Indian immigrants in Sweden

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Indians in Sweden
Total population
c. 8,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm · Lund · Malmö · Göteborg · Karlskrona · Västerås
languages of India · Swedish
Hinduism · Sikhism · Christianity (Catholicism · Lutheranism· Jainism · Islam (Sunni)
Related ethnic groups
People of Indian Origin

Indians in Sweden are citizens and residents of Sweden who are of Indian descent.


During the period of 2001 to 2010, a total of 7,870 Indian students came for higher studies in Sweden taking advantage of the tuition-free high-quality education system.[2]

According to Statistics Sweden, as of 2016, there are a total 25,719 India-born immigrants living in Sweden.[3]

Most of these people of Indian origin are Maharashtrians, Punjabis, Bengalis, Gujaratis, and South Indians.[4]

According to Statistics Sweden, India is among the most common countries of birth for international adoptions in Sweden. As of 2016, there are 1,017 India-born children and young adults aged 0-21 who are adopted in Sweden.[5]

According to the Institute of Labor Economics, as of 2014, India-born immigrants residing in Sweden have a labor force participation rate of approximately 54%. Their employment population ratio is about 49%. They also have an unemployment rate of around 6%.[6]

Community organizations[edit]

The Indian community is culturally very active. Different associations hold cultural functions and observe national days.[4]

Notable people[edit]

David Batra- Comedian and TV actor


  1. ^ "Estimated Size of Overseas Indian Community: Countrywise". Report of the High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora (PDF). 19 December 2001. p. l. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Velkova, Julia (4 November 2011). "Large number of South Asian students at Swedish universities 2001–2010". Lund University. Archived from the original on 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Foreign-born persons by country of birth, age, sex and year". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Other European countries". Report of the High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora (PDF). 19 December 2001. pp. 133–156. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Adopted children and young persons, number by sex, age, country of birth and year". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mapping Diasporas in the European Union and the United States - Comparative analysis and recommendations for engagement" (PDF). Institute of Labor Economics. Retrieved 20 October 2017.  - cf. Appendix 4: Diaspora characteristics - labour force indicators by sending countries

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