Employment within the power supply industry and power related establishments in 2016
This report describes the employment within the power supply industry and power related establishments in 2016.
The power supply industry is defined in Statistics Norway’s Standard Industrial Classification as Electric power generation, transmission and distribution. The power related establishments are defined as establishments that employ similar persons in regard to education and occupation as the establishments within the power supply industry. These two groups make up the power supply sector in this report.
In 2016 there were 20 910 employees in the power supply sector. If we only look at the power supply industry there were 15 339 employees. This is an increase of 8.5 percent over the period 2004 – 20016. Since there was a change in the standard for industrial classification in 2007 we look at the power supply sector from 2008. Since 2008 the sector has grown 9.3 percent.
Approximately 20 per cent of the employees were women, a low share compared with the rest of the industries as a whole. The percentage of women has been stable since 2004.
The average age in the power supply industry was 44.7 years in 2013, and 41.8 year for the rest of the industries as a whole. The share of employees aged 55 years or more has increased within the power supply sector from 22.7 in 2004 to 27,1 in 2016. The share of employees under the age of 35 has also increased from 18.4 percent in 2004 to 25.3
The share of employees with higher education increased within the power supply sector from 2004 from 27 per cent in 2004 to 36 per cent in 2016.
There were 15 339 employees within the power supply industry in 2016 an increase of 410 from 2015. From 2015 to 2016, 1 766 entered the industry, while 1 356 exited.
Amongst those who left the power supply industry between 2012 and 2013, 52 per cent went on to work in other industries, particularly construction