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Close to 3 000 smaller localities in Sweden

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2016-10-13 10.48

In Sweden there were 2 920 smaller localities in 2010. The number of smaller localities has increased by 43 since 2005. A smaller locality consists of a group of buildings not more than 150 metres apart from each other and has 50-199 inhabitants.

The total population in smaller localities amounted to 281 000 inhabitants in 2010. This is an increase of 1 800 inhabitants compared to the year 2005. Three percent of the total population in Sweden lived in smaller localities in 2010. The total land area of the smaller localities is 85 080 hectares.

In 2010, 1 119 000 persons, or 12 percent of the population lived outside localities and smaller localities. This is a decrease of 17 000 persons compared with 2005. There are some considerable regional differences. In the county of Stockholm only 2.7 percent of the total population lived outside localities and smaller localities compared with 33 percent in the county of Gotland.

In contrast to a smaller locality, a locality consists of a group of buildings not more than 200 metres apart from each other and has at least 200 inhabitants.

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