Afghans in Sweden

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Swedish Afghans
Total population
34,754[1]
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö
Languages
Languages of Afghanistan, Swedish
Religion
Islam

Swedish Afghans are citizens and residents of Sweden who are of Afghan descent.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Afghanistan-born persons in Sweden by sex, 2000-2016 (Statistics Sweden).[1]

According to Statistics Sweden, as of 2016, there are a total 34,754 Afghanistan-born immigrants living in Sweden.[1] Of those, 28,049 are citizens of Afghanistan (17,602 men, 10,447 women).[2]

Education[edit]

As of 2016, 39% of the Afghanistan-born individuals aged 25 to 64 have attained a primary and lower secondary education level (33% men, 45% women), 30% have attained an upper secondary education level (34% men, 25% women), 11% have attained a post-secondary education level of less than 3 years (13% men, 9% women), 13% have attained a post-secondary education of 3 years or more (16% men, 11% women), and 7% have attained an unknown education level (4% men, 9% women).[3]

Employment[edit]

According to Statistics Sweden, as of 2014, Afghanistan-born immigrants aged 25-64 in Sweden have an employment rate of approximately 40%.[4]

As of 2014, according to the Institute of Labor Economics, Aghanistan-born residents in Sweden have an employment population ratio of about 22%. They have an unemployment rate of approximately 17%.[5]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Foreign-born persons by country of birth, age, sex and year". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Foreign citizens by country of citizenship, sex and year". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "The population 2016 by level of education, country of birth and sex. Age 25-64". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Befolkningens utbildning och sysselsättning 2014 - Educational attainment and employment of the population 2014" (PDF). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Mapping Diasporas in the European Union and the United States - Comparative analysis and recommendations for engagement" (PDF). Institute of Labor Economics. Retrieved 21 November 2017. - cf. Appendix 4: Diaspora characteristics - labour force indicators by sending countries