Number of localities (urban areas) and population density by region. Every fifth year 2005 - 2015
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2005 To facilitate comparisons, information about Heby municipality is presented in Uppsala County, even though the county change took place in 2007. 2010 Information about land area in total and outside of localities for 2010 and previously is based on calculations according to an older method and with other basic data, water in particular. The previous land area is thus larger than that for 2015, which must be considered in the comparisons. More information is available at 2015 Changes have been made in the method and definition of localities, which affects the distribution of localities and the statistics on population, land area and population density. If comparisons are to be made between localities of 2015 and back in time, it is difficult to determine if the changes are due to actual changes in buildings or if they are due to the new method and definition.
Locality Since 1960 Statistics Sweden has defined areas with continuous buildings and a population of at least 200 inhabitants. Localities thus include everything from the largest cities to small areas with only 200 inhabitants. Statistics Sweden does not have its own definition of sparsely populated areas or countryside areas.
Information about the population is based on the Total Population Register. It includes information about registered persons per property on 31 December of the current year.
Land area
Land area is presented in the table. It is calculated as the total area minus the water area. The real estate map of Lantmäteriet (the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority) with the scale 1:10 000 is used when calculating water areas. All areas have been calculated in SWREF99 TM, spherical method. One hectare is 10 000 square metres, or 0.01 m2, that is, the area of a square measuring 100 m x 100 m.
Heby municipality is included in Uppsala county from 2005 and forward.
Number of localities
The number of localities by county and municipality includes parts of localities. A locality that spreads out in more than one municipality or county, is counted once in each of these municipalities/counties.

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Official statistics
Latest update
Karin Hedeklint, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 45 14

Jerker Moström, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 40 31

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31 December each year
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31 December each year
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Day adjusted
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Seasonally adjusted
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Creation date
Responsible authority
Statistics Sweden