Statistics Norway

Norway's principal government institution in charge of statistics and census data

Statistics Norway (Norwegian: Statistisk sentralbyrå, abbreviated to SSB) is the national statistics office of Norway.[1] It was made in 1876.[2]

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Statistics Norway's office in Oslo

The agency employed about 837 people as of 31 December 2022 and releases around 1,000 new statistics each year through its website. These statistics are available in English and Norwegian.

As the main source of official government statistics in Norway, Statistics Norway does research to support both the public and the government. While it is part of the Ministry of Finance,[3] it does its work independently from other parts of the government. The agency has a board that is appointed by the government. It mostly uses data from national registers and also gets information through surveys and questionnaires, including data from cities and municipalities.

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  1. "Statistics Norway". Government of Norway. Ministry of Finance. Retrieved 17 April 2024. Statistics Norway prepares and publishes official statistics in Norway, in addition to conducting extensive research activities.
  2. Bore, Ragnhild. "The history of official statistics in Norway". Millenium Development Goals Indicators. United Nations. Retrieved 17 April 2024. Statistics Norway (The Central Bureau of Statistics) was formally established as an independent entity in 1876.
  3. "Act relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway (the Statistics Act)". United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. United Nations Statistics Division. Retrieved 17 April 2024.