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Higher unemployment rate among immigrant women
Within the immigrant group, women have a higher unemployment rate than men, with 7.5 per cent versus 7.0 per cent. Within the rest or the population we can observe the opposite pattern, 1.9 per cent among women and 2.6 per cent among men.
Origin date: 16.11.2016
11 killed on the roads in October - 10 were men
In October 2016, 11 persons were killed on Norwegian roads according to preliminary figures. In October 2015, the corresponding figure was 7. 10 of the 11 were men. 17 were seriously injured, 13 of these were men.
Origin date: 15.11.2016
Four in ten enterprises have only male employees
Forty-five per cent of all enterprises as of 1 January 2015 had both male and female employees. Thirty-eight per cent of enterprises had only male employees and 17 per cent of enterprises had only female employees.
Origin date: 01.11.2016
Increase in long-term unemployment
There was an increase of 18 000 long-term unemployed persons from the third quarter of 2015 to the third quarter of 2016. The share of long-term unemployed rose from 28 to 37 per cent.  Two out of three underemployed are women, which must be seen in conjunction with the high proportion of women working part time.
Origin date: 27.10.2016
School points are increasing - girls do better than boys
From 2009, the average school points have steadily increased to this year’s average of 41.2. From 2015 to 2016, the marks increased in every county, regardless of social background and immigration category. Girls achieve an average of 4.4 school points more than boys.
Origin date: 06.10.2016
Falls most common work accident - Large gender disparity
The large gender disparity still holds true, with 38 fatal accidents for men and 2 for women in 2015. This may be seen in relation to the gender divide in the Norwegian labour market.
Origin date: 28.09.2016
More than half of graduates are women
Most graduates from bachelor and master’s degree programmes are women in Norway and in most OECD countries. In a majority of OECD countries, more men than women hold a doctoral degree.
Origin date: 16.09.2016
Middle-aged perform most unpaid welfare work - Minor gender disparities
One in six people regularly provide unpaid care to elderly, sick or disabled persons.The percentage performing unpaid welfare work is approximately the same for men and women. Nevertheless, there are some differences in the type of help given.
Origin date: 15.09.2016
Key figures on gender equality
 Key figures on gender equality
Do you wonder what the wage differential is between men and women, how many fathers take paternity leave, or whether more women than men work part time? Here are a selection of key figures and analyses that illustrate gender equality in different areas.
Origin date: 25.08.2016
22 killed on the roads in July - 17 were men
In July 2016, 22 persons were killed on Norwegian roads according to preliminary figures. In July 2015, the corresponding figure was 15. out of the 22 killed, 17 were men.
Origin date: 15.08.2016
16 killed on the roads in June - 13 were men
In June 2016, 16 persons were killed on Norwegian roads according to preliminary figures. In June 2015, the corresponding figure was 7. 13 were men, three women.
Origin date: 15.07.2016
Households doubled their dividends
Households doubled their share dividend income in 2015. Men took 80 per cent of the dividend payment that went to the households.
Origin date: 30.06.2016
8 in 10 new-borns receive home visits from the public health centres
In 2015, 83 per cent of new parents had home visits from the public health centres, and almost all infants underwent a health examination within eight weeks of birth. Health examinations for children of pre-school age and in their first year at school have nearly full coverage.
Origin date: 28.06.2016
More young students complete at master level - women are more likely to complete than men
About 30 per cent of students aged 24 years and younger, who entered higher education in 2007, had completed a degree at master level within eight years. Ten years earlier – in 1997 – the corresponding figure was 17 per cent.
Origin date: 28.06.2016
8 of 10 health educated are employed
Nearly 82 per cent of all persons with a health care education were employed by 4th quarter 2015. The employment rate among physicians and nurses were 89 and 84 per cent respectively. Women dominate the health care professions.
Origin date: 27.06.2016
Most Swedes, Poles and Lithuanians
In the fourth quarter of 2015, 77 431 wage-earners were staying in Norway short term. Most wage-earners on short term stays are young men, 25 and 39 years old, from Sweden, Poland and Lithuania. They work primarily in construction or through employment agencies.
Origin date: 27.06.2016
More participants in introduction programme
In 2015, 17 900 persons participated in the introduction programme for new immigrants. This is an increase of 22 per cent from the previous year. Nearly 70 per cent of the participants came from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria. Young men in slight majority.
Origin date: 21.06.2016
People in Oslo are healthiest in Norway - small gender differences
The decrease in daily smoking is one example of improved health behaviour. However, other lifestyle habits are changing at a slower pace. Weight (BMI) is increasing at a country level. The gender differences are small, but whereas 23 % of Norwegian women are obese or overweight, the figure is 33% when it comes to Norwegian men.
Origin date: 20.06.2016
More marriages between same sex couples
In 2015, 300 marriages were contracted between same sex couples. This is the most marriages of same-sex couples since the new marriages act was introduced in 2009. A total of 22 700 couples got married in 2015.
Origin date: 16.06.2016
7 killed on the roads in May - all were men
In May 2016, 7 persons were killed on Norwegian roads according to preliminary figures. In May 2015, the corresponding figure was 11. All killed were men. Among the seriously harmed, 11 were men, 2 were women.
Origin date: 14.06.2016
Entrepreneurs without higher education
One out of three male entrepreneurs in limited companies in 2014 had a higher education. Approximately half of their female counterparts had a tertiary education of at least one year.
