Decreasing number of schools and increasing number of pupils
The primary schools in Sweden are administered individually by each of the 290 municipalities in the country. Since 2012, the number of primary schools decreased. In contrast, the number of pupils attending primary school increased constantly since the schoolyear 2010/11, reaching over 1.1 million in the school year 2021/22.
Increasing number of pupils per primary school
Not surprisingly, the decrease in number of schools and the increase in number of pupils led to an annual increase in the average number of pupils per primary school in Sweden. In 2022, there were 233 pupils per primary school registered in the country.