Skövde Municipality

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Skövde Municipality
Skövde kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Skövde Municipality
Coat of arms
Skövde Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Skövde
Area[1]
 • Total 685.08 km2 (264.51 sq mi)
 • Land 673.68 km2 (260.11 sq mi)
 • Water 11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2017)[2]
 • Total 54,502
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1496
Website www.skovde.se

Skövde Municipality (Skövde kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Skövde.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the City of Skövde was amalgamated with five surrounding municipalities. The number of original entities (as of 1863) is nearly 30. They had in 1952 been reduced to six.

Economy[edit]

The single largest employer in the municipality is Volvo, with Volvo Powertrain and Volvo Cars together employing approximately 5,000 people.

Other major employers are the hospital (Skaraborg Hospital, serving the Västra Götaland region), the local regiments (among Sweden's largest) and the municipality itself.

Education[edit]

University of Skövde is the largest university in the town. It is ranked 21 in the nation's ranking. Informatics and computer science along with Bio-informatics and molecular biology are some of the chief international students picks.

Elections[edit]

Riksdag[edit]

These are the local results of the Riksdag elections since the 1972 municipality reform. The results of the Sweden Democrats were not published by SCB between 1988 and 1998 at a municipal level to the party's small nationwide size at the time. "Votes" denotes valid votes, whereas "Turnout" denotes also blank and invalid votes.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD ND
1973[3] 90.6 26,522 3.5 38.0 0.0 30.4 11.1 2.5 14.1 0.0 0.0
1976[4] 91.1 28,509 3.2 37.3 0.0 30.2 12.5 2.0 14.4 0.0 0.0
1979[5] 89.5 26,825 4.4 39.0 0.0 21.7 11.7 2.0 20.1 0.0 0.0
1982[6] 91.0 29,704 4.4 42.3 1.3 19.1 6.4 2.5 23.8 0.0 0.0
1985[7] 89.7 30,232 4.1 43.2 1.4 15.0 15.8 0.0 20.4 0.0 0.0
1988[8] 86.2 29,447 4.7 43.2 5.0 13.2 13.0 3.7 17.1 0.0 0.0
1991[9] 86.8 30,035 3.2 36.5 2.8 9.9 9.2 9.2 20.5 0.0 7.7
1994[10] 87.3 31,015 5.3 44.3 4.9 9.6 7.1 4.7 22.0 0.0 1.3
1998[11] 81.7 29,456 10.5 36.5 3.9 6.3 4.3 15.0 21.9 0.0 0.0
2002[12] 80.6 29,477 7.0 40.9 3.9 7.5 12.2 11.6 14.5 1.0 0.0
2006[13] 82.3 31,006 5.0 37.5 4.0 8.8 6.7 7.4 25.4 3.0 0.0
2010[14] 85.3 33,360 4.7 31.0 6.3 7.5 7.3 6.3 30.3 5.3 0.0
2014[15] 87.1 35,405 4.0 32.8 5.7 7.4 5.5 5.0 23.7 12.7 0.0

Blocs

This lists the relative strength of the socialist and centre-right blocs since 1973, but parties not elected to the Riksdag are inserted as "other", including the Sweden Democrats results from 1988 to 2006, but also the Christian Democrats pre-1991 and the Greens in 1982, 1985 and 1991. The sources are identical to the table above. The coalition or government mandate marked in bold formed the government after the election. New Democracy got elected in 1991 but are still listed as "other" due to the short lifespan of the party. "Elected" is the total number of percentage points from the municipality that went to parties who were elected to the Riksdag.

Year Turnout Votes Left Right SD Other Elected
1973 90.6 26,522 41.5 55.6 0.0 2.9 97.1
1976 91.1 28,509 40.5 57.1 0.0 2.4 97.6
1979 89.5 26,825 43.4 53.5 0.0 3.1 96.9
1982 91.0 29,704 46.7 49.3 0.0 4.0 96.0
1985 89.7 30,232 47.3 51.2 0.0 1.1 98.9
1988 86.2 29,447 52.9 43.3 0.0 3.8 96.2
1991 86.8 30,035 39.7 48.8 0.0 11.5 96.2
1994 87.3 31,015 54.5 43.4 0.0 2.1 97.9
1998 81.7 29,456 50.9 47.5 0.0 1.6 98.4
2002 80.6 29,477 51.8 45.8 0.0 2.4 97.6
2006 82.3 31,006 46.5 48.3 0.0 5.2 94.8
2010 85.3 33,360 41.7 51.4 5.3 1.6 98.4
2014 87.1 35,405 42.5 41.6 12.7 3.2 96.8

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 juni 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973 (page 166)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976 (page 161)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979 (page 185)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982 (page 186)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985 (page 187)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988 (page 167)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991 (page 29)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994 (page 43)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998 (page 39)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skövde kommun 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skövde kommun 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skövde kommun 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skövde kommun 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°23′N 13°51′E / 58.383°N 13.850°E / 58.383; 13.850