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Leading occupations in Sweden 2016, by number of employees

This statistic shows the leading occupations in Sweden in 2016, by number of employees. The majority of employees worked in the assistant nurse, home help, home nursing and geriatric care sector, reaching close to 138.2 thousand employees. In 2016, there were roughly 103.4 thousand shop salesmen in specialized stores and approximately 101 thousand elementary school teachers employed in Sweden.

Leading occupations in Sweden in 2016, by number of employees

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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period


Age group

16-64 years

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Refers to employees with a salary income exceeding a taxed amount or active business activity and being registered in Sweden on 31 December. Even those who were temporarily absent during the measurement period, e.g. due to illness, are included."

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