Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Hästar och anläggningar med häst 2010

JO 24 SM 1101


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List of terms


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Number of horses

The number of horses in Sweden is estimated to 362 700 in the year 2010. The standard error of this estimation is 5.5 %. This gives us the 95 % confidence interval 323 600 – 401 800. The number of horses is also presented per county in this report, but the standard error is substantially higher, so the figures should be interpreted with caution.

Number of locations with horse

The number of locations with horses in Sweden is estimated to 77 800. The standard error of this estimation is 2.8 %. The definition of a location in this study includes both properties with buildings or properties without buildings.

Number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants

The number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants is 39 for the whole country. The counties of Stockholm an Upper Norrland have the lowest number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants with 22 and 21 respectively. The island Gotland has the highest number of horses with 180. The second highest was Blekinge with 74 horses per 1 000 inhabitants. These numbers should also be interpreted with caution because of the high standard errors.

Share of horses in urban and rural areas

The result of the study shows that ¾ of all horses and ⅔ of all establishments with horses are located in city areas and adjoining rural areas.

Method and comparability with the 2004 study

The target population is all establishments with horses and the frame population is a register which contains all real estate in Sweden 2009. The survey item is the real estate and a sample of real estate owners was drawn that received a questionnaire asking about the number of horses on a specific property. For some municipalities, data was gathered from a register on stable inspections instead of sending out questionnaires. Total coverage was attained for riding schools.

A few adjustments in the method have been done in the study 2010 compared to the study 2004. In the study 2010, all real estate is included in the frame population, regardless of wether it includes a building or not. In the study 2010 the extended real estate held about 50 000 horses. If we take that into account, the number of horses in Sweden has increased by about 10–20 % since 2004.

List of tables


Explanation of symbols

1. Number of horses, number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants and number of locations with horses

2. Number of horses by code of locality

3. Number of locations with horses by code of locality


List of terms







Grupp 1

Group 1: City area and adjoining rural area

Grupp 2

Group 2: Other urban and rural area, not included in Group 1

Hela riket

The whole country




Horse keeper







Lantbruksregistret (LBR)

Farm register




Standard error


Point estimate