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Statistics Sweden

Sweden's principal government institution in charge of statistics and census data

Statistics Sweden (Swedish: Statistiska centralbyrån, SCB) is the Swedish government agency that makes the official statistics for Sweden. National statistics in Sweden were first created in 1686 when the Church of Sweden was told to start keeping records on the population. Before the SBC, the Office of Tables (Tabellverket), was set up in 1749. The current name was changed in 1858.

Statistics Sweden
Statistiska centralbyrån
SCB Örebro.JPG
The office in Örebro
Agency overview
HeadquartersStockholm and Örebro
Employeesabout 1,400 (2008)[1]
Agency executive
  • Stefan Lundgren, director-general
Parent departmentMinistry of Finance

Since 2008, the agency had about 1,400 employees. The offices of the agency are in Stockholm and Örebro.[1] Statistics Sweden prints the Journal of Official Statistics.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Statistiska centralbyrån". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 June 2011. (subscription required)

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