Share of the elderly population in Sweden 2000-2018, by age group

Share of the elderly population in Sweden in selected years from 2000 to 2018, by age group

Share of the elderly population in Sweden 2000-2018, by age group The population in Sweden increased constantly and amounted to 10.23 million in 2008. The share of the elderly in the population was too increasing over the years, and in 2018, 19.9 percent were 65 years and older. 5.1 percent were 80 years and older and only one percent were 90 years or older. According to Statistics Sweden, the largest percentual increase of the population until 2028 is expected to occur among individuals 80 years and older.
Elderly care as share of gross domestic product

     The older the population gets, the more care for the elderly is demanded. However, the expenditure on elderly care as a share of the gross domestic product was decreasing over the period. Since 2015 it has been 2.7 percent, but in the previous years it was higher, at 2.8 percent.  

Highest expenditure in 2014

      The highest expenditure on elderly care was in 2014, when the amount was 123 billion Swedish kronor. It was changing over the years, and amounted to 121.7 billion Swedish kronor in 2017, which was a decrease from 2016.
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Share of the elderly population in Sweden in selected years from 2000 to 2018, by age group

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65 years and older80 years and older90 years and older
201819.9%5.1%1%
201719.8%5.1%1%
201619.8%5.1%1%
2015 19.8%5.1%1%
2010 18.5%5.3%0.9%
200017.2%5.1%0.7%
65 years and older80 years and older90 years and older
201819.9%5.1%1%
201719.8%5.1%1%
201619.8%5.1%1%
2015 19.8%5.1%1%
2010 18.5%5.3%0.9%
200017.2%5.1%0.7%
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The population in Sweden increased constantly and amounted to 10.23 million in 2008. The share of the elderly in the population was too increasing over the years, and in 2018, 19.9 percent were 65 years and older. 5.1 percent were 80 years and older and only one percent were 90 years or older. According to Statistics Sweden, the largest percentual increase of the population until 2028 is expected to occur among individuals 80 years and older.
Elderly care as share of gross domestic product

     The older the population gets, the more care for the elderly is demanded. However, the expenditure on elderly care as a share of the gross domestic product was decreasing over the period. Since 2015 it has been 2.7 percent, but in the previous years it was higher, at 2.8 percent.  

Highest expenditure in 2014

      The highest expenditure on elderly care was in 2014, when the amount was 123 billion Swedish kronor. It was changing over the years, and amounted to 121.7 billion Swedish kronor in 2017, which was a decrease from 2016.
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