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Summary of Population Statistics 1960–2017

Population on 31 December

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2000 1990 1980 1970 1960
 
10 120 242 9 995 153 9 851 017 9 747 355 9 644 864 9 555 893 9 482 855 9 415 570 8 882 792 8 590 630 8 317 937 8 081 229 7 497 967
Men
5 082 662 5 013 347 4 930 966 4 872 240 4 814 357 4 765 905 4 726 834 4 690 244 4 392 753 4 244 017 4 119 822 4 035 911 3 740 119
Women
5 037 580 4 981 806 4 920 051 4 875 115 4 830 507 4 789 988 4 756 021 4 725 326 4 490 039 4 346 613 4 198 115 4 045 318 3 757 848
Number of persons, 0-17 years
2 121 598 2 076 407 2 025 077 1 985 282 1 952 478 1 928 121 1 919 206 1 919 094 1 937 779 1 880 316 1 977 226 2 007 012 2 046 306
Persons aged 0-17 years in % of total population
21.0 20.8 20.6 20.4 20.2 20.2 20.2 20.4 21.8 21.9 23.8 24.8 27.3
Number of persons, 65 years and above
2 006 146 1 976 857 1 947 227 1 912 884 1 872 207 1 828 283 1 784 668 1 737 246 1 530 887 1 526 196 1 362 099 1 113 239 887 964
Persons aged 65 years and above in % of total population
19.8 19.8 19.8 19.6 19.4 19.1 18.8 18.5 17.2 17.8 16.4 13.8 11.8
Household units [1]
4 593 508 4 536 214 4 481 746 4 432 614 4 389 007 4 360 368 4 345 582     3 830 037 3 497 801 3 050 354 2 582 151
Average number of residents per household [2]
2.20 2.20 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.18     2.14 2.32 2.59 2.84
Swedish citizens
9 222 906 9 143 204 9 068 184 9 007 920 8 950 202 8 888 661 8 827 755 8 782 278 8 405 480 8 106 926 7 896 270 7 669 949 7 307 346
Foreign citizens [3]
897 336 851 949 782 833 739 435 694 662 667 232 655 100 633 292 477 312 483 704 421 667 411 280 190 621
Proportion of foreign citizens in %
8.9 8.5 7.9 7.6 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.7 5.4 5.6 5.1 5.1 2.5
Foreign-born
1 877 050 1 784 497 1 676 264 1 603 551 1 533 493 1 473 256 1 427 296 1 384 929 1 003 798 790 445 626 953 537 585 299 879
Proportion foreign-born in %
18.5 17.9 17.0 16.5 15.9 15.4 15.1 14.7 11.3 9.2 7.5 6.7 4.0
Foreign-born who are Swedish citizens
1 064 041 1 012 941 969 494 937 016 908 913 875 227 841 179 818 574 609 189 398 534      
Proportion foreign-born who are Swedish citizens in %
56.7 56.8 57.8 58.4 59.3 59.4 58.9 59.1 60.7 50.4      
Swedish-born with two foreign-born parents
561 957 535 805 510 756 488 655 467 697 448 736 430 253 412 960 284 449        
Foreign back-ground [4]
2 439 007 2 320 302 2 187 020 2 092 206 2 001 190 1 921 992 1 857 549 1 797 889 1 288 247        
Proportion foreign background in % [4]
24.1 23.2 22.2 21.5 20.7 20.1 19.6 19.1 14.5        
Births
115 416 117 425 114 870 114 907 113 593 113 177 111 770 115 641 90 441 123 938 97 064 110 150 102 219
Crude birth rate (per 1000)
11.5 11.8 11.7 11.9 11.8 11.9 11.8 12.3 10.2 14.5 11.7 13.7 13.7
Total fertility rate [5]
1.78 1.85 1.85 1.88 1.89 1.90 1.90 1.98 1.54 2.14 1.68 1.94 2.17
Deaths
91 972 90 982 90 907 88 976 90 402 91 938 89 938 90 487 93 461 95 161 91 800 80 026 75 093
Crude death rate (per 1000)
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.2 9.4 9.7 9.5 9.6 10.5 11.1 11.0 10.0 10.0
Life expectancy, men [6]
80.7 80.6 80.3 80.4 80.1 79.9 79.8 79.5 77.4 74.8 72.8 72.2 71.2
Life expectancy, women [6]
84.1 84.1 84.0 84.1 83.7 83.5 83.7 83.5 82.0 80.4 78.8 77.1 74.9
Infant mortality rate (per 1000)
2.41 2.49 2.45 2.18 2.69 2.59 2.10 2.54 3.42 5.96 6.91 11.00 16.62
In-migration
144 489 163 005 134 240 126 966 115 845 103 059 96 467 98 801 58 659 60 048 39 426 77 326 26 143
In-migrants (per 1000 inhabitants)
14.5 16.5 13.8 13.2 12.1 10.9 10.2 10.6 6.6 7.0 4.7 9.6 3.5
Out-migration
45 620 45 878 55 830 51 237 50 715 51 747 51 179 48 853 34 091 25 196 29 839 28 635 15 138
Out-migrants (per 1000 inhabitants)
4.6 4.7 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 3.8 3.0 3.6 3.6 2.0
Population growth
125 089 144 136 103 662 102 491 88 971 73 038 67 285 74 888 21 366 63 594 14 927 76 872 35 827
Population growth (per 1000 inhabitants)
12.5 14.6 10.6 10.6 9.3 7.7 7.1 8.0 2.4 7.5 1.8 9.5 4.8
Marriages [7]
52 497 53 817 52 314 53 113 51 610 56 240 53 013 56 555 43 138 40 477 37 569 43 278 50 149
Divorces [8]
24 210 24 258 24 876 26 143 26 933 25 005 24 884 25 151 22 082 19 357 19 887 12 943 8 958
Registered partnership [9]
. . . . . . . . 357        
Deregistered partnership [10]
78 72 80 93 130 146 171 223 101        
Persons who became Swedish citizens [11]
68 898 60 343 48 249 42 918 49 632 49 746 36 328 32 197 43 173 16 770 20 833 11 539 8 452

