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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

33 252

uninhabited properties with dwelling house

Agricultural and forestry properties1
2018
NumberPer cent
1Including properties with at least 5 decares owned agricultural area and/or at least 25 decares productive forest area.
Total182 328100
Type of property
Property with agricultural area161 53389
Property with productive forest area130 22271
Property with dwelling house144 90379
Uninhabited property with dwelling house33 25218
 
Type of owner
Male122 88667
Female47 10426
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown12 3387

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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.
2018
The whole country5 295 619369 527182 328144 90333 25237 425
The municipalities number of inhabitants1
-2 500 inhabitants198 68750 49032 58024 8988 1137 682
2 500 - 4 999 inhabitants324 83769 20937 78730 1078 0757 680
5 000 - 9 999 inhabitants607 93891 66045 77636 9838 4798 793
10 000 - 24 999 inhabitants1 134 05397 95741 84333 9915 8727 852
25 000 inhabitants or more3 030 10460 21124 34218 9242 7135 418

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.
2018
The whole country182 328165 82590.9144 903111 65122.9369 527
County
Østfold6 7255 97588.85 4144 78211.716 741
Akershus7 5856 62087.35 9825 3969.821 361
Oslo15011979.3847115.5566
Hedmark15 92014 52291.212 94210 45119.232 324
Oppland14 76713 51391.511 97610 09815.733 218
Buskerud9 5718 71891.17 5756 40415.522 583
Vestfold4 5984 18691.03 8393 4998.912 865
Telemark8 2097 54992.06 5595 09522.315 870
Aust-Agder5 5704 95488.94 4343 29225.89 862
Vest-Agder7 5116 68589.05 7823 99930.811 843
Rogaland10 3839 43990.98 3877 01416.427 974
Hordaland12 52612 00695.810 5937 78126.525 659
Sogn og Fjordane10 1839 75295.88 9766 54027.122 290
Møre og Romsdal13 75312 94894.111 5859 05221.928 713
Trøndelag20 33918 77492.316 62513 57118.448 759
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)000.0000.00
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)000.0000.00
Nordland18 67916 52488.513 2947 68242.220 573
Troms - Romsa12 03410 46487.08 3755 27837.013 702
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 8253 07780.42 4811 64633.74 624
 
Owner
Male122 886114 34293.0102 54482 20019.8276 037
Female47 10442 69590.637 03326 70327.982 764
Properties of persons deceased/legal person/unknown12 3388 78871.25 3262 74848.410 726
 
Own agricultural area
0 - 4 decares20 79513 17463.46 8083 76244.710 086
5 - 49 decares99 11391 57192.479 33254 61931.2153 564
50 - 99 decares29 02828 16897.026 76723 03014.077 778
100 - 199 decares21 91021 54298.320 91119 5286.676 782
200 - 299 decares6 9136 83298.86 6666 4163.828 289
300 - 499 decares3 5733 54699.23 4593 3652.717 092
500 decares or more99699299.69609313.05 936
 
Productive forest area
0-24 decares52 10646 75189.740 26929 70326.290 513
25-99 decares44 68339 00487.333 28824 56226.275 961
100-249 decares34 43431 54391.627 84321 42323.170 009
250-499 decares22 62121 24193.919 18315 46819.454 219
500-999 decares15 74415 03895.513 63111 34216.841 835
1 000-1 999 decares7 9297 60996.06 8655 89014.222 690
2 000-4 999 decares3 5693 43496.22 9832 58713.310 443
5 000-19 999 decares1 00897596.770659316.02 984
20 000 decares or more23423098.31358338.5873

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.
2018
The whole country165 82519.4950 02621.5203 682445 38086 197214 767
Counties
Østfold5 97521.232 71918.87 88618 2854956 053
Akershus6 62020.239 30123.49 60218 05350811 138
Oslo11929.42 27624.23182191021 637
Hedmark14 52216.792 76826.219 11446 3356 94620 373
Oppland13 51319.996 61022.918 27052 9188 61016 812
Buskerud8 71821.466 07629.311 76134 9254 53714 853
Vestfold4 18621.122 30522.55 32110 6574375 890
Telemark7 54920.646 83525.19 46522 0392 81312 518
Aust-Agder4 95422.224 68330.75 45510 8321 4776 919
Vest-Agder6 68521.728 36126.17 02712 2771 7677 290
Rogaland9 43932.555 20111.513 27127 0423 24611 642
Hordaland12 00620.372 92523.914 62832 92311 13614 238
Sogn og Fjordane9 75217.764 07926.613 15632 8648 8379 222
Møre og Romsdal12 94818.970 65526.815 26830 0439 71015 634
Trøndelag18 77422.2111 20514.923 98054 51210 65622 057
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.000.00000
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.000.00000
Nordland16 52412.368 11110.815 99222 6078 31921 193
Troms - Romsa10 46412.843 67314.210 21814 8285 84412 783
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 07710.712 2438.62 9504 0217574 515

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

Next release

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