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Activities of adult learning associations

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Key figures

44 400

courses

Popular education organisations. Number of courses, participants and lessons
20192015 - 2019
Change in per cent
Courses44 398-0.6
Both sexes485 173-4.5
Males204 428-6.9
Females280 745-2.6
Lessons total1 401 2450.7

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Table 1 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization

Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization
2019
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total44 398485 173204 428280 7451 401 245
The Workers' Education Association of Norway1 40124 87413 05611 81846 423
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community1 33912 1077 0825 02538 037
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway5 33841 17316 42724 746150 015
The Study Association Funkis8 70562 28818 60243 686191 142
Association for studies of culture and traditions5 12539 9217 80232 119169 703
The Sports Education Foundation3 10340 12925 96814 16173 111
The Adult Education Association of Music5 89581 46633 77347 693291 673
The Sami Adult Education Association1045261084189 751
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party8184 0592 3141 74515 676
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity3621 6855021 18344 621
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association7 11093 83441 62752 207265 920
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment2 96626 64513 20413 44161 039
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party4032 1341 1869488 218
The Academic Association for Adult Education1 72954 33222 77731 55535 916

Table 2 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by county

Number of courses, participants and lessons by county
2019
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total44 398485 173204 428280 7451 401 245
Østfold (-2019)2 13021 1149 10512 00968 459
Akershus (-2019)4 52454 77323 09731 676137 883
Oslo5 08169 87630 21239 664167 854
Hedmark (-2019)2 38821 6568 55513 10173 737
Oppland (-2019)2 47523 4729 44014 03262 687
Buskerud (-2019)2 20323 8899 84814 04175 791
Vestfold (-2019)1 97020 9078 71212 19570 034
Telemark (-2019)1 65414 8936 1978 69648 768
Aust-Agder (-2019)9058 8583 5745 28425 147
Vest-Agder (-2019)1 50614 7366 6368 10045 456
Rogaland3 23135 24716 04219 205100 002
Hordaland (-2019)4 33546 61019 36427 246138 619
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)99811 8024 9696 83327 906
Møre og Romsdal2 21624 1269 96614 16063 085
Trøndelag - Trööndelage4 26547 90920 48427 425156 743
Nordland2 46723 6429 28514 35769 340
Troms - Romsa (-2019)1 37815 4376 5498 88845 999
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)6546 0102 2573 75323 136
Svalbard1821613680599

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

Number of courses, participants and lessons, by subject
2019
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total44 398485 173204 428280 7451 401 245
Language studies1 41010 0303 6016 42958 865
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft16 825197 01572 464124 551695 610
Humanities, philosophy and ethics4 85442 09418 12523 969124 376
Social sciences6929 2152 6536 56219 229
Organization and management7 822110 94456 02254 922166 625
Business and ICT3523 3961 2822 1145 376
Health, social and sports8 28362 27319 82242 451219 352
Transport and communication571 9001 2246761 280
Science, industry and technical subjects57615 97611 3724 60416 599
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation3 42831 85317 71414 13980 293
Goods and services9947714932813 640

Table 4 
Number of participant, by organizations and age

Number of participant, by organizations and age
2019
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total485 173132 160132 648220 365
The Workers' Education Association of Norway24 8745 03211 2568 586
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community12 1074 5194 0083 580
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway41 17321 7158 72710 731
The Study Association Funkis62 2883 0678 15051 071
Association for studies of culture and traditions39 9215 9494 56229 410
The Sports Education Foundation40 12917 96017 2614 908
The Adult Education Association of Music81 4669 89115 47456 101
The Sami Adult Education Association526141186199
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party4 0592951 4592 305
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity1 685381657647
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association93 83443 70021 39728 737
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment26 64510 5929 0417 012
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party2 1342968321 006
The Academic Association for Adult Education54 3328 62229 63816 072

