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Built up and developed land by region and land use category. Every fifth year 2010 - 2020

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Jerker Moström, Statistics Sweden
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Linus Rispling, Statistics Sweden
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land use category

residential land

Residential land, with dwellings both for seasonal or secondary use and for permanent use.

land used for manufacturing industry

Land primarily used for manufacturing industry, which also includes land areas linked to manufacturing activities, such as storage areas and parking lots. Land assessed as undeveloped land for industrial purposes is excluded.

land used for commercial activities and services

Land primarily used for commercial activities and services, which include land areas linked to office, storage, bank, insurance, restaurant, hotel, real estate, computer and repair businesses. Apart from the actual building sites, other attached land is also included, for example parking lots.

land used for public facilities and services

Land used for educational and health services, preschools, buildings for cultural services such as theatres, cinemas and museums, churches and other buildings used for the provision of religious services, areas used for funerals (e.g. cemeteries), clergy houses, buildings used for judicial services and community youth centres, etc.

land used for recreational facilities

Land used for golf courses, winter sports facilities and other sports and recreational facilities. Includes both commercial and non-profit facilities.

land used for transport infrastructure

Includes roads, railways, airports, ports and storage areas. Land used for postal services, telecommunication infrastructures or terminals, parking lots, funiculars, pipelines etc. are not included.

land used for technical infrastructure

Includes land used for technical infrastructure and related installations. Included facilities are hydropower plants, wind turbines, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, waste treatment plants and dump sites, pumping stations, plants and networks used for gas, heat and electricity power distribution.

land with agricultural buildings and other buildings

Land used for agricultural purposes which are not dwellings, for example animal stables and real estates with pits, buildings and other installations for national defence, including yards, storage areas, etc.

land with quarries and mines

Land with quarries is used for the extraction or collection of material in order to utilize the material for trade or own use. “Material” may consist of gravel, moraine, rocks, peat, clay, sand, limestone or soil. Also inactive land with quarries where there’s been no change in land use, may be included. Land with mines consists of mining areas used for the extraction of minerals in open-pit or underground mines, usually in conjunction with mineral processing within the same area, resulting in the separation of commercially valuable minerals from their ores. Only surface land is included in the statistics. Also potential mining areas, or inactive mining areas where there’s been no change in land use, may be included.

total built up and developed land

Land occupied by buildings and associated land (for example gardens and plots, parking lots, storage areas) or other kind of facilities associated for different activities. Built up and developed land also includes land with transport infrastructure, such as roads, railways, ports and airports.