Norway registered lower population growth last year

Oslo S crowd - peoplePhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

The population in Norway is still increasing, but less immigration has resulted in lower growth in recent years. That became particularly noticeable during the corona pandemic.

In 2013, the number of residents in urban areas increased by 64,000, while in 2019, it decreased to 48,000. Last year, growth fell to 26,000, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).

The reason for this decline is first and foremost that the population in Norway is increasing more slowly than before due to less immigration, especially in 2020.

As many as 82.4% of the country’s population live in urban areas. At the beginning of 2021, 4,443,000 of the country’s inhabitants lived in urban areas, and 938,000 lived outside such areas.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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