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Ownership status, housing (NHC)


People living in rented or owned dwelling, respectively (owned means owned by someone in the household). Given as a percentage of people living in private homes.

For students living away, but registered as living with their parents, information on dwelling is collected also from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Posten Norge (the national mail service) and the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

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Three measures are available. Use the Measure”button to select:
1. Number.
2. Proportion (per cent) = Percentage.
3. Relative to the country value (Norway = 100) = Ratio between the county's rate and the national rate for a given year. Examples; ratio = 130 means that the county's rate is 30% higher than the national level. A ratio of 87 means that the county's rate is 13% lower than the national level.

Corresponding figures are published by Statistics Norway, table 11038.

Rationale for indicator
The dwelling can affect psychological and physical health in many ways. The connection is complex, and the cause/effect arrows can point in both directions.

The Norwegian housing market is to a large degree based on people owning their own dwelling. There are many exceptions - it is usual to rent especially at the start of one's occupational career or during education. Nevertheless, several studies indicate a connection between owning/renting status and health, and generally find better health among owners. To own one's dwellng also indicates a certain level of affluence.

Read more about dwelling and health (in Norwegian only):
Husbankens veiviser «Bolig for velferd»: https://www.veiviseren.no/forstaa-helheten/forebygging-helse-bolig-og-eldrebolge/bolig-og-helse
Helsedirektoratets veileder for folkehelsearbeid i kommunene: https://helsedirektoratet.no/folkehelse/folkehelsearbeid-i-kommunen/veivisere-i-lokale-folkehelsetiltak/bolig-lokalt-folkehelsearbeid#påvirkningsfaktorer-
Statistics Norway
All information is retrieved from administrative and statistical registries, mainly information from Statistics Norway's statistical version of the Cadastre (Matrikkelen
property and land ownership registry). The Norwegian Mapping Authority bears the responsibility for the Cadastre, while the municipalities supply the necessary information to the fixed property Cadastre based on assignments from the project owner / applicant.
When numbers are missing
Statistics based on fewer than three cases are hidden for privacy reasons. The same is done where the population segment from which the data are collected is less than ten. In addition, statistics on a subgroup are hidden when data on this subgroup, along with the data on the whole group, could be used to derive data that are hidden for privacy reasons.

If more than 20 per cent of the numbers in a time series are hidden for privacy reasons, the entire time series is concealed so as not to create a false impression of the situation in the county. Time series are also hidden where more than 50 per cent of the numbers in the time series are based on 6 or fewer cases.
Time periods
Geographical level
Norway, health regions and counties.
Age groups
All ages, 0-17 years, 18-44 years and over 45 years.
Frequency of updates
Last updated

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