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Sweden Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
10,040,995 (July 2018 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 17.54% (male 904,957 /female 855,946)
15-24 years: 11.06% (male 573,595 /female 537,358)
25-54 years: 39.37% (male 2,005,422 /female 1,947,245)
55-64 years: 11.67% (male 588,314 /female 583,002)
65 years and over: 20.37% (male 946,170 /female 1,098,986) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 58.5 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 27.4 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 31.1 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 3.2 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 41.1 years (2018 est.)
male: 40.1 years
female: 42.2 years
Population growth rate
0.8% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
12.1 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
5.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 87.7% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 1.05% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
1.608 million STOCKHOLM (capital) (2019)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
29.1 years (2015 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 2.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 2.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.3 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 82.2 years (2018 est.)
male: 80.3 years
female: 84.3 years
Total fertility rate
1.87 children born/woman (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.2% (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
11,000 (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved: urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 99.3% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 99.6% of population (2015 est.)
total: 99.3% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 0.7% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 0.4% of population (2015 est.)
total: 0.7% of population (2015 est.)
Nationality
noun: Swede(s)
adjective: Swedish
Ethnic groups

Swedish 80.9%, Syrian 1.8%, Finnish 1.4%, Iraqi 1.4%, other 14.5%

(2018 est.)
note: data represent the population by country of birth; the indigenous Sami people are estimated to number between 20,000 and 40,000
Religions
Church of Sweden (Lutheran) 60.2%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 8.5%, none or unspecified 31.3% (2017 est.)

note: estimates reflect registered members of faith communities eligible for state funding (not all religions are state-funded and not all people who identify with a particular religion are registered members); an estimated 57.7% of Sweden's population were members of the Church of Sweden in 2018

Languages
Swedish (official)

note: Finnish, Sami, Romani, Yiddish, and Meankieli are official minority languages

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 19 years
male: 18 years
female: 20 years (2016)
Education expenditures
7.6% of GDP (2015)
Maternal mortality rate
4 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
11% (2015)
Physicians density
5.4 physicians/1,000 population (2016)
Hospital bed density
2.4 beds/1,000 population (2015)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
20.6% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019

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