In 2022, a third of all employees in the Nordic countries, including self-employed, worked in the “Public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities” sector. This share has been constant since the start of the time series, in 1995. During the same period the “Professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities” sector increased the most, from 6% to 12%, while the “Industry (except construction)” sector decreased the most.
An update of the Nordic Statistics database has been performed today. The next update is planned for mid-March.
In 2021, the Nordic countries produced 284 million tonnes oil equivalent of energy. This corresponds to almost half of the primary production in the EU. Of the Nordic primary production, 75 percent came from Norway. At the same time, the gross energy consumption in the region was 134 million tonnes oil equivalent, 49 percent of which came from renewable sources.
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision for its efforts relating to children and young people is “The Nordic Region must be the best place in the world for children and young people”. This is also part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ overall vision for the Nordic Region.

The Nordic Statistics database

Nordic Statistics is a collection of comparative Nordic statistics which has existed and been funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers since the mid-1960s. The Nordic Statistics database contains about two hundred matrices. 

The data is gathered from the Nordic Statistical Institutes (NSIs), the Nomesco-Nososco committees, other Nordic statistics producers as well as international sources such as Eurostat, OECD and the UN. For more details read here.