In the rural districts the census was carried out in each municipality under the leadership of the mayor. The municipality was divided into smaller areas where typically the school teacher went from one farm or house to the other and filled out the census forms (“house lists”) with information about both present and absent individuals. When all the house lists were completed, the teacher prepared an aggregated list (“area list”) with numbers of individuals for each farm or house in his or her area, after which the mayor prepared a similar list (“main list”) with numbers of individuals for each area in the whole municipality.

In the town and cities the census was carried out under the leadership of the magistrate(?). The city was divided into smaller areas where mainly school teachers went from house to house and collected, checked and corrected the census forms (“house lists” and “family lists”), which were filled out by the residents themselves. The forms contained information about both present and absent individuals in the house and in each apartment, respectively. When all the house lists were completed, the teacher prepared an aggregated list (“area list”) with numbers of individuals for each house in his or her area, after which the magistrate prepared a similar list (“main list”) with numbers of individuals for each area within the whole town or city. The customs officers were responsible for filling out and collecting the “ship lists”.

In January 1911 the census forms and lists were submitted to Det Statistiske Centralbyraa  in Kristiania (now: Statistics Norway , Oslo), who executed the processing and the analysis of the census until September 1913. The results of the census were published as 7 booklets of the series Norway’s Official Statistics  (NOS) between 1912 and 1916. By December 1st 1910 Norway had a resident population of 2,391,782  individuals.  Then census forms and lists were transferred to the National Archives in 1950.