Population in Sweden from 2012-2022, by gender
More births than deaths
One reason for the increasing population in Sweden is that the number of babies that are born each year is higher than the number of individuals that deceases. In 2021, 92,000 people died in the country, which was nearly 6,000 less compared to 2020, where the COVID-19 pandemic hit the hardest. In 2021, the number of births in Sweden was 114,000, so much more than the deaths.
More immigrants than emigrants
However, the main reason for the increasing population in Sweden is not due to the higher number of births than deaths, but to the positive migration flow that has been consistent over the last decade. In 2021, there were around 42,000 more individuals arriving than leaving.