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Deaths

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Key figures

84.5

years is the expectancy for women

Deaths
Year
1988199820082018
Deaths, total
Females21 64922 04521 39020 970
Males23 70522 06720 32219 870
Deaths under 1 year of age
Girls198966259
Boys26513610170
Life expectancy at birth
Females79.5781.2882.9584.49
Males73.0575.5478.3181.00

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Table 1 
Deaths and death rates

Deaths and death rates
DeathsDeaths under 1 year of ageDeaths per 1 000 mean populationInfant mortality
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
201840 84019 87020 97012970597.77.48.02.32.52.2

Table 2 
Age-specific death rates for males and females

Age-specific death rates for males and females
2018
Deaths per 100 000 mean population
MalesFemales
0-4 years5045
5-9 years72
10-14 years103
15-19 years2613
20-24 years336
25-29 years6324
30-34 years7227
35-39 years9343
40-44 years10968
45-49 years156111
50-54 years258177
55-59 years454310
60-64 years737495
65-69 years1 206824
70-74 years1 9901 331
75-79 years3 6022 447
80-84 years6 6264 628
85-89 years12 4699 053
90 years or older24 23021 909

Table 3 
Life expectancy - remaining years for males and females at selected ages.

Life expectancy - remaining years for males and females at selected ages.
0 years1 year5 years10 years20 years30 years40 years50 years60 years70 years80 years
Males
201881.0080.2076.2171.2461.3551.6942.0832.5623.5315.358.52
Females
201884.4983.6879.6974.7164.8054.9145.0835.4326.1617.5610.03

Table 4 
Perinatal and infant mortality

Perinatal and infant mortality
Late fetal deaths (deaths per 1 000 births)Perinatal mortality (deaths per 1 000 births)Under 24 hours (deaths per 1 000 live births)Under 1 week (deaths per 1 000 live births)Under 4 week (deaths per 1 000 live births)4 weeks - under 1 year (deaths per 1 000 live births)Under 1 year, total (Under 1 year, total)
20182.73.90.61.31.70.62.3

