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Localities and urban areas

Upcoming publishing: 2019-10-24

The statistics show the urban land area, population, structure of buildings, and employed day population. An urban area has contiguous buildings with no more than 200 metres between houses and at least 200 residents. Statistics Sweden separates urban areas geographically and then calculates statistics for each urban area.

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Localities 2018


Preliminary figures show that there were nearly nine million inhabitants in Sweden’s localities at the end of 2018. This corresponds to 87 percent of Sweden’s population. In 2018, the population living in localities increased by nearly 80 000 persons, which corresponds to just under one percent. In the same period, Sweden’s entire population increased by 110 000 persons.

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