Population density in Sweden 2008-2018

The population density in Sweden was 22.6 inhabitants per square kilometer in 2008 and grew annually until 2018, when it was at 25.1 inhabitants per square kilometer. During that year, reached 10.23 million.

Stockholm county had the highest population density

     Sweden consists of 21 counties, administrative regions that primarily controls public healthcare, public transport and culture within the own county. Among these, the most populated county in 2018 was the capital region, Stockholm county, with a population density of 359.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. Stockholm county was followed by Skåne, with 124.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. The least populated county was Norrbotten, with only 2.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Largest surface area of the Scandinavian countries

     Though the population density in Sweden is increasing, the country still has a lot of surface area compared to its population. Of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden is the largest with a surface area of over 447 thousand square kilometers.

Population density in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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