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About Statistics Sweden

Our main task is to supply users and customers with statistics for decision making, debate and research. We do this mainly through assignments from the government and other government agencies. We also have customers from the private sector and among researchers.

Statistics Sweden is responsible for official statistics and for other government statistics. This means that we develop, produce and disseminate the statistics. In addition, we coordinate the system for the official statistics in Sweden.

We also conduct long-term cooperation projects with statistical offices in developing countries, which are financed by Sida.

Statistics Sweden is located in Stockholm and Örebro, and has about 1400 employees, of whom roughly 100 are field interviewers. They collect information for our surveys around the country. In total, operations amount to over one billion kronor annually, of which half is from government appropriations.

Respondents are important for the statistics

The statistics we produce are largely based on information submitted to us in various surveys from enterprises, government agencies and private persons.

Respondents are very important for the quality of the statistics. Therefore, we constantly work to facilitate the possibilities to contribute to the statistics.

We are certified in terms of quality and the environment

The collected information must also be processed with high quality in order to assure that our statistics are reliable. We are certified according to ISO 20252:2012 for market, opinion and social research surveys. The certification confirms that we fulfil the fundamental quality requirements in the production of statistics.

Statistics Sweden's environmental management system is also certified according to the international standard ISO 14001.

Statistics Sweden's quality certification

Statistics Sweden's environmental work