Origin date: 14.06.2016
Men receive less parental benefit
Total cash transfers to families with children in Norway amounted to NOK 37.5 billion in 2015. Increased transfers of parental benefits and cash-for-care benefits contributed to a real growth of 1 per cent from 2014. After years of sustained growth, the transfers of parental benefits to men decreased in 2015.
Origin date: 14.06.2016
Cultural Habits 1991-2015
Women are more interested in culture, and more eager to attend cultural events than men. Among the fifteen percent who seldom or never attend cultural events men and children dominate.
Origin date: 13.06.2016
Centre left still favoured by women
The Labour Party, Socialist Left Party and the Red party received 44 per cent of the votes from women in the municipal elections in 2015. If we add the Centre Party, more than half of the female electorate voted for the Centre left. The Conservative Party and the Progress Party fair better among men, with a 37 per cent share of male voters in the recent local elections.
Origin date: 09.06.2016
Young females visited their GP twice as often as young males
On average, Norwegians consulted a GP 2.6 times in 2015. Women had more visits than men, particularly young adults in the ages between 16 and 49 years, according to Statistics Norway.
Origin date: 08.06.2016
Men in clear majority in 2-year programmes
A total of 15 200 students were registered in post-secondary vocational education in autumn 2015; a decline of about 800 students compared with the previous year. Approximately 60 per cent of the students were in 2-year programmes, and men made up a clear majority, with 80 per cent.
Origin date: 25.05.2016
More women than men graduated at doctorate level
More women than men graduated at doctorate level
The trend for a number of years has been for more women than men to graduate at both undergraduate and graduate level. For the first time in 2014/15, more women than men also graduated at doctorate level.
Origin date: 11.05.2016
Increase in unemployment among men
Increase in unemployment among men
The unemployment rate among men increased from 4.5 per cent in the 1st quarter of 2015 to 5.7 per cent in the 1st quarter of 2016. During the same period there was also an increase in the underemployment among men.
Origin date: 28.04.2016
Kindergartens, figures 2015
In 2015, 9 per cent of all employees in kindergartens were men. The proportion of male employees has increased in the last 10 years.
Origin date: 20.04.2016
Students at universities and colleges
Students at universities and colleges
More than 60 per cent of students in higher education were women in 2015, and this proportion has remained almost the same for the last 15 years. Even in a European context, Norway is among the countries with the highest female proportion.
Origin date: 14.04.2016
Activities of adult learning associations, 2015
Activities of adult learning associations, 2015
The adult learning associations arranged 44 700 courses with 508 000 participants in 2015. Men had a clear majority in science, industrial and technical subjects, with 77 per cent, while women made up 70 per cent of participants attending social science subjects.
Origin date: 01.04.2016
Fewer pupils in web-based courses
In total, there were 14 200 participants in web-based schools in the autumn of 2015, a decrease of 13 per cent from 2014. Almost two thirds of the participants were women, and only a small number of participants were over the age of 50.
Origin date: 14.03.2016
Board and management in limited companies: Men in the majority
Board and management in limited companies: Men in the majority
The proportion of male board representatives of limited companies has not changed in recent years. Eight out of ten board representatives in private limited companies are men, and the corresponding figure in public limited companies is six out of ten.
Origin date: 11.03.2016
Deaths, 2015: Male life expectancy catching up
 Deaths, 2015: Male life expectancy catching up
From 2014 to 2015, life expectancy for men increased by 0.3 years, while the corresponding increase for women was just 0.05 years. As such, the gender gap decreased, and is currently 3.8 years, compared to almost 7 years in the 1980s.
Origin date: 09.03.2016
Births, 2015: Six years of decline in fertility
 Births, 2015: Six years of decline in fertility
A total of 59 100 children were born in 2015, the same as 2014. This gives a total fertility rate for women of 1.73, a decline compared with 2014. In 2009, the total fertility rate was 1.98. Since then, the fertility rate has declined.
Origin date: 09.03.2016
Family immigration to Norway 1990-2014: More family reunifications than new marriages
The majority of family immigrants, both for reunification and establishment purposes are women. In the period 1990-2014, around 164 000 women from non-Nordic countries came to Norway for purposes of family immigration, compared with just 84 000 men.
Origin date: 08.03.2016
Indicators for gender equality in municipalities: Gender inequality is decreasing
In general, the gender gap in Norway is considered to be small. Statistics Norway`s gender equality indicators for Norwegian municipalities in 2014 show that there has been a weak but positive development towards more gender equality since 2008, even in fields where there have traditionally been large gender disparities.
Origin date: 03.03.2016
Upper secondary education, 2015: Three out of ten trainees are women
Six out of ten pupils in upper secondary education attend programs for general studies, the majority of them are women. In vocational education program the male majority is made more visible by looking at trainees, where only three out of ten are women.
Origin date: 25.02.2016
Marriages and divorces, 2015
Marriages and divorces, 2015
In 2015, there were 250 fewer divorces, about 300 fewer separations and 150 fewer marriages than in 2014. A total of 22 700 couples were married, 9 300 couples divorced and 10 500 separated in 2015.
Origin date: 19.02.2016
Population and population changes, 1 January 2016
Population and population changes, 1 January 2016
At the turn of the year, the population of 5 214 000 was made up of 36 200 more males than females. The population increased by 48 200 during 2015. The change from a surplus of females to a surplus of males was registered for the first time on 1 January 2011.
Origin date: 19.02.2016
Report: What do we know about immigrants who do not work, study or receive benefits?
