Vaxholm Municipality

Vaxholm Municipality (Vaxholms kommun or Vaxholms stad) is a municipality within Stockholm archipelago in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. The municipal slogan is "Vaxholm – the capital of the archipelago", due to its central location in the archipelago. Its seat is located in the city of Vaxholm.

Vaxholm Municipality
Vaxholms kommun
Vaxholms town hall
Vaxholms town hall
Coat of arms of Vaxholm Municipality
Vaxholm Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 59°25′N 18°19′E / 59.417°N 18.317°E / 59.417; 18.317
CountrySweden
CountyStockholm County
SeatVaxholm
Area
 • Total107.07 km2 (41.34 sq mi)
 • Land57.88 km2 (22.35 sq mi)
 • Water49.19 km2 (18.99 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total12,003
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonyms
  • Vaxholmer
  • Vaxholmite
  • Vaxholmian
  • Waxholmer
  • Waxholmite
  • Waxholmian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceUppland
Municipal code0187
Websitewww.vaxholm.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

From 1974 to 1984 Vaxholm was united with Österåker Municipality, making up a municipality called Vaxholm, but with the seat in Åkersberga. After the "divorce" the new Vaxholm Municipality came out larger than it had been before the amalgamation. The municipality prefers to style itself City of Vaxholm.

64 islets are in the municipality, and also the peninsula Bogesundslandet.

LocalitiesEdit

 
Municipal detail map

DemographyEdit

Population developmentEdit

Population development in Vaxholm Municipality 1970–2019
Year Population
1970
4,786
1975
4,874
1980
4,851
1985
6,325
1990
6,779
1995
8,215
2000
9,286
2005
10,123
2010
10,965
2015
11,380
2017
11,831
2019
12,003

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Income and EducationEdit

The population in Vaxholm Municipality has the 8th highest median income per capita in Sweden.[3] The share of highly educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education that is three years or longer, is 36.4% (national average: 27.0%) and the 14th highest in the country.[4]

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 1 599, or 13.52% of the population (11 831 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) 1 044, or 10.84% of the population (9 631 on the 31st of December 2002).[5] On 31 December 2017 there were 11 831 residents in Vaxholm, of which 1 285 people (10.86%) 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.[6]

EconomyEdit

The municipality has a significant amount of tourism. Ships transporting passengers between the islands began running on a daily basis in the 1850s. Today, many of islands (among them the main island Vaxholm) can also be reached by bridges from the mainland. The tourist boats depart from Stockholm's Slussen.

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. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 5 januari 2019)
  6. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 5 januari 2019

External linksEdit