Sweden Population (LIVE)

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Sweden Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Sweden is 10,661,883 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Sweden 2023 population is estimated at 10,612,086 people at mid year.
  • Sweden population is equivalent to 0.13% of the total world population.
  • Sweden ranks number 87 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Sweden is 26 per Km2 (67 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 410,340 Km2 (158,433 sq. miles)
  • 86.3 % of the population is urban (9,153,118 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Sweden is 39.7 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Sweden (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSweden
Global Rank
2024 10,673,669 0.58 % 61,583 39,998 39.8 1.67 26 86.5 % 9,231,909 0.13 % 8,118,835,999 88
2023 10,612,086 0.59 % 62,739 39,998 39.7 1.67 26 86.3 % 9,153,118 0.13 % 8,045,311,447 87
2022 10,549,347 0.79 % 82,250 39,998 39.6 1.67 26 86.0 % 9,072,528 0.13 % 7,975,105,156 87
2020 10,368,969 0.98 % 101,047 81,066 39.5 1.67 25 85.9 % 8,904,762 0.13 % 7,840,952,880 89
2015 9,849,349 0.98 % 93,524 77,987 39.8 1.85 24 85.8 % 8,450,611 0.13 % 7,426,597,537 90
2010 9,381,729 0.72 % 65,998 60,639 39.7 1.98 23 85.1 % 7,986,934 0.13 % 6,985,603,105 90
2005 9,051,738 0.40 % 36,139 39,103 39.2 1.77 22 84.2 % 7,621,289 0.14 % 6,558,176,119 87
2000 8,871,043 0.26 % 22,50927,734 38.4 1.54 22 84.1 % 7,462,891 0.14 % 6,148,898,975 81
1995 8,758,496 0.49 % 42,018 22,161 37.7 1.73 21 84.6 % 7,407,014 0.15 % 5,743,219,454 79
1990 8,548,406 0.37 % 31,699 17,724 37.4 2.12 21 83.3 % 7,119,496 0.16 % 5,316,175,862 78
1985 8,389,913 0.19 % 15,630 14,534 36.6 1.74 20 82.8 % 6,945,209 0.17 % 4,861,730,613 73
1980 8,311,763 0.21 % 17,471 11,174 35.1 1.67 20 83.1 % 6,909,767 0.19 % 4,444,007,706 70
1975 8,224,408 0.49 % 39,341 10,588 34.2 1.77 20 82.5 % 6,781,627 0.20 % 4,069,437,231 64
1970 8,027,702 0.69 % 54,390 15,779 34.5 1.94 20 81.3 % 6,527,198 0.22 % 3,695,390,336 64
1965 7,755,752 0.69 % 52,571 19,129 35.2 2.41 19 77.0 % 5,968,494 0.23 % 3,337,111,983 54
1960 7,492,895 0.62 % 45,709 14,792 35.1 2.18 18 72.4 % 5,424,075 0.25 % 3,019,233,434 60
1955 7,264,351 0.70 % 49,948 9,814 34.1 2.26 18 69.3 % 5,030,711 0.26 % 2,746,072,141 54
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Sweden Population Forecast

39,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSweden
Global Rank
2025 10,733,867 0.69 % 72,980 39,998 40.0 1.67 26 86.7 % 9,309,134 0.13 % 8,191,988,453 88
2030 11,007,228 0.50 % 54,672 39,998 41.0 1.68 27 87.8 % 9,669,297 0.13 % 8,546,141,327 90
2035 11,238,752 0.42 % 46,305 39,998 42.3 1.68 27 88.8 % 9,976,509 0.13 % 8,879,397,401 90
2040 11,458,122 0.39 % 43,874 39,998 43.2 1.68 28 89.5 % 10,259,265 0.12 % 9,188,250,492 92
2045 11,683,489 0.39 % 45,073 39,998 43.4 1.69 28 90.2 % 10,543,315 0.12 % 9,467,543,575 92
2050 11,902,033 0.37 % 43,709   43.9 1.69 29 91.1 % 10,837,418 0.12 % 9,709,491,761 92
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Sweden Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Sweden
Life Expectancy
83.65 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
1.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Sweden

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Stockholm 1,515,017
2 Goeteborg 572,799
3 Malmoe 301,706
4 Uppsala 149,245
5 Sollentuna 139,606
6 Soedermalm 127,323
7 Vaesteras 117,746
8 OErebro 115,765
9 Linkoeping 106,502
10 Helsingborg 104,250
11 Joenkoeping 93,797
12 Norrkoeping 93,765
13 Huddinge 90,182
14 Lund 87,244
15 Umea 83,249
16 Haninge 74,968
17 Gaevle 74,884
18 Boras 71,700
19 Soedertaelje 70,777
20 Kungsholmen 69,363
21 Eskilstuna 67,359
22 Solna 66,909
23 Halmstad 66,124
24 Vaexjoe 65,383
25 Karlstad 61,492
26 Bromma 61,000
27 Moelndal 59,430
28 Vasastan 58,458
29 Taby 58,123
30 Sundsvall 57,606
31 OEstersund 49,806
32 Trollhaettan 48,573
33 Lulea 43,574
34 Lidingoe 42,466
35 Borlaenge 41,955
36 Tumba 40,832
37 Kristianstad 39,762
38 Kalmar 38,408
39 Falun 37,000
40 Skoevde 36,842
41 Upplands Vaesby 36,534
42 Karlskrona 36,477
43 OEstermalm 36,418
44 Skelleftea 35,516
45 Uddevalla 34,781
46 Sundbyberg 34,529
47 Varberg 34,248
48 Akersberga 32,659
49 OErnskoeldsvik 32,493
50 Landskrona 32,229
51 Nykoeping 32,224
52 Vallentuna 31,937
53 Motala 30,944
54 Trelleborg 29,316
55 Majorna 29,254
56 Partille 28,648
57 Karlskoga 27,490
58 Maersta 27,034
59 Lerum 26,913
60 Alingsas 26,329
61 Nacka 25,170
62 Sandviken 24,724
63 Kungaelv 24,101
64 Falkenberg 24,099
65 Boo 24,052
66 Jakobsberg 24,046
67 Visby 23,402
68 Katrineholm 23,283
69 AEngelholm 23,240
70 Vaenersborg 23,119

See also

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Notes

The Sweden Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Sweden delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Sweden (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Sweden in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.