Danderyd Municipality (Danderyds kommun; Swedish pronunciation: [ˈdânːdɛˌryːd] ) is a municipality north of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. It is one of the smallest municipalities of Sweden, but the most affluent. Its seat is located in Djursholm and it is located within Stockholm urban area.

Danderyd Municipality
Danderyds kommun
Coat of arms of Danderyd Municipality
Coordinates: 59°24′N 18°05′E / 59.400°N 18.083°E / 59.400; 18.083
CountyStockholm County
 • Total32.67 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
 • Land26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
 • Water6.27 km2 (2.42 sq mi)  18.6%
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total32,803
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0162
Density is calculated using land area only.

The "old" rural municipality Danderyd was split up during the early 20th century, when Djursholm and Stocksund broke away in 1901 and 1910 respectively. Since 1971 Danderyd Municipality is reunified in approximately the old boundaries. The population in 2019 was 32,857.[3] The four districts making up Danderyd are: Danderyd, Djursholm, Stocksund and Enebyberg.

Demographics edit

Income and education edit

The population in Danderyd Municipality is among the most affluent in the country, having the highest median income per capita.[4] One of the reasons for this is the high price on real estate, which in turn is partially due to a restrictive policy on new developments by the municipality council.

The high income of the population has enabled the municipality to maintain a relatively low rate of taxation, but a government redistribution scheme intended to transfer money from socioeconomically advantaged municipalities to those less well-off along with financial mismanagement has caused tax rises and expenditure reductions in recent years.[5]

Danderyd Municipality also has the highest share (57.0%) of highly educated persons (Statistics Sweden definition: persons with post-secondary education that is three years or longer) in the country.[6]

Population development in Danderyd Municipality 1970–2019
Year Population

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och tid.

Residents with a foreign background edit

On 31 December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 6,402, or 19.47% of the population (32,888 on 31 December 2017). On 31 December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 4,512, or 15.16% (29,755 on 31 December 2002).[7] On 31 December 2017 there were 32,888 residents in Danderyd, of which 5,394 people (16.40%) were born in a country other than Sweden, divided by country in the table below. 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 grouped together by continent by Statistics Sweden.[8]

Roads edit

The European route E18 stretches through the municipality, from the road bridge over the Stocksundet sea strait, north towards Norrtälje Municipality.

Public transport edit

Danderyd is served by the Stockholm public transport system through SL. There are two stations on the Stockholm metro red line: Danderyd Hospital (which is the location for a public hospital[9]) and Mörby centrum. There are also several stops on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan suburban railway as well as an extensive bus network including a large bus interchange at Danderyds sjukhus.

Notable people edit

See also edit

References edit

  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 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "Invånare i kommunen, Danderyd". Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Archived from the original on January 6, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Danderyd chockhöjer skatten – dras med stort underskott". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  6. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Archived from the original on January 6, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år Archived 2020-03-23 at the Wayback Machine (Read 4 januari 2019)
  8. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 Archived 23 March 2020 at the Wayback Machine (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  9. ^ "Danderyd Hospital". Archived from the original on 2020-08-15.

External links edit