Swedish Culture

Population Statistics

Sweden

Population

10,202,491

[July 2020 est.]

Language

Swedish [official]

Official minority languages include Finnish, Sami, Romani, Yiddish and Meankieli

Religion

Church of Sweden Lutheran Christianity 60.2%
Other including Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and other branches of Christianity 8.5%
None or unspecified 31.3%

[2017 est.]

Ethnicity

Swedish 80.9%
Syrian 1.8%
Finnish 1.4%
Iraqi 1.4%
Other 14.5%

[2018 est.]

The Swedish Government reports by country of birth. The indigenous Sami people are estimated to number between 20,000 and 40,000.

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Swedish Ancestry

40,214 
[Census, 2016]

Swedish in Australia

Population

9,553

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Sweden.

Median Age

41

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 42.1%
Female 58.0%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

No Religion 54.9%
Lutheran Christianity 14.0%
Anglican Christianity 5.1%
Catholic Christianity 4.7%
Other Religion 14.9%
Not Stated 5.5%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Swedish 65.6%
Australian 5.2%
Finnish 4.7%
English 3.4%
Other Ancestry 21.0%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Swedish 55.2%
English 37.9%
Finnish 0.7%
Other Languages 5.3%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 98.0% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 36.8%
Queensland 22.9%
Victoria 21.5%
Western Australia 10.8%
Other 8.0%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 61.5%
2007 - 2011 13.6%
2012 - 2016 21.9%

[Census, 2016]

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