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Population statistics

Upcoming publishing: 2021-08-18

Population statistics show population size and population changes, such as the number of births, deaths, and immigration and emigration and are available by county, municipality, sex, age, civil status, country of birth and country of citizenship. The statistics are based on data on registered persons that the Swedish Tax Agency supplies to Statistics Sweden.

Key figures for Sweden


10 402 070

Reference period: May 2021

0.5 %

compared with the same period previous year

Statistical news

Swedens population 2020 – population changes


In 2020, 80 175 people were granted Swedish citizenship, which is 25 percent more than in 2019. A majority of the new Swedish citizens were men, although women accounted for the largest increase. Both immigration and average life expectancy were affected in the wake of the pandemic. In 2020, immigration to Sweden declined by 29 percent. The largest decrease in relative terms was among refugees/persons eligible for subsidiary protection and family members of refugees. Immigration from both these groups dropped by more than 50 percent in 2020 compared with the previous year. The large number of deaths in 2020 led the average life expectancy of men to drop the same level as in 2016. The average life expectancy of women was affected to a somewhat smaller extent, and fell to the same level as in 2018. This was the largest decline in average life expectancy between two years since the 1940s.

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Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
Together – integration in Swedish society English Rapport 2005-04-25

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