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Swedens population 2019 – population changes

Record number of Brits become Swedish citizens – three times more than a year ago

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-03-19 9.30

In 2019, Sweden’s population increased by 97 404 people, 94 percent of whom had a foreign background and the remaining 6 percent had a Swedish background.

In total, 64 206 people were granted Swedish citizenship in 2019, which was slightly more than in 2018. British citizens who applied for and were granted Swedish citizenship was a group that increased significantly. In 2019, 4 495 British citizens were granted Swedish citizenship, which is three times more than in 2018. Immigration to Sweden decreased from 132 602 persons in 2018 to 115 805 in 2019. A large part of this decrease is due to a lower immigration rate among relatives to refugees.

Number of British citizens who were granted Swedish citizenship, 2010-2019

Number of British citizens who were granted Swedish citizenship, 2010-2019

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