Foreign-born population in Sweden in 2016, by region of origin

Foreign-born population in Sweden 2016, by region of origin This statistic shows the number of foreign-born inhabitants in Sweden in 2016, by region of origin. In 2016 people from Asia formed the biggest group of foreign-born inhabitants in Sweden (638,570). Inhabitants from European Union countries excl. Nordic countries were the second biggest group with 345,571 people.
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Number of inhabitants
Asia 638,570
EU28 except the Nordic countries345,571
Europe except EU28 and the Nordic countries243,844
The Nordic countries, excluding Sweden 242,720
Africa 194,758
South America 69,645
North America 36,858
Oceania 5,575
Number of inhabitants
Asia 638,570
EU28 except the Nordic countries345,571
Europe except EU28 and the Nordic countries243,844
The Nordic countries, excluding Sweden 242,720
Africa 194,758
South America 69,645
North America 36,858
Oceania 5,575

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This statistic shows the number of foreign-born inhabitants in Sweden in 2016, by region of origin. In 2016 people from Asia formed the biggest group of foreign-born inhabitants in Sweden (638,570). Inhabitants from European Union countries excl. Nordic countries were the second biggest group with 345,571 people.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
Sweden
Survey time period
31st of December 2016
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.

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