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Activities of adult learning associations

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Key figures

44 000

fewer participants

Popular education organisations. Number of courses, participants and lessons
20182014 - 2018
Change in per cent
Courses43 338-1.4
Both sexes478 548-6.1
Males203 436-7.9
Females275 112-4.7
Lessons total1 389 8420.4

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Table 1 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization

Number of courses, participants and lessons by organization
2018
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total43 338478 548203 436275 1121 389 842
The Workers' Education Association of Norway1 52424 43212 80111 63153 105
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community1 43712 9587 6835 27534 100
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway5 17437 64015 64121 999155 793
The Study Association Funkis7 52652 33616 15136 185155 790
Association for studies of culture and traditions5 12939 7968 41831 378164 683
The Sports Education Foundation2 76836 68722 88413 80365 899
The Adult Education Association of Music5 96983 65434 93348 721295 996
The Sami Adult Education Association85435833527 025
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party5562 8101 6381 17210 263
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity4862 5697631 80659 221
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association7 39295 14142 28752 854274 500
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment3 02726 55012 84213 70864 775
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party3171 7919778146 532
The Academic Association for Adult Education1 94861 74926 33535 41442 160

Table 2 
Number of courses, participants and lessons by county

Number of courses, participants and lessons by county
2018
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total43 338478 548203 436275 1121 389 842
Østfold1 90220 0648 76511 29965 775
Akershus4 22351 95222 45629 496130 916
Oslo4 84270 72030 37340 347158 363
Hedmark2 24021 3848 66512 71971 930
Oppland2 67823 6339 52514 10865 618
Buskerud2 22323 3059 75313 55280 027
Vestfold1 93119 0688 04311 02562 629
Telemark1 52514 9316 2068 72546 489
Aust-Agder7708 3953 3535 04224 296
Vest-Agder1 45313 7256 1787 54742 779
Rogaland3 08633 14614 76018 386103 783
Hordaland4 26646 60419 22827 376139 551
Sogn og Fjordane96211 7664 9526 81425 769
Møre og Romsdal2 22324 0019 84514 15662 092
Trøndelag4 40448 44521 79326 652167 039
Nordland2 41223 6399 57114 06870 832
Troms - Romsa1 51517 3117 4249 88750 959
Finnmark - Finnmárku6686 2182 4423 77620 473
Svalbard15241104137522

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

Number of courses, participants and lessons, by subject
2018
CoursesParticipantsLessons total
TotalMalesFemales
Total43 338478 548203 436275 1121 389 842
Language studies1 54911 1273 8857 24264 302
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft17 026199 32174 354124 967696 659
Humanities, philosophy and ethics4 43236 98616 34320 643119 930
Social sciences80510 6313 2457 38621 395
Organization and management7 388104 42351 81752 606166 771
Business and ICT3673 9501 6842 2667 372
Health, social and sports7 40061 84621 31640 530187 103
Transport and communication871 9941 2927022 148
Science, industry and technical subjects70516 33612 0774 25919 738
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation3 45631 32517 23214 09387 083
Goods and services12360919141817 341

Table 4 
Number of participant, by organizations and age

Number of participant, by organizations and age
2018
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total478 548131 448137 232209 868
The Workers' Education Association of Norway24 4325 36010 8468 226
The Adult Learning Association for Agriculture and Community12 9584 6304 3563 972
Adult Education Association of Christian communities and organizations in Norway37 64020 8777 3289 435
The Study Association Funkis52 3362 7566 64242 938
Association for studies of culture and traditions39 7965 7504 62929 417
The Sports Education Foundation36 68716 79215 0184 877
The Adult Education Association of Music83 65410 36116 72856 565
The Sami Adult Education Association435108157170
The Adult Education Association of the Centre Party2 8103808381 592
The Adult Education Association of Solidarity2 5694431 0661 060
Folkeuniversitetet - An Adult Education Association95 14144 33322 56628 242
The Adult Education Association of Nature and Environment26 55010 6129 3176 621
The Adult Education Association of the Liberal Party1 791250729812
The Academic Association for Adult Education61 7498 79637 01215 941

