Migration and integration in Sweden

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Statista Dossier on migration to and integration in Sweden

This dossier presents statistics on immigration to and integration in Sweden. The dossier includes key figures on the foreign-born population, residence permits, asylum applications, as well as Swedish citizenship acquisitions. On the topic of integration, further key insights are focused on education and employment numbers, with a special focus on international students, and on work permits.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Population in Sweden from 2009-2019, by birthplace

    • Population in Sweden from 2009-2019, by origin

    • Foreign-born population in Sweden 2019, by region of birth

    • Foreign born population in Sweden 2019, by education level and origin

    • Largest foreign-born groups in Sweden 2019, by country of origin

    • Foreign-born population in Sweden 2010-2019, by employment status

  • 2. Immigration and emigration
    • Migration flow of Sweden 2009-2019

    • Number immigrants to Sweden 2019, by country of birth

    • Number of immigrants to Sweden in 2019, by age group

    • Number of residence permits granted in Sweden 2019, by type of permit

    • Number of granted family reunification residence permits in Sweden 2018-2020

    • Emigration from Sweden 2009-2019, by citizenship

    • Emigrations from Sweden in 2019, by country of destination

  • 3. Asylum
    • Number of asylum applications in Sweden 2009-2019

    • Accepted asylum applicants in Sweden from Q1 2014 to Q1 2019

    • Number of male asylum seekers in Sweden 2019, by country of origin

    • Number of female asylum seekers in Sweden 2019, by country of origin

    • Number of residence permits granted unaccompanied minor refugees in Sweden 2009-2019

  • 4. Swedish citizenship acquisitions
    • Number of Swedish citizenship acquisition 2009-2019

    • Number of Swedish citizenship acquisitions 2009-2019, by gender

    • Number of Swedish citizenship acquisitions 2020, by former citizenship

  • 5. Education
    • Number of preschool class pupils with foreign mother tongue in Sweden 2010-2020

    • Primary school pupils with foreign background in Sweden 2010-2020

    • Distribution of new Swedish and foreign students in Sweden 2009-2019

    • International students in higher education in Sweden 2010-2020, by type

    • International students in higher education in Sweden 2010-2020, by gender

    • Number of granted student residence permits in Sweden 2019, by citizenship

  • 6. Employment
    • Number of work permits granted in Sweden 2019, by type of application

    • Number of work permits granted in Sweden 2019, by professional field

    • Number of work permits granted in Sweden 2020, by occupational group

    • Number of work permits granted in Sweden 2020, by citizenship

    • Number of work permits granted to rejected asylum seekers in Sweden 2019, by field

    • Refugee employment rate in Sweden 2000-2019, by gender

    • Occupations with the highest share of foreign-born employees in Sweden 2018

    • Occupations with the lowest share of foreign-born employees in Sweden 2018

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