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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
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