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Official Statistics of Sweden

According to law, there must be official statistics for general information, investigation and research. The statistics are to be objective and made available to the public. Statistics Sweden is responsible for coordinating the system for the official statistics.

The official statistics are regulated according to the Official Statistics Act (2001:100). Among other things, the law states that

  • official statistics are to be available for the purposes of public information, investigative activities and research
  • they are to be objective and made available to the public
  • official statistics related to individuals are to be disaggregated by sex, unless there are special reasons for not doing so
  • when official statistics are published, they are to be labelled as Official Statistics of Sweden or have the symbol:

Official Statistics of Sweden - logotype

The official statistics are divided into 22 subject areas and 108 statistics areas, according to a decision by the government. The government has appointed 28 government agencies to be responsible for official statistics within their respective areas.


Family Law and Parental Support Authority

Responsible for official statistics

Social services:

Family advice

Family law


National Council for Crime Prevention

Responsible for official statistics

Judicial system:

Courts of law

The correctional care system

Persons found guilty of criminal offences

Recidivism


National Courts Administration

Responsible for official statistics

Judicial system:

Courts of law


National Institute of Economic Research

Responsible for official statistics

Prices and consumption:

Household purchasing plans


National Library of Sweden

Responsible for official statistics

Culture and leisure:

Library


National Mediation Office

Responsible for official statistics

Labour market:

Wages, salaries and labour costs


Statistics Sweden

Responsible for official statistics

Labour market:

Employment and working hours

Labour Force Surveys

Gross wages

Vacancies and unemployment

Population:

Immigration and asylum seekers

Populationsize and changes

Population composition

Population procections

Housing and construction:

Construction costs

Income, costs and unlet dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings

Housing and rentdata

Housing construction and conversion

Real estate tax assessments

Real estate prices and registrations of titel

Statistics on building permits for housing and non-residentional buildings

Trade in goods and services:

Domestic trade

Foreign trade

Household finances:

Household expenditures

Income and income distribution 

Living conditions:

Gender statistics

Living conditions

Citizen influence:

General elections

Party preference 

Environment:

Fertilisers and lime

Environmental protection costs

Land use

Water use

National accounts:

National accounts

Business activities:

Industrial capacity utilisation

Structure of the business sector

Business investment

Industrial deliveries and orders

Industrial production trends

Industrial inventores

Public finances:

Municipal finances

Prices and consumption:

Building price index and factor price index for buildings

Consumer price index

Producer and import price index

Purchasing power parities

Education and research:

Education of the population

Research


Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis

Responsible for official statistics

Culture and leisure:

Cultural environment

Museusms

Cultural expenditure

Study groups


Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

Responsible for official statistics

Business activities:

Accommodation


Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis

Responsible for official statistics

Industrial and commercial activities:

Bankruptcies and hearings on compositions without bankruptcy

International enterprises

Newly started enterprises


Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Responsible for official statistics

Fishery

Marine and water environment


Swedish Board of Agriculture

Responsible for official statistics

Agriculture, forestry and fishery:

Agricultural structure 

Agricultural economy

Agricultural production

Employment in agriculture

Price trends in agriculture


Swedish Chemicals Agency

Responsible for official statistics

Environmental protection:

Sales and use of chemicals


Swedish Energy Agency

Responsible for official statistics

Energy:

Energy balances

Price trends in the energy sector

Energy supply and use


Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Responsible for official statistics

Environmental protection:

Implementation of the Environmental Code

State of the environment

Environmental pressure

Emissions 

Waste


Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

Responsible for official statistics

Financial markets:

Financial accounts

Financial enterprises except insurance companies

Insurance

Shareholding statistics


Swedish Forest Agency

Responsible for official statistics

Agriculture, forestry and fishery:

Forestry production

Employment in forestry


Swedish National Agency for Education

Responsible for official statistics

Education and research:

School system and child care


Swedish Higher Education Authority

Responsible for official statistics

Education and research:

Higher education


Swedish National Board of Student Aid

S-851 82 Sundsvall
Phone: +46 (0)60-18 60 00
Fax: +46 (0)60-18 61 92

Responsible for official statistics

Education and research:

Financial aid


Swedish National Debt Office

Responsible for official statistics

Public finances:

Central goverment borrowing and debt


Swedish National Financial Management Authority

Responsible for official statistics

Public finances:

Tax assessment

National budget outcome


Swedish Pensions Agency

Responsible for official statistics

Social insurance:Support in old age


Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Responsible for official statistics

Social insurance:

Support to families with children

Support in the event of sickness and disability

Support in old age


Swedish University of Agricultural Science

Responsible for official statistics

Agriculture, forestry and fishery:

National forest inventory


Swedish Work Environment Authority

Responsible for official statistics

Labour market:

Occupational injuries

Work environment


Transport Analysis

Responsible for official statistics

Transport and communications:

Road traffic

Rail traffic

Maritime traffic

Air traffic

Postal services

Telecom services

Communication patterns

Public transport and community financed travel


See also