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The publication series Nord consists of year books, debate books and other special book publications and reports with a special branding profile.

Annual reports and debate books typically take a critical look at a special theme. For example, former publications include year books on language, ideas of a Nordic union, copyright legislation etc.

Special book publications include books about Nordic nature or the Nordic Statistical Yearbook (the 2014 edition will be the last yearbook published).

Nord publications cover subject matters in areas of Nordic co-operation for which there is a political desire for a particular focus, including climate solutions, green technology, welfare issues, cultural issues, and research and education.

Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2010

Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2010

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Nordic Council of Ministers
27 Oct 2010
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Free access to pdf files and the Nordic statistical database below. Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2010 is published for the 48th time. It is a reference book containing comprehensive and easily accessible statistics of various aspects of social life in the five Nordic countries, i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In addition data are also presented on the selfgoverning regions, i.e. the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands. The aim of the yearbook is, as far as possible, to present comparable data on the Nordic countries. Additional tables can be found free of charge on our homepage. Here It is also possible to read and download the Nordic Statistical Yearbook in pdf format free of charge. Nordisk statistisk årsbok utkommer nu för 48:e gången. Årsboken är en uppslagsbok, som avser vara en sammanfattande och överskådlig redovisning av statistik över samhällsförhållandena i de fem nordiska länderna Danmark, Finland, Island, Norge och Sverige. I många av tabellerna redovisas också uppgifter om de självstyrande områdena Färöarna, Grönland och Åland. Syftet med årsboken är att lägga fram sinsemellan jämförbara uppgifter om de nordiska länderna. Ytterligare tabeller finns tillgängliga gratis på vår hemsida. Här är det också möjligt att kostnadsfritt läsa och ladda ner boken i pdfformat

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  • Preface

    The Nordic countries have much in common - their way of life, history, language and social structure. Many of these common features and the results of their joint efforts may be described by statistics. This is why the Nordic Council of Ministers publishes the Nordic Statistical Yearbook.

  • The Nordic region in an international context – key figures 2009
  • Facts about the Nordic countries
  • Sustainable development

    A set of indicators has been developed by the Nordic countries - Focus on sustainable development - Nordic indicators. The indicators focus on the three dimensions of sustainable development: integration of environmental, social and economic factors.

  • Environment and energy

    We have plenty of untouched nature, clean water and fresh air in the Nordic countries, but we must keep a close eye on the environment so that future generations will also be able to enjoy this. In the Nordic countries, there is a long tradition of cooperating on natural and environmental issues.

  • Population

    At the beginning of the 20th century, almost 12 mio. people lived in the Nordic countries. Today, the population has increased to over 25 million people - more than a doubling. The strongest growth is seen in Greenland, where the population has multiplied by almost five, from 12 000 to 56 000 people. In Iceland the increase has gone from 78 000 to 318 000 people. The population on the Faroe Islands has tripled, from 15 000 to 49 000 people. The Swedish and Ålandic populations are the only ones who have not at least doubled.

  • Science and technology

    Research and development (R&D) comprises creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. The purpose of statistics on R&D is to estimate resources devoted to this activity in all sectors - in particular, science and industry.

  • Quality of life

    The Nordic model of society is known for universal welfare systems. Core values are equal opportunities, social solidarity and security for all. It is about social rights and principles and the principle that everyone should have equal access to social and health services, education and culture.

  • Education

    The Nordic education system differs among the countries in a number of ways. Comprehensive schools are compulsory in all Nordic countries and local authorities finance them with general grants from the state. In Denmark and Finland, education does not necessarily have to take place in a school. It may, for example, take place at home. After 9-10 years of compulsory schooling most students will pursue some form of continuing training.

  • Economic trends

    The economic slowdown has generally hit all the Nordic countries due to the financial crisis.

  • Globalisation

    Nordic cooperation is characterized largely by the international community and the global challenges and opportunities. The Nordic countries, which are relatively small, can benefit greatly by obtaining common use in cooperation with other countries and institutions.

  • Public finance and prices

    The Nordic countries are often characterized as public welfare societies because the public sector takes care of many different tasks in addition to defence and law and public order and safety. Tax rates are also among the highest in the world.

  • Labour market

    The Nordic countries are characterised by high employment and low unemployment. All countries have a well-working labour market. By international standards, a very high proportion of the adult population is economically active - both men and women.

  • User guide

    The Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2010 is published by the Nordic Council of Ministers. In the context of the yearbook a databank is also published on the website of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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