Table 5 
Number of participants, by county and age

Number of participants, by county and age
2018
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total478 548131 448137 232209 868
Østfold20 0644 2075 18410 673
Akershus51 95213 18415 51923 249
Oslo70 72019 88429 83421 002
Hedmark21 3843 9014 66912 814
Oppland23 6338 1364 96410 533
Buskerud23 3055 6106 29011 405
Vestfold19 0685 2714 1439 654
Telemark14 9315 6322 6876 612
Aust-Agder8 3952 4661 9353 994
Vest-Agder13 7253 8303 5966 299
Rogaland33 14610 5209 82312 803
Hordaland46 60415 49212 98418 128
Sogn og Fjordane11 7662 9423 0085 816
Møre og Romsdal24 0015 1076 30812 586
Trøndelag48 44514 95112 63620 858
Nordland23 6394 6865 84613 107
Troms - Romsa17 3114 3985 6907 223
Finnmark - Finnmárku6 2181 1612 0323 025
Svalbard241708487

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

Number of participants, by subject, age and sex
2018
Participants14-29 years30-49 years50 years or older
Total478 548131 448137 232209 868
Language studies11 1273 3295 2462 552
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft199 32146 82037 737114 764
Humanities, philosophy and ethics36 98623 1014 5269 359
Social sciences10 6312 8385 0522 741
Organization and management104 42330 57943 32330 521
Business and ICT3 9503171 2032 430
Health, social and sports61 8465 71521 19234 939
Transport and communication1 994259897838
Science, industry and technical subjects16 3364 4777 2964 563
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation31 32513 89510 3987 032
Goods and services609118362129
 
Males
Total203 43660 91858 96383 555
Language studies3 8851 1101 923852
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft74 35418 60411 92543 825
Humanities, philosophy and ethics16 34311 3341 9143 095
Social sciences3 2458271 4051 013
Organization and management51 81715 13022 01514 672
Business and ICT1 684158579947
Health, social and sports21 3162 2957 82711 194
Transport and communication1 292164546582
Science, industry and technical subjects12 0772 8355 4623 780
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation17 2328 4205 2553 557
Goods and services1914111238
 
Females
Total275 11270 53078 269126 313
Language studies7 2422 2193 3231 700
Aesthetic subjects and handicraft124 96728 21625 81270 939
Humanities, philosophy and ethics20 64311 7672 6126 264
Social sciences7 3862 0113 6471 728
Organization and management52 60615 44921 30815 849
Business and ICT2 2661596241 483
Health, social and sports40 5303 42013 36523 745
Transport and communication70295351256
Science, industry and technical subjects4 2591 6421 834783
Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation14 0935 4755 1433 475
Goods and services4187725091

Table 7 
Number of participants, by county and subject

Number of participants, by county and subject
2018
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
Total478 54811 127199 32136 98610 631104 4233 95061 8461 99416 33631 325609
Østfold20 0641769 5761 6422943 909432 088145211 77427
Akershus51 95254117 9653 5341 07516 4665745 8524633 0452 40433
Oslo70 7204 39518 3545 4525 25917 6221 22612 3226333 1212 23898
Hedmark21 38445110 7191 6871003 245562 900705741 56517
Oppland23 6335210 6722 6101044 2153192 84302002 6117
Buskerud23 3054888 0822 2624685 1932353 607749621 87262
Vestfold19 0682149 0901 7772623 136922 300147061 44334
Telemark14 931446 4192 2211092 481741 421181901 9468
Aust-Agder8 3951554 0977341071 419748210829060
Vest-Agder13 7255005 5321 7631702 7111261 335682651 23817
Rogaland33 1461 26513 8144 8182987 597202 7011211 0651 300147
Hordaland46 6041 89422 3432 9869437 7112536 5232021 3352 37341
Sogn og Fjordane11 766256 5263911203 14520440591178195
Møre og Romsdal24 0019012 8721 2272285 226732 46473211 48112
Trøndelag48 44540022 0602 1173379 6033397 1881972 6783 48343
Nordland23 63914011 2849584465 331693 5131042481 48858
Troms - Romsa17 3112317 2796052463 8241092 68907831 5450
Finnmark - Finnmárku6 218662 541192551 5766481101237900
Svalbard24109610101306300490

Table 8 
Number of participants, by examination and level

Number of participants, by examination and level
2018
TotalOption of public examinationOption of other valid examination or certificateOption of internal examinationOption of vocational examinationNo examination or final tests
Total478 54811 3655 3954 2131 210456 365
Primary level254 8398 6112 7898140242 625
Secondary level149 1152 2272 3231 2211 210142 134
Higher level3 3625274822902 558
Not reported71 23202351 949069 048

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