Report: What do we know about immigrants who do not work, study or receive benefits?
In 2011, 16 per cent of immigrants aged 20-66 years had a weak attachment to the labour market. 59 per cent of them are women, but the share and the reasons why vary between different groups.
Origin date: 17.02.2016
Immigrant workers from EU/EEC - a demographic overview
Three out of four immigrant workers are men, but women have been a relatively larger group the later years. The share of women varies between 17 percent for Poland and 35 per cent from Hungary. Women are, on average, younger and more educated than men.
Origin date: 08.02.2016
National school tests: Boys well represented in both highest and lowest competence levels
National school tests: Boys well represented in both highest and lowest competence levels
Boys distinguish themselves at the highest proficiency level in two out of three national tests completed in 2015. However, more boys than girls also have the lowest proficiency level in all tests. The girls score high in reading, while the smallest gender gap is in English skills.
Origin date: 04.02.2016
Decrease in full-time employment among men
From the 4th quarter of 2014 to the 4th quarter of 2015 the number of men in part-time work increased by 22 000, while there was a decrease in the number of full-time employed men.
Origin date: 03.02.2016
Female chairmen in three out of ten municipalities
Female chairmen in three out of ten municipalities
Twenty-eight per cent of the chairmen in Norwegian municipal councils are women. This is an increase of six percentage points from the 2011 election when 96 of the chairmen were women.
Origin date: 28.01.2016
Voter turnout highest among women
Voter turnout highest among women
The turnout in the 2015 elections was 62 per cent among women and 57 per cent among men. Among the over 67s, however, participation is higher among men.
Origin date: 07.12.2015
Two in five enterprises have no female employees
Two in five enterprises have no female employees
Forty-five per cent of all enterprises as of 1 January 2014 had both male and female employees. Thirty-eight per cent of enterprises had only male employees and 17 per cent of enterprises had only female employees.
Origin date: 01.12.2015
New statistics on gender equality pushes the Nordics further
New statistics on gender equality pushes the Nordics further
From today, statistics on the progress of gender equality in the Nordic region are available in one place online. The new data reveals that the Nordics are still cutting edge but - there are national differences, and stagnation in key areas.
Origin date: 11.11.2015
Unemployment among immigrants
Only men experienced a growth in the unemployment rate from August 2014 to August 2015, both among immigrants and within the rest of the population.
Origin date: 05.11.2015
This is Norway 2015
This is Norway 2015
The booklet presents statistics on gender in Norwegian society together with a range of other a areas in a user-friendly manner.
Origin date: 24.08.2015
More women in higher education
A total of 272 500 students were enrolled in higher education in Norway or abroad in the academic year 2014/15; an increase of 3 400 students from the year before, with women accounting for the whole increase.
Origin date: 04.05.2015
Minifacts about Norway 2015
Minifacts about Norway 2015
A new booklet presents key information about Norway, integrating gender statistics, in several languages.
Origin date: 29.04.2015
Increase in ill-treatment within family relations
A total of 3 056 incidents of ill-treatment within family relations were reported in 2014. This is 8 per cent more than in 2013 and is higher than in any of the previous years.
Origin date: 15.04.2015
Male-dominated boards
The proportion of male board representatives of limited companies has not changed in recent years. Eight out of ten board representatives in private limited companies are men, while the corresponding figure in public limited companies is six out of ten.
Origin date: 20.03.2015
More women than men in web-based courses
In total, there were 16 400 participants in web-based schools in 2014, and 62 per cent of them were women. Most female participants attended business and administration subjects and most female participants were in the age group 20-39 years.
Origin date: 19.03.2015
Women outnumber men in programmes for general studies
More than 51 per cent of the pupils choose programmes for general studies. The gender disparity is significant, with about 58 per cent of all the females in upper secondary education and 45 per cent of male pupils choosing this line of study.
Origin date: 12.03.2015
Key figures on gender equality
Statistics Norway has selected key figures and analyses that illustrate gender equality in different areas in Norway.
Origin date: 03.03.2015
More female managers
Statistics Norway’s gender equality indicators for Norwegian municipalities in 2013 show an increase in the proportion of female managers. In all counties, with the exception of Aust-Agder, the proportion of female managers has increased since 2012, and since 2008, the proportion has increased in three out of four municipalities.
Origin date: 02.03.2015
Gathering Nordic gender equality statistics in one place
Did you know that no Nordic parents share their parental leave more equally than the Icelandic ones? It will soon become much easier to compare gender equality statistics from the Nordic countries. The statistics offices are working together to put all data in one place.
Origin date: 24.02.2015
Rise in full-time employment among women
The Labour Force Survey shows that the number of full-time employed women increased last year, while the number of part.time employed decreased. Still, full-time employment is far more common among men.
Origin date: 28.01.2015
Three out of four sanctioned are men
Out of all cases with registered information on the sanctioned person’s sex in 2013, 76 per cent were men. Most persons sanctioned have committed less serious offences, and this is especially the case for women.
Origin date: 22.01.2015
More unemployment among female immigrants
Male immigrants had an unemployment rate of 6.6 per cent in the 3rd quarter, while the corresponding share for female immigrants was higher, at 8.0 per cent. In the rest of the population, the gender disparity was reversed, with 2.2 per cent for men and 2.1 for women.
Origin date: 06.11.2014
Girls still achieving higher marks
Girls achieve higher marks than boys in all subjects, except physical education, according to Statistics Norway. Among the pupils who completed lower secondary school in 2014, the girls achieved 42.4 schools points on average, while the boys achieved 38.5 school points.
