Tag Archives: Population

Population reached 4.9 million in 3rd quarter

The population of Norway is now 4,908,100. Population growth this quarter was higher than ever before due to immigration. After a decrease in the population growth over the last three quarters, the population grew by a total of 20 200 or 0.41 per cent in the 3rd quarter. The population growth in this ...

Continued high population growth

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The population of Norway is projected to rise considerably in the period 2010 to 2060. The most important reason for this is continued high immigration. The immigration surplus is expected to decline in the next few years. Slightly higher fertility and life expectancy is expected than in the previous projections, which were published in June ...

Slight fall in Svalbard population

Svalbard has a high level of in- and out-migration, markedly influencing the size of the population. On Jan. 1 2010, 2,481 were registered at Svalbard, 84 fewer than one year earlier. A total of 2,052 of these lived in the Norwegian settlements Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund. During 2009, the number of inhabitants in the Norwegian settlements decreased ...

Highest number of births in 37 years

Norway's population increased by 58,950 to 4,858,200 in 2009. The birth surplus contributed to 35 percent of the population increase, whereas the migration surplus from abroad contributed to 65 percent. Not since 1972 have more children been born in Norway than in 2009. The relative population increase was 1.2 percent in 2009. Since 1900, only three ...

Norway and Mexico launch joint model for Climate Funding in Copenhagen

Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister

On Dec. 12, Norway and Mexico launched a joint model for climate funding at the negotiations in Copenhagen. The model will establish a Green Fund for financing of climate actions in developing countries. Contributions to the Green Fund should come both from public budgets and from auctioning of allowances. The size of the fund is ...

Declining employment

From June to September the number of employed persons decreased by 23 000. The unemployment rate remained stable at 3.1 per cent of the labour force. The unemployment rate of August was revised down from 3.2 to 3.1 per cent. Adjusted for seasonal variations The Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows a decrease in employment of 23 000, or 0.8 ...

Increased support for a more restrictive refugee policy

The proportion of people who want to make it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers to obtain a residence permit increased by 11 percentage points in 2009 compared to the year before. About half the population thinks the access to residence permits should be further restricted.     The present survey of attitudes towards immigrants and immigration ...

The high population increase continues

Excess of births, net migration and population growth. 3rd quarter 1987-2009

In the third quarter of 2009, Norway’s population increased by 17,100. Slightly more than 60 percent of the growth resulted from inward migration, but the birth surplus contributed more than last year – 39 percent. The number of children born was the highest since the mid 1970s. The population reached 4,842,700 on Oct. 1. The population ...

High Norwegian population growth

Photo by Statistic Norway.

The Norwegian population has passed 4.8 million. The population growth from 2007 to 2008 was 62,100, up by 6,000 from the year before, and was the highest since 1920. Last year, 60 500 children were born in Norway and 41 700 persons died. Since 1973, the number of children born has been higher only in 1990, 1991 ...