Table 5 
Number of participants, by county and age

Number of participants, by county and age
2019
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total485 173132 160132 648220 365
Østfold (-2019)21 1144 6715 16611 277
Akershus (-2019)54 77314 30915 82724 637
Oslo69 87620 36927 36622 141
Hedmark (-2019)21 6563 6924 24913 715
Oppland (-2019)23 4727 9134 65910 900
Buskerud (-2019)23 8896 5835 76111 545
Vestfold (-2019)20 9075 1655 26110 481
Telemark (-2019)14 8935 6542 5966 643
Aust-Agder (-2019)8 8582 1972 3864 275
Vest-Agder (-2019)14 7364 0923 8166 828
Rogaland35 24710 69310 59513 959
Hordaland (-2019)46 61015 20412 30219 104
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)11 8022 7723 0585 972
Møre og Romsdal24 1265 2655 96412 897
Trøndelag - Trööndelage47 90914 55011 15722 202
Nordland23 6423 9235 96213 757
Troms - Romsa (-2019)15 4374 0454 5266 866
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)6 0101 0111 8923 107
Svalbard2165210559

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

Number of participants, by subject, age and sex
2019
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total485 173132 160132 648220 365
Language studies10 0302 8804 9372 213
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft197 01545 32336 179115 513
Humanities, philosophy and ethics42 09426 2575 49410 343
Social sciences9 2152 3904 5132 312
Organization and management110 94430 92947 13532 880
Business and ICT3 3961797892 428
Health, social and sports62 2735 53415 09141 648
Transport and communication1 900384684832
Science, industry and technical subjects15 9764 5856 8774 514
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation31 85313 58510 7257 543
Goods and services477114224139
 
Males
Total204 42861 05357 90985 466
Language studies3 6018891 930782
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft72 46417 73911 54443 181
Humanities, philosophy and ethics18 12512 4382 2823 405
Social sciences2 6537211 115817
Organization and management56 02215 36224 64616 014
Business and ICT1 28280293909
Health, social and sports19 8222 1435 05212 627
Transport and communication1 224223424577
Science, industry and technical subjects11 3723 0584 8983 416
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation17 7148 3455 6563 713
Goods and services149556925
 
Females
Total280 74571 10774 739134 899
Language studies6 4291 9913 0071 431
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft124 55127 58424 63572 332
Humanities, philosophy and ethics23 96913 8193 2126 938
Social sciences6 5621 6693 3981 495
Organization and management54 92215 56722 48916 866
Business and ICT2 114994961 519
Health, social and sports42 4513 39110 03929 021
Transport and communication676161260255
Science, industry and technical subjects4 6041 5271 9791 098
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation14 1395 2405 0693 830
Goods and services32859155114

Table 7 
Number of participants, by county and subject

Number of participants, by county and subject
2019
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
Total485 17310 030197 01542 0949 215110 9443 39662 2731 90015 97631 853477
Østfold (-2019)21 1141599 4911 7671404 016713 58554201 44911
Akershus (-2019)54 77354318 9734 08047417 2308437 6703991 6532 88424
Oslo69 8764 48019 1705 7915 30018 6096578 3329524 2752 24763
Hedmark (-2019)21 65612310 2641 3641433 0702294 0491343091 94526
Oppland (-2019)23 4722810 3132 9152444 2432792 674152582 4958
Buskerud (-2019)23 8894448 0623 6774984 576824 298365751 60833
Vestfold (-2019)20 9071709 3871 6861095 0361032 37349681 03239
Telemark (-2019)14 893296 0362 2222112 438611 2795972 48728
Aust-Agder (-2019)8 8581343 7991 269791 6247494101557830
Vest-Agder (-2019)14 7365575 6812 3352252 432281 961283761 09914
Rogaland35 24797813 1595 0902318 780603 407291 4911 907115
Hordaland (-2019)46 6101 62521 8374 1995169 7481365 086851 0262 30349
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)11 802466 3882401002 86743155701969770
Møre og Romsdal24 1264612 3691 3381675 361403 171121751 4470
Trøndelag - Trööndelage47 90935421 8112 2703199 3481656 9631783 0343 40265
Nordland23 64210511 0999112506 000703 678182801 2292
Troms - Romsa (-2019)15 4371876 6746551313 986351 38806311 7500
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)6 010222 405285761 506328520577750
Svalbard21609702740900340

Table 8 
Number of participants, by examination and level

Number of participants, by examination and level
2019
TotalOption of public examinationOption of other valid examination or certificateOption of internal examinationOption of vocational examinationNo examination or final tests
Total485 17311 2176 6096 2531 072460 022
Primary level268 8308 6292 2556780257 268
Secondary level148 5662 2304 1441 1181 072140 002
Higher level3 100358533502 402
Not reported64 67702054 122060 350

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