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Norway Demographics Profile

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Population
5,467,439 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 17.96% (male 503,013/female 478,901)
15-24 years: 12.02% (male 336,597/female 320,720)
25-54 years: 40.75% (male 1,150,762/female 1,077,357)
55-64 years: 11.84% (male 328,865/female 318,398)
65 years and over: 17.43% (male 442,232/female 510,594) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 53.3
youth dependency ratio: 26.5
elderly dependency ratio: 26.9
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2020 est.)

note: data include Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

Median age
total: 39.5 years
male: 38.8 years
female: 40.2 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
0.85% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
12.2 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 83% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 1.4% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

note: data include Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

Major cities - population
1.041 million OSLO (capital) (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
total population: 102.1 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
29.3 years (2017 est.)

note: data is calculated based on actual age at first births

Infant mortality rate
total: 2.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 2.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 82.1 years
male: 80 years
female: 84.4 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.84 children born/woman (2020 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.1% (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
5,800 (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2018 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved: urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved: urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2017 est.)
Nationality
noun: Norwegian(s)
adjective: Norwegian
Ethnic groups
Norwegian 83.2% (includes about 60,000 Sami), other European 8.3%, other 8.5% (2017 est.)
Religions
Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 70.6%, Muslim 3.2%, Roman Catholic 3%, other Christian 3.7%, other 2.5%, unspecified 17% (2016 est.)
Languages
Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

note: Sami has three dialects: Lule, North Sami, and South Sami; Sami is an official language in nine municipalities in Norway's three northernmost counties: Finnmark, Nordland, and Troms

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 18 years
male: 18 years
female: 19 years (2018)
Education expenditures
8% of GDP (2016)
Maternal mortality rate
2 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
10.4% (2017)
Physicians density
2.83 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
3.6 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
23.1% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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