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Primary education expenditure in Sweden 2008-2018, per pupil

The expenditure on primary education in Sweden increased significantly since 2009. In this year, the expenditure amounted to 74.7 billion Swedish kronor, which was an expenditure of 83 thousand Swedish kronor per pupil. The expenditure had raised to X billion Swedish kronor by 2018, and an expenditure per pupil of 112.2 thousand.

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, and during the period from 2012 to 2018, the number of primary schools decreased. In contrast, the number of pupils attending primary school increased constantly since the schoolyear 2009/10, and in the schoolyear of 2019/20, around 1.09 million pupils attended primary school.  

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 from 2012 to 2019. In 2019, there were 225 pupils per primary school registered.

Expenditure on primary education in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, per pupil

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Primary school in Sweden is mandatory for all children between age 7 and 16.

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