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Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing;Construction, housing and property
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Agricultural properties

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Key figures

30 670 

uninhabited properties with dwelling house

Agricultural and forestry properties1
2019
NumberPer cent
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
Total180 933100
Type of property
Property with agricultural area160 42589
Property with productive forest area129 28771
Property with dwelling house144 01080
Uninhabited property with dwelling house30 67017
 
Type of owner
Male121 38867
Female47 06926
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown12 4767

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Table 1 
Agricultural and forestry properties, by the municipalities number of inhabitants and type of agricultural and forestry property

Agricultural and forestry properties, by the municipalities number of inhabitants and type of agricultural and forestry property
Persons in NorwayPersons living on agricultural and forestry propertiesAgricultural and forestry properties, totalAgricultural and forestry properties with dwellingUnhabited dwelling on agricultural and forestry properties with dwellingOther agricultural and forestry properties
1Based on the number of inhabitants 1 January the current year.
2019
The whole country5 328 212359 198180 933144 01030 67036 923
The municipalities number of inhabitants1
-2 500 inhabitants201 93649 67033 22625 4068 0147 820
2 500 - 4 999 inhabitants313 50465 41936 21929 0897 3017 130
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants623 62991 92947 02837 8897 9529 139
10 000 - 24 999 inhabitants1 129 87093 25640 35532 8535 0537 502
25 000 inhabitants or more3 059 27358 92424 10518 7732 3505 332

Table 2 
Agricultural and forestry properties, buildings and inhabitation

Agricultural and forestry properties, buildings and inhabitation1
Agrucultural and forestry properties, totalAgricultural and forestry properties with buildingsAgrucultural and forestry properties with buildings (per cent)Agricultural and forestry properties with dwelling houseAgricultural and forestry properties with inhabitedAgricultural and forestry properties with dwelling house not inhabited (per centPersons, total, inhabited on agricultural and forestry properties with dwelling
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2019
The whole country180 933164 85691.1144 010113 34021.3359 198
County
Østfold (-2019)6 6845 94288.95 3904 84810.116 460
Akershus (-2019)7 4896 58687.95 9495 4618.220 974
Oslo14511982.1847411.9525
Hedmark (-2019)15 68914 37591.612 82410 53517.831 436
Oppland (-2019)14 66213 44691.711 91710 16814.732 516
Buskerud (-2019)9 4838 65191.27 5346 46314.222 028
Vestfold (-2019)4 5394 13891.23 7993 5157.512 483
Telemark (-2019)8 1847 52892.06 5305 14721.215 512
Aust-Agder (-2019)5 5534 92688.74 4053 35323.99 580
Vest-Agder (-2019)7 4736 64488.95 7494 12128.311 646
Rogaland10 3149 40091.18 3427 03515.727 203
Hordaland (-2019)12 50011 97795.810 5567 96924.524 889
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)10 1599 71795.68 9426 65925.521 229
Møre og Romsdal13 41312 60994.011 2878 99820.327 147
Trøndelag - Trööndelage20 51418 94992.416 75813 94316.848 057
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)000.0000.00
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)000.0000.00
Nordland18 59316 44388.413 2077 93839.919 946
Troms - Romsa (-2019)11 74910 34788.18 2705 43934.213 181
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)3 7903 05980.72 4671 67432.14 386
 
Owner
Male121 388113 35293.4101 67383 01218.4266 946
Female47 06942 75790.837 04327 46225.981 564
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown12 4768 74770.15 2942 86645.910 688
 
Own agricultural area
0 - 4 decares20 50813 01663.56 7283 89442.19 933
5 - 49 decares98 27190 92992.578 71755 84829.1149 958
50 - 99 decares28 79228 00497.326 59423 20912.775 328
100 - 199 decares21 77121 42798.420 78219 5326.073 759
200 - 299 decares6 9316 85498.96 6896 4693.327 593
300 - 499 decares3 6243 59599.23 5013 4202.316 689
500 decares or more1 0361 03199.59999683.15 938
 
Productive forest area
0-24 decares51 64646 43589.939 94430 26424.288 050
25-99 decares44 24838 70787.533 00324 97524.374 084
100-249 decares34 13331 31991.827 66721 77421.368 186
250-499 decares22 43321 11894.119 06315 61718.152 515
500-999 decares15 70815 00095.513 61011 45415.840 450
1 000-1 999 decares7 9307 61596.06 8695 94513.521 829
2 000-4 999 decares3 5883 45696.33 0052 63112.410 277
5 000-19 999 decares1 01397596.271359416.72 950
20 000 decares or more23423198.71368636.8857