Origin date: 04.11.2014
Fewer thefts from persons and enterprises, but increase of violence in family relations
There was an increase in the number of female and child victims of ill-treatment within family relations in 2013, according to Statstics Norway.
Origin date: 26.09.2014
New edition of statistics booklet This is Norway
New edition of statistics booklet This is Norway
The booklet presents statistics on gender in Norwegian society together with a range of other a areas in a user-friendly manner.
Origin date: 05.09.2014
Increase in women working full time
From the 2nd quarter of 2013 to the 2nd quarter of 2014, the number of women working full time increased by 35 000. The number of part-time employed women decreased by 16 000 during the same period.
Origin date: 30.07.2014
More pupils complete upper secondary education
Throughput in upper secondary education has increased slightly. Even though more women than men complete their upper secondary education in five years, social background is a more important factor.
Origin date: 19.06.2014
More women attain tertiary education
The share of women with a tertiary education has increased more than for men. In 1985, 15 per cent of men and 12 per cent of women had a tertiary education. Now, 33 per cent of women and 27 per cent of men have a tertiary education.
Origin date: 19.06.2014
Men run and manage limited companies
The proportion of male board representatives of limited companies has not changed in recent years. Eight out of ten board representatives in private limited companies are men. The corresponding figure in public limited companies is six out of ten.
Origin date: 05.06.2014
77 percent female students in health, welfare and sport
More than 20 percent of all students were registered in health, welfare and sport in autumn 2013. About 77 percent of these were women.
Origin date: 23.05.2014
Graduations from universities and colleges
Last year, women completet 63 per cent of graduations at undergraduate level, and 58 per cent at graduate level.
Origin date: 22.05.2014
Minifacts about Norway 2014
Minifacts about Norway 2014
A new booklet presents key information about Norway, integrating gender statistics, in several languages.
Origin date: 09.05.2014
Further fall in fertility
The fertility rate decreased somewhat in all age groups from 2012 to 2013, apart for women aged 40-44 years.
Origin date: 08.04.2014
Life expectancy is still increasing for both sexes
Life expectancy at birth increased for both sexes from 2012 to 2013. New born girls can expect to live for 83.6 years, while boys can expect to reach 79.7 years. Women are still living longer than men, but the gender gap is decreasing.
Origin date: 08.04.2014
Family immigration and marriage patterns
Family immigration and marriage patterns
Fewer Norwegian-born to immigrant parents marry at a young age, and those who marry often find a spouse in Norway, according to a new report.
Origin date: 25.03.2014
Average earnings up - but more up for men
Average monthly earnings increased for both women and men last year. But average monthly earnings for women as a percentage of average monthly earnings for men decreased from 86.5 per cent to 85.8 per cent.
Origin date: 20.03.2014
Decrease in sickness absence
The sickness absence for both women and men decreased last year.
Origin date: 20.03.2014
Indicators for gender equality: Fathers embrace paternity leave
Statistics Norway’s gender equality indicators in Norwegian municipalities, 2012, shows a clear increase in the proportion of fathers who are taking the whole paternity leave or more of the parental benefit period. We also see that the proportion of female managers is increasing in many municipalities.
Origin date: 28.02.2014
Partner choice among men and women born in Norway by immigrant parents
New statistics on all first marriages among descendants of immigrants born 1972-1994 show that a higher marital age increases the chance of marrying someone with a different background.
Origin date: 28.02.2014
Strongest unemployment growth among male immigrants
The registered unemployment among immigrants settled in Norway increased from 6.0 per cent in November 2012 to 6.5 per cent in November 2013. Male immigrants had a growth of 0.6 percentage points in the unemployment rate, while the increase among female immigrants was 0.4 percentage points.
Origin date: 25.02.2014
Fewer marriages, divorces and separations
A total of 23 400 couples got married, 10 900 couples were separated and 9 700 marriages were dissolved by divorce in 2013. Compared to 2012, this is a decrease for all three marital status changes.
Origin date: 20.02.2014
Immigrant women have fewer children
The average number of children among immigrant woman has declined over the past decade, from 2.6 in 2000 to 2.1 in 2012, according to a new report from Statistics Norway.
Origin date: 29.01.2014
Decreased labour force participation among men
From the 4th quarter of 2012 to the 4th quarter of 2013, the labour force participation among men decreased, while increasing somewhat among women. The total labour force participation therefore remained largely unchanged.
Origin date: 29.01.2014
More female voters with immigrant background at general election
53 per cent of Norwegian citizens with an immigrant background participated in the general election last year compared to 78 per cent in the population as a whole. Women had a higher turnout than men. 55 per cent of women with an immigrant background voted compared to 50 per cent of men. Some countries have a big gender gap in voting participation.
Origin date: 16.01.2014
Nordic statistical yearbook 2013
Nordic statistical yearbook 2013
Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2013 is a reference book containing comprehensive and easily accessible statistics of various aspects of social life in the five Nordic countries. Data are also presented on the self governing regions. Many of the statistics are disaggregated by sex.
Origin date: 20.11.2013
Statistical yearbook of Norway 2013
Statistical yearbook of Norway 2013
The Statistical Yearbook of Norway 2011 provides statistical information about the Norwegian society on a range of fields. Many of the statistics are disaggregated by sex.
Origin date: 04.11.2013
Does more involved fathering imply a double burden for fathers in Norway?
