Population density in Sweden 2018, by county

The population in Sweden is constantly growing and reached 10.23 million inhabitants in 2018. Because of the growing population, the population density in Sweden increased as well in this period. In 2008, there were 22.6 inhabitants per square kilometer and in 2018 the number of inhabitants per square kilometer had increased to 25.1.

Stockholm was the most populated county

    Among the regions in Sweden, the most inhabited in 2018 was the capital region, Stockholm county, with 359.9 inhabitants per square kilometers, and a population over 2.3 million In terms of highest population density, Stockholm county was followed by Skåne, with 124.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. The least populated county was Norrbotten, with only 2.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Highest rent per square meter in Stockholm

    As the densely populated county, the rents for rented dwellings in Stockholm were higher than in Sweden’s other counties. In 2018, the average rent per square meter in Stockholm county amounted to 1,255 Swedish kronor, while the rent in Norrbotten, the least populated county, reached an average of 970 Swedish kronor per square meter.

Population density in Sweden in 2018, by county

Number of inhabitants per square kilometer
Stockholm359.9
Skåne124.2
Västra Götaland71.8
Halland60.7
Blekinge54.5
Västmanland53.5
Södermanland48.5
Uppsala46
Östergötland43.7
Örebro35.5
Jönköping34.6
Kronoberg23.7
Kalmar21.9
Gotlands18.9
Värmland16.1
Gävleborg15.8
Västernorrland11.4
Dalarna10.2
Västerbotten4.9
Jämtland2.7
Norrbotten2.6
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2018

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