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Centre left still favoured by women
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46 %

discussed the election

Participation in political discussions prior to the election, by sex, age, level of education and voted/not voted (per cent)
2015
Discussed the election with family, friends or acquantances weekly or more oftenTried to convince someone to vote for a particular partyA friend, family member, neighbour etc tried to convince one to vote for
Total461824
 
Voted in the election592326
Did not vote in the election261122
 
Sex
Males461922
Females461826
 
Age
18-19 years392249
20-24 years362135
25-44 years411728
45-66 years501922
67-79 years541715
80 years or older39147
 
Education
Below upper secondary level392028
Upper secondary education421723
Tertiary education561923

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Table 1 
Support for the different parties, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)

Support for the different parties, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)
2015
Labour PartyProgress PartyConservative PartyChristian Democratic PartyCentre PartySocialist Left PartyLiberal PartyNorwegian green PartyThe Red party of NorwayOther lists
Total339235846425
 
Males28122551036425
Females377226755524
 
Age
18-19 years3281867611624
20-24 years30520212841720
25-44 years337225957444
45-66 years3210254944326
67-79 years3512237825304
80 years or older37102210910606
 
Education
Below upper secondary level3715162644727
Upper secondary education32122561233215
Tertiary education334257659533
 
immigrant category
Norwegian citizens with no immigrant background3210236946425
Norwegian citizens, immigrants577133253333
Norwegian citizens, Norwegian-born to immigrant parents621153146251
Foreign citizens308293265753

Table 2 
Party profiles, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)

Party profiles, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)
2015
Labour PartyProgress PartyConservative PartyChristian Democratic PartyCentre PartySocialist Left PartyLiberal PartyNorwegian green PartyThe Red party of NorwayOther lists
 
Total100100100100100100100100100100
Males40605041573253425050
Females60405059436847585050
 
Age
18-19 years4334358543
20-24 years434161031940
25-44 years27212527273036275421
45-66 years38424332404230303550
67-79 years2428233121132315422
80 years or older3325300403
 
Education
Below upper secondary level2232147142215312129
Upper secondary education40524545572824202244
Tertiary education38164148285161495727
 
Immigrant category
Norwegian citizens with no immigrant background88939195988793897994
Norwegian citizens, immigrants6322152362
Norwegian citizens, Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1000001010
Foreign citizens44621748134

Table 3 
Importance for choice of party, by sex, age, education, immigration category and size of municipality (per cent)

Importance for choice of party, by sex, age, education, immigration category and size of municipality (per cent)
2015
Interested in local politicsInterested in local politicsInterested in local politicsInterested in regional politicsInterested in regional politicsInterested in regional politicsInterested in national politicsInterested in national politicsInterested in national politics
TotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the electionTotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the electionTotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the election
 
Total577235303720657650
 
Males567236303820698155
Females587134303620627244
 
Age
18-19 years334621182610425530
20-24 years384832233219526446
25-44 years446127232818576846
45-66 years657743354025707955
67-79 years778348424524848672
80 years or older7275:2838:6070:
 
Education
Below upper secondary level456131263517506139
Upper secondary education587435303818647549
Tertiary education647442343728798567
 
Immigrant category
Norwegian citizens with no immigrant background607336313719677750
Norwegian citizens, immigrants395530283623536446
Norwegian citizens, Norwegian-born to immigrant parents314623223117435636
Foreign citizens436633284023607654
 
Size of municipality
0 - 1 999 inhabitants657435191921565954
2 000 - 4 999 inhabitants617735324412687853
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants576938343532617046
10 000 - 19 999 inhabitants556838293916657454
20 000 - 29 999 inhabitants607434323820687753
30 000 - 49 999 inhabitants597831253116668146
50 000 - 299 999 inhabitants557333283519657947
300 000 inhabitants or more546435364126687654

Table 4 
Participation in political discussions prior to the election, by sex, age, level of education and voted/not voted (per cent)

Participation in political discussions prior to the election, by sex, age, level of education and voted/not voted (per cent)
2015
Discussed the election with family, friends or acquantances weekly or more oftenTried to convince someone to vote for a particular partyA friend, family member, neighbour etc tried to convince one to vote for
TotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the electionTotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the electionTotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the election
Both sexes465926182311242622
Males466027192412222519
Females465825182111262626
 
Age
18-19 years395326222915495544
20-24 years366121212916353636
25-44 years415725172310283124
45-66 years506229192312222417
67-79 years5459271721115168
80 years or older3944:1410:711:
 
Education
Below upper secondary level395326202912283325
Upper secondary education425524171912232322
Tertiary education566732192310232419
 
Immigrant category
Norwegian citizens with no immigrant background48602818229232520
Norwegian citizens, immigrants324524303627363835
Norwegian citizens, Norwegian-born to immigrant parents384931263719464646
Foreign citizens345921162411253123
 
Size of municipality22
0 - 1 999 inhabitants3344315184283027
2 000 - 4 999 inhabitants475925212611262923
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants486127162010222321
10 000 - 19 999 inhabitants42542717246222518
20 000 - 29 999 inhabitants466024172011242719
30 000 - 49 999 inhabitants466125172210212417
50 000 - 299 999 inhabitants466326212415262626
300 000 inhabitants or more495732192212262626