Table 5 
Life tables

Life tables
2018
Survivors (per 100 000) at age x, lxDeath at age x to x+1, dxLife expectancy - remaining years at age x, exProbability of death at age x (per 1 000) (Ungraduated), qx
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
0 years100 000100 000100 00023024221782.7681.0084.492.2972.4182.167
1 year99 77099 75899 78312131181.9580.2083.680.1190.1320.105
2 years99 75899 74599 77333380.9679.2182.680.0330.0320.034
3 years99 75599 74299 76900079.9778.2181.690.0000.0000.000
4 years99 75599 74299 76976778.9777.2180.690.0660.0640.067
5 years99 74999 73599 763631077.9776.2179.690.0640.0310.099
6 years99 74299 73299 753812376.9875.2278.700.0790.1230.032
7 years99 73499 72099 750501075.9874.2377.700.0470.0000.096
8 years99 73099 72099 74059074.9973.2376.710.0450.0890.000
9 years99 72599 71199 74059073.9972.2375.710.0450.0880.000
10 years99 72199 70299 74023072.9971.2474.710.0150.0300.000
11 years99 71999 69999 740961371.9970.2473.710.0940.0610.128
12 years99 71099 69399 727912671.0069.2472.720.0950.1230.065
13 years99 70099 68199 72114121670.0168.2571.720.1430.1240.163
14 years99 68699 66999 70514151369.0267.2670.740.1430.1550.131
15 years99 67299 65399 6921016368.0366.2769.740.0970.1580.033
16 years99 66299 63799 68814121667.0365.2868.750.1450.1250.165
17 years99 64899 62599 67212121366.0464.2967.760.1240.1200.128
18 years99 63599 61399 65932352865.0563.3066.770.3160.3480.282
19 years99 60499 57899 63135521664.0762.3265.790.3480.5250.157
20 years99 56999 52699 6153158363.0961.3564.800.3160.5820.031
21 years99 53899 46899 61237591262.1160.3963.800.3680.5970.122
22 years99 50199 40999 60032471561.1459.4262.810.3200.4770.151
23 years99 46999 36199 58545721560.1658.4561.810.4500.7300.150
24 years99 42599 28999 57037532159.1857.4960.820.3730.5300.207
25 years99 38799 23699 54943572958.2056.5259.840.4340.5720.289
26 years99 34499 18099 52146791157.2355.5658.850.4630.7960.112
27 years99 29899 10199 51041621956.2654.6057.860.4120.6270.190
28 years99 25799 03899 49146593255.2853.6356.870.4610.5960.321
29 years99 21298 97999 45942542954.3052.6755.890.4230.5470.296
30 years99 17098 92599 42953743353.3351.6954.910.5390.7450.328
31 years99 11698 85299 39735581152.3650.7353.920.3560.5910.112
32 years99 08198 79399 38648672851.3749.7652.930.4840.6740.284
33 years99 03398 72699 35749702650.4048.8051.940.4900.7100.259
34 years98 98498 65699 33261863549.4247.8350.960.6210.8760.349
35 years98 92398 57099 29746593248.4546.8749.980.4650.5990.321
36 years98 87798 51199 26562764647.4845.9048.990.6240.7740.467
37 years98 81598 43599 21965854446.5144.9348.010.6550.8600.439
38 years98 75098 35099 175891175845.5443.9747.030.8981.1880.588
39 years98 66298 23399 117801213544.5843.0246.060.8061.2280.357
40 years98 58298 11399 08269924543.6142.0845.080.7030.9380.453
41 years98 51398 02199 03782897542.6441.1244.100.8360.9120.755
42 years98 43197 93198 962871066741.6840.1543.130.8871.0850.677
43 years98 34397 82598 895911097340.7139.2042.160.9271.1090.737
44 years98 25297 71698 8221061347739.7538.2441.191.0841.3720.780
45 years98 14697 58298 74511512410638.7937.2940.221.1731.2691.071
46 years98 03097 45898 6391221459837.8436.3439.271.2461.4830.996
47 years97 90897 31498 54112814810636.8935.3938.301.3051.5191.081
48 years97 78197 16698 43512614910135.9334.4437.341.2871.5381.024
49 years97 65597 01798 33416519313434.9833.5036.381.6871.9901.368
50 years97 49096 82498 19919923416134.0432.5635.432.0392.4201.638
51 years97 29196 58998 03819421217533.1131.6434.491.9932.1911.785
52 years97 09796 37897 86319824115232.1730.7133.552.0442.5011.558
53 years96 89996 13797 71123827719731.2429.7832.602.4592.8782.015
54 years96 66195 86097 51423328118130.3128.8731.672.4062.9281.859
55 years96 42895 57997 33331638524329.3827.9530.723.2824.0312.500
56 years96 11295 19497 09029831827628.4827.0629.803.0973.3412.842
57 years95 81494 87696 81436841531927.5626.1528.883.8454.3753.293
58 years95 44694 46196 49540749531426.6725.2627.984.2685.2363.258
59 years95 03893 96696 18044754134825.7824.3927.074.7075.7573.621
60 years94 59193 42595 83246959034224.9023.5326.164.9546.3123.567
61 years94 12292 83695 49051858245124.0222.6825.265.5016.2684.724
62 years93 60492 25495 03956863450023.1521.8224.376.0676.8685.259
63 years93 03691 62094 53960872648522.2920.9723.506.5307.9275.127
64 years92 42990 89494 05572286557421.4320.1322.627.8089.5176.107
65 years91 70790 02993 48071585756920.6019.3221.757.8009.5236.086
66 years90 99289 17292 91282092770819.7618.5020.889.01110.3987.617
67 years90 17288 24492 2049031 06673118.9317.6920.0410.01112.0777.933
68 years89 26987 17991 4729931 16881118.1216.9019.2011.12613.3928.868
69 years88 27686 01190 6611 1181 26496417.3216.1218.3612.66414.70010.638
70 years87 15884 74789 6971 1861 3391 02816.5315.3517.5613.60915.79811.456
71 years85 97283 40888 6691 2851 5231 04115.7514.5916.7514.95218.26411.737
72 years84 68781 88487 6281 4761 7511 19514.9813.8515.9517.43021.38913.635
73 years83 21080 13386 4341 4331 6751 18514.2413.1515.1617.21720.90813.711
74 years81 77878 45885 2491 6031 8191 38413.4812.4214.3619.60423.18316.233
75 years80 17576 63983 8651 9332 2931 57312.7411.7013.5924.10929.91318.753
76 years78 24274 34682 2921 9052 1881 62912.0411.0412.8424.34529.42919.800
77 years76 33772 15880 6632 1842 5571 82611.3310.3612.0928.61035.43222.643
78 years74 15369 60278 8362 5362 8592 23510.659.7311.3634.20041.07328.345
79 years71 61766 74376 6012 7482 9582 56110.019.1210.6838.36544.32433.428
80 years68 86963 78574 0412 7893 1572 4589.398.5210.0340.49349.50033.199
81 years66 08060 62771 5833 1343 5382 7798.777.949.3647.42658.35138.823
82 years62 94757 09068 8043 3223 6473 0558.187.408.7152.77163.87744.407
83 years59 62553 44365 7483 7573 8503 7127.616.878.1063.00372.03556.460
84 years55 86849 59362 0363 8724 2383 5897.086.377.5569.30885.46457.851
85 years51 99645 35558 4473 7553 9053 6716.575.916.9872.21186.09162.811
86 years48 24141 45054 7764 2014 4874 0286.055.426.4287.089108.25873.539
87 years44 04036 96350 7484 4004 4964 3995.575.025.8999.909121.64486.685
88 years39 64032 46646 3494 5124 2894 7865.144.655.40113.820132.111103.262
89 years35 12828 17741 5634 6904 5434 9224.734.284.96133.515161.223118.431
90 years30 43823 63436 6414 4083 9114 9194.394.014.56144.830165.477134.259
91 years26 03019 72331 7214 1383 4854 7724.043.704.19158.953176.686150.435
92 years21 89216 23926 9494 0333 3894 6623.713.393.85184.241208.700173.002
93 years17 85912 85022 2873 3782 7293 9973.443.153.55189.165212.411179.356
94 years14 48110 12018 2903 2482 4983 9493.132.873.21224.318246.810215.914
95 years11 2327 62214 3412 8852 1883 5322.892.642.96256.812287.007246.320
96 years8 3485 43510 8082 2201 4972 8452.712.512.77265.926275.400263.183
97 years6 1283 9387 9641 7601 2312 2352.512.272.57287.246312.591280.665
98 years4 3682 7075 7291 3839571 7612.322.072.38316.590353.670307.323
99 years2 9851 7503 9681 0196711 3142.161.932.22341.352383.493331.223
100 years1 9661 0792 6547335069332.031.832.07372.793469.002351.451
101 years1 2335731 7214232525601.932.001.92343.380439.512325.468
102 years8103211 161352825391.682.171.61435.282255.272464.603
103 years4572396221831002461.601.741.57400.554417.567396.407
104 years274139375129521841.331.631.28471.809375.365491.009
105 years145871916217901.071.311.03428.791189.842473.748
106 years837010083701000.500.500.501 000.0001 000.0001 000.000

