Facts about the region

Gothenburg has a growing economy and population. It's also globally competitive in everything from connectivity and innovation to lifestyle and growth potential. Here are some of the key facts about the region.

One million residents

In March 2017, the Gothenburg region's population passed the one million mark. This figure is expected to reach 1.2 million by 2030.


EUR 100 billion to be invested

EUR 100 billion are estimated to be invested on property and infrastructure developments in Gothenburg between 2016 and 2035.


105,000 new homes

These will be built in the Gothenburg region in the years 2016-2035. 


5 million square metres 

In central Gothenburg alone, 5 million square metres will be developed by 2035, as part of the River City development. 


A growing economy

Since the year 2000, Gothenburg has grown by 187,000 residents, 134,000 more jobs were created and gross regional product has increased by 79%. 


low unemployment

During 2017, Gothenburg had an average unemployment rate of 5.7 per cent, which is the lowest among Sweden's metropolitan regions. 


Best logistics location

Gothenburg has been ranked as Sweden's top logistics location every year since 2005. 


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