About 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. Nordic Statistics consists of two primary communication platforms: the basic database, Nordic Statistics database, containing about two hundred matrices presented at this website and the Nordic iLibrary containing indicators based on a selection of the variables from the Nordic Statistics database.

The aim of Nordic Statistics is to support the work of the Nordic governments and the Nordic region parliamentarians in creating joint solutions that benefit citizens in the Nordic countries.

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. Topics covered are for example: Agriculture, environment and energy, education, population, health and the economy.

In the spring 2018 Statisticon AB (below Statisticon) was granted the assignment of developing, maintaining and updating Nordic Statistics by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Initially, focus has been set on developing production processes, documentation and updating the database. Methods for describing and presenting comparability of data are currently being developed and will successively be implemented. This website was released in the beginning of November 2018.

Updates and quality checks of the Nordic Statistics database have been performed in collaboration with members of the Nordic Statistics Reference Group: the National Statistical Institutes from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, Åland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the Nomesco-Nososco committee.

Data will be updated regularly over the year.

If you have any questions, please contact us at nordicstatistics@statisticon.org.

Statisticon always does its best to prepare relevant and accurate statistics. Statisticon accepts no liability for financial damage due to direct or indirect damage or loss incurred by the user, including lost profits by the user or loss incurred by any joint contractors of the user as a consequence of errors in the statistics or errors that have occurred in connection with processing of the statistics.

Statisticon, its collaborators or the Nordic Council of Ministers do not take responsibility for decisions taken with statistics from Nordic Statistics or for how the statistics are applied.

The content and availability of links to external sources are not checked and Nordic Statistics disclaim any responsibility for these. The use of these links does not imply any recommendation or support of views put forward on the websites in question.

The information on Nordic Statistics may be freely copied and downloaded for personal use, internal information and news media. In the event of internal information or media’s publication of the information, state “Source: Nordic Statistics database” and the information should be clearly defined from information from other sources.

If you are processing statistics from Nordic Statistics, you may not state Nordic Statistics database as a source.

In case of uncertainty please contact us at nordicstatistics@statisticon.org.