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Sweden Demographics Profile 2013

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Population9,119,423 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 15.4% (male 724,724/female 682,451)
15-24 years: 12.9% (male 602,347/female 574,650)
25-54 years: 38.8% (male 1,790,185/female 1,745,108)
55-64 years: 12.4% (male 561,460/female 564,861)
65 years and over: 20.5% (male 841,211/female 1,032,426) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 56.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 26.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 30.3 %
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2013)
Median agetotal: 42.4 years
male: 41.2 years
female: 43.5 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.18% (2013 est.)
Birth rate10.33 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate10.22 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate1.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 85% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationSTOCKHOLM (capital) 1.279 million (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth28.6 (2005 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 2.73 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 2.89 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.57 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.28 years
male: 78.95 years
female: 83.75 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.67 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate75.2%
note: percent of women aged 18-44 (1996)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS8,100 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Swede(s)
adjective: Swedish
Ethnic groupsindigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities; foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks
ReligionsLutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%
LanguagesSwedish (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures7.3% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate4 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9.4% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.868 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density2.7 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate18.6% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013