While long total work hours (paid plus unpaid work) have usually been framed as a problem for employed women, researchers now ask whether more involved fathering practices imply a double burden for men, too.
Origin date: 01.10.2013
Increase in marriages
There has been an increase in contracted marriages from 2011 to 2012, and the divorce numbers are slightly reduced, reports Statistics Norway.  The number of contracted same sex marriages remains more or less the same since the new Marriage Act was passed in 2009.
Origin date: 25.09.2013
More men than women with employment as main source of income
According to the population and housing census 2011, the majority of the population between the age of 19 and 66 had employment as their main source of income. However, in all age groups, the numbers are higher for men than for women.
Origin date: 19.06.2013
Majority of Norwegian citizenships granted to women
In 2012, 53 per cent of those who were granted Norwegian citizenship were women. The proportion of women was particularly high among immigrants from the Philippines and Thailand.
Origin date: 15.05.2013
Women in their 30s produce most children
According to Statistics Norway, women aged 30-34 had, for the third year in a row, the highest fertility rate in 2012.  In previous years, women aged 25-29 bore most children.
Origin date: 18.04.2013
More men than women in employment
According to Statistics Norway's 2011 population and housing census, there are still more men than women in employment in Norway. 
Origin date: 18.04.2013
Few changes towards gender equality
According to Statistics Norway's indicators for gender equality in 2011, there are few changes towards more gender equality both in the country as a whole and in the counties.
Origin date: 06.03.2013
Increase in accepted family forms
Cohabitation, gay marriage and single parents, "bonus children" and "bonus parents". New modern ways of living together do not indicate that the family is about to disintegrate. The family lives on in the best of health, but in new ways, claim the editors of a new book.
Origin date: 27.02.2013
Almost 35 per cent female entrepreneurs in 2011
There were 31 969 entrepreneurs in personally-owned enterprises in 2011. A total of 34.6 per cent of these were women, about the same share as the year before. With regard to private and public limited companies established in 2011, men accounted for 81.5 per cent of the entrepreneurs in these enterprises.
Origin date: 16.11.2012
Most shareholders are men
Seventy-two per cent of the 188 000 sole proprietorships as per 1 January 2011 were owned by men. The share of female owners has increased from 24 to 28 per cent during the period 2004–2011.
Origin date: 31.08.2012
Statistics on research and development
Statistics on research and development
The publication "Nordic Research - Key Data 2012" contains up-to-date gender segregated statistics from the field of research and development in the Nordic countries. It is published by The Nordic Council of Ministers and compiled by the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU).
Origin date: 30.08.2012
Sick leave before, during and after pregnancy
Sick leave before, during and after pregnancy
A new study shows that sick leave during the pregnancy of the woman’s first child, compared with before pregnancy for the same woman, has increased substantially in Norway during the period 1995-2008.
Origin date: 23.05.2012
Statistical Yearbook of Norway 2011
The Statistical Yearbook of Norway 2011 provides statistical information about the Norwegian society on a range of fields. Many of the statistics are disaggregated by sex.
Origin date: 23.04.2012
No increase in female representation
Compared to the election in 2007 the proportion of female representatives in municipal councils is stable, about 38 per cent. The female representatives generally have a higher education level than the male representatives.
Origin date: 19.12.2011
Stable labour force participation
The labour force participation rate among both men and women aged 15-74 remained stable from the 3rd quarter of 2010 to the 3rd quarter of 2011.
Origin date: 02.11.2011
Higher proportion of students without awarded qualification
The proportion of students who do not complete a degree is increasing. The figure is higher for men than women.
Origin date: 28.10.2011
Fewer victims of theft, more female victims of violence
3.4 per cent of the Norwegian population were registered as victims of offences in 2010. Offences for profit is the principal group of offence for 70 per cent of all persons registered as victims, but the number of victims is lower than previous years. The number of registered victims of violence has been stable, but there are fewer young victims and more female victims of violence.
Origin date: 20.10.2011
Difference in gender for ischemic heart disease
In 2010 a total of 20 000 men and 21 500 women died. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer were the main causes of death. More men than women younger than 65 years died of ischemic heart disease.
Origin date: 14.10.2011
Increase in sickness absence
Sickness absence increased from 6.3 to 6.5 per cent from the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011; an increase of 2.5 per cent. Doctor-certified sickness absence for women increased from 8 to 8.3 per cent; an increase of 4.2 per cent. Doctor-certified sickness absence for men remained unchanged at 5 per cent.
Origin date: 20.09.2011
Fewer married in 2010
The number of marriages decreased slightly from 2009 to 2010, but still the number of marriages the last years has not been as high since the 1970s.
Origin date: 25.08.2011
Employment among immigrants
Female immigrants had an employment rate of 57.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2010. In the population as a whole, the employment rate for women was 66.5 per cent. The gap was smaller among men.
Origin date: 28.06.2011
High increase in the proportion of women with a higher education
In autumn 2010, more than half of all females aged 25-29 had a higher education. Within the last 10 years, this proportion has increased by 10 percentage points. The corresponding proportion of men has increased by only two percentage points in this period, to 32 per cent.
Origin date: 09.06.2011
Men in the majority
The proportion of male representatives on the boards of private limited companies has not changed in recent years. Eight out of ten representatives are men.
Origin date: 07.06.2011
Traditional gender choices
The popular education organisations arranged 40 200 courses with 504 200 participants in 2010. While men were clearly in the majority with 78 per cent taking science, industrial and technical subjects, women made up 70 per cent of the participants attending service courses.
