Österåker Municipality

Österåker Municipality (Swedish: Österåkers kommun, IPA: [ˈœ̂sːtɛrˌoːkɛʂ kʊˈmʉːn]) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Åkersberga, with a population of 26,727 (2005).

Österåker Municipality
Österåkers kommun
Österskär Railway Station
Österskär Railway Station
Coat of arms of Österåker Municipality
Österåker Municipality in Stockholm County.png
CountrySweden
CountyStockholm County
SeatÅkersberga
Area
 • Total554.46 km2 (214.08 sq mi)
 • Land312.4 km2 (120.6 sq mi)
 • Water242.06 km2 (93.46 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total45,574
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceUppland
Municipal code0117
Websitewww.osteraker.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

From 1974 to 1982 Österåker was part of Vaxholm Municipality.

Its location by the Stockholm archipelago, in the Roslagen area, attracts both people who settles here, often commuting to Stockholm, and visiting tourists. Österåker boasts several golf courses, many possibilities for canoeing, horse riding, fishing and other nature activities.

Of the 800 islands and islets, the largest one is Ljusterö, a community of its own covering the eastern side of the mainland, and accessible by car. Easy access is granted by regular ferries, including one old steam ship from 1898. Other major islands are Finnhamn, Husarö and Ingmarsö.

Österåker also has a historical significance, with at least three notable castles from the 17th and 18th centuries, with histories tracing even further back.

Like many other municipalities making up Metropolitan Stockholm, Österåker has a significant outward-commuting mainly to Stockholm, with some 13,000 commuters.

DemographyEdit

Population developmentEdit

Population development in Österåker Municipality 1970–2019
Year Population
1970
15,527
1975
22,664
1980
25,631
1985
26,324
1990
30,230
1995
32,140
2000
34,427
2005
37,336
2010
39,521
2015
42,130
2019
45,574

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Residents with a foreign backgroundEdit

On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 8 916, or 20.20% of the population (44 130 on the 31st of December 2017). On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 5 079, or 14.25% of the population (35 633 on the 31st of December 2002).[3] On 31 December 2017 there were 44 130 residents in Österåker, of which 7 117 people (16.13%) were born in a country other than Sweden. Divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden.[4]

LocalitiesEdit

2018 ElectionEdit

Elections to Swedish municipals are held every fourth year on the third Sunday in September. The 2018 election to the 51-seat council resulted in the centre-right Alliance of four parties (M, L, KD and C) staying in power.

Polling period Polling agency Alliance Parties Red-Green Parties Other Alliance
(M, L, C, KD)
R-G
(S, V, MP)
Other
M L C KD S V MP RP SD Others
2018 Election 33.8% 7.8% 6.2% 4.2% 17.5% 4.9% 4.8% 9.7% 9.2% 1.9% 52.0% 27.2% 20.8%
2018 Seats 18 4 3 2 9 3 2 5 5 0 27 14 10

[5]

Public transportationEdit

Österåker is served by the Stockholm public transport system through SL. There are six stops on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan suburban railway and buses to Stockholm and Norrtälje as well as an extensive internal bus network.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  4. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  5. ^ "Valresultat för Kommunvalet: Österåker".

Coordinates: 59°29′N 18°18′E / 59.483°N 18.300°E / 59.483; 18.300