Statistics illustrating differences between men and women are useful tools in achieving gender equality. Photo: iStock by Getty Images.
Although Norway is considered to be one of the most gender equal countries in the world, statistics illustrates for example relative persistent gender differences in the labour market, both with regards to salaries and segregation in were men and women work. Statistics and analyses that reveal the similarities and differences between women and men in different areas of life are important tools in the work towards gender equality.
Statistics Norway is the national statistical institute of Norway and the main producer of official statistics. Statistic Norway occasionally publish statistics that provides insights in what challenges still remain. Statistics Norway has launched a fact page that shows the development for Norway within selected areas of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and SDG number 5 about Gender Equality is one of them.