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About terms of use on

What rules apply to the use of the statistics and other material on Statistics Sweden’s website? How do you use Statistics Sweden’s APIs and what happens to cookies that are created when you visit the website? The terms of use that apply to follow here below.

Most of the material on may be used freely, but here are a few things to keep in mind.

Statistics Sweden uses the standardised license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0). This means that you are free to copy, reproduce, and redistribute all statistics (including tables, figures and infographics) on Statistics Sweden’s website. However, when you use or disseminate statistics from, you must always state Statistics Sweden as the source (“Source: Statistics Sweden”).

Special rules may apply to statistics on Statistics Sweden’s website that another government agency is responsible for. This is specified, where relevant.

If you process the statistics from Statistics Sweden’s website, Statistics Sweden may no longer be stated as the source.

What about pictures on the website?

Photos and illustrations found on the website cannot be copied and spread without permission from Statistics Sweden. They are protected by the Copyright Act (1960: 729).

However, press pictures on Statistics Sweden's website may be used freely as long as you state Statistics Sweden as the source of the photos.

Press photos

Open data via API

Statistics Sweden's statistics are also available via the programming interface API. The following link explains how to use the API for Statistics Sweden's Statistical Database and the terms that apply for this.

Statistics Sweden's API

Cookies on

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