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Open data for retail trade areas

Statistics Sweden delineates retail trade areas using a combination of geocoded registers and geospatial information. The data on retail trade areas can be freely downloaded as open geodata.

Statistics Sweden’s retail trade areas are concentrations of local units with the industry code SNI 47 Retail trade, which together form a geographically delimited area, consisting of:

1. at least five retail trade enterprises, or
2. four retail trade enterprises, together having at least 100 employees.

Open geodata is shown as polygons. Updates will be made once every three or five years.

Available variables

  • Reference year
  • County code
  • Land area in hectares
  • Number of employees within retail trade
  • Number of local units with retail trade
  • Municipality code
  • Municipality name
  • Code retail trade area; H+MUNICIPALITY CODE +three digit serial number
  • ObjectID, serial number
  • Code for the statistical locality with which the retail trade area overlaps
  • Percentage of the retail trade area that overlaps with the locality
  • Midpoint of coordinates of the area on X and Y axis, Sweref99TM

How you may use Statistics Sweden´s open geodata 

Download GIS layer with localities

Coordinate files are available in ArcView-shape format and MapInfo-tab format, in the national reference system SWEREF99TM.

Reference year 2015

ArcView-shape (zip file)
MapInfo-tab (zip file)


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