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2016 record Norway emigration year. The largest number who left the Scandinavian country was those with Norwegian citizenship. 40,724 people bade ‘ha det bra’ (goodbye) to Norway in 2016. This was a year-on-year increase of 3,250, according to latest Statistics Norway (SSB) figures. The top three nationalities deciding to leave were Norwegians (almost 10,000), Poles (some 5,000), and Swedes (roughly 3,200), the SSB tells news agency NTB.

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2016 record Norway emigration year

Published on Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 at 17:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 6th March 2017 at 14:14.

The largest number who left the Scandinavian country was those with Norwegian citizenship.

Norwegian border
Norwegian border
Photo: Hardo Müller/Flickr


40,724 people bade ‘ha det bra’ (goodbye) to Norway in 2016. This was a year-on-year increase of 3,250, according to latest Statistics Norway (SSB) figures.

The top three nationalities deciding to leave were Norwegians (almost 10,000), Poles (some 5,000), and Swedes (roughly 3,200), the SSB tells news agency NTB.

Moreover, the third-largest emigration year since 1951 was 2013, seeing 35,716 people depart out of Norway for other countries.

2011 came fourth and 2014 fifth regarding emigration years, with 32,466 and 31,875, respectively.

The SSB also publishes figures showing those who moved out of the county that they were resident in (not necessarily moving abroad).

In 2016, it was Oslo that saw the largest movement of people – 41,247. Eastern Norway’s Akershus came second with 25,545, and Hordaland in western Norway was third with 13,414.

The figures for Norway’s remaining counties for that year, in descending order, were:

  • Rogaland: 12,842
  • Buskerud: 10,199
  • Sør-Trøndelag: 10.020
  • Østfold: 7,772
  • Vestfold: 7,528
  • Møre og Romsdal: 7,147
  • Nordland: 7,011
  • Oppland: 6,060
  • Troms – Romsa: 5,989
  • Vest-Agder: 5,948
  • Hedmark: 5,714
  • Telemark: 4,648
  • Nord-Trøndelag: 4,172
  • Aust-Agder: 3,909
  • Sogn og Fjordane: 3,463
  • Finnmark – Finnmárku: 3,328
  • TOTAL: 185,956 persons



Published on Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 at 17:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 6th March 2017 at 14:14.

This post has the following tags: emigration, travel, foreigners, norwegians, paywall.





  
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