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Local administration of agricultural areas

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Key figures

9.5 %

increase in approved area for land reclamation

Local administration of agricultural areas. Decares
2018Per cent
2017 - 20182013 - 2018
Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses, total12 57444.230.5
Cultivated area3 561-8.6-36.6
Cultivable area9 01286.7124.4
Approved area for land reclamation24 8559.570.7

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Table 1 
Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses under the provision of the Land Act and The Planning and Building Act by county. Decares

Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses under the provision of the Land Act and The Planning and Building Act by county. Decares
TotalCultivated areaCultivable area
20139 6365 6204 016
20149 9875 7104 277
201512 6286 3416 287
201611 6996 3375 362
20178 7203 8944 826
201812 5743 5619 012
 
2018
Østfold24217666
Akershus and Oslo5 8355925 242
Hedmark992214778
Oppland516116400
Buskerud22115071
Vestfold738267470
Telemark1105753
Aust-Agder591742
Vest-Agder49408
Rogaland509401107
Hordaland665238427
Sogn og Fjordane25918080
Møre og Romsdal415183232
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)000
Nordland495256239
Troms - Romsa415144271
Finnmark - Finnmárku652738

Table 2 
Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses under the provision of the Land Act and The Planning and Building Act by county. Decares

Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses under the provision of the Land Act and The Planning and Building Act by county. Decares
TotalCultivated areaCultivable areaCultivated area under provision of the Land ActCultivable area under provision of the Land ActCultivted area under provision of the Planning and Building ActCultivable area under provision of the Planning and Building Act
201310 2266 1354 0911 7608274 3753 264
201410 2395 9624 2771 3168174 6463 460
201512 7776 4506 3271 2372 8175 2133 510
201612 0436 6705 3731 5327435 1384 630
20179 0694 1804 8891 2011 7732 9793 116
201812 9073 8789 0281 0834762 7958 553
 
2018
Østfold2591946610219264
Akershus and Oslo5 8666245 24263145615 229
Hedmark1 0202347877266162721
Oppland528128400521076390
Buskerud221150715559567
Vestfold74527547026-249470
Telemark1105753525251
Aust-Agder6018421325517
Vest-Agder49408121287
Rogaland577469107966373102
Hordaland6662394275140189387
Sogn og Fjordane2591808031314977
Møre og Romsdal4151832328125102207
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)0000000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)0000000
Nordland60936324619275170172
Troms - Romsa4151442716912776144
Finnmark - Finnmárku65273815121226

Table 3 
Land reclamation. County

Land reclamation. County
NumberDecares
Applications for land reclamationArea applied for land reclamationApproved area for land reclamation
201364415 11114 557
201487819 40518 572
201585418 83218 139
201696422 63621 575
201796023 88322 702
201896426 96424 855
 
2018
Østfold18335333
Akershus and Oslo25807799
Hedmark1555 9925 490
Oppland872 5482 400
Buskerud22558556
Vestfold5101101
Telemark14329318
Aust-Agder18750805
Vest-Agder16193182
Rogaland1482 3552 047
Hordaland43637607
Sogn og Fjordane39684587
Møre og Romsdal411 0281 023
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)000
Nordland631 7651 711
Troms - Romsa552 2912 012
Finnmark - Finnmárku12633631

About the statistics

The statistics give information about land transferred to various types of non-agricultural use, land reclamation, decisions taken about the splitting of agricultural property and applications for concessions to buy a farm.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Arable land comprise fully cultivated land, surface-cultivated land and infield pastureland.

Fully cultivated land

Agricultural area that has been ploughed and can still be ploughed further. The area can be used for cultivating field crops or meadow and pasture renewed by ploughing.

Surface-cultivated land

Agricultural area that is mostly cleared and levelled in such a way that it can be mechanically harvested.

Infield pasture

Pastureland that cannot be mechanically harvested. At least 50 % of the area must be covered by grass species. The area must be fenced in unless it has natural boundaries such as rivers, lakes, sea, mountains etc. Areas of woodland, bogs, lakes and rocks each exceeding 1.0 decares are deducted.

Cultivable land

Area that after land cultivation fulfils the standard of easy or less easy arable land, and which fulfils climate and soil conditions for growing crops.

Conversion of cultivated and cultivable land are distributed on different aims according to the Planning and building Act:

1. Building areas Including areas for dwellings with associated facilities, shops, offices, industry, buildings for leisure purposes (leisure cabins with connected outhouses), as well as sites for public (state, county and municipal) buildings with a specified purpose, other buildings of specifically defined use to the general public, hostels and catering establishments and garages and petrol stations.

2. Agricultural areas Including areas for farming and forestry, reindeer farming and market gardening.

3. Public traffic areas Roads- for the purpose of this Act this also includes streets with pavements, footpaths, cycle paths, courtyards and squares - bridges, canals, railways, tramways, bus stations, parking areas, harbours, airports and other traffic facilities and the necessary land for installations and means of making the traffic areas safe etc.

4. Public outdoor recreation areas Parks, hiking trails, camping sites, areas used for play and sport, and sea areas used for such activities.

