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Size of Norwegian Censuses

Census All persons 1% sample 5% sample Households
1801 883603 163564 8836 44180
1865 1701756 387265 17018 85088
1875 1813424 412677 18134 90671
1891 2000917 455345 20009 100046
1900 2240032 509760 22400 112002
1910 2391782 544293 23918 119589
1920 2649775 603004 26498 132489
1930 2814194 690000 28142 140710
1946 3156950 890000 31570 157848
1950 3278546 963552 32785 163927
Sum 22930979 5619460 229310 1146549

Norway's resident population and number of households, plus the size of 1% and 5% samples in the period 1801 - 1950. The 1801, 1865, 1900 and 1960 to 1990 censuses are machine readable and to a large extent encoded already. In the period 1815 to 1855 the censuses were not nominative, so no individual samples can be constructed. The figures above, therefore, may be used to compute the number of individuals and households that have to be keyed in to construct one or five percent samples.