About the statistics

The statistics cover the number of deaths during a calendar year. Death, death rates, infant mortality and expectation of life can be indications of the general health state of the population.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Mortality rates
The frequency of deaths in the population. In most cases the rate is multiplied by 1 000 so that it can be interpreted as the number of deaths per 1 000 persons.

Infant mortality
Number of deaths per 1 000 live births among children under the age of one.

Probability of death
Probability of death for a man/woman at age x is the probability that he/she will die before he/she reaches the age of x + 1. Probability of death is estimated for each age level separately for men and women and is used inter alia to estimate life expectancy. Probability of death is not the same as age-specific mortality rates.

Life expectancy - remaining lifetime
Life expectancy or mean lifetime is the number of years a new-born can expect to live under current mortality conditions (period mortality). Life expectancy is estimated on the basis of the age-specific mortality probabilities in the period. Expectation of life is estimated for the various age levels.

Calculation method - life expectancy and mortality tables

The mortality table is based on the probability of dying between two age levels (number of years). The probability is indicated with the symbol

Formel 1

 in which x stands for age x years.

The point of departure is a selected cohort of 100 000 persons of the same sex (l 0 =100 000), in which survivors at age x are

Formel 2

The number of persons who die are estimated for each age level.

The mathematical formula is as follows:

Formel 3

in which

Formel 4

is the probability that a person aged x-1 will be alive one year later.

The number of deceased persons by their exact age x to x+1 year in the selected cohort are given as:

Formel 5

To calculate the expectation of life at age x we need the auxiliary aggregates contemporary survivors and total remaining lifetime.

The contemporary survivors of age x,

Formel 6

are the average number of persons of age x. If the deaths are assumed to fall evenly throughout the year, contemporary survivors are:

Formel 7

Total remaining lifetime at age x is the number of years contemporary survivor xers in the cohort have to live:

Formel 8

in which

Formel 9

is equal to the highest age.

Expectation of life at age x is equal to the total of remaining years of life at age x, divided by the number of survivors at age x.

Formel 10

Age in the published tables is age in number of years at the time of death.

Residence

Sex

Standard classifications

 

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Deaths
Topic: Population

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Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

Municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual final figures, quarterly preliminary figures.

International reporting

FN. Eurostat.

Microdata

Files at the individual level which are processed and stored long-term.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics show the number of deaths over the course of one year. Mortality rates, infant mortality and life expectancy can indicate the general health of the population.

