Sweden: Number of Deaths, by year
YearNumber of deaths,
in thousands
  • Region: Sweden
  • Time period: 2013 to 2023
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 28, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Peak in Number of Deaths in 2020

Sweden experienced its highest number of deaths in the last decade in 2020, with 98,124 deaths. This spike is notable against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting its significant impact on mortality rates.

Recent Decline in Mortality

The number of deaths has shown a decline since its peak in 2020, with 94,385 deaths recorded in 2023, indicating a gradual recovery from the pandemic's effects on mortality.

Overall Increase in Mortality Over the Decade

Comparing the beginning and end of the data set reveals an overall increase in the number of deaths, from 90,402 deaths in 2013 to 94,385 deaths in 2023, highlighting a long-term upward trend in mortality.

Slight Fluctuations Year-to-Year

Year-to-year data show slight fluctuations in the number of deaths, such as the minor decrease from 94,737 deaths in 2022 to 94,385 deaths in 2023, suggesting that mortality rates do not follow a steady pattern but are subject to variability.

Lowest Number of Deaths in 2019

The year 2019 recorded the lowest number of deaths in the decade, with 88,766 deaths, which stands in contrast to the peak in 2020, underscoring the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality rates in Sweden.

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the highest number of deaths Sweden experienced in the last decade?

Sweden experienced its highest number of deaths in the last decade in 2020, with 98,124 deaths.

Which year recorded the lowest number of deaths in Sweden in the past decade?

The lowest number of deaths in the past decade in Sweden was recorded in 2019, with 88,766 deaths.

Terms and Definitions

Death rate, also known as mortality rate, is a measure indicating the number of deaths occurring in a particular population during a specific time period. It is typically expressed as deaths per 1,000 or 100,000 individuals per year.

Demography is the scientific study of human populations, including their sizes, compositions, distributions, densities, growth, and other characteristics, as well as the causes and consequences of changes in these factors.

A census is an official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals. It provides data on population size, growth, and demographic characteristics, which are crucial for social, economic, and health planning.

Population refers to the total number of individuals or inhabitants in a particular area or country. It is a fundamental concept in demography and is often used to assess the needs and characteristics of societies.

Life expectancy is a statistical measure of how long a person or organism may live, based on the year of birth, current age, and other demographic factors, including gender. It is also an important statistic that reflects the overall quality of life and health care efficiency in a country.

Mortality refers to the state of being mortal, or susceptible to death. In a demographic context, it pertains to the number of deaths in a population, typically expressed as a rate per 1,000 or 100,000 individuals.

The infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year, per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the health of a nation or a region.

Morbidity is the state or condition of being sick, diseased, or unhealthy. In epidemiology and public health, morbidity rates are used to understand the prevalence and incidence of diseases in specific populations.

The crude death rate (CDR) is a demographic measure representing the total number of deaths to residents in a specified geographic area over a specified period of time, divided by the estimated population of that area at mid-period. This measure does not account for age structure and is typically used for international comparisons.
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