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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
More female chairmen in Norway
Facts and figures after the municipal council and county council election in 2007.
Origin date: 29.01.2008
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
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
Actors in limited companies by type of role, national background and gender
Origin date: 16.06.2006
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
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
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