Population of Sweden 2017

Population

Population: Current population of Sweden is 9,960,487 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Swede(s)
adjective: Swedish

Ethnic Groups

indigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities; most common countries of origin among immigrants: Finland, Syria, Iraq, Poland, Iran

Languages

Swedish (official)

note: Finnish, Sami, Romani, Yiddish, and Meankieli are official minority languages

Religions

Church of Sweden (Lutheran) 63%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 17% (2016 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 17.43% (male 892,462/female 843,375)
15-24 years: 11.31% (male 581,025/female 545,971)
25-54 years: 39.42% (male 1,993,590/female 1,933,080)
55-64 years: 11.58% (male 578,942/female 574,479)
65 years and over: 20.26% (male 931,593/female 1,085,970) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 58.5
youth dependency ratio: 27.4
elderly dependency ratio: 31.1
potential support ratio: 3.2 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 41.2 years
male: 40.2 years
female: 42.2 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.8% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

12.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

5.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

most Swedes live in the south where the climate is milder and there is better connectivity to mainland Europe; population clusters are found all along the Baltic coast in the east; the interior areas of the north remain sparsely populated

Urbanization

urban population: 86.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.86% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

STOCKHOLM (capital) 1.486 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

29.1 years (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

4 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 2.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 2.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 82.1 years
male: 80.2 years
female: 84.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.88 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

11.9% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

4.11 physicians/1,000 population (2013)

Hospital Bed Density

2.54 beds/1,000 population (2014)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 99.3% of population
rural: 99.6% of population
total: 99.3% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.7% of population
rural: 0.4% of population
total: 0.7% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.2% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

11,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

22% (2014)

Education Expenditures

7.7% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 18 years
male: 17 years
female: 20 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 20.4%
male: 21.2%
female: 19.6% (2015 est.)