Poles in Sweden

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Poles in Sweden
Szwedzcy Polacy
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm, Malmö
Polish, Yiddish, Swedish
Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism), Judaism, Irreligious
Related ethnic groups
Poles, Ashkenazi Jews

Poles in Sweden (Swedish: Svenskpolacker) are citizens and residents of Sweden who emigrated from Poland.


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

According to Statistics Sweden, as of 2016, there are a total 88,704 Poland-born immigrants living in Sweden.[1] They include both native Poles, as well as descendants of Polish Jewish immigrants from Poland.[2]


In 2010, there were 4,186 students with Polish as their mother tongue who participated in the state-run Swedish for Immigrants adult language program. Of these pupils, 251 had 0-6 years of education in their home country (Antal utbildningsår i hemlandet), 241 had 7-9 years of education in their home country, and 3,694 had 10 years education or more in their home country.[3] As of 2012, 5,100 pupils with Polish as their mother tongue and 5,079 Poland-born students were enrolled in the language program.[4]

Notable people[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c "Foreign-born persons by country of birth, age, sex and year". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. ^ Bernhardt, Eva (2007). Immigration, Gender, and Family Transitions to Adulthood in Sweden. University Press of America. p. 124. ISBN 0761835709. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ centralbyrån, SCB - Statistiska (2010). Statistical Yearbook of Sweden 2010 (PDF). [S.l.]: Statistiska Centralbyran. p. 198. ISBN 9789161814961. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Utbildning och forskning - Statistisk årsbok 2014" (PDF). Statistics Sweden. p. 456. Retrieved 26 November 2017.