To main content

Localities; areas, population

Upcoming publishing: 2017-04-05

The main purpose of the survey is to produce statistics on the urbanisation rate. A locality consists of a group of buildings normally not more than 200 metres apart from each other, and must fulfil a minimum criterion of having at least 200 inhabitants. Delimitation of localities is made by Statistics Sweden every five years.

Statistical news

Localities 2015


Sweden now has nine localities with more than 100 000 inhabitants; Helsingborg is the most recent city to surpass this size class. In 2015 there were 1 979 urban areas in Sweden. This is 23 more than in 2010. Those localities that are included in the statistics are briefly defined as continuous buildings with a maximum of 200 metres between the houses and at least 200 inhabitants. Localities thus include everything from the largest cities to small areas with only 200 inhabitants.

All statistical news for this survey

Tables and graphs

Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Type Date
Localities; areas, population Report 2016-10-25
Localities 2015 SM 2016-10-25
Localities 2010 Employed and population within and outside localities SM 2013-11-20
Localities 2010 Architectural Structure SM 2012-03-22
Localities 2010 Population, Gender and age SM 2012-02-15
Localities 2010 SM 2011-06-16
Localities 2005 - History SM 2009-06-09
Localities 2005 Employment and population within and outside localities SM 2008-03-18
Localities 2005 Population and building structures SM 2008-01-25
Satellite data to support demarcation of urban areas, small communities, holiday home areas and workplace areas Report 2007-11-22
Localities 2005 SM 2006-11-30
Localities 2000. Population and employment in and outside localities SM 2004-03-31
Localities 1990 SM 2003-12-01
Localities 1995 SM 2003-12-01
Localities 2000 SM 2002-02-20

Do you have questions about our statistics?

Karin Hedeklint

+46 10 479 45 14

Stefan Svanström

+46 10 479 45 58

Simple URL: