Society

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Labour market 
Labour
Labour market
Municipal social services
Municipal social services
Elderly
Elderly
Lifestyle and health
Smoking habits by sex
Wages
Total monthly ernings by economic activity
Wage index
Wage index
Household expenditure
Household expenditure
Liabilities and assets of individuals
Liabilities and assets of individuals
Education and culture
Education – overview
Education – overview
Upper sceondary schools
Upper secondary schools
Daily newspaper circulation
newspaper
Movies
movies
Lifelong learning
Lifelong learning
Universities
Universities
Professional theatres
professional theatres
Book publishing
books

RSS Culture

  • One of every two museum guests in 2014 were foreigners 15/12/2015
    Foreigners numbered one of every two visitors to museums and related activities in Iceland in the year 2014. Nearly nine of every ten foreigners who visit museums while staying in the country attend historic museums and natural history museums and exhibitions, or 86 per cent.
  • Over two million visitors to museums 24/11/2015
    In the year 2014, the number of visitors to museums and related institutions was all time high. About 2.1 million visitors attended museums in the year. This is the first time that the number of guests breaks the threshold of two millions.
  • One of every ten attends performances by amateur theatres 14/04/2015
    The number of spectators to performances of amateur theatre groups totalled roughly 33 thousand in the theatrical season 2013/2014, which is almost on a pair with the previous season. This equals each individual attending a performance by the groups once a year.
  • Religious and life stance affiliation 1 January 2015 01/04/2015
    On 1 January 2015 the members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland numbered 242,743, or 73.8% of the total population, compared with 250,759, (85.4%) in the year 2005.
  • One of every four to symphonic concerts last year 27/03/2015
    Attendance to domestic concerts of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the North Iceland Symphony Orchestra totalled 79 thousand last year. That is equivalent to around a quarter of the country’s population attending a symphonic concert last year.

RSS Education

  • More teachers without licence in compulsory schools 06/07/2018
    The proportion of teachers without a teaching licence in compulsory schools was 13-20% in 1998-2008. The proportion dropped after the financial crisis and was lowest in the autumn of 2012 at 4.1%. Since 2012 the proportion of teachers without a licence has increased year by year and was 8.6% of 5,140 teaching staff in the […]
  • New entrants at the tertiary level in 2017 twice as many as in 1997 05/07/2018
    There were 3,538 new entrants at the tertiary level in Iceland in the autumn of 2017, a similar number as in the previous year. The number of new entrants has almost doubled since the autumn of 1997 when they were 1,979. The number of new entrants was highest in 2009, 4,375 in total, when many […]
  • More new entrants in vocational education at the upper secondary level 05/07/2018
    New entrants to the upper secondary level were 4,489 in the autumn of 2017 and decreased by 2.4% from the previous year. The number of new entrants who chose vocational programmes increased again after a decrease in recent years, with a larger increase of females than males.
  • More students at the upper secondary level graduate in four years 22/06/2018
    In the autumn of 2012 there were 4,677 new entrants in day courses at the upper secondary level in Iceland. Four years later, 52% of these entrants had graduated from programmes at the upper secondary level that were at least of two years’ duration.
  • One out of every three doctoral students is a foreign citizen 15/06/2018
    There were 41,598 students at levels above compulsory education in Iceland in the autumn of 2017, a similar number as in the previous year. Fewer students were registered at the upper secondary level of education.

RSS Labour

  • Unemployment 3.9% in May 28/06/2018
    There were 209,300 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in May 2018, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. Thereof, 201,100 persons were employed and 8,200 persons were unemployed. The activity rate was 83.4%, employment rate was 80.1% and unemployment rate was 3.9%.
  • Data from Statistics Iceland’s Labour force survey postponed 25/06/2018
    Monthly release on data from Statistics Iceland’s Labour force survey, which was due Thursday 26 July, has been postponed until Thursday 9 August.
  • Unemployment 4.5% in April 24/05/2018
    There were 205,200 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in April 2018, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The activity rate was 81.9%, employment rate was 78.3% and unemployment rate was 4.5%.
  • Unemployment rate 2.9% in the 1st quarter 03/05/2018
    The number of persons 16-74 years old in the labour force in the 1st quarter of 2018 was 200,200 corresponding to an activity rate of 80.7%. The number of employed persons was 194,500 while unemployed persons were 5,700.
  • Unemployment 2.8% in March 26/04/2018
    There were 203,400 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in March 2018, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The activity rate was 81.4%, employment rate was 79.2% and unemployment rate was 2.8%.