0833 57566010 2441456 57801 4222 07424
Sogn og Fjordane11 588346 661245842 9043849301719580
Møre og Romsdal27 7927814 5791 4453566 786462 41903621 70021
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)36 77630916 1621 5263707 2871984 5525703 3282 44925
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)17 36307 8135601414 813122 099762851 54816
Nordland25 58815712 5401 0445005 4831133 3461106111 61272
Troms - Romsa17 3672337 7135542353 8141012 63007041 36716
Finnmark - Finnmárku7 559862 81527302 4195264702859784
Svalbard40709752232012012470

Table 8 
Number of participants, by examination and level

Number of participants, by examination and level
2017
TotalOption of public examinationOption of other valid examination or certificateOption of internal examinationOption of vocational examinationNo examination or final tests
Total522 4587 35713 6884 4251 402495 586
Primary level310 3103 7503 0491 1260302 385
Secondary level122 6312 99710 3151 3851 402106 532
Higher level3 847610371503 185
Not reported85 67002871 899083 484

About the statistics

The main purpose is to show education arranged by popular education organizations from different angles. The aim is to reveal total course activities related to course level, choice of subjects and age as well as gender of the participants.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Adult education: Education specially arranged for adults.
The Norwegian Association for Adult Education: The Norwegian Association for Adult Education is an organization for all approved popular education organizations.
Subject: The courses are grouped after school subjects in accordance with Norwegian educational terms.
Level: The popular education organizations can offer tuition on primary, secondary, and tertiary educational level in addition to many other courses.
Courses offering examination: Meaning to be a supplement to subject and level. Several courses arranged by popular education organizations, give students the possibility to take an examination.

Standard classifications

Classification of subject groups is worked out by Statistics Norway together with The Ministry of Education and Research, The Norwegian Association for Adult Education, Norwegian Association for Distance Education and Folk High School Council.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Activities of adult learning associations
Topic: Education

Responsible division

Division for Education and Culture Statistics

Regional level

The figures are given on national and county level. It is also possible to order tables on municipal level.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

All statistics in Statistics Norway will be properly stored and treated in a safe and secure manner in agreement with The Data Inspectorate.

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose is to show education arranged by popular education organizations from different angels. The aim is to reveal total course activities related to course level, choice of subjects and age as well as gender of the participants. The statistics about course activities for popular education organizations started 1996 and were financed by The Ministry of Education and Research. The statistics has been published yearly since then.

Users and applications

Users are The Ministry of Education and Research, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning, other public services, researching institutions, media, Norwegian Association for Adult Education and individual popular education organizations.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 10 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

This statistics is a part of statistics of adult education in Norway.

Legal authority

Section 2-1 of Act no. 54 relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway of 16 June 1989, Act no. 95 relating to adult education of 19 June 2009, and Chapter 2, Section 9 of Regulation no. 1661 on popular education organizationsand online schools of 18 December 2009.

 

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

All approved popular education organizations receiving grants from The Ministry of Education and Research, reports on course completions to Statistics Norway.

Each participant are reported by course subject, place of residence, and aim group in addition to course level, duration, and time when they started and finished the course.

Data sources and sampling

Electronic reports from popular education organizations.

Including the whole population.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Per 1 March in the year of census data is collected from the popular education organizations. After correcting the data, Statistics Norway put all files together to one basic file, on which the statistics are based.

All received data files undergo various controls, such as deleting duplicates and checking variables for valid values. In case errors are discovered, the popular education organizations will be contacted for corrections. Statistics Norway makes test tables based on corrected data, so the individual organizations get the possibility to compare own figures.

Statistics about popular education organizations is summarily only, and special analyses are not executed.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

There are no sensitive data.

Comparability over time and space

Statistics Norway has published statistics on popular education organizations since 1997. The statistics for the period 1997-2009 includes courses of at least 12 lessons, but the statistics from 2010 includes courses of at least 8 lessons and is still comparable with the statistics of today.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Mostly errors can be traced back to basis of the statistics. Errors in coding of course completions might occur because the organizations do not use administrative data systems, neither is it easy to define what the correct subject code should be.

Statistics about popular education organizations include courses receiving grants only, and do not reflect the whole education activities.

Not relevant. Statistics about popular education organizations is not based on sample surveys.

Not relevant. Statistics about popular education organizations include the whole population (courses receiving grants).

Revision

Not relevant