Population in Sweden from 2009-2019, by origin

What is the population of Sweden by origin? From 2009 to 2019, both the number of inhabitants with Swedish and foreign backgrounds was constantly rising. As of 2019, there were roughly 2.63 million inhabitants with foreign background and 7.69 inhabitants with Swedish background.

Population in Sweden from 2009 to 2019, by origin

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Inhabitants with foreign background are defined as people born outside of Sweden or people born in Sweden but whose both parents are foreign. Inhabitants of Swedish origin are defined as people who were born in Sweden and whose one or both parents are born in the country as well.

For this statistic, the values reported by the source have been rounded.

Numbers show the population on the 31st of December each year.

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