About wage expenditures
Wage expenditures are subject to tax at source and are paid by companies based in the Faroe Islands. The statistics only cover wages for work done. Other payments and expenditures such as grants and post-employment benefits are not included.
All wage expenditures meeting the above requirements are counted in regardless of the employee’s nationality.
About the trend
The trend describes the wage expenditure trend by adjusting for seasonal effects and error components in the figures.
About the main industrial sectors
Grouped under the ‘fishery and other natural resources’ sector are the following branches: agriculture, fishing, aquaculture, extraction of raw materials, fish processing and similar activities not elsewhere indicated.
The ‘construction and other manufacturing’ sector includes: shipyards/machine shops, other manufacturing, construction, and energy and water supply.
The ‘private services’ sector includes: trade and repair, hotels and restaurants, sea transport, other transport, postal services and communications, finance and insurance, business services. household services, organisations, culture, etc.
‘Governmental and other services’ include: public administration and services (central administration, municipalities, education, health and social work), government institutions and the Ministries of Education and Health.