Number of teachers in primary school in Sweden from 2008 to 2018
Number of teachers in primary school in Sweden 2008-2018
Since the schoolyear 2009/10, the number of teachers in primary school in Sweden increased. During this schoolyear, there were 73,255 teachers; a number that had increased to 88,193 in the schoolyear 2018/19. Since the schoolyear 2010/11, the number of pupils in primary school increased as well, reaching around 1.07 million pupils during 2018/19.

Pupil to teacher ration was relatively stable during the period

     The pupil to teacher ratio fluctuated slightly during the period but stayed relatively stable with 12.1 pupils per teacher in most years, as well as in 2018/19. The lowest number was in the schoolyear 2008/09, when there were 11.9 pupils per teacher, and then reached to the highest number of the period the year after, with 12.2 pupils per teacher.  

Increasing primary school expenditure per pupil

   During the period from 2007 to 2017, the expenditure on primary education per pupil increased annually. The lowest value of 76.7 thousand Swedish kronor per pupil in 2007 had increased to 108 thousand Swedish kronor per pupil in 2017.
Number of teachers in primary school in Sweden from 2008 to 2018
Number of teachers
2008/09 76,267
2009/10 73,255
2010/11 73,427
2011/12 73,619
2012/13 74,359
2013/14 76,069
2014/1578,363
2015/1680,515
2016/1785,272
2017/1886,109
2018/1988,193
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Statistic is classified in academic years.

For this statistic, the values reported by the source have been rounded.

Number of teachers in primary school in Sweden 2008-2018
Since the schoolyear 2009/10, the number of teachers in primary school in Sweden increased. During this schoolyear, there were 73,255 teachers; a number that had increased to 88,193 in the schoolyear 2018/19. Since the schoolyear 2010/11, the number of pupils in primary school increased as well, reaching around 1.07 million pupils during 2018/19.

Pupil to teacher ration was relatively stable during the period

     The pupil to teacher ratio fluctuated slightly during the period but stayed relatively stable with 12.1 pupils per teacher in most years, as well as in 2018/19. The lowest number was in the schoolyear 2008/09, when there were 11.9 pupils per teacher, and then reached to the highest number of the period the year after, with 12.2 pupils per teacher.  

Increasing primary school expenditure per pupil

   During the period from 2007 to 2017, the expenditure on primary education per pupil increased annually. The lowest value of 76.7 thousand Swedish kronor per pupil in 2007 had increased to 108 thousand Swedish kronor per pupil in 2017.
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