Table 3 
Buildings on agricultural and forestry properties

Buildings on agricultural and forestry properties1
Agricultural and forestry properties with buildingsAgricultural and forestry properties with contruction activity last ten years (pBuildings, totalBuildings with protection status (per cent)2Dwelling houses, totalAgricultural and forestry buildingsMountain farm huts, cabins for forest workers, boat-houses etcOther buildings
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2Comprises buildings built before 1900. In Finnmark are buildings built before 1945 included.
2019
The whole country164 85618.5934 70521.5201 684438 51185 115209 395
Counties
Østfold (-2019)5 94220.232 13718.97 84817 9764895 824
Akershus (-2019)6 58620.038 71823.59 51717 78550410 912
Oslo11931.92 22823.93082121011 607
Hedmark (-2019)14 37516.690 94926.118 86745 4786 84719 757
Oppland (-2019)13 44619.095 43222.818 12152 1938 59916 519
Buskerud (-2019)8 65119.964 97129.311 64034 4214 50314 407
Vestfold (-2019)4 13820.621 83122.65 25910 4564165 700
Telemark (-2019)7 52818.546 08025.29 38521 6702 78612 239
Aust-Agder (-2019)4 92621.624 21930.85 40210 6241 4626 731
Vest-Agder (-2019)6 64420.827 82125.96 95412 2261 7806 861
Rogaland9 40030.153 72411.413 15326 1273 13111 313
Hordaland (-2019)11 97718.372 08324.114 48332 60011 05713 943
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)9 71716.763 19326.613 07832 3468 6879 082
Møre og Romsdal12 60916.967 76927.014 82928 5609 48414 896
Trøndelag - Trööndelage18 94922.4111 29415.124 04854 86910 54321 834
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.000.00000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.000.00000
Nordland16 44312.067 27310.715 82822 3818 25020 814
Troms - Romsa (-2019)10 34712.242 88314.110 03514 5795 73412 535
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)3 05910.212 1008.72 9294 0087424 421

About the statistics

The statistics show the number of agricultural and forestry properties, land resources, the number and type of buildings, persons residing on the properties and ownership information.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Agricultural and forestry property

Property that is used for or could be used for agriculture and/or forestry. All agricultural/forestry area belonging to the same owner within a municipality is regarded as one property, irrespective of the number of cadastral units.

Type of building

Type of building is determined according to the function of the building. In this statistics dwelling houses include buildings with the following building codes in the cadastral system; 111 – 199, excluding code 161, 171, 172, 181, 182 and 183. Agricultural buildings include buildings with the following codes in cadastral system; 231 – 290 and mountain farm huts, cabins for forest workers and boat-houses etc. 171, 172 and 183. Other buildings include the remaining codes and buildings missing code.

Building activity last 10 years

Information is collected from the cadastral system. Building activity last 10 years refers to construction of new buildings or extension of existing buildings in the last ten years period.

Inhabitation

An agricultural property is inhabited when at least one person has the property as place of residence registered in the Central Population register.

Standard classifications

Type of building

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Agricultural properties
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

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Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

County and municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annually.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Primary data are stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics describes buildings, habitation and areas on agricultural properties. The statistics also give information about the owners of the properties and theirs business.

Users and applications

Users include public and private sector agencies, organizations and individuals.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

Forestry, structural statistics comprise forestry properties with at least 25 decares productive forest area while Agriculture, structural statistics comprise agricultural holdings.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-1, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Including 2010, the statistics comprise properties in the Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area. As from 2012 the statistics are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register. Figured for 2011 are not published.

Inforformation on property owners date back to 01.01 current year while information on inhabitants date back to 31.12 current year.

 

Data sources and sampling

The Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority serves as the backbone of the statistics. The information from the Farm Register is combined with information at property level from different data sources like the Cadastre System (no: Matrikkelen), the Central Population register, the Cultural Heritage Register (SEFRAK), SSB’s population of agricultural holdings.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

All data are collected from administrative registers.

Data are checked by various machine controls.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures are not presented if there is a risk of identifying any unit.

Comparability over time and space

In 2006, the statistics were published for the first time. Corresponding statistic are worked out for 2000 . When comparing data from 2000 with data from 2006 and later, improved quality of the registers and different demarcation of the population may influence the statistics at municipality level.

In 2000, one of the indicators was "Inhabited on agricultural properties with building". From 2006 this was changed to" Inhabited on agricultural properties with dwelling house".

Introduction of property tax in some municipalities may cause changes in the classification of buildings by type of building. In special, holiday homes encoded as farmhose or detached house will influence on the share of properties with dwelling house.

A quality improvement of areas and units in the Farm Register is carried out at municipality level. For some municipalities this resulted in considerable changes from one year to another.

As from 2007 information about registered owner of agricultural properties comes from the Cadastral System (Matrikkelen). More than 30 000 agricultural properties have more than one owner. In that cases, the owner with the largest share is choosen. If the share is equal, the oldest owner is choosen.

Before 2007, information of owners comes from the Farm Register. In some cases a contact person or a management company are registered as the property owner in that register. It is not clear in what way the information about the owner are treated when only a part of the property is sold.

Buildings registered without the need for application, after the introduction of the data register Matrikkelen in 2008, have to varying degrees been registered with all necessary information. In 2008 and 2009, this in turn has led to an underestimation of buildings in the agricultural sector. In 2010, 5000-6000 buildings were registered without need of application.

As from 2012, the number of forest properties and productive forest area are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register. 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Errors may arise when data are entered into the various administrative registers.

A concern is the quality of the Farm Register. The productive forest area of the properties is sometimes missing or erroneous. We also believe that some small properties without buildings and entrepreneurial activity may lack in the register.'

Even though the registers have good quality, some errors could occur due to late or missing updating and classification errors. For instance, an agricultural property may contain a cadastral unit recently transferred to non-agricultural use. For instance, nursing homes and rental housing may be counted together with an agricultural property.

In that cases the number of inhabited will be corrected on cadstral level. Cadastral units with buildings as nursing homes, retirement homes, block of flats etc, or with buildings with more than six residences, the number of inhabited are corrected. In total, 19 000 persons are taken away from the agricultural properties.

The main concern is the quality of productive forest area. In the cadastre, 920 000 decares productive forest area are not linked to a title number of a holding number, and will not be included in the statistics.

Revision

Not relevant