Goteborg, Sweden Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Goteborg, Sweden metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Goteborg in 2020 is 611,000, a 1.33% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Goteborg in 2019 was 603,000, a 1.17% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Goteborg in 2018 was 596,000, a 1.71% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Goteborg in 2017 was 586,000, a 1.56% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Sweden
City Name Population
Stockholm 1,633,000
Goteborg 611,000
Malmo 322,000
Goteborg - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 611,000 1.33%
2019 603,000 1.17%
2018 596,000 1.71%
2017 586,000 1.56%
2016 577,000 1.23%
2015 570,000 0.71%
2014 566,000 0.89%
2013 561,000 0.72%
2012 557,000 0.91%
2011 552,000 1.10%
2010 546,000 1.49%
2009 538,000 1.51%
2008 530,000 1.53%
2007 522,000 1.56%
2006 514,000 0.98%
2005 509,000 0.59%
2004 506,000 0.60%
2003 503,000 0.60%
2002 500,000 0.60%
2001 497,000 0.61%
2000 494,000 0.61%
1999 491,000 0.61%
1998 488,000 0.62%
1997 485,000 0.62%
1996 482,000 0.63%
1995 479,000 0.63%
1994 476,000 0.63%
1993 473,000 0.64%
1992 470,000 0.64%
1991 467,000 0.43%
1990 465,000 0.00%
1989 465,000 0.00%
1988 465,000 0.00%
1987 465,000 0.00%
1986 465,000 0.00%
1985 465,000 0.00%
1984 465,000 0.00%
1983 465,000 0.00%
1982 465,000 0.00%
1981 465,000 -0.43%
1980 467,000 -0.85%
1979 471,000 -0.84%
1978 475,000 -0.84%
1977 479,000 -0.83%
1976 483,000 -0.82%
1975 487,000 -0.81%
1974 491,000 -0.81%
1973 495,000 -0.80%
1972 499,000 -0.80%
1971 503,000 0.60%
1970 500,000 1.83%
1969 491,000 2.08%
1968 481,000 1.91%
1967 472,000 1.94%
1966 463,000 2.43%
1965 452,000 2.73%
1964 440,000 2.80%
1963 428,000 2.64%
1962 417,000 2.71%
1961 406,000 2.01%
1960 398,000 1.27%
1959 393,000 1.03%
1958 389,000 1.30%
1957 384,000 1.32%
1956 379,000 1.07%
1955 375,000 1.35%
1954 370,000 1.37%
1953 365,000 1.11%
1952 361,000 1.12%
1951 357,000 1.42%
1950 352,000 0.00%