It is estimated that at least 10% of the Swedish population of 10 million is foreign, with most coming from Muslim countries. An ever-growing foreign population living in a parallel society and an unknown extent of people using multiple identities and registered at the wrong address makes providing an exact population count an insurmountable task for the Swedish authorities.
Sputnik News (h/t Marvin W) Population statistics are compiled by Statistics Sweden based on the Tax Agency’s population register. Yet, with an ever-growing population living in a parallel society (not paying taxes and living on welfare), these numbers are lagging behind. It is impossible to know how many people are staying in Sweden illegally.
“In the official population statistics, we deal with the population registered. People who are not registered are not included”, Marie Lidéus, head of a unit at Statistics Sweden, told the newspaper Skånska Dagbladet.
Today, Sweden’s official population exceeds 10.35 million, with men outnumbering women.
On 31 December 2019, 10,327,589 people were registered in Sweden. At that time, 64,039 more men than women were registered. Since the majority of those staying in the country illegally are estimated to be Muslim men, the actual bias is probably even greater.
More Muslims immigrate to Sweden than Swedish children are born each year. According to figures published by Skånska Dagbladet, approximately 115,000 children are born per year and 116,000 people immigrated in 2019.