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Swedish Populaltion Set To Hit 10 Million - In 20 Years

Published torsdag 29 maj 2008 kl 12.32

Sweden’s population will break the 10 million barrier within 20 years according to statistics Sweden.

The agency reckons that Sweden’s babyboom and continued high immigration will continue .

A rising trend since 1999, Sweden’s babyboom saw the total fertility rate rise last year to 1.88 children per woman, the highest rate since 1994. Fertility is expected to continue to rise in the next few years and then to settle at a level of 1.87 children per woman

Total immigration to Sweden last year was the highest ever, almost 100,000 settling here.

The Swedish population passed the 9 million mark in 2004. The population is expecvted to increase by 60,000 this year.

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