Statistics Norway has national figures dating back to 1735 and county figures from around 1950.

Users and applications

Public administration, politicians, the media, lawyers, the insurance industry and researchers who study demographics and living standards.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Death statistics are included in the population accounts as one of the components for understanding the changes in the population.

From 1 January 2000 the same definition will mainly be used in the quarterly figures vis-à-vis the final statistics. The main difference is that in the final death statistics there is a two-month wait before the death reports are taken out, while in the quarterly figures there is only a one-month wait. From 1 January 2002 there is one-month wait before the death report are taken out, such as the quarterly figures.

Another source of death statistics is the cause of death register at the Division for Health Statistics.

The number of deaths in causes of death statistics does not completely coincide with the number of deaths in Statistics Norway’s population statistics. The difference used to be more extensive due to different routines regarding delayed reporting.

The differences in the number of deaths in recent years are due to the fact that population statistics are not including civilian death certificates received after the end of January the following year, while causes of deaths statistics includes medical death certificates received until just before publishing the results, for example for the 2010 statistics until the end of September 2011. On the other hand population statistics are including deaths that occurred in previous years, with a change in birth year and death year for the deceased so that age at death will be correct.

The different routines have, for the last twenty years, resulted in a yearly difference in the number of deaths by plus/minus 100 with a few exceptions. Please note that even for a statistical year with an equal number of deaths the two statistics can include a different group of (population of) deaths, for instance regarding age, gender and so on for approximately 200 persons. Nevertheless, over a time span of several statistical years the populations with be approximately identical.

Legal authority

Statistics Act §§ 2-1, 2-2, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover only persons registered as living in Norway at the time of their death, without regard to whether the death took place in Norway or abroad.

The statistics for 1999 mainly cover deaths that actually occurred in 1999. Deaths from all previous years are counted in the 1999 figures if the report was made between 1 March 1999 and 29 February 2000, i.e. too late to be included in the 1998 or earlier annual statistics.

From 1985 to 1998 the statistics covered deaths that actually had happened during the year and in addition only deaths from the preceding year which were recorded too late to be included in the statistics.

From 2002 the statistics cover deaths from all previous years if the report was made between 1 March and 31 January 2003, i.e. too late to be included in the 2001 or earlier annual statistics.

Data sources and sampling

Death statistics are based on population register data. The figures from 1995 and later are based on the Central Population Register (DSF) at the Directorate of Taxes, while the figures for 1968-1994 are taken from its predecessor, the National Population Register (DSP). The register was built up from 1964 to 1966 on the basis of the 1960 census, at the same time as the 11-digit national identity number was introduced as identification. The Office of the National Registrar, which administrates the register, was transferred in 1991 from Statistics Norway to the Directorate of Taxes.

Since 1946 each municipality has had a local population registry that registers all residents in the municipality, pursuant to the Population Registration Act and its regulations. The population registries receive reports of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration etc. from various sources.

Deaths are reported by the probate court or sheriff to the population registry in the deceased person's municipality of residence. Reports of deaths abroad of persons who were residents of Norway are received via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

Updating of the Central Population Register is done in part by the local population registries, which are connected to the DSF via terminals, and in part by the Directorate of Taxes. The basis of the statistics on changes in the population is electronic copies to Statistics Norway of all such register updates. The reports are also used to update a separate Statistics Norway population database kept for statistical purposes, which forms the basis for the statistics on the composition of the population.

Data on basic statistical units are taken from the address portion of the Ground Property, Address and Building Register (GAB) owned by the Norwegian Mapping Authority.

Not relevant.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Not relevant.

In addition to checks made by the DSF, Statistics Norway performs checks for statistical purposes. For further details of the controls that are done, see 3.7.3. in the report:

Dokumentasjon av BESYS-befolkningsstatistikksystemet. Befolkningsendringer i 1998 og befolkningsbasen (BEBAS) 1. januar 2000. Anne Sofie Brørs, Kirsten Dybendal, Aslaug Hurlen Foss og Trude Jakobsen, Notat 2000/24 Statistics Norway. ISSN 0806-3745 (in Norwegian only)

The statistics counts deaths by sex, age, marital status and citizenship.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

If a table consists zero, one or two units and disclosing these units can lead to identification of individuals, the figure is rounded up or left empty.

Comparability over time and space

In 1999 the scope of which deaths are included was changed, leading to an 0.3 per cent increase in the number of deaths compared with the previous definition.

The method for calculating life expectancy was revised in 1998. The difference with the old method of calculation was a couple of hundredths.

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