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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Average payments of social assistance per month on assistance. Figures of duration of benefit and family cycle phase
Origin date: 2006
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
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