Asian immigrants to Sweden

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Asian immigrants to Sweden
Total population
273,787[1]
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm  · Gothenburg  · Malmö
Languages
Swedish  · languages of Asia
Religion
Christianity  · East Asian religions (Buddhism)  · Hinduism  · Islam
Related ethnic groups
Ethnic groups in Asia

Asian immigrants to Sweden are citizens and residents of Sweden who were born in or have ancestry from nations in Asia. Over the period 2000-2016, Sweden's population of Asian descent grew by 223,253[2][disputed ], mainly due to immigration.

Many immigrants to Sweden are from Asia. Thailand, China, Vietnam, Mongolia, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, are the most represented countries.

Demographics[edit]

According to Statistics Sweden, as of 2016, there is a total 273,787 residents of Sweden who hold citizenship from countries in Asia.[1]

According to Statistics Sweden, as of 2016, there is a total of 8,541 foreign-born children and young adults aged 0-21 who are adopted in Sweden. Of these individuals, the most common countries of birth are China (3,977), South Korea (1,735), Colombia (1,438), Vietnam (1,241), and India (1,017).[3]

Asian Swedish Demographics according to the 2017 Census.[2]

  • Central Asian origins: 7,924 (Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek)
  • East Asian origins: 51,449 (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian)
  • Southeast Asian origins: 81,556 (Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese)
  • South Asian origins: 104,480 (Afghan, Bangladeshis, Indian, Pakistani)
Population of Various Asian Swedish Groups[2]
Ethnic Origins Men Women Total
 Afghanistan 27,644 16,347 43,991
 Thailand 8,956 32,284 41,240
 China 12,594 18,739 31,333
 India 15,596 14,077 29,673
 Vietnam 8,602 10,111 18,713
 Pakistan 8,432 5,538 13,970
 Philippines 3,104 10,651 13,755
 South Korea 4,383 6,710 11,093
 Bangladesh 5,048 3,606 8,654
 Sri Lanka 3,162 4,014 7,176
 Uzbekistan 1,989 1,996 3,985
 Japan 995 2,383 3,378
 Mongolia 1,419 1,927 3,346
 Indonesia 1,159 1,527 2,686
 Kazakhstan 933 1,290 2,223
 Taiwan 594 1,026 1,620
 Malaysia 686 922 1,608
 Myanmar 789 732 1,521
 Kyrgyzstan 466 642 1,108
   Nepal 560 394 954
 Singapore 340 514 854
 Cambodia 266 406 672
 Hong Kong 249 346 595
 Laos 193 298 491
 Tajikistan 174 189 363
 Turkmenistan 90 155 245
 North Korea 47 37 84
 Bhutan 25 12 37
 Maldives 13 12 25
 Brunei 5 5 10
 Timor-Leste 4 2 6
Total population 108,517 136,892 245,409

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