Population of Sweden 2018, by county

The population in Sweden reached 10.23 million in 2018. Around half of these reside in the counties Stockholm, Västra Götaland or Skåne, the three counties where the three largest cities in Sweden are also located. Stockholm county is the capital region with around 2.3 million inhabitants. Västra Götaland county, where the second largest city Göteborg is located, had around 1.7 million inhabitants, and Skåne county, the most southern region where the third largest city Malmö is, had around 1.4 million inhabitants.

The highest population density

      Stockholm, Skåne and Västra Götaland were also the three counties in Sweden with the highest population density, where Stockholm county by far had the highest. In 2018, 359.9 inhabitants per square kilometer lived in Stockholm county, while 124.2 per square kilometer lived in Skåne and 71.8 per square kilometer in Västra Götaland.  

The highest rents

      The county in Sweden with the highest rents for rented dwellings was not surprisingly Stockholm county, the county with the largest population and the highest population density. In 2018, the average annual rent per square meter in Stockholm county amounted to 1,255 Swedish kronor.

Population of Sweden in 2018, by county

Number of inhabitants
Stockholm2,344,124
Västra Götaland1,709,814
Skåne1,362,164
Östergötland461,583
Uppsala376,354
Jönköping360,825
Halland329,352
Örebro302,252
Södermanland294,695
Dalarna287,191
Gävleborg286,547
Värmland281,482
Västmanland273,929
Västerbotten270,154
Norrbotten250,497
Västernorrland245,453
Kalmar244,670
Kronoberg199,886
Blekinge159,684
Jämtland130,280
Gotland59,249
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2018

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