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Summary of Population Statistics 1960-2015

* 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 below.

Population on 31 December

20152014201320122011201020001990198019701960
9 851 0179 747 3559 644 8649 555 8939 482 8559 415 5708 882 7928 590 6308 317 9378 081 2297 497 967
Men
4 930 9664 872 2404 814 3574 765 9054 726 8344 690 2444 392 7534 244 0174 119 8224 035 9113 740 119
Women
4 920 0514 875 1154 830 5074 789 9884 756 0214 725 3264 490 0394 346 6134 198 1154 045 3183 757 848
Number of persons, 0-17 years
2 025 0771 985 2821 952 4781 928 1211 919 2061 919 0941 937 7791 880 3161 977 2262 007 0122 046 306
Persons aged 0-17 years in %of total population
20.620.420.220.220.220.421.821.923.824.827.3
Number of persons, 65 years and above
1 947 2271 912 8841 872 2071 828 2831 784 6681 737 2461 530 8871 526 1961 362 0991 113 239887 964
Persons aged 65 years and above in % of total population
19.819.619.419.118.818.517.217.816.413.811.8
Household units [1]
4 330 4014 274 4334 209 5024 176 3134 153 563 3 830 0373 497 8013 050 3542 582 151
Average number of residents per household [2]
2.212.222.222.222.21 2.142.322.592.84
Foreign citizens [3]
782 833739 435694 662667 232655 100633 292477 312483 704421 667411 280190 621
Proportion of foreign citizens in %
7.97.67.27.06.96.75.45.65.15.12.5
Foreign-born
1 676 2641 603 5511 533 4931 473 2561 427 2961 384 9291 003 798790 445626 953537 585299 879
Proportion foreign-born in %
17.016.515.915.415.114.711.39.27.56.74.0
Foreign-born who are Swedish citizens
969 494937 016908 913875 227841 179818 574609 189398 534
Proportion foreign-born who are Swedish citizens in %
57.858.459.359.458.959.160.750.4
Swedish-born with two foreign-bornparents
510 756488 655467 697448 736430 253412 960284 449
Foreign back-ground [4]
2 187 0202 092 2062 001 1901 921 9921 857 5491 797 8891 288 247
Proportion foreign background in % [4]
22.221.520.720.119.619.114.5
Births
114 870114 907113 593113 177111 770115 64190 441123 93897 064110 150102 219
Crude birth rate (per 1000)
11.711.911.811.911.812.310.214.511.713.713.7
Total fertility rate [5]
1.851.881.891.911.901.981.552.141.681.942.17
Deaths
90 90788 97690 40291 93889 93890 48793 46195 16191 80080 02675 093
Crude death rate (per 1000)
9.39.29.49.79.59.610.511.111.010.010.0
Life expectancy, men [6]
80.380.480.179.979.879.577.474.872.872.271.2
Life expectancy, women [6]
84.084.183.783.583.783.582.080.478.877.174.9
Infant mortality rate (per 1000)
2.452.182.692.592.102.543.425.966.9111.0016.62
In-migration
134 240126 966115 845103 05996 46798 80158 65960 04839 42677 32626 143
In-migrants (per 1000 inhabitants)
13.813.212.110.910.210.66.67.04.79.63.5
Out-migration
55 83051 23750 71551 74751 17948 85334 09125 19629 83928 63515 138
Out-migrants (per 1000 inhabitants)
5.75.35.35.55.45.23.83.03.63.62.0
Population growth
103 662102 49188 97173 03867 28574 88821 36663 59414 92776 87235 827
Population growth (per 1000 inhabitants)
10.610.69.37.77.18.02.47.51.89.54.8
Marriages [7]
52 31453 11351 61056 24053 01356 55543 13840 47737 56943 27850 149
Divorces [8]
24 87626 14326 93325 00524 88425 15122 08219 35719 88712 9439 563
Registered partnership [9]
......357
Deregistered partnership [10]
8093130146171223101
Persons who became Swedish citizens [11]
48 24942 91849 63249 74636 32832 19743 17316 77020 83311 5398 452

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.

Source: SCB

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Comments

In Sweden there are 1,676,000 people who are foreign-born yet merely 783,000 are foreign citizens.

Definitions

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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