To main content

Population in Sweden by Country/Region of Birth, Citizenship and Swedish/Foreign background, 31 December 2021

Country/Region of Birth
Citizenship
Foreign or Swedish background
2021 Change
between 2020
and 2021
per cent (%)
Total
Mean Age 2021
  Population Whereof Share of
population
Total
  Total Whereof
    Women Men       Women Men
Whole population 10 452 326 5 191 619 5 260 707 100.0 0.7 41.6 42.4 40.7
Region of birth                
Born in Sweden 8 361 823 4 153 514 4 208 309 80.0 0.4 41.3 42.2 40.5
Foreign-born 2 090 503 1 038 105 1 052 398 20.0 2.1 42.5 43.5 41.5
Citizenship                
Swedish citizenship 9 571 500 4 786 740 4 784 760 91.6 1.0 42.2 43.1 41.3
whereof Born in Sweden 8 279 297 4 113 491 4 165 806 79.2 0.4 41.6 42.5 40.8
whereof Foreign-born 1 292 203 673 249 618 954 12.4 5.2 45.9 47.0 44.7
Foreign citizenship 880 826 404 879 475 947 8.4 ‑2.7 34.7 34.7 34.7
whereof Born in Sweden 82 526 40 023 42 503 0.8 ‑4.7 12.4 11.9 12.9
whereof Foreign-born 798 300 364 856 433 444 7.6 ‑2.5 37.0 37.3 36.9
Foreign or Swedish background                
Swedish background 7 699 754 3 831 442 3 868 312 73.7 0.1 43.1 43.9 42.2
whereof born in Sweden with two parents born in Sweden 6 894 414 3 436 366 3 458 048 66.0 ‑0.1 44.3 45.2 43.4
whereof born in Sweden with one foreign-born parent 805 340 395 076 410 264 7.7 1.6 32.4 32.7 32.2
Foreign background 2 752 572 1 360 177 1 392 395 26.3 2.5 37.3 38.2 36.5
whereof foreign-born 2 090 503 1 038 105 1 052 398 20.0 2.1 42.5 43.5 41.5
whereof born in Sweden with two foreign-born parents 662 069 322 072 339 997 6.3 3.6 21.0 21.1 21.0
Foreign-born by region of birth                
Nordic countries except Sweden 221 614 126 571 95 043 2.1 ‑2.1 59.7 61.0 57.8
EU except the Nordic countries 359 318 176 745 182 573 3.4 2.5 44.9 45.8 43.9
Europe except the EU and the Nordic countries 309 649 151 841 157 808 3.0 2.2 45.2 45.5 44.8
Africa 244 803 115 891 128 912 2.3 3.3 35.9 35.5 36.2
North America 44 362 21 901 22 461 0.4 3.7 40.4 40.1 40.8
South America 77 282 40 064 37 218 0.7 2.6 45.9 46.8 45.0
Asia 820 127 398 644 421 483 7.8 2.7 37.6 38.4 36.8
Oceania 6 634 2 384 4 250 0.1 1.7 37.5 35.6 38.5
Soviet Union 5 219 3 438 1 781 0.1 ‑1.5 59.8 61.3 56.9
Unknown country 1 495 626 869 0.0 ‑0.1 33.1 33.7 32.7

More about the results

Source file
Download as Excel

Source
SCB

Last updated
2021-03-18

Do you have questions about our statistics?

Population section

E-mail
befolkning@scb.se