Table 5 
Reasons not to vote, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)

Reasons not to vote, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)
Illness or disability (own or a family member)Was out of town or not in the areaForgot to voteNot interested, did not feel my vote would make a differenceWas too busy with other things, had to prioritise work or studiesDid not think I was eligible to voteNone of the parties or candidates share my viewsThe differences between the parties are too smallThere are no important local issues that I feel strongly aboutI don't know enough about what the parties stand forI don't have faith in the local politicians in my municipalityI don't know enough about the candidates standing for election
20152015
Both sexes1124922162768171321
Males926923162769101520
Females1421922162777241022
 
Age
18-19 years829152125356830515
20-24 years32813263109612271518
25-44 years6231221194789231224
45-66 years132652411175571418
67-79 years271312000841401928
80 years or older::::::::::::
 
Education
Below upper secondary level13201325171527211019
Upper secondary education924922132998141523
Tertiary education12284191947811161219
 
Immigrant category
Norwegian citizens with no immigrant background1123923170879171521
Norwegian citizens, immigrants1726101916036515711
Norwegian citizens, Norwegian-born to immigrant parents15291523160979191218
Foreign citizens626819111233518524
 
Size og municipality
0 - 1 999 inhabitants183711294101303007
2 000 - 4 999 inhabitants19227271428165818
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants10231323113358112021
10 000 - 19 999 inhabitants1119220163747191522
20 000 - 29 999 inhabitants52215221311151220923
30 000 - 49 999 inhabitants92752211186912623
50 000 - 299 999 inhabitants13241024201797201421
300 000 inhabitants or more1029917214668171213

Table 6 
Personal votes, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)

Personal votes, by sex, age and level of education (per cent)
2015
Gave personal votes for one or more canditatesSelect candatates from other listsThe candidate's point of view on important issues influenced decisionThe candidate's experience in local politics influenced decisionThe candidate's place of residence influenced decisionThe candidate's gender influenced decisionThe candidate's ethnic or country background influenced decisionThe candidate's performance in the media influenced decisionPersonal knowledge of the candidate
Both sexes421470643317266757
Males431369623310316658
Females401570663423226756
 
Age
18-19 years571768584217226058
20-24 years552075572815147240
25-44 years501566583514226053
45-66 years411371673416286961
67-79 years341372693024337259
80 years or older54:::::::
 
Education
Below upper secondary level431271634116366748
Upper secondary education431571693516317160
Tertiary education401367592718176258
 
Immigrant category
Norwegian citizens with no immigrant background411469643216266757
Norwegian citizens, immigrants531773755529376858
Norwegian citizens, Norwegian-born to immigrant parents582376684022285951
Foreign citizens461769623317296049
 
Size of municipality
0 - 1 999 inhabitants66177971437446282
2 000 - 4 999 inhabitants592477674019237169
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants521973714115236571
10 000 - 19 999 inhabitants451873754215307367
20 000 - 29 999 inhabitants401172672716247156
30 000 - 49 999 inhabitants331371582814205749
50 000 - 299 999 inhabitants331062542816276145
300 000 inhabitants or more40866603025307246

Table 7 
Number of respondents in the survey, by sex, age, level of education, innigrant category, zize of municipality and voted/not voted

Number of respondents in the survey, by sex, age, level of education, innigrant category, zize of municipality and voted/not voted
2015
Both sexesMalesFemales
TotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the electionTotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the electionTotalVoted in the electionDid not vote in the election
Years, total6 2753 6252 6503 1411 7321 3963 1511 8931 254
18-19 years526310216231129102295181114
20-24 years3761732031707199206102104
25-44 years2 7121 3191 3931 3246227021 388697691
45-66 years2 1261 3847421 148710438978674304
67-79 years465390752251784724021228
80 years or older70492130228402713
 
Education
Below upper secondary level1 538792746762363399776429347
Upper secondary education1 9681 0639051 082554528886509377
Tertiary education2 7691 7709991 2848154691 485955530
 
Immigrant category
Norwegian citizens with no immigrant background2 0711 5764951 0117462651 060830230
Norwegian citizens, immigrants1 8461 029817912510402934519415
Norwegian citizens, Norwegian-born to immigrant parents29516113413881571578077
Foreign citizens2 0638591 2041 067395672996464532
 
Size of municipality
0 - 1 999 inhabitants996732::::::
2 000 - 4 999 inhabitants331196135::::::
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants527317210::::::
10 000 - 19 999 inhabitants776443333::::::
20 000 - 29 999 inhabitants711436275::::::
30 000 - 49 999 inhabitants579301278::::::
50 000 - 299 999 inhabitants1 8251 026799::::::
300 000 inhabitants or more1 427839588::::::

About the statistics

The statistics show the behaviour of the Norwegian electorate in local elections, e.g. party preference by age, gender education and immigrant background. Based on surveys carried out by Statistics Norway and the Institute for Social Research. Time series back to 1970’s.

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Name: Municipal and county council election, electoral survey
Topic: Elections

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