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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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