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Population by sex and country of birth 1970–2021 and projection 2022–2070

Population 1970–2021 and projection 2022–2070


Population by sex and country of birth 1970–2021 and projection 2022–2070



In 1969, the population of Sweden reached 8 million inhabitants. It took 35 years before the population would exceed 9 million, in 2004. The population increase has been faster in recent years and the 10 million mark was reached in 2017. It took 13 years to increase by another million inhabitants. The population is expected to continue to grow at almost the same rate in the following years and, by 2032, the population is estimated to reach 11 million. According to this projection, there will be 12 million inhabitants in Sweden in 2054 and almost 13 million in 2070, the last year included in the study.

In 2015, there were more men than women in Sweden for the first time. Considering only those born in Sweden, there were more men than women in 2010. In 2019 there were more men than women among foreign born. For the entire projection period, it is expected that there will be more men than women, both among those born in Sweden and among foreign born.

In the short term, this projection can be regarded as a population forecast. In the long term, the projection should be regarded as precisely a projection of the population in the case that current behaviour and trends continue in the future. Furthermore, an assumption is made that regulations that apply today will continue to apply throughout the projection period. Already in the short term, changes in society or in the world around us may mean that projection conditions will change.

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