Immigration to Sweden decreases - Swedish-born the largest group
Above all, the group from Syria is declining. During the last five years, Syria has been the most common birthplace of immigrants.
– This is a sharp reduction, more than half, says Tomas Johansson, Researcher at Statistics Sweden.
But this year, however, the largest group is Swedish-born people who are returning to Sweden, and then it’s the group from Afghanistan.
– Immigration from Afghanistan is increasing compared to previous years, and it’s men that account for the whole increase, says Thomas Johansson.
A total of 55,222 immigrants came to Sweden during the first six months of this year. It’s the lowest measured figure since 2013.