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Names, 2016

Nora and William most popular names in 2016

Nora has been the third most popular first name for girls in this century, after Emma and Sara. In 2016, Nora saw a jump in popularity, with the highest score since Emma in 2003/2004. William reached the top in 2015, and continued to grow in popularity in 2016.

Family immigration among refugees 1990-2015

How many refugees' families come to Norway?

In the period 1990–2015, 141 300 refugees found their way to Norway and were granted a residence permit. A total of 45 100 family members of 23 500 of these refugees have subsequently been accepted into Norway. Country background has a large bearing on family immigration rates.

Refugees and political participation – municipal elections 2015

Do refugees get involved in local politics?

Municipal election statistics for 2015 show that immigrants have a lower voter turnout than other voters in Norway, and that refugees are generally no more politically engaged than the majority of immigrants. Two per cent of municipal council representatives are immigrants, three in ten of whom came to Norway as refugees.

Commercial roundwood removals, 2016, preliminary figures

More roundwood sales – falling prices

A total of 10.4 million cubic metres of industrial roundwood were cut for sale in 2016; an increase of 186 000 cubic metres compared with 2015. In the same period, the average price decreased by 4 per cent.

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