Sweden Population clock (live)

10,219,466
Current population
5,092,944
Current male population (49.8%)
5,126,522
Current female population (50.2%)
98,097
Births year to date
61
Births today
76,895
Deaths year to date
48
Deaths today
46,398
Net migration year to date
29
Net migration today
67,600
Population growth year to date
42
Population growth today

20-10-2020 03:20:59

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

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Quick facts about the population of Sweden

Current population (as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020)
10,219,424
Population rank
89 (0.13% of world population)
Total area
450,290 km2 (173,858 mi2)
Population density
22.7 per km2 (58.8 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.99 (5,092,944 men to 5,126,522 women)
Median age
40.9 years
Life expectancy
81.1 years (78.8 - men, 83.5 - women)
Literacy
99.0 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Sweden population 2020

During 2020 Sweden population is projected to increase by 84,159 people and reach 10,236,025 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 26,395. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 57,764 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Sweden (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Sweden population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Sweden will be increasing by 231 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Sweden 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Sweden was estimated to be 10,151,866 people. This is an increase of 0.83 % (83,467 people) compared to population of 10,068,399 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 26,178. Due to external migration, the population increased by 57,289. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.990 (990 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2019.

Below are the key figures for Sweden population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Sweden population density

Sweden population density is 22.5 people per square kilometer (58.4/mi2) as of October 2020. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Sweden divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Sweden. The total area of Sweden is 450,290 km2 (173,858 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Sweden

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity6,867,45367.2 %
Religiously Unaffiliated2,759,24427.0 %
Islam470,0944.6 %
Buddhism40,8780.4 %
Other30,6580.3 %
Hinduism20,4390.2 %
Folk or traditional religions20,4390.2 %
Judaism10,2190.1 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Tuesday, October 20 2020).

Sweden age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 according to our estimates Sweden had the following population age distribution:

15.4 64.8 19.7

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Sweden population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Sweden age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Sweden is 54.2 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Sweden must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Sweden is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Sweden is 23.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Sweden is 30.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Sweden age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Sweden is 81.1 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 78.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 83.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 8,498,373 persons or 99% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Sweden are able to read and write. Accordingly about 85,842 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99% (4,182,653 persons). 42,249 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 99% (4,315,720 persons). 43,593 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99% and 99% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Sweden population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Sweden historical population (1951 - 2020)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Sweden population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19517,040,997N/A %
19527,098,8100.82 %
19537,149,3300.71 %
19547,195,1490.64 %
19557,238,3780.60 %
19567,280,6440.58 %
19577,323,0870.58 %
19587,366,3920.59 %
19597,410,8450.60 %
19607,456,4880.62 %
19617,503,3420.63 %
19627,551,6370.64 %
19637,601,9570.67 %
19647,655,1630.70 %
19657,711,8850.74 %
19667,772,6840.79 %
19677,837,4210.83 %
19687,903,6840.85 %
19697,967,0530.80 %
19708,023,2150.70 %
19718,069,5470.58 %
19728,105,8020.45 %
19738,134,0160.35 %
19748,157,8070.29 %
19758,180,9170.28 %
19768,205,6620.30 %
19778,232,3030.32 %
19788,259,2370.33 %
19798,283,6660.30 %
19808,302,8740.23 %
19818,315,3630.15 %
19828,321,6380.08 %
19838,324,8310.04 %
19848,330,0500.06 %
19858,342,3590.15 %
19868,364,3390.26 %
19878,395,7610.38 %
19888,435,3830.47 %
19898,481,6720.55 %
19908,532,6720.60 %
19918,587,8210.65 %
19928,647,1610.69 %
19938,707,6440.70 %
19948,763,0980.64 %
19958,807,7080.51 %
19968,838,0700.34 %
19978,854,2630.18 %
19988,860,1550.07 %
19998,862,4000.03 %
20008,867,9400.06 %
20018,880,4800.14 %
20028,900,2870.22 %
20038,927,4130.30 %
20048,962,6040.39 %
20059,006,2230.49 %
20069,058,7070.58 %
20079,120,2840.68 %
20089,189,8250.76 %
20099,264,8830.82 %
20109,342,8650.84 %
20119,422,3250.85 %
20129,502,9050.86 %
20139,583,8520.85 %
20149,663,7470.83 %
20159,741,3370.80 %
20169,822,0930.83 %
20179,903,5180.83 %
20189,985,6180.83 %
201910,068,3990.83 %
202010,151,8660.83 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202010,121,690N/A %
202510,435,3383.10 %
203010,712,0472.65 %
203510,942,4752.15 %
204011,157,8831.97 %
204511,384,7842.03 %
205011,626,2972.12 %
205511,857,6751.99 %
206012,066,3931.76 %
206512,257,4381.58 %
207012,444,1801.52 %
207512,629,2651.49 %
208012,802,1541.37 %
208512,957,8611.22 %
209013,106,7861.15 %
209513,263,1531.19 %
210013,415,5511.15 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link