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Land use in proximity to shoreline

Official statistics of Sweden

Upcoming publishing: 2023-12-15

The statistics describe the population and settlement structure along the coasts, on islands and along the beaches and waterways. The reported data include coastal and beach lengths, number of islands, population and buildings on the islands and along the water areas.

Statistical news

93 000 inhabitants on islands without mainland connection


There are permanent residents on more than 500 Swedish islands that do not have a mainland connection by bridge. Most of these islands are located in Sweden’s coastal areas. In the period from 2010 to 2020, the number of islands without a bridge connection decreased by 37 islands. At the same period, the number of residents on these islands have increased by nearly 4,000 persons.

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Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
Along Sweden’s shores – Statistics on waterfront land use in 2020 Swedish Report 2023-01-27

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