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Most shareholders were men
Seven out of ten shareholders and owners of personally-owned enterprises were men as per 1 January 2012. Half of the female owners of personally-owned enterprises had a higher education. Men were the biggest owners
|2012||2011 - 2012||2010 - 2012|
|Number of owners||Share||Share||Share|
|Personal owned enterpises|
|Both sexes||201 593||100.0||7.4||8.2|
|Both sexes||1 114 732||100.0||-1.4||5.6|
About 73 per cent of the shareholders in private and public limited companies were men. Of the shareholders with more then 50 per cent of share capital, men constituted 8 out of 10.
More women and immigrants among owners of personally-owned enterprises
Twenty-nine per cent of the 200 000 sole proprietorships as per 1 January 2012 were owned by women. The share of female owners has increased from 24 to almost 29 per cent from 2004 to 2012. Almost 15 per cent of sole proprietorships were owned by immigrants or Norwegian-born to immigrant parents.
Female owners with highest level of education
Almost half of the female owners had a higher education, which is a major increase compared with 2004, when one out of four female owners had a higher level of education. One out of three male owners had a higher education in 2012. Among shareholders in private and public limited companies, the share with a higher education was more evenly distributed, with one out of four having a higher level of education.
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