Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Hästar och anläggningar med häst 2016

JO 24 SM 1701, korrigerad version 2017-02-22


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List of terms


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Number of horses

The number of horses in Sweden is estimated to 355 500 in the year 2016. This is a decrease by 2 % compared to the year 2010. But the decrease is not statistically reliable. The standard error of this estimation is 4.9 %. This gives us the 95 % confidence interval 321 400 – 389 600. The number of horses is also presented per county in this report, but the standard error for those figures are substantially higher, so the figures should be interpreted with caution.

Number of locations with horses

The number of locations with horses in Sweden June 2 is estimated to 76 800. The standard error of this estimation is 3.1 %. The definition of a location in this study includes both properties with buildings or properties without buildings.

Number of establishments with horses and total number of establishments in Sweden

The number of establishments with horses June 2 in Sweden is estimated to 61 700 and the total number of establishments for horses is estimated to 105 300.

Number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants

The number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants is 36 for the whole country. The counties of Stockholm an Upper Norrland have the lowest number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants with 12 and 23 respectively. The island of Gotland has the highest ratio with 103. The second highest was Kronoberg with 72 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 76 % of all horses and 71 % of  the locations with horses are located in city areas and adjoining rural areas.

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Explanation of symbols

1. Number of horses 2010 and 2016, horses at agricultural holdings, riding schools and number of horses per 1 000 inhabitants

2. Number of places with horses 2010 and 2016

3. Number of horse establishments with horses 2016 and 2004, Total number of horse establishments 2016

4. Number of horses by code of locality

5. Number of locations with horses by code of locality


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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