Origin date: 16.05.2011
The gender gap decreases
Women still live longer than men, but the difference between the sexes is decreasing. From 2009 to 2010, life expectancy at birth increased by 0.1 years for women and 0.3 years for men, to 83.2 years for women and 78.9 for men. During the last 25 years, the life expectancy in Norway has increased by nearly 6 years for men and almost 3 years for women.
Origin date: 14.04.2011
Monthly earnings up
Women had average monthly earnings of NOK 33 400 in 2010, while the corresponding earnings for men were NOK 39 300. Women’s earnings as a proportion of men’s earnings increased from 84.7 per cent in 2009 to 85 per cent in 2010.
Origin date: 31.03.2011
More men than women for first time
In the population, which now counts 4 920 300, more men than women have been registered for the first time. The change from female to male surplus is a result of different demographic conditions over the last hundred years, but migration to and from abroad in the last five years has been most important.
Origin date: 11.03.2011
Steady increase in number of students
Preliminary figures indicate that 6 100 more students were registered at Norwegian universities and colleges in 2010 compared with the previous year. The number of male students has increased the most, but female students are still in the majority.
Origin date: 27.01.2011
High percentage in labour
Compared with other countries, a high percentage of the adult population in Norway is in employment. This is mainly due to the majority of Norwegian women being in employment. 7 out of 10 women and almost 8 out of 10 men are currently in employment. Thirty years ago, less than half of all Norwegian women were employed or actively seeking work. There is roughly the same number of employed men today as there was in the mid 1970s.
Origin date: 03.01.2011
Lower electoral turnout - still high female representation
The electoral turnout at this year’s Sameting election was 69.3 per cent. A total of 19 women were elected at the Sametinget election, which constitutes 49 per cent of the members of parliament.
Origin date: 28.10.2009
2 696 000 votes cast in the Storting election
The electoral turnout at this year’s Storting election was 76.4 per cent, which corresponds to a total of 2 696 000 valid votes. Compared to the election four years ago, this was a decrease of one percentage point. The total number of votes cast in advance increased and the number of females elected is the highest ever.
Origin date: 15.10.2009
Four out of ten candidates are women
As for this year's storting election, 42 per cent of the 3 688 candidates are women. This is three percent points more than at the last storting election. The Progress Party has a 6 percent point higher share of women this year, but still has a solid majority of male candidates, with 63 per cent.
Origin date: 26.06.2009
Gender and Migration. Similarities and disparities among women and men in the immigrant population
This report provides information on significant pieces of the multifaceted picture that women and men with immigrant backgrounds represent, and compared with women and men in the total population. Four main subjects are included: demographic structure and change, education, labour market participation and childcare and cash benefit.
Origin date: 01.04.2008
More female chairmen in Norway
Facts and figures after the municipal council and county council election in 2007.
Origin date: 29.01.2008
Number of hours worked per week, by division according to industry
Origin date: 31.10.2007
Employment among immigrants
Male immigrants had an employment rate at 62.5 per cent, while this rate for female immigrants was 52.6 per cent. In the population as a whole the rates were 72.6 and 66.0 per cent, respectively. The increase in employment was mainly among male immigrants - at 1.5 percentage points. Among female immigrants the increase was only 0.4 percentage points.
Origin date: 20.06.2007
More men victims of violence
3.7 per cent of the Norwegian population were registered as victims of offences in 2006. Young men are over-represented among victims of both crime for profit and violence.
Origin date: 18.05.2007
Updated statistics from NIFU STEP
The latest statistics on women employed in the higher education sector in Norway from NIFU STEP. NIFU STEP develops and presents statistics from the higher education and research sector.
Origin date: 30.01.2007
Persons in private households, by sex, cohabitation arrangements and age
Among the country's 3.5 million persons aged 18 and above, 60 per cent lived as couples. Couples includes in this context persons who are married, living as registered partners or as cohabitants and were registered as living in the same dwelling.
Origin date: 01.01.2007
Women in the immigrant population
Female immigrants make up an increasingly larger share of Norway's population. There are, at times, major differences between men and women in the non-western immigrant population, both with regard to why they have come to Norway and how they are coping here.
Origin date: 18.12.2006
Enterprises owned by men survive longer
Male founders in 2002 have a greater survival rate for their enterprises than female founders. Male founders also have the highest growth in turnover, while women bring about more growth in employment.
Origin date: 08.11.2006
Immigration and immigrants
Among non-western immigrants there was a clear overrepresentation of men in the 1970s. Immigration was mainly related to employment at that time. With the increase in family reunification and the growing number of marriages between Norwegian men and foreign women, the overrepresentation of men has become a slight underrepresentation. Among immigrants with western backgrounds, there was an overrepresentation of women for a long time, but now this group also has about the same number of men and women. Among refugees, there is a male overrepresentation of 130 men per 100 women.
Origin date: 20.02.2006
Crime
Since 1994, the rape detection rate has fallen by a third, from 30% to 20%. 75% of all rapes reported in 1997 were shelved, 7% were not settled, 5% ended in acquittals and just below 13% ended with one or more perpetrators being found guilty - after 4 to 5 years (as of 1 January, 2002) in the legal system.
Origin date: 20.02.2006
Work
"Women and men in Norway" is a brief and easy to read presentation of statistics on how women and men live in Norway today.
Origin date: 24.01.2006
Income and wealth
"Women and men in Norway" is a brief and easy to read presentation of statistics on how women and men live in Norway today.
