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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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Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
SCB:s avgränsningar av koncentrerad bebyggelse English rapport 2016-10-25
Localities 2015 English SM 2016-10-25
Localities 2010 – Employed and population within and outside localities English SM 2013-11-20
Localities 2010 – Architectural structure English SM 2012-03-22
Localities 2010 – Population: gender and age English SM 2012-02-15
Localities 2010 English SM 2011-06-16
Localities 2005 – History English SM 2009-06-09
Localities 2005 – Employment and population within and outside localities English SM 2008-03-18
Localities 2005 – Population and building structures English SM 2008-01-25
Satellite data to support demarcation of urban areas, small communities, holiday home areas and workplace areas English Rapport 2007-11-22
Localities 2005 English SM 2006-11-30
Localities 2000 – Population and employment in and outside localities English SM 2004-03-31
Land use in localities 2000 and changes 1995–2000 English SM 2003-01-31
Land use in urban areas 1995 and changes between 1990–1995 English SM 2002-02-22
Localities 2000 English SM 2002-02-20
Localities 1995 English SM 1996-12-05
Land use in urban areas 1990 and changes between 1980–1990 English SM 1992-04-16
Localities 1990 English SM 1992-02-16
Land use in urban settlements and their surroundings. Changes between 1970–1980 English SM 1987-02-18
Land use in urban settlements and their surroundings in 1980 English SM 1985-08-16
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