5. Danger areas Areas for high voltage installations, shooting ranges, stores of flammable goods and other installations which may represent a hazard to the public, and areas where, due to risk of landslide, flood or other special hazard, building is not permitted or shall be permitted only on special conditions out of consideration for safety.

6. Special areas Including areas for private roads, camping, areas for installations in the ground and in watercourses or for marine installations, areas with buildings and installations which should be preserved on account of their historical, antiquarian or other cultural value, fishing settlements, reindeer farming areas, areas for open-air recreation that are not included under item 4, green belts in industrial areas, nature conservation areas, climate conservation zones, sources of water supply with catchment area, areas with unobstructed visibility close to roads, areas where building is restricted around airports, and areas and installations for operation of radio navigation aids outside airports, areas for installation and operation of municipal technical facilities, graveyards and cemeteries, water and sewerage installations, areas for construction and operation of plants for energy production or district heating, cableways, amusement parks, golf courses, stone quarries and soil extraction sites and other areas entailing significant encroachment on terrain, installations for the Telecommunications Administration and exercise areas with appurtenant installations for the Defence Forces and the Civil Defence.

7. Common areas Common exit roads and common parking areas, common playgrounds for children, courtyards and other areas common to several properties.

8. Areas for renewal Densely built areas which are to be totally renewed or improved.

Several land use categories may be established within the same area or in the same building. However, the land use categories open air recreation area and nature conservation area may not be combined with the category agricultural area. It may also be stipulated that an area or building, after a specifically defined period of time or when other specific conditions have been fulfilled, shall be transferred from one land use category to another.

Standard classifications

The municipalities in Norway are divided into 16 groups, based on inhabitants and economically framework conditions. Documentation is given in Rapport 2011/8 Statistics Norway: Gruppering av kommuner etter folkemengde og økonomiske rammebetingelser 2008

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Local administration of agricultural areas
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

Municipality, county.

Frequency and timeliness

Yearly.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Primary data is stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

KOSTRA is an abbreviation for Municipality-State-Reporting. The data collection includes most of the municipal and county municipal activities. The KOSTRA-project started in 1995. As from 2005, the reporting system also includes agricultural topics.

The figures focus on the priorities, the productivity and the coverage of needs, using a vast number of key indicators.

KOSTRA is supposed to give better information about the municipalities, both for the central and for the local governments. This includes a more coherent data collection, which makes it possible to combine data from many sources, for example combination of data on accounts and data on services and personnel. The focus has also been on comparability between municipalities, to make benchmarking possible as a part of the management process. And timeliness is vital. Information is collected in February and the first figures are published in March. In this publishing only electronic tests check the reliability of data. Revised figures are published in June.

Users and applications

The main users of the statistics are the central and local governments, such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute, the Agricultural Budget Commission, the Norwegian Farmers Union, the Norwegian Smallholders Union etc.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Not relevant

Legal authority

Other legal acts and Statistics Act § 2-1.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

KOSTRA is a national information system that provides information on municipal and county municipal activities. The data collection includes most of the municipal and county municipal activities, including economy, schools, health, culture, the environment, conversion of agricultural land, social services, public housing, technical services and transport and communication. The figures focus on the priorities, the productivity and the coverage of needs, using a vast number of key indicators.

Data sources and sampling

As from 2005, the reporting system on conversion of agricultural land was simplified, as a detailed governmental administrative data system named AJOUR was replaced by a questionnaire through the municipality state reporting system KOSTRA. In addition to report land area transferred to various types of non-agricultural use, the questionnaire also considers decisions taken about land reclamation, splitting of agricultural property and applications for concession to buy a farm.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The municipalities reports electronically to Statistics Norway. The time limit for the municipalities reporting is set to February 15.

The reported data have gone through several controls, both locally and in Statistics Norway. Preliminary figures are presented 15th of March. This data material will be updated with corrections and forms received in the period March - May, and revised figures are made public June 15th each year.

The release of the statistics includes a number of fixed indicators on the municipalities' priorities, productivity and the coverage of needs. It is structured to enable the comparisons of one municipality with the average for the comparable group of municipalities, the region or the country. The publishing also includes detailed data that enables the users to construct their own indicators and tables.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

As from 2005, local administration of agricultural areas, is reported through the municipality state reporting system KOSTRA.

Until 2004, information about conversion of agricultural land, was reported through a detailed governmental administrative data system. As from 2005, this registration is replaced by a questionnaire through KOSTRA. Changes in the routines for reporting has led to a fall in the figures reported, and the figures for 2005 and 2006 are considered as fairly uncertain.

The Norwegian Agricultural Authority analyze the results from the municipalities, and their consideration of the latest results are given in the report KOSTRA Landbruk. En vurdering av rapporteringen for 2011.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

As from 2005, the reporting system is simplified, and the detailed governmental administrative data system is replaced by a questionnaire through the municipality state reporting system named KOSTRA. Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses under the provision of the Land Act and The Planning and Building Act is still encumbered by a certain amount of uncertainty.

Revision

Not relevant