Origin date: 24.01.2006
Population
Norway as a whole has a 3% deficit of women in the 20-39 age group (103 men per 100 women). This ratio varies considerably from region to region.
Origin date: 24.01.2006
Health
Women live longer than men, but have more illnesses and health problems than men throughout their lives. This apparent paradox can be explained by a number of factors, both biological and social.
Origin date: 11.11.2005
Education
Since the mid-1980s, women have been in the majority among students, and almost six out of ten students are women today.
Origin date: 25.05.2005
Time use
Whereas women spend almost four hours on household work a day, this figure is two hours and forty minutes for men.
Origin date: 25.05.2005
Wages
Women and men work different hours, have different educational backgrounds and work in different occupations and industries. However, even when these factors are taken into account, there are still some differences in pay by gender.
Origin date: 08.03.2005
Power and influence
Despite that women now make up 47 per cent of the labour force, they are still in the minority in managerial positions. In Norway in 2004, 29 per cent of all managers were women, an increase from 26 per cent in 2001.
Origin date: 08.03.2005
Family and household
The post-war period was the great era of the nuclear family. More people got married and the proportion of one-person households decreased slightly.
Origin date: 08.03.2005
22 000 more in temporary employment
The employment level increased by 50 000 from 2005 to 2006, where the number of temporary employees rose by 22 000. The figures are taken from the latest Labour Force Survey (LFS) carried out by Statistics Norway. The rise in part-time employment was particularly among women working 30-36 hours per week. 
Origin date: 09.08.2006
24 per cent of innovation grants were allocated for women-oriented activities
Innovation Norway promotes nationwide industrial development profitable to both the business economy and Norway’s national economy, and helps release the potential of different districts and regions by contributing towards innovation, internationalisation and promotion. Innovation Norway aims to ensure that at least 25 per cent of the company’s total grants (financed by all ministries) are allocated for the establishment of women-oriented enterprises or projects. In 2003, 15 per cent of total allocations (loans, guarantees and grants) were provided for women-oriented projects. In 2004 and 2005 the figures were 18 per cent and 19 per cent respectively. In 2005, 24 per cent of innovation grants were allocated for women-oriented activities.
Origin date: 04.07.2006
Average payments of social assistance per month on assistance. Figures of duration of benefit and family cycle phase
Origin date: 2006
Employed persons, total, and employed persons at work by status and sex
Number of weeks worked and actual working hours per week.
Origin date: 09.08.2006
Gender representation in public limited companies
The boardrooms of the public limited companies are 545 women short of fulfilling the requirements of gender balanced representation. The percentage male board members has decreased from 82.7 to 70.4.
Origin date: 14.07.2006
Representation at the International Level
In 2006, 431 Norwegians are working for international organisations, 172 of whom are women. Of the 225 Norwegian employees at the UN, 94 are women. Norway has 100 foreign service missions, 15 of which have a female head of mission, i.e. either Consul General or Ambassador.
Origin date: 2006
Suicide and suicide rate per 100 000 population, by sex and age
Origin date: 21.06.2006
Actors in limited companies by type of role, national background and gender
Origin date: 16.06.2006
Children in kindergartens
By the end of 2008 there were 261 900 children in kindergartens, 12 400 more than in 2007. 87.2 per cent of all children between 1 and 5 years had a place in a kindergarten.
Origin date: 14.06.2006
Cause of death
More men than women die of accidents and suicide.
Origin date: 01.06.2006
Time use for different household activities among persons 16-74 years, all and by sex. 1980-2000
The time women use on house work per day has declined by about 2 hours between 1971 and 2000. For men the average time spent on house work has increased by about half an hour in this period. This is due to the fact that more men are taking part in this kind of work than before. In total, the time used on house work has declined considerably in the last 30 years. The percentage of men doing house work has increased in all age groups.
Origin date: 27.04.2006
Gender gap in life expectancy narrows
Life expectancy at birth was 83.0 years for women and 78.3 years for men. The gender gap in life expectancy in 2008 was 4.6 years in favor of women. For more than a hundred years the gender gap was between 2.5 and 3.5 years, but it increased from the middle of the 1950s towards 1980. In the first half of the 1980s it stabilized around 6.8 years. The gender gap has since then decreased gradually to the level of today.
Origin date: 27.04.2006
Population by, sex, age and type of household
The long-term trend with increasing number of small households continues. In Norway slight more than 800 000 persons lived alone on 1 January 2007 which is 17 per cent of the population. 59 per cent of the population lives as couples - either persons who are married, living as registered partners or as cohabitants.
Origin date: 01.01.2007
Population statistics. Births, 2008
In 2008 60 500 children were born in Norway. The total fertility rate (TFR) was 1.96 children per woman, the highest since 1975.
Origin date: 20.04.2006
Population, by marital status, sex and age
4 681 134 people are living in Norway  - 2 325 788 are male and 2 355 346 are female.
Origin date: 01.01.2007
Increase in young women seeing a psychologist
The elderly of today are more fit than ever. There has, however, been an increase in mental health problems among young women. They are also seeking professional help for their problems.
Origin date: 07.03.2006
The father’s quota
The earmarked part of the parental leave (father's quota), now up to six weeks, was taken by around 87 per cent of fathers who are entitled to such leave. However, almost 40 per cent are not entitled to such leave, which means that in total only around 50 per cent of fathers take paternal leave.
