Employment in the power supply industry and power related establishments 2013
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This report describes the employment within the power supply industry and power related establishments in 2013.
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 2013 there were 19 051 employees in the power supply sector. This constitutes an increase of 14.1 per cent since 2004, and 2.2 per cent since 2012. 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 44.8 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 since 2004, but so has the share of employees under the age of 35.
The share of employees with higher education increased within the power supply sector from 2004 to 2013. 27 per cent of the employees had higher education in 2004, compared with 35 per cent in 2013.
There were 15 085 employees within the power supply industry in 2013. From 2012 to 2013, 1 733 entered the industry, while 1 407 exited. That resulted in an increase in the number of employees by 326 compared with 2012.
The women who were recruited to the power supply industry often had a background from retail trade or employment activities. Men recruited to the industry often had a background in construction.
Amongst those who left the power supply industry between 2012 and 2013, 56 per cent went on to work in other industries, particularly construction.