* The most important data in the Population Statistics. At the very bottom of this page, there is a link to an Excel-file containing statistics for more years then what is reported in the Table above.

1. Source, up to and including 1990: Population & Housing Census. Source since 2011: Household dwellings according to the dwelling register.

2. Since 2011 calculations are based on persons for whom there is information about households.

3. Persons with dual citizenship, of which one is Swedish, are not counted.

4. Foreign background include foreign-born and swedish-born with two foreign-born parents.

5. Since 2004, the total fertility rate (TFR) is calculated for individual years. Previously, the TFR was calculated for age groups of 5 years.

6. The life expectancy tables for the years 2006 to 2011 have been revised in 2012 after a change in the method to even out the death risks for the oldest persons.

7. The model for calculating the number of marriages has been revised during 2015 and the information for the years 2000 and later has been adjusted. As a result of this change, the number of marriages has increased by roughly 10 percent compared to previously. From 1 May 2009 onwards including same-sex marriages and partnerships switched to marriages.

8. The model for calculating the number of divorces has been revised during 2015 and the information for the years 2000 and later has been adjusted. As a result of this change, the number of divorces has increased by roughly 5 percent compared to previously. From 1 May 2009 onwards including divorces between persons in same-sex marriages.

9. Number of partners who registered partnership. From 1 May 2009 onwards it is not possible to register partnership in Sweden.

10. Number of partners who deregistered their partnership.

11. The information for the years 2000 and later has been revised during 2015. Up to and including 1999 the information refers to the number of changes to new Swedish citizenship. This means that a person was counted twice if he/she gave up two different foreign citizenships and became a Swedish citizen.

Definitions and explanations

The total fertility rate (TFR) is the average number of children a women would have if current fertility rates remained constant.

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Last updated
2018-03-21

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