The population in Norway increased by 11,200 in the third quarter. More than half of the increase is due to immigration. At the same time, the number of births this year is record low.
In the first nine months of the year, 42,300 births were registered in this country, 500 fewer than in the same period last year.
The number of births per 1,000 inhabitants has never been lower in the first nine months of this year since the turn of the millennium.
At the end of the third quarter of 2019, 5,356,800 people live in Norway, which is 33,850 more than at the same time last year.
The surplus of births, ie the number of births minus the number of deaths, was 5,000 in the third quarter, while net immigration, immigration minus emigration, ended at 6,190. This resulted in an increase in the population of 11,200, figures from Statistics Norway published on Wednesday.
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