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Total country population 10,400,000
Core Jewish population 14,900
Jews per total 1,000 in population 1.43
Population with a Jewish parent 20,000
Enlarged Jewish population 25,000
Law of Return Jewish population 30,000



  • The total population of Sweden on 1 January 2016 stood at 9,851,100. Its population grew by 103,700 in 2015, of which 79,700 was due to migration.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Sweden was estimated to be 15,000 (0.15% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 25,000 (0.25% of the wider population).
  • The core Jewish population was estimated to be 15,000 in 1990. Population numbers have therefore stayed static between 1990 and 2015, although the percentage of the wider population has declined slightly from 0.18% to 0.15% and the wider population has grown by approximately 15%.
  • Between 1990 and 2015, 800 Swedish citizens emigrated to Israel.
  • An estimated 30,000 Swedish citizens qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
  • The largest organised Jewish community in Sweden is in the capital, Stockholm, with smaller communities in Göteborg, Malmö and a handful of other locations.

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