Sweden Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Sweden population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Sweden in 2023 is 23.72 people per square kilometer, a 0.59% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Sweden in 2022 was 23.58 people per square kilometer, a 0.79% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Sweden in 2021 was 23.39 people per square kilometer, a 0.95% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Sweden in 2020 was 23.17 people per square kilometer, a 0.98% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2023 Population Density
Macao 22,861.98
Singapore 8,365.40
Hong Kong 6,749.20
Gibraltar 3,268.80
Bahrain 1,904.50
Malta 1,672.08
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,300.65
Barbados 655.80
Aruba 590.43
San Marino 560.70
South Korea 515.98
Monaco 484.48
Curacao 432.61
Netherlands 424.13
Israel 415.70
Belgium 382.78
Puerto Rico 367.57
Japan 326.20
Guam 320.28
Trinidad and Tobago 299.21
United Kingdom 278.05
Cayman Islands 262.54
Luxembourg 252.81
Liechtenstein 247.40
Kuwait 241.87
Qatar 236.41
Seychelles 234.04
Germany 232.94
Antigua and Barbuda 214.31
Switzerland 213.04
British Virgin Islands 210.25
Italy 195.36
Andorra 170.40
Isle of Man 148.61
Denmark 137.72
Cyprus 136.22
Poland 131.21
France 117.94
Portugal 111.11
Hungary 109.17
Northern Mariana Islands 108.25
Austria 106.81
Slovenia 103.50
UAE 96.47
Spain 93.92
Greece 78.37
French Polynesia 77.22
Ireland 71.95
Panama 59.32
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.49
Croatia 45.51
Lithuania 41.64
Palau 39.26
Faroe Islands 38.16
United States 34.58
Bahamas 29.73
Estonia 29.17
Latvia 28.34
Chile 25.94
Sweden 23.72
New Zealand 19.53
Uruguay 19.43
Saudi Arabia 17.19
Argentina 16.46
Finland 16.38
New Caledonia 15.77
Oman 15.01
Bermuda 14.93
Norway 8.76
Canada 3.93
Iceland 3.64
Australia 3.42
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Sweden - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 23.72 0.59%
2022 23.58 0.79%
2021 23.39 0.95%
2020 23.17 0.98%
2019 22.95 1.04%
2018 22.71 1.04%
2017 22.48 1.05%
2016 22.25 1.06%
2015 22.01 1.04%
2014 21.79 1.02%
2013 21.57 0.97%
2012 21.36 0.94%
2011 21.16 0.91%
2010 20.97 0.86%
2009 20.79 0.78%
2008 20.63 0.71%
2007 20.48 0.65%
2006 20.35 0.59%
2005 20.23 0.53%
2004 20.12 0.48%
2003 20.03 0.40%
2002 19.95 0.33%
2001 19.88 0.29%
2000 19.83 0.25%
1999 19.78 0.23%
1998 19.73 0.24%
1997 19.69 0.25%
1996 19.64 0.31%
1995 19.58 0.40%
1994 19.50 0.46%
1993 19.41 0.50%
1992 19.31 0.54%
1991 19.21 0.54%
1990 19.11 0.51%
1989 19.01 0.44%
1988 18.93 0.36%
1987 18.86 0.31%
1986 18.80 0.26%
1985 18.75 0.22%
1984 18.71 0.19%
1983 18.67 0.17%
1982 18.64 0.17%
1981 18.61 0.18%
1980 18.58 0.19%
1979 18.54 0.18%
1978 18.51 0.19%
1977 18.47 0.22%
1976 18.43 0.27%
1975 18.38 0.38%
1974 18.31 0.44%
1973 18.23 0.48%
1972 18.14 0.54%
1971 18.04 0.57%
1970 17.94 0.55%
1969 17.84 0.58%
1968 17.74 0.70%
1967 17.62 0.80%
1966 17.48 0.83%
1965 17.33 0.83%
1964 17.19 0.77%
1963 17.06 0.66%
1962 16.95 0.61%
1961 16.84 0.58%
1960 16.75 0.58%
1959 16.65 0.62%
1958 16.55 0.61%
1957 16.45 0.63%
1956 16.34 0.66%
1955 16.24 0.65%
1954 16.13 0.66%
1953 16.02 0.71%
1952 15.91 0.72%
1951 15.80 0.77%
1950 15.68 0.00%