Origin date: 24.01.2006
Smoking in Norway, 2008
The proportion of daily smokers in 2008 is 21 per cent for both men and women, compared with 23 per cent for women and 21 per cent for men in 2007. The proportion has fallen steadily over the past 10 years, and there are fewer smokers nowadays particularly among the young.
Origin date: 17.01.2006
Board of directors in public limited companies by actors and gender. 1st of January 2004-2005
1 746 men and 292 women are members of boards in public limited companies. There are totally 2 038 board members in these companies.
Origin date: 03.01.2006
Induced abortions by woman's age
Origin date: 2006
Average payments of social assistance per month on assistance. Figures of duration of benefit and family cycle phase
Origin date: 2006
Female majority in Sametinget
For the first time there is a female majority in the Sami Parliament in Norway (Sametinget). 22 women were elected in the Sametinget election in 2005. This number constitutes 51 per cent of the members of parliament. The Sami people (also Sámi, Saami, Lapps and Laplanders) are the indigenous people of Sápmi, which encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. The Sami Parliaments, founded in Norway (1989), Sweden (1993), and Finland (1996) have very weak political influence, far from autonomy. They are formally public authorities, ruled by the Scandinavian governments, but have democratically elected parliamentarians.
Origin date: 19.12.2005
Storting (the Parliament) Election 2005. Elected representatives, by party/electoral list, sex and county
In the Parliamentary election in 2005, 64 of the 160 representatives were women. 62,1 percent were men.
Origin date: 27.10.2005
Labour market trends. Where are the women in trade and industry?
One out of three people who set up as sole traders are women. Female founders make traditional choices, and are found within business sectors that are typically female dominated. A quarter of all sole proprietorships in Norway are owned by women, and one out of ten board members is a woman.
Origin date: 04.03.2005
The gender-divided labour market
In an international context, Norway is often regarded as a leader in gender equality. The employment level for women is approaching the same as that for men. However, the labour market in Norway is extremely gender-divided. Statistics show systematic differences between men and women. Women work to a greater extent than men in the public sector within health and care services, but hold managerial positions to a lesser extent than men.
Origin date: 08.02.2005
One in four works part-time
Norway has a large number of part-time workers compared with other European countries. One out of ten men and more than four out of ten women worked part-time in the fourth quarter of 2002, according to the Labour Force Survey (LFS). During the 1990s it became more common for men to work part-time, and the gap between women and men's part-time employment practices became smaller.
Origin date: 01.02.2005
Recipients of cash benefit and the number of children with cash benefit
The cash benefit arrangement is a cash grant that is offered to parents of children between 1 and 3 years of age, who do not or only partly use the state-supported kindergartens or day care services. 92 per cent of the 45 528 recipients of cash benefits for childcare in 2007 were women. See also the Cash Benefit Act.
Origin date: 2005
Persons 16 years and above by highest attained level of education, gender and age
More than 45 per cent of women aged 25-29 years have completed a tertiary education. In comparison, less than 18 per cent of women aged 60-66 years have completed an education at this level. The corresponding figures for men reveal significantly smaller differences. In the 16-49 age group, more women than men have completed a tertiary education, whereas men are in the majority among people aged 50 and over.
Origin date: 2005
Doctoral degrees 1980-2005
40 per cent of doctorates in 2005 were awarded to women, compared to 10 per cent in 1980.
Origin date: 2005
Doctorates, by age, gender and type of degree
Out of 714 doctorates 428 were awarded to men and 286 were awarded to women in 2003.
Origin date: 2005
Municipal council elections 1983-2003. Representatives and percentage females among representatives, by county
35.8 per cent of all representatives were women, and 64.2 were men.
Origin date: 05.04.2004
Sport and Physical Activity in Norway
Of the 1 579 711 active members in federations associated with the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) 584 641 are women and 995 070 are men.
Origin date: 2004
Teachers by sex, type of school and county
Females constituted 70 per cent of all teachers in primary and lower secondary schools in 2003. In upper secondary schools, female teachers were just below 46 per cent. At 52 per cent, males are also in the majority in public colleges. The universities are the only educational institutions where male teachers are advancing in number. The portion of female teaching personnel was 30,5 per cent in 2003. Overall, 19 per cent of the male and 40 per cent of female teachers worked part-time in 2003.
Origin date: 2004
Pupils and students, by age, gender and type of school/institution
There are approximately 60 per cent women and 40 per cent men in tertiary education. 70 per cent of the men were aged between 19 and 24, while 63 per cent of the women were in this age group. About 26 per cent of the women and 18 per cent of the men were over 35 of age.
Origin date: 2004
Families' child-care preferences, labour force participation, and use of cash benefit arrangement, spring 2002
In many families with children, kindergarten is the preferred child-care option. 
Origin date: 09.05.2003
Persons 30-44 years, by level of education, gender, immigrant category and country background
Many non-western women are not visible in the education race. Among non-immigrants there are more women than men with a high level of educational attainment. And while women from western countries at average have a higher level of education than men, women among immigrants from non-western countries tend to have a lower level of education than men.
Origin date: 2003
Persons 16-24 years, by level of education, gender, immigrant category and country background
The number of immigrants who have completed primary and secondary education (16-24 years) is close to that of non-immigrants: 89 and 91 per cent. Participation in secondary education among 16-18 year olds in this immigrant group is at about the same level as for all 16-18 year olds. Participation in tertiary education is also higher among immigrants' children than among first generation